Black Sheep A.S.A.P.
The owners of Black Sheep Burgers and Shakes – who operate sit-down restaurants downtown and in Chesterfield Village – opened a drive-thru concept Dec. 7 at 2420 E. Sunshine St. Mike Jalili said he, his wife Casey, along with his brother and sister-in-law Billy and Sara Jalili, signed a two-year lease for the former Sonic Drive-In and spent an undisclosed sum remodeling it to create Black Sheep A.S.A.P. They rebuilt the kitchen, he said, and expanded the building by 700 square feet for indoor seating. The family hired about 50 employees for the new location, Jalili said, noting the restaurant sells an exclusive blend of meat cuts from New Jersey-based Schweid & Sons – made with hormone- and steroid-free beef. Jalili said they plan to expand the brand, probably to Kansas City or St. Louis, after the drive-thru version is established. The Jalilis also own Flame Steakhouse and Touch restaurant.
Hours: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 351-3595
The Castlewood Senior Living
O’Reilly Development Co. LLC completed the final phase of The Castlewood Senior Living in July, adding 104 independent living units to the 40 assisted living and 13 memory care units that opened earlier this year at 1538 N. Old Castle Road in Nixa. “It’s a continuum-of-care community, which means the residents can age in place and stay within the community that they’ve adapted to,” said O’Reilly Development partner Denise Heintz. O’Reilly Development contracts with Arrow Senior Living Management LLC to manage all of its senior developments, throughout Missouri and Illinois, she said, including The Fremont in Springfield. The entire 113,060-square-foot Castlewood development cost $18 million, Heintz said, with financing by Springfield First Community Bank. She said the 62-employee complex features 24-hour dining, a beauty salon, spa and exercise facilities.
Phone: (417) 724-8188
Red Tree Church
Red Tree Church moved Dec. 10 into 12,300 square feet at 2951 E. Sunshine St. vacated by North Point Church. Second Baptist Church helped found Red Tree in 2012, said Lead Pastor Chad Mathes, and the congregation has been meeting during nights and weekends at Willard Orchard Hills Elementary in west Springfield – putting up and tearing down the equipment for every service. Mathes said Red Tree’s nontraditional style attracts younger families – especially those who have not regularly attended a church in the past. The Southern Baptist-affiliated church signed a two-year lease and spent about $20,000 in donated funds to remodel the cafe, update stage equipment, purchase signage from nPrint Graphix and decorate the interior with rustic barn wood and sheet metal finishings. The main room holds 232 attendees, Mathes said, plus another 80 in the atrium and 143 in the youth areas. Red Tree employs five part-time employees and two volunteers who assist with music and operations.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with general service at 10:30 a.m. and youth ministry at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday
Phone: (417) 986-4545
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