Saturday April 16, 2011 Not Just Another Day in Nevada, Missouri

The community is embracing this day, April 16, 2011, city wide across Nevada, Missouri, by an un-contested vote of participation and declaring it the “City Wide Shopping Day”. The most exciting part is that the this BIG event “City Wide Shopping Day” will not be the only BIG event in town that day! It is a real chance to experience Nevada to it's full potential and experience SHOPPING, DINING, ART, and ENTERTAINMENT all across the great city of Nevada, Missouri. So much is happening that day and there are many businesses that are Official Sponsors of the MAIN EVENT: NUMBER 3 CONCERT that will be held that evening from 6 – 9:30 PM at the community Center Gym. Of course historically the third Saturday in Nevada, Missouri is a great weekend for events, and there may be other great things going on in the city that day. So get out and get your Official Map to the adventure at one of the Cash n' Dash Stores, and watch the daily and weekly newspapers for more details as they unfold.

Shopping “Events” begins as early as 9 AM that morning at these great locations:

Chair Mart Showcase – 103 N. Main - M-F 9a-5:30p | Sat 9 – 3

Join their facebook page and get a $20 gift certificate FREE. All you have to do is join their facebook page and then stop in the store and tell 'em about it, and they will give you a $20 gift certificate FREE! Seriously!

Hertzberg's Furniture – M-F 8a-5p | Sat 9a-3p -

Two great stores in one Hertzberg Furniture and the Perfect Touch! So much to look at and see, the store has an awesome staff with year of experience and dedication to making your shopping experience one you will never forget!

Interior Motives – 119 N. Main – M-F 9a-5p Event Day 9a-5p - 417-667-5727 –

Interior Motives offers complete interior design services.  We can help you transform any room in your home or office into a space that you can enjoy and appreciate.  Bobbi offers in-home consulting, call her before your next project and let her help you design an interior look that is uniquely yours.  Bobbi's services range from selecting paint colors, wall coverings, coordinating fabric for window treatments and bedding.    Interior Motives can also arrange and accessorize any room needing a special touch. Building or remodeling? Call Bobbi and let her help you coordinate the project, she is passionate about her business. The possibilities are endless, get excited like she does! Interior Motives today.

Jim's Appliance & Repairs – 216 W. Cherry – M-F 9a-5p Sat 9a-Noon

Great place for appliances and dedicated knowledgeable staff to point you in the right direction for all of you shopping needs!

Rinehart Jewelry – 205 W. Cherry – 417-667-3539 – M-F 9a-5p Sat 9a-3p

Began in 1952 with a dream of providing fine quality jewelry with an enjoyable shopping experience. Jim and Helen Rinehart bought the tiny jewelry department from Dr. Clay Walker's optometrist office on west Cherry Street. The Rineharts moved to the present location at 205 W. Cherry in 1954. After several expansions and additions, Rinehart Jewelry is still growing strong. Although Jim is only slightly active in the store today, in 1986 he turned the reign over to Sonny and Kathy Butler, Rinehart's son-in-law and daughter. Today, with the assistance of their daughter, Jennifer Zermeño, Sonny and Kathy enjoy fulfilling the dream Rinehart Jewelry was founded on.

This family owned jewelry store is located in a pleasant downtown setting in southwest Missouri. The friendly, educated staff is anxious to show you their excellent selections of fine jewelry and watches. Rinehart Jewelry has been a member of the American Gem Society since 1975 and the staff is educated in all aspects of the jewelry industry. The AGS is a trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. All members are held to the highest ethical standards in the industry and are re-certified annually to maintain their AGS titles.

With a complete bridal department, a time-piece section including three brands of watches, giftware for all occasions, and a full service repair department, Rinehart Jewelry is ready to make your shopping experience pleasant and satisfying. See Sonny, Kathy, Jennifer and their staff for all your jewelry needs. “We are ‘on-site' or ‘on-line', ready to assist you at Rinehart Jewelry…where memories begin!”

And with shopping comes dining:

Cherry Street Grill – 127 E. Cherry Street -

In 1885, Colonel Harry Mitchell built the Hotel Mitchell on a busy corner in Nevada, Missouri, just one block from the square. It was a center for meetings, gracious dining, and dancing. Over the decades, the hotel served many famous guests, including Frank James, John L. Sullivan, Richard Nixon, Arthur Godfrey, and Cole Younger. With the coming of the automobile, people relied less on trains and the town of Nevada slowed its rapid growth.  The fifty luxurious rooms lost their luster as new owners were unable to justify the expense of upkeep.  In 1998, after years of serving as housing for lower income clients, the main part of the building, including the lobby, was demolished and is now a parking lot.  Only the mural on the side of our building commemorates the glory days.

What is now the Cherry Street Grill building was originally part of the hotel, sold off in 1907, and reacquired twenty years later.  The current restaurant owners bought the building in 2002. It is now a lovely loft apartment with all-new plumbing and wiring, but with exposed brick walls and restored milled woodwork. You can see the change in the first floor, where they took out the drop ceiling, scrubbed plaster from the brick, and turned the old back door into our cooking fireplace. They are proud to give the historic building new life and remember the glory of the Mitchell Hotel in its heyday. 

Now the tenderloin is so tender you can cut it with a fork, and they make pasta sauces and house salad dressing from scratch from Lee's secret recipes. But what makes Cherry Street Grill so unique in Nevada and to the surrounding areas is their wood fire used to grill the meats and seafood, and their delicious soups, bread, and atmosphere.

Del-Way – 1501 W. Austin Blvd. - 9am – 9pm

Home of the famous “De-Way Suzies” created by Evelyn Bain who owed and operated the restaurant for years. She passed on her unique double cheeseburger and "Delway Suzies" that are still famous. Del-Way is currently know for the best burger in town and owned and operated by local actor Brent Mendenhall who is know for his appearances as a George W. Bush impersonator who has appeared on the Jay Lenno Show, Jimmy Kimmel, and more.

Sonic America's Drive-In – 9am-11pm -

The Sonic in Nevada will be running a buy one get one free Rt. 44 Drink special throughout the weekend from April 14 – 17. Enjoy outdoor dining on their patio, or take your order to go through the drive-through window, and the traditional drive-up stalls are still available too! Always fun at Sonic America's Drive-In! Don't forget to upload your photo at Sonic to the See Yourself at Sonic promo on their web site while your there!