What’s New…

Missouri State Penitentiary Mystery Tour

This summer, MSP is introducing a new three-hour tour to show what life was like as an inmate. The tour will be run by former inmates chosen by the Convention and Visitors Bureau who turned their lives around after their time in MSP, along with MSP tour guides and tour guide assistants. The tour will last two hours, with the last hour reserved for a Q&A. To make your reservation, visit missouripentours.com.


The New Orleans-style fast food chain is moving into the former location of Johnny’s Pizza and Steakhouse at 2102 Missouri Blvd. Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen opened its first location in 1972 in New Orleans and has been spreading across the United States since. Enjoy fried chicken and seafood as well as healthy options on their “Live Well” menu.

Taco Bell

The East End now has a new fast food option. Located at the previous home of Pizza Hut, 2005 Schotthill Woods Dr., the new Taco Bell will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 6:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. This is Jefferson City’s third Taco Bell location, with the other two located on Missouri Boulevard and Southwest Boulevard.


The affordable furniture store is joining the crew at Wildwood Crossing, 3535 Missouri Blvd., in the former home of Barnes & Noble. HomeGoods is a TJX company (TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Sierra Trading Post) and provides one-stop shopping for home décor and furnishing



A new fast-casual restaurant is opening next to Smoothie King at 2208 Missouri Blvd. Pancheros serves Mexican-style food, including build-your-own burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more with always freshly-made tortillas. Watch for the grand opening later this year.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Another new discount furniture store is also opening at Wildwood Crossing, this one in the previous home of MC Sports. Easily furnish your home office, kitchen, bedroom, and more all in one place. The Jefferson City store is set to open May 1.