A home and business aquarium specialist has come to Columbia to make owning an aquarium as simple and effortless as possible. EcoAquaria, located at 2100 E. Broadway, Suite 129, offers a variety of services including aquarium installation, maintenance and rentals; livestock delivery; and acclimation, and it also can perform a diagnosis of aquarium issues. Eco is derived from the Latin term “oeco,” meaning home, and it is used as a designation for a habitat or environment. Aquaria is simply the plural of aquarium.
Logboat Brewing Co.
Logboat Brewing Co. is a microbrewery production and taproom that will open in Columbia on April 29. The brewery is located at 504 Fay St. The idea sparked in the summer of 2010, and Logboat’s journey started with a road trip to Montana in 2011, where the three founders, Tyson Hunt, Judson Ball and Andrew Sharp, decided to pursue the brewery. The next three years were spent raising money, brewing beer, developing a business plan and finding a location. The products of the Logboat Brewing Co. include Snapper IPA, Shiphead Ginger Wheat, Lookout APA and Mamoot Mild Ale as well as a selection of seasonal brews.
Contact: Tyson Hunt
As of Feb. 24, a healthier alternative to fast food opened in Columbia at 1105 Grindstone Parkway. Pita Pit offers pita-wrapped sandwiches, allowing health-conscious customers to limit carbohydrate, calorie and fat intake. Pita Pit was originally founded in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 1995. In 2005, Pita Pit USA was created by a group of franchisees and investors. Jack Riggs headed the expansion into the United States. There are now more than 300 Pita Pit locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Contact: Jeremy Bryson and Daniel Robar, 573-499-5099
PeopleKit.co is a subscription box service that delivers a kit of seven to 10 tools to team leaders to help them develop their team each quarter. The tools that come in the kit include simulations, strategy games, challenges and experiments, among others. With these tools, the package is designed to save team leaders time while providing them with diverse tools. These tools are meant to create holistic growth, spark action-oriented development and offer support to all members of a team. The cost of a kit is $250 per shipment.
Contact: Emily Holdman, 573-445-0678
Evans and Dixon
A fifth Evans and Dixon office has opened in Missouri, as the law firm opened a location in Columbia at 501 W. Cherry St., Suite 200. Evans and Dixon, which is headquartered in St. Louis, offers legal coverage in the areas on business law, civil litigation and workers’ compensation defense. The law firm hired three new attorneys with the expansion to Columbia. The head attorney is Aimee Davenport. Evans and Dixon was founded in 1945 by John Evans and John Dixon.
Contact: Aimee Davenport, 314-522-4144
Gilbane Motorsports offers motorcycle and scooter services, including repairs and towing in Columbia. The repair shop opened at 608 Nebraska Ave. in March, and it services all makes and models. Matt Gilbane, the owner of Gilbane Motorsports, has been servicing motorcycles professionally for about 10 years, plus about five years of experience before that. He says motorcycles are his hobby, and he had to sell all of his own bikes to open the shop.
Contact: Matt Gilbane, 573-442-4403