Story by Megan Whitehead | Aug 31, 2016

Open for Business

A closer look at new and emerging businesses.

Panera Bread

The new location is now open on Missouri Boulevard. While the move wasn’t big in distance, it definitely was in updates. With a sleek, modern facade and interior, diners will enjoy the environment as much as the food. For those in a hurry, there is now a drive-thru. With the drive-thru and online ordering, picking up or dining in at Panera is quicker and easier than ever.

2214 Missouri Blvd.
573-893-7656

Martellaro Marble and Granite

Martellaro Marble and Granite is expanding to include a second location. The focus of the new location is to provide their clients with a bigger, closer, and more comfortable buying experience due to their full showroom and large indoor area for full slabs to be on display. With the building nestled just outside the east end of Jefferson City, they are hoping this second location will make it that much easier to locate and visit them. The intention is to better serve their customers in the Columbia, Jefferson City, and surrounding areas.

10011 Marina Rd.
573-763-5009

Wheelhouse Pizza

This family-owned pizza place opened on Rock Hill Road on July 29. Wheelhouse Pizza serves South Chicago style pizza cooked in a brick oven with fresh toppings. Their specialty pizza includes pepperoni, bacon, jalapenos, mushrooms, and onions. Check out their Facebook for special deals and reviews.

458 Rock Hill Rd.
573-635-5598

Pizzaria Napolitana

This family restaurant has reopened in a new location. Their first location was on Missouri Boulevard (where Bandana’s is now) and opened in 1978. The Totsikas family opened Ria’s in 2008 and have decided to continue their legacy with the reopening of Pizzaria Napolitana.

829 Eastland Dr.
573-636-5223

Five Below

This new store, next to PetSmart, is definitely one to check out. You can find everything from decor to flip-flops, T-shirts to seasonal necessities, all for $5 and under. Five Below is also known for partnering with children’s charities, so don’t miss out on great deals while giving to children in need.

735 Stoneridge Pkwy.
573-761-5122