Welcome to Cape Girardeau: new businesses, attractions come to town

It's an exciting time in Cape Girardeau as new businesses and restaurants are popping up everywhere.
We're talking about restaurants, attractions and more.
Check out what's going on in Cape Girardeau.

Cape Comics

Cape Comics

Cape Girardeau’s Comic Con now has a brick and mortar home!

Cape Comics will open October 6 at 637 Broadway.

Check out their Facebook page here.

Fandom Corner

Fandom Corner

Fandom Corner will share a store front with Cape Comics.

The store is completely dedicated to your fandom needs. The store will stock a wide range of custom creations along with officially licensed merchandise: Star Wars, Harry Potter, MCU, DCEU, Star Trek, Dr. Who, Supernatural, Transformers, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and any other pop culture icon.

Here’s a link to their Facebook page.

You'll soon be able to get a hot Krispy Kreme doughnut in Cape Girardeau.

Krispy Kreme

After months of speculation, Heartland Weekend confirmed that a Krispy Kreme location will be opening in the Town Plaza.

We’ll stay hot on the doughnut trail and bring you updates on things like construction and projected opening dates as we get them!

Mary Jane bourbon + smokehouse

Mary Jane bourbon + smokehouse

Mouths are watering in Cape Girardeau as news spreads that local Perryville hot spot, Mary Jane Burgers & Brew, is expanding to Cape Girardeau.

The new place will be called Mary Jane bourbon + smokehouse.

Renovations at the new location near Houck Stadium are well underway.

Chicago-style pizza (Source: Rosati's)
Rosati's Pizza will soon open in Cape Girardeau.

Rosati's Pizza

If you like Chicago-Style pizza, the newest pizza place in Cape Girardeau should certainly be on your list of things to try!

Rosati’s Pizza will open its doors in early 2019.

The new Cape Girardeau location is on Siemers Drive. (Source: Sugarfire Smoke House)

Sugarfire Smoke House

Sugarfire Smoke House opened its doors on September 19.

Known for its succulent brisket, pulled pork and ribs, Sugarfire has consistently been ranked best barbecue in St. Louis by local and national publications alike.

rolled ice cream

Buddy's Rolled Ice Cream

Here’s the latest scoop: you’ll soon be able to enjoy a sweet treat at Cape Girardeau’s first full-service rolled ice cream shop.

Buddy’s Rolled Ice Cream will make its home on Broadway.

The owners hope to open the doors in Fall 2018.

Skate Cape!

Skate Cape!

Construction on Skate Cape! began on Sept. 19.

The skate park has been in the works for several years and is funded by the city and several donors.

Park Division Manager Brock Davis said they hope to the have the skate park open by Thanksgiving.

Cape Splash Pad

Capaha Park Splash Pad

Crews with Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation have started working on a new splash pad and an upgraded pavilion at Capaha Park.

The estimated completion date is late spring 2019.

It’s all part of the Parks, Recreation and Stormwater Tax Renewal initiative passed by voters in April 2018.

Fandom Corner

We are also working to confirm that another donut shop will be setting up in Cape Girardeau.
According to the City of Cape Girardeau Municipal Government's Facebook, Donut Palace is coming soon.
Alex McElroy, the Director of Development for the City of Cape Girardeau, the business will be operating at 1741 North Kingshighway.
Heartland Weekend wants to know: what other businesses would you like to see move into Cape Girardeau?