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Redevelopment is a very important piece of an area’s economic development success.

In many ways, the Cape area is experiencing a renaissance. Certainly everyone is familiar with the redevelopment of the former Marquette Hotel, H&H building, and the old car dealership adjacent to the north. Those buildings now are home to a Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Baristas, the Chamber of Commerce, the CVB, Old Town Cape, Codefi, and many other businesses. But have you noticed what’s happening at the Town Plaza? Some new ownership has brought exciting changes to this mid-town location.

Andy Patel purchased many of the buildings and much of the land on the northeast side of the Plaza and is redeveloping the former Venue into a family entertainment center called Dogwood Social House. Along with food and beverages, it contains a large video arcade, a several lane bowling alley, simulation games, karaoke rooms, a cigar lounge, and much more.

Jack Ford purchased the former Sears building and moved his Slumberland Furniture store there. In addition, Laughing Gas Comedy N2O will be opening soon on the west side of the building close to Midori. And you can’t miss the other new additions to the Plaza. Harbor Freight, Planet Fitness, and Athletico Physical Therapy have opened in the last year. And recently both Krispy Kreme and Rosati’s Pizza have announced they’ll open soon.

Thanks to those who believe in our community and take risks. We are redeveloping nicely and we look forward to even more.
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The Roadshow Christmas Tour

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December 2, 2018



Compassion LIVE brings you The Roadshow Christmas Tour! Bringing you all the excitement of The Roadshow Tour attended by hundreds of thousands of fans around the country! The Roadshow Christmas Tour will add a holiday celebration bringing together fans for a night of fun, fellowship, and remembering the reason for the season, JESUS! Matthew West, Matt Maher, Building 429, Plumb, Josh Wilson and Leanna Crawford are on the docket for the first-ever “The Roadshow Christmas”.

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Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Does your business do stunning advertising? Then it’s time to get recognized! The 2018 American Advertising Awards (Addy’s) are right around the corner. And this year, we’re taking the guesswork out of entering with tips and tricks for presenting your award winning work to the judges.

Join us Tuesday, November 27 at the Cape Chamber of Commerce for an in-depth look at the Addy’s entry and judging process. We’ll break down each of the award categories, including the many online and interactive media categories (websites, social media, web banners, etc.).

We’ll also show you how each category is judged and give you tips for submitting your work to maximize your chances of winning.
Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch provided. Admission is free for all AAF members and $20 for all non-members. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register early.
Register online at

The a.m.erican Advertising Awards (Addy’s) is one of the industry's largest creative competitions, attracting nearly 35,000 professional and student entries each year. Don’t miss out on the recognition you deserve!

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Notre Dame Regional High School

November 16-18, 2018

Times vary - See Event Description


The Crafts, Gifts, and Collectibles Show is held at Notre Dame High School to benefit the Performing and Visual Arts Departments.

Friday, November 16, 5p.m.-9p.m. Admission $2.00
Saturday, November 17, 9a.m. -6p.m. Admission $2.00
Sunday, November 18, 9a.m.-4p.m. Admission FREE

You will find student and parent volunteers working the event to support the Arts. There are over 200 Vendors located in the Main Gym and King Hall. There were over 5000 people visiting the show just last year. There is a refreshment stand selling yummy food, and many baked goods.

On Sunday there is a visit from Santa for your children. Parents can take pictures, and Face painting is free from Notre Dame Art Students,

Any questions? Contact Deana Pecord at or 618-9672953

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Harlem Globetrotters

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019



Featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball – they are the ultimate in family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages. The Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled show to fans in over 250 North American cities during their upcoming tour.

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One City at 610 Independence Street

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Noon to 1 p.m.


Our first Work Life Job Preparedness Class will be graduating on November 15th. This class includes women from the Family Counseling Center who have completed 10 weeks of classes. All of the women in the class are new to the area. We would love for the community to attend the graduation celebration from noon to 1 p.m. to show support of this important milestone. A cake reception will follow the ceremony.

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Cape public library

Thursday, November 15, 2018



Public is welcome. Drop in no appointment needed. Free assistance enrolling or re-enrolling in Marketplace Health Insurance. East Mo Action Agency counselors on site to help explain discounts and plans for 2019 and assist with online enrollment.

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Notre Dame Regional High School

Monday, November 12, 2018

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Notre Dame is hosting an Open House on Monday, November 12 at 6:30p.m.. The evening is designed for parents and their children who are in grades 5 through 8. All fa.m.ilies interested in learning more about Notre Dame are invited to attend. You share that interest with families from throughout Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. The Open House is the best opportunity for parents and students to take a first-hand look at a one-of-a-kind high school. Come discover why Notre Dame has been named to the Catholic Education Honor Roll since 2005 by The Cardinal Newman Society.

Open House guests will learn about our Mission and Philosophy and see how we live out that Mission by spreading the gospel, one student at a time. The event will begin with a progra.m. in the gym followed by self- or guided-tours of the school. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and talk with current students, faculty and staff, and administrators. Classrooms will be open with demonstrations by our academic departments. Registration is not required.

For more information visit our website:

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Broadway Federal Building Courtroom

Thursday, November 08, 2018



BBB cape Girardeau is partnering with the FBI to host a cybersecurity event in the community. Monique Comeau from the St. Louis FBI Field Office will be joining the regional director of BBB Cape Girardeau office, Whitney Quick, to provide information to help consumers and businesses protect their home and office from cyber threats. The cost for lunch is $10 for BBB Accredited Businesses and $15 for all others.

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The Cape Girardeau Sportsplex will be holding a 2019 Adult Coed Indoor Volleyball League this winter. The cost of the league is $250.00 per team. We will offer Recreational and Competitive leagues. Games will be played on Tuesday or Thursday evenings beginning in January. Please contact Chris Eastridge at or 573-339-6608 for more information
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