Prominence Med Spa
Two veterans in the wellness industry teamed up for their first ownership venture with the March 1 opening of Prominence Med Spa LLC. Kyler Allen and Kelli Rice own the roughly 1,600-square-foot spa near the Medical Mile at 1370 E. Primrose St., Ste. M2, in the Bradford Woods Office Condominiums. Allen declined to disclose startup costs or the five-year lease rate with The Harold E. Johnson Co. Inc. Prominence has an eight-person staff, including estheticians, massage therapists and a lash artist. Among services, the spa provides facials, waxing, skin care, Botox and filler injectables, lash extensions and massage therapies, such as deep tissue, prenatal and cupping. Facials range $50-$150 and massage treatments range $50-$160. The shop also sells organic and medical grade skin care brands, including Obagi and Colorescience. The owners have nearly 20 years combined employment experience in spas, Allen said, noting she and Rice most recently worked at Acacia Spa.
Triple Diamond Real Estate
After launching in January as a home-based venture, Triple Diamond Real Estate LLC moved April 1 to a brick-and-mortar office at 11000 Historic Highway 165, Ste. D, in Hollister. The new office in roughly 2,400 square feet is near College of the Ozarks and Ozarks Technical Community College’s Table Rock campus. Kim Melcher said she co-owns the business with Trina Danley, noting the two have a combined 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. Triple Diamond, which is brokered by online company EXP Realty LLC, works with buyers and sellers of land and residential properties, including houses and condominiums, Melcher said, noting they serve clients in Missouri and Arkansas. Melcher said she’s a broker in both states. The two owners are the lone employees of the firm, but Melcher said they have five independent real estate agents with EXP Realty who are part of the team in the office.
Library Express East
The Springfield-Greene County Library District opened Library Express East on Aug. 26 in the parking lot of the Frisco Building, 3253 E. Chestnut Expressway. The outdoor kiosk is open 24 hours a day and can be used by Springfield-Greene County Library cardholders. Library spokesperson Kathleen O’Dell said the project cost was roughly $298,000, including the kiosk, concrete pad, canopy, internet and electric hookups, as well as engineering and permit fees. Over $173,000 was provided by the nonprofit Friends of the Library and the remainder came from American Rescue Plan Act funds. O’Dell said the library district signed a five-year lease for $1,000 per month with Frisco Building owner Erlen Group. The library district’s first 24-hour automated kiosk, Library Express West, opened in 2019 at 3872 W. Chestnut Expressway. The kiosks can hold around 340 items and dispense books, DVDs and audiobooks. Aside from the kiosks, the district has 10 brick-and-mortar branches.
A baked goods vendor at Farmers Market of the Ozarks expanded to a brick-and-mortar operation; the first lending center for Old Missouri Bank opened; and London Calling Pasty Co. added a new food truck.