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Home sweet CoMo

Small city, big ideas

9th street Columbia

Columbia artist David Spear beautified the intersection of Ninth and Broadway for the Traffic Box Art project funded by Columbia’s office of cultural affairs, convention and visitors bureau, The District and the police department.

Columbia’s qualities would make it quite a catch on any matchmaking website: smart, charming, athletic, artistic, hardworking, musically inclined and a fantastic cook. Who wouldn’t fall madly in love?

Alumni who make regular trips back to their academic stomping ground know that College Town USA’s annual evolution can be astounding. New restaurants and shops crop up each season, and the community is blossoming around every corner. In 2012, Roots N Blues N BBQ turns 6, True/False Film Fest turns 9, Shakespeare’s plans to open a third location, and the city will welcome new guests as Mizzou begins life in the Southeastern Conference.

Known for its hospitality, Columbia has plenty to offer. For those who already call it home, CoMo is where the heart is.

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Alley allure

Alley A, the quirky avenue off the beaten path, is just one of CoMo’s many shopping opportunities.

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Chew chew train

One of CoMo’s best features is its gastronomic variety. Take a springtime stroll downtown and inhale an aromatic array ranging from Far East to Deep South to backyard burgers.

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Columbia's art scene thrives

During the past five years, old buildings on the northern edge of downtown Columbia have blossomed into a haven for the arts.

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