Mary and John Rolf brought Omaha, Nebraska-based franchise Scooter’s Coffee to town Sept. 15 with the opening of their first drive-thru coffeehouse at 2930 S. Campbell Ave. Mary Rolf said she operates their JMBSR Enterprises LLC, while her husband John continues in insurance sales at AmWins Group. The compact, 450-square-foot store serves coffee, tea, smoothies, breakfast burritos and pastries. The couple spent $40,000 on franchise fees, plus $250,000 on the new stand-alone building by general contractor Nesbitt Construction Inc. Hood-Rich Inc. provided architecture, Mary Rolf said, and will continue on future projects. Three more Springfield shops are planned, and the next is scheduled to open Dec. 29 at 3529 E. Sunshine St. A Nixa location may feature a walk-in coffee shop, she said. Having never run a food service business before, Rolf said she and management spent a few weeks in training at the Scooter’s Coffee headquarters.
Hours: 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 890-4077
Strategic Financial Concepts Inc.
Independent wealth management company Strategic Financial Concepts Inc. moved July 24 to 3809 S. Greystone Court, Ste. A, from leased space at 3556 S. Culpepper Circle. Craig Wright, financial adviser and manager of southwest Missouri operations, said he and firm President Bruce Davison purchased the three-unit building for undisclosed terms from former tenant AG Financial. The transaction was brokered by Moreno Group LLC, which leases one suite in the 7,000-square-foot building near South Fremont Avenue and East Bradford Parkway. The 24-year-old, Wichita-based Strategic Financial Concepts operates 10 offices in Kansas, southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. Offering financial planning to individuals as well as succession, retirement and employee benefits planning to business owners, six advisers work in Springfield. Wright opened the first Missouri branch in Springfield eight years ago, and his region includes offices in Webb City and Monett.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment
Phone: (417) 823-3810
Burlington Stores Inc.
New Jersey-based Burlington Stores Inc. opened its first Springfield store Sept. 8 at 3860 W. Washita St., near North West Bypass and West Sunshine Street. Formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, the chain operates 624 stores nationwide, specializing in discount prices on clothing and footwear as well as baby accessories, furniture, home decor and gifts. Burlington spokeswoman Alexandra Rothenberg said 75 employees work at the new 40,000-square-foot store, which is in Phase I of Springfield Plaza, a $78.5 million, 90-acre development by Grace One LLC and Rankin Development LLC. Located on a newly constructed road, Burlington joined other first-time Springfield retailers Petco and Shoe Dept. Encore, as well as the city’s second Ross Dress For Less. Another Burlington opened in St. Peters on Sept. 22, Rothenberg said. Previously, the closest Burlington was in Rogers, Arkansas.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 889-0082
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