Shopping local during this unprecedented time is more than just a hashtag–it’s necessary to help keep small businesses afloat. Many Loop businesses remain open and have gotten creative – restaurants are offering curbside pickup and delivery service, and retail shops are offering personal shopping via FaceTime and social media.  Whether […]

Holiday Maker Faire!

Calling all makers and Loop Business–we’re hosting a Holiday Maker Market on Sunday, December 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and we’d love to have you there showcasing your wares. You can sell your goods, host a makers demonstration, or simply display your products and take orders. For details, please […]

Jabberwocky Studios

If you turn off the Business Loop onto Grand, you’ll notice a small park where children from all over the neighborhood come to play. The backdrop to their activities is a mural spanning the length of the park, designed and completed by the kids of Jabberwocky Studios and “dedicated to […]


In the heart of the Business Loop, just across the street from the Parkade, one store owner is working hard to be involved with his community. After 18 years of ‘covering the world’ with Sherwin Williams, Dave Koch has set his sights a little closer to home. He runs the […]

The Love Seat

One organization on the Business Loop has created a way for Columbians to help those in need. The Love Seat isn’t just a place to discover second-hand treasures, it’s a place to donate your gently used household goods in a way that helps the Columbia community. The Love Seat accepts […]

Carpet One Floor & Home

For the last 50 years, one Loop business owner has made a name for himself as one of Columbia’s top flooring retailers. Mike Trittler owns Carpet One Floor & Home, situated on the corner of Business Loop and Grand. You’ve probably noticed the nice landscaping and the welcoming bench outside their […]

Cajun Crab House

In a land-locked state in the middle of the U.S., fresh seafood is hard to come by. You may be able to track some down in bigger cities – or you can simply look right here in Columbia on the Business Loop. Cajun Crab House is new to these waters, […]

Flooring America

For more than 40 years, one business on the Business Loop has been helping individuals and families build the perfect foundation for their home or office space. Founder Dave Griggs and driving force Michele Batye have worked together since 1991, and together have built a firm foundation upon which Flooring […]

Head Indian Motorcycle

The store has an open feel to it, clean and organized. The large windows to the front of the store cast natural light over the handlebars, rims and exhaust pipes of dozens of Indian motorcycles neatly lined up to fill the entire room. Accessories and artwork adorn the walls of […]

Barnhouse’s Crazy Music

Barnhouse’s Crazy Music operates at a steady tempo kept by the stream of customers that flows through the store each day. Most are regulars that the owner knows by name, but some are first time visitors eager to dive into the music world. Bill Barnhouse, the owner, and Joe Goforth […]