The Manhattan Color Bar, Salon & Spa, LLC Ashley Lile, Casey Rethmeier 108 South Elson Street, Kirksville, MO 63501
The building that houses our salon at 108 S. Elson was first called The Parlor Restaurant Building, and was constructed prior to 1891. It is only with the publication of city directories, starting in 1913, that it is possible to identify actual businesses that inhabited this space through the years.
The Parlor Restaurant was the first identified occupant of the building, although it changed its name to the Parlor Cafe by 1916 and remained there through at least 1921.
As the years progressed, 108 S. Elson was home to the Model Cafe, the Club Cafe, Hulls Cafeteria, Joes Cafe, Anesi Cash Meat Market, and Jones Cafe.
In 1949, The Manhattan occupied the building, changing its name to Manhattan Restaurant by 1958. And, as they say, the rest is history. When you say "The Manhattan" in Kirksville, our population knows exactly what you're talking about.
We intend to make the Manhattan a staple of our community again! We will be serving up an experience you won't soon forget - one full of laughter and excitement.
As we we reopen The Manhattan, it is our dreams that led us to it, our perseverance that made it possible, and YOU will be what makes it special!