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Software account executive Edmond McClure makes a play on the sport described as a cross between soccer and bumper cars.
Software account executive Edmond McClure makes a play on the sport described as a cross between soccer and bumper cars.

Open For Business: Unbelievabubble Soccer

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Unbelievabubble Soccer
Edmond McClure
on Aug. 2 opened Unbelievabubble Soccer, a mobile business that provides equipment for bubble soccer game rentals. McClure describes the game, which originated in Norway as “boblefotball,” as a cross between traditional soccer and bumper cars, in which players wear protective PVC bubbles while playing. McClure, who works as an account executive for Woodland Hills, Calif.-based software firm Planetbids Inc., said startup costs exceeded $10,000, mostly for equipment purchased from Topeka, Kan.-based Kansas Bubble Soccer LLC. Group rental rates range from $150 to $350 for up to two hours of play. Individuals also can try out the sport in an open play setting for $10 per person. A state-certified soccer referee with 40 years of playing and coaching experience, including a sideline stint at Baptist Bible College, McClure serves as referee for the games. He said Unbelievabubble Soccer has an agreement for access to fields at Lake Country Soccer Complex for $50 for a 90-minute rental. Hours: By appointment. Phone: (417) 894-6263. Web: UnbelievabubbleSoccer.com

Edgewood Creamery LLC
The Fletcher family opened Edgewood Creamery LLC on Aug. 10 at 5888 Farm Road 1090 in Purdy. Spokeswoman Aubrey Fletcher said the creamery operates a 3,000-square-foot processing center and retail store on Charles and Melissa Fletcher’s 260-acre Edgewood Dairy LLC farm. The creamery sells small-batch milk and cheese from over 300 grass-fed cows. Milk retails for $5.75 per gallon and fresh cheese is $10-$12 per pound. Fletcher said the creamery employs five, and the family also sells spices, jams, honey, soup mixes and lotions from local vendors. Hours: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (417) 442-3010. Web: EdgewoodCreamery.com

Greenway Studios LLC
Greenway Studios LLC on Aug. 13 opened a corporate office in the first building of its 84-unit apartment complex of the same name at 940 E. Webster St., formerly the site of Timmons Temple. Greenway Studios, owned by Dusty Emmert and Brent Brown, has contracted with TLC Properties for management services, said spokeswoman Chelsey Bunch. Greenway Studios operates out of the 32,000-square-foot, $4.1 million apartment complex constructed by Larry Snyder & Co. Bunch said Greenway Studios’ unfurnished 350-square-foot units rent for $500 per month up to $700 per month furnished with utilities. The 45-unit building is mostly full, Bunch said, and the company is preleasing another 39 units for a mid-September open. Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone (417) 616-2550. Web: GreenwayStudios.com

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