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We’re an Etsy Maker City!

Jabberwocky Studios and the Loop Community Improvement District (CID) are proud to announce their selection as one of five Etsy Maker Cities in the nation. Each Maker City grantee is receiving $40,000 in direct program support along with customized training and a year-long learning community provided by ​Recast City​, along […]

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COMO Cooks

You may have heard that we have completed another step in our path to a shared commercial kitchen on The Loop. We still have plenty of work to do but we’ll be updating everyone as we get further into the project, on this website and our COMO MAKES site. In […]

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Annual Report 2019

The Business Loop Community Improvement District is pleased to present our 2019 Annual Report. Our mission is to improve the environment and the economy of The Loop and we’ve made significant progress in both of those areas with our Loop Corridor Plan and our Small-Scale Manufacturing Plan. Property Values Property […]

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Shared Kitchens and Food Incubators

It was a foodie heaven. A large commercial kitchen full of chefs bottling sauces and packaging meals. Across the way was a row of small restaurant spaces with local offerings ranging from vegetarian to Asian fusion to Mexican. People were eating lunch at shared tables or grabbing a cup of […]

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Sign up for our 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 […]

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Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Board of Directors Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:00 am Approval of Minutes Approval of Financials Committee Report Executive Committee Loop Corridor Plan Graphic Design Committee – Banner Selection Hickman Native Garden Small-Scale Manufacturing Etsy Committee COMO Cooks Shared […]

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Hickman High Native Garden

Help Hickman students plant a Native Wildflower garden as part of our Loop beautification plan! The students have planned a native garden–purple and gold of course–on the corner of Business Loop and Providence which will serve as a test project for landscaping other areas of The Loop. They need your help! […]

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Welcome to the Pop-Up Park!

We’d like to welcome you to our new park! The Community Pop Up Park is open for informal gatherings during the week and no application is required–just come by with a sack lunch and some friends! We do ask users to remove their own trash and we want to remind […]

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New Police Substation on The Loop

A new Columbia Police Department substation is now open at the Boone Electric Cooperative headquarters, 1413 Range Line Street. With this new substation, there are now five Police substations throughout Columbia. The substations provide spaces where officers assigned to work in that area can meet with residents to discuss any […]

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Bocce Courts now at Cosmo Park!

Columbia Parks and Recreation will host a grand opening ceremony for the new bocce courts at Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 West, on Wednesday, July 10 at 5:15 p.m. Bocce, also known as Italian lawn bowling, is one of the most widely played games in the world and is […]

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John Glascock named Columbia city manager

The Columbia City Council announced Monday, July 15 that they selected John Glascock to fill the role as Columbia’s next city manager. Earlier this year, the City Council authorized CPS HR Consulting to conduct an aggressive engagement process to gather information regarding the leadership characteristics, knowledge, and skills that the […]

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