Old Heidelberg Celebrates 50 Years in Columbia

4 years 6 months 3 weeks ago January 05, 2013 Jan 5, 2013 Saturday, January 05 2013 Saturday, January 05, 2013 9:37:00 PM CST in News
By: Nick Thompson
loading

COLUMBIA - The Old Heidelberg restaurant offered food and drink specials and free cake to its customers to celebrate 50 years of service in Columbia on Saturday.

Members of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce attended and held a special ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the event.

Dick Walls, George Petrakis, Marty Sigholtz and Jim Martin opened the Old Heidelberg on 410 S. 9th St. at noon on Jan. 5, 1963.

The "Berg" as many locals call it, is now owned by Walls and his two sons, Rusty and Richard.

Richard Walls said he began washing dishes at the restaurant in the seventies, and worked his way up to a managerial position after working as a cook, bartender and food-runner.

"I've loved it. it's been a part of my life since i was born," Walls said.

A fire threatened the restaurant and its legacy in 2003, but it was rebuilt and now includes an outdoor patio.

Walls and his sons have been reconginzed with several honors in the past from the Missouri Restaurant Association (MRA).

Dick Walls joined the MRA Hall of Fame in 1984 and was recongized with a distinguished service award in 2011. Dick, Rusty and Richard have all been named MRA Restaurateurs of the Year.

 

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri state workers in Jefferson City are getting an extra holiday this year — Aug. 21,... More >>
1 hour ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 12:44:00 PM CDT in News
Ralls County, Mo. - Emergency personnel found two people dead in a crashed airplane at a soybean field six miles... More >>
2 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 11:19:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia Police have a teenager in custody on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter in relation to a fatal crash... More >>
3 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 9:58:00 AM CDT in Top Stories
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A detective has testified that a 16-year-old said it had "been a really fun day" when... More >>
4 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 9:20:00 AM CDT in News
SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis woman whose water broke during a traffic jam has delivered her... More >>
4 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 9:14:07 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man wanted on suspicion of several felonies, including robbery, kidnapping... More >>
4 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 9:09:00 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old man has been charged with driving while intoxicated in a deadly... More >>
5 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 8:10:33 AM CDT in News
JEROME, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has drowned in the Gasconade River in mid-Missouri. The Missouri State... More >>
7 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 6:31:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to agree on a verdict... More >>
7 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 6:24:45 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on storms that caused widespread flooding in the Kansas City area (all times... More >>
7 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 6:18:24 AM CDT in News
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that fatally injured a woman in a... More >>
7 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 6:10:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A car passenger who was shot on Interstate 70 in St. Louis has died, days after... More >>
7 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 6:04:39 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The children of a woman who was among four people killed when a steam-filled tank weighing... More >>
7 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 5:59:52 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY – The Jefferson City YMCA’s Back-to-School Drive is aiming to help more kids in the community's elementary schools.... More >>
12 hours ago July 28, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Friday, July 28 2017 Friday, July 28, 2017 1:42:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A former University of Missouri student filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity, the Alpha... More >>
16 hours ago July 27, 2017 Jul 27, 2017 Thursday, July 27 2017 Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:38:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Local businesses heard plans for the Nifong Boulevard Improvement Project at a meeting Thursday. The project is... More >>
19 hours ago July 27, 2017 Jul 27, 2017 Thursday, July 27 2017 Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:39:00 PM CDT in News
CENTRALIA - Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, joined a bipartisan collective of senators with the goal of ending China's ban on... More >>
19 hours ago July 27, 2017 Jul 27, 2017 Thursday, July 27 2017 Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:12:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The American Red Cross issued an emergency appeal earlier this month for eligible individuals to donate blood or... More >>
19 hours ago July 27, 2017 Jul 27, 2017 Thursday, July 27 2017 Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:10:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 81°
2pm 83°
3pm 83°
4pm 84°
5pm 84°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

1:00p
Days of Our Lives
2:00p
The Dr. Oz Show
3:00p
Dr. Phil
1:00p
Maury
2:00p
Judge Alex
2:30p
Judge Alex

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
America's Got Talent
8:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
Masters of Illusion
7:30p
Masters of Illusion
8:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld