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Blue’s Bike Co. opens as hub for local cyclists

Joplin cyclists now have a new supplier for their cycling needs. Blue’s Bike Company, which opened in March 2015, has stepped into the place left by recently closed downtown bike shop, Spokes and Spandex.Owner...

Burgundi Tarrant waits on two customers during dinner on Tuesday, April 7, at JTs Burgers and Wings at Stones Corner Plaza in Webb City, Mo.

JT’s enters area to serve up family atmosphere

A family-owned restaurant from Tennessee has made its way to the Joplin area. JT’s Burgers and Wings brought a taste of the South to Webb City at the beginning of March, and owner Stacie Jones said they...

On the Roll

On the Roll serves up Philly attitude

On the Roll has been serving the Joplin area authentic Philly cheesesteaks since January 2011. Owner Don Stauffer says the perfect combination of three things keeps people coming back: the rolls, the meat...


Location, location, location: Gooch’s search for the perfect spot

Gooch’s Burger and Chili Dive temporarily relocated to Seventh Street and Adele in Joplin to serve their signature burgers. Manager Sampson Quinonez, a freshman chemistry major at Missouri Southern,...


Burger, cheesesteak, coffee shops serve Joplin area

Around Town features local establishments, both old and new to the Joplin area. Stay tuned to the Around Town column for an in-depth look at these restaurants. To explore previously featured Around Town...

Owner John Coleman (left) surveys the room as John Pickett and his wife Kristen (far right) paint their dogs Tanner and Harvey on Monday, Sept. 15 at RSVPaint in downtown Joplin.

Local business says: Relax, sip, visit and paint

Kjersti McDonald, Campus Life Editor September 19, 2014

A local business offers the opportunity for inexperienced and experienced painters alike to paint their own masterpiece with step-by-step instruction. John Coleman brought RSVPaint to downtown Joplin in...

Minoo Alvandi and her husband Mehrdad Alvandi, onwers of their family business, The M&M Bistro located at 407 Main street on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Family business offers Mediterranean twist

Kjersti McDonald, Campus Life Editor September 11, 2014

A family owned restaurant in downtown Joplin offers one of only a few Mediterranean menus in the city. Owner Mehrdad Alvandi, who prefers to be called Jef for those who have trouble pronouncing his name,...

Natalie Wisemans acrylic painting Not Quite Myself Today will be featured in Spiva Center for the Arts Regional Focus Gallery from March 8 - May 4. The 2013 painting is one of Wisemans personal favorites.

MOSO alum to show at Downtown Spiva

Local artist and Missouri Southern alumna Natalie Wiseman will present 30 of her acrylic paintings at Spiva Center for the Arts Regional Focus Gallery from March 8 to May 4.Wiseman titled her collection...

Juliana Tindell (left) and Rikki Appier (right) along with friends Logan King and Autymn Ganz, all Pittsburg natives, share a plate of nachos at Fuzzys Taco Shop on Feb. 26.

Tex-Mex restaurant lands in Gorilla country

Pittsburg State University might be Missouri Southern’s rival, but across from the Gorillas’ campus is Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a Tex-Mex restaurant that is changing the game.Fuzzy’s Taco Shop landed...

Swing dancers at The Cosmopolitans New Years Eve Great Gatsby party. The same dance instructor will be at theFrosted: A Cool Big Band Valentines Weekend Ball on Feb. 15.

Cosmopolitan to host Valentine’s Day events

The Cosmopolitan event center, located at 501 S. Main in Joplin, is hosting two Valentine’s Day parties on Feb. 14 and 15.  While both are centered around Valentine’s Day, singles and groups are encouraged...

Barista Leilani Vaipulu pours a specialty drink for customers at the Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, 506 S. Joplin Ave. 

Coffee shop plans to expand

Savanah Mandeville, Staff Writer February 12, 2014

The Joplin Avenue Coffee Company (506 S. Joplin Ave.) has been a downtown favorite for nearly two years, but owner Kristy Warner says there are some big changes on the horizon.Don’t worry, those changes...

Sharlotte Fedewa, owner of Treehouse Yoga, does a supported headstand, also known as a sirsasana, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Nicknamed the king of all poses, in the sirsasana, the body is completely inverted, and held upright supported by the forearms, while the crown of the head rests lightly on the floor. Fedewa offers different levels of yoga classes. Find more information and class schedules at

Treehouse Yoga offers exercise plus fun

Savanah Mandeville, staff writer January 31, 2014

Treehouse Yoga, 108 Main in Joplin, has only been open since Jan. 20, but owner Sharlotte Fedewa has been living the nomadic, minimalist life of a true yogi for years, so it’s no surprise that at only...

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