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Jason Bach is now managing his third medical marijuana business with the July 30 opening of Revival 98. Bach said inventory startup costs for the dispensary were roughly $50,000. The building, located at 2782 W. Republic Road, used to house a Git-n-Go convenience store and Chinese restaurants before Revival 98 owners Grant Wistrom and Matthew Bickel bought and remodeled it. The 2,500-square-foot shop employs eight. In addition to selling cannabis in edible, topical, concentrate and drink forms, Bach said the dispensary works with three companies to help patients obtain medical marijuana cards. Bach began working in the marijuana industry in Colorado in 2009, when it became medically legal in the state. The Springfield native opened a hydroponic supply store in Breckenridge in 2009 to sell equipment and fertilizers. He owned the business for eight years before selling it and moving to Denver to work with Native Roots.
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Andy’s Frozen Custard
The 101st store for Andy’s Frozen Custard Inc. opened Aug. 25 in Republic. The 1355 U.S. Highway 60 shop joins the 35-year-old company’s 25 other Missouri locations, including six in Springfield, according to its website. The Andy’s Frozen Custard site previously was occupied by a Meek’s Lumber Co. store. Republic City Council authorized a development agreement for public improvements with White Shirts LLC, a commercial property developer and lessor operated by Andy Kuntz, president of Andy’s Frozen Custard. Republic City Administrator David Cameron said the city invested $150,000 through the agreement, which included building a street behind Andy’s and installing water, sewer and curbs. Andy’s operates in 14 states and has eight stores listed as coming soon on its website. Trade publication Nation’s Restaurant News reports Andy’s 2020 sales were up 16% to $124.4 million. The Republic store is its first to open in a Springfield bedroom community.
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Collectomaniacs card shop consolidated two stores in a March move to larger space in Battlefield Mall, 2825 S. Glenstone Ave. After roughly a decade of business in Ozark, owner Billy Windham extended the store’s mall lease for three years with Simon Property Group on a new 5,000-square-foot storefront across from Rack Room Shoes, said Collectomaniacs Manager Craig Eoff. He said the move cost about $15,000, mostly in remodeling the new space. The store sells a variety of tabletop gaming supplies and gaming collectibles. It also regularly hosts tournaments with prizes for the top finishers. Eoff was a member of the gaming community when he met Windham and now works full-time at the store.
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Urban Studios LLC, a natural light photography studio and pop-up event space, opened; the Missouri State University Foundation became the new owner of event venue The Old Glass Place; and Polk County’s dining scene expanded with the opening of Flat Creek.
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