Avenue HQ – The Musicians

Lifestyle / Stories / June 21, 2015

OnAvenueAvenue HQ, a new event space open this summer, is geared for artists. The 5,000 square foot space oozes character and is part of a property that encompasses 619-623 Capitol Avenue in Jefferson City.

Partners Holly Stitt and Quentin Rice

Partners Holly Stitt and Quentin Rice

Until Holly and Nathan Stitt of Stitt Barony purchased the building, it had sat vacant for five years. They’ve undertaken a major renovation of a total of 30,000 square feet.

They started with 10,000 square feet.

“We wanted a space downtown and this neighborhood is an area that’s growing so we wanted to be part of developing something here,” said Holly.

Musicians1Her partner in developing the space is Quinten Rice, who serves as president. A musician himself, he owns The SPACE, a musicians rehearsal space on Southwest Boulevard. He also owns Q Entertainment, which provides hospitality and production for various clients.

Avenue HQ, is a large, loft-like 5,000 square foot space, which includes two break out rooms,  a kitchen and the star attraction is a 3,000 square foot event space that oozes character. One wall is made of the rock foundation from 623 originally Dix Apartments built in 1915, and the other the original, multicolor brick wall of 619.

Musicians2Avenue HQ can be used for intimate musical performances, plays and other events.

“We have had a lot of interest from photographers, painters, theater groups and musicians,” said Rice. “The space includes performance and work areas for all-in-one positive working artistic environment. Eventually we envision an entire complex that’s supportive of an artistic community in the Capital City.”

Many talented guitar players/vocalists checked out the space.

Jenny Babcock, owner and founder of The Mission, the home for live music in Jefferson City, and her husband Tracy Blase. An acoustic duo in Rose Ridge, they’re long time musicians.

Jenny Babcock, owner and founder of The Mission, the home for live music in Jefferson City, and her husband Tracy Blase. An acoustic duo in Rose Ridge, they’re long time musicians.






Alvin Leifeste




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