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Take a virtual kitchen tour.

In different times, we'd be inviting the entire community to visit our new shared kitchen and take a tour. Until that day, here's a photo tour of the new space so you can see what we can offer. Here's a full view of the main kitchen with two cooking bays. The walk-in cooler and freezer […]
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Our shared kitchen is now open!

The Loop CID and REDI are proud to announce that CoMo Cooks, a shared commercial Kitchen at Mizzou North, has received an operating permit from the City of Columbia health department and is now officially open for business. CoMo Cooks will give all cooks a chance to turn their recipes into a business reality, regardless of background, […]
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Holiday Maker Faire!

It's been 9 months of leggings and Zoom meetings so we understand if you're not up for brushing your hair and pulling your winter coat out of the basement. Good news! Our Holiday Maker Faire is heading to Instagram! From December 3rd to 6th we will be auctioning handcrafted goods from local makers on the Loop […]
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What is CRE8?

The Loop has always been a place for creative industries, fix-it shops, and those who believe that if you're not wearing coveralls and work boots, you're not really working. Things are made here. Now, we're turning this same attention to the individual makers and creatives who love what they do and take pride in a job well done. We're […]
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Meet our New Kitchen Manager

Although the coronavirus put our shared commercial kitchen on hold for a few months, we are now moving quickly on this project and the boards of REDI and The Loop CID are looking forward to opening this new food incubator as soon as possible.  We're excited to announce that we've hired Bryan Maness as our […]
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New Shared Workspaces Planned

The banging from the construction crew across the hall from my office would be annoying in other circumstances but today, it's the sound of progress. The lower level of Parkade Plaza is in the process of being transformed into MACC's new makerspace and expanded Mechatronics Lab. The MACC Makerspace will be open to both students […]
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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 plus customized training and a year-long learning community provided by ​Recast City​, along with access to tools and resources […]
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Loop CID, Jabberwocky Studios to Announce Grant

Join representatives of The Loop Community Improvement District and Jabberwocky Studios for the announcement of a national grant to support local makers, artisans, and small-scale manufacturers. WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2:00 pm WHERE: The Loop CID Office, Parkade Plaza, 601 Business Loop 70 W, #128 Enter Parkade via the south-facing entrance and take the stairs […]
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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 the meantime, here's Julia Garlich's […]
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Loop Maker Fair

Mark your calendars now for Friday, September 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for our Loop Makers Fair. We're hosting a grass roots festival to celebrate local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs--and we're doing it at our new Community Pop-Up Park! If you are a maker or if you are a Loop Business, contact Rae […]
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