What does it mean when you shop locally in Columbia?
It means having a real conversation with a shop owner who knows their stuff and will share their expertise with you. It means you’ll find the right shade of paint or tile without having to pay added shipping. It means your regular lunch joint will always make sure you have extra pickles. And it means you’re supporting your neighbors and investing in our city.
We’re a mix of businesses here on The Loop. Some are brand names you’ll recognize and others are small mom-and-pop operations. But one thing we all share is that we’re putting in the hours so you get what you need with as little hassle as possible. No online “help” chats, no blurry website images, and no surprises when it arrives in the wrong shade of blue. Just real people, ready to help.
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, only having been open for […]
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 America serves the Columbia community. […]
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 store on the Business Loop, […]
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 the people of this community.” […]
In the heart of the Business Loop, Sherry Hockman strolls through her 6,000 square foot store stocked with custom furniture, lighting, accessories, art, rugs, and gifts. The tables display collections of accent pieces and the sofas are adorned with pillows, some of which are designed to start a conversation and others to simply enliven a […]