Story by Megan Whitehead | Mar 03, 2017


ElmSt. Boxing
Capital View Plaza, 512 Ellis Blvd., Suite O, 573-821-9386
This new workout facility provides a positive and healthy outlet for club members. All experience levels are welcomed and encouraged to stop by to take a tour of the facility and participate in a complimentary workout. ElmSt. not only wants you to learn self-defense, but also learn a stronger sense of self-control and discipline with an elevated mindset. The facility is open Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m


Press & Port’s Eatery
105 W. High St., 573-636-8771
Derek and Angi Dunham opened a new coffeehouse in downtown Jefferson City. Press & Port’s offers an expansive breakfast and lunch menu with catering. They also offer infused water and vegetarian options for those looking for a healthy visit to the coffeehouse. Every item has a unique twist to try. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Bridge
621 Capitol Ave., below Avenue HQ
Billed as “a venue built by musicians for musicians,” The Bridge has relocated from Columbia to Jefferson City. The Bridge will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and will have a soft opening this March. The open space and room for a bar is a perfect place to enjoy live, local music and dancing. Shows are for all ages unless otherwise noted.


Encore Department Store
330 E. Capitol Ave., 573-424-2521
Encore Department store is Jefferson City’s newest funky resale store — think of it as  a brick-and-mortar version of Craigslist. Expanding another 4,000 square feet in April, they carry everything from tools, appliances, and furniture to jewelry, art, and clothing. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


HALO Home
3519 Bennett Ln., 573-418-9912
The HALO Home provides housing for homeless or high-risk youth (ages 16 to 21) for up to two years. Pregnant, parenting, and non-parenting residents are welcome. Their new home, on Bennett Lane, has 24 rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and an open living room space. Contact HALO for more information on requirements and availability.


mamasboy
205 E. High St., 573-616-1326
This new clothing store for young boys uses all recycled materials in its shop, with a portion of every sale going to charity through a yearly donation to The United Way. Mamasboy features a “chill-out zone” with activities for children, which gives parents easy, relaxing shopping time. The store is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 


Sycamore Place
3219 Masonic Ct., 573-301-5410
A new family-run preschool is now open off of Truman Boulevard. Sycamore Place provides early care and education for children between 6 weeks and 6 years old. Their program is “relationship-based, project oriented, and communication rich,” according to the school. Sycamore Place is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.