The bar scene in downtown Springfield expanded with the Feb. 17 opening of Shot Shack at 302 E. Walnut St. The bar, which specializes in shots and mixed drinks, is owned by Zac Campbell and Kaitlin Oxenreider. Shot Shack isn’t the first ownership venture for the two, as Campbell also co-owns 417 Taphouse and Oxenreider is a co-owner of the southside PaPPo’s Pizzeria and Pub. The bar employs six and fills 1,000 square feet feet of space that was formerly a portion of sushi restaurant Izumi Hatake, which shuttered. She said the owners signed a three-year lease for $1,300 per month with landlord Charlotte McCoy. Startup costs were not disclosed. With prices starting at $3, the bar has over 100 specialty shots on the menu, Oxenreider said. She added it offers classic shots, such as lemon drops, in addition to many they came up with in-house. The concept was modeled after The Shot Bar in Columbia, she said.
Ozarks Hearing Specialists
Clinical practice Ozarks Hearing Specialists LLC opened Jan. 3 at 2458 E. Madrid St. in Lone Pine Place, near the intersection of East Sunshine Street and South Lone Pine Avenue. First-time business owner Grace Gateley said she is the sole employee at the 1,620-square-foot clinic, which fills space formerly occupied by city of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services. Startup costs were $50,000, Gateley said, adding she signed a three-year lease for $1,500 per month with J.L. Miller Investments LLC. Gateley said she developed a passion for helping those with hearing loss while watching her dad struggle with the issue for years. Going to hearing school at International Hearing Society and then spending time in a small clinic, Gateley said she wanted to focus on hearing and speech with her clinic. Services at Ozarks Hearing Specialists include hearing exams and cognitive screenings, as well as hearing aid sales and repairs.
Faith Community Health
Nonprofit clinic Faith Community Health moved Feb. 27 from one Branson location to another. Now at 1232 Branson Hills Parkway, Ste. 104, in the Parkway Plaza, the clinic formerly was housed at 610 S. Sixth St., said Executive Director Kyle David. He said the nonprofit signed a five-year lease for an undisclosed rate with George Hensley, owner of Construction Processing Co. LLC. To help with renovation at the site, David said Faith Community Health held a capital campaign and raised $100,000, which covered the cost of infill work. The 4,500-square-foot clinic employs 10, filling space formerly occupied by Dance Branson School of the Arts, which moved last year. The 2010-founded nonprofit provides health care services, regardless of income level or insurance status, to individuals and families in Taney and Stone counties. Services include medical, vision, dietetics, mental health and prescription medication at income-based rates. David said walk-ins are accepted at the clinic, which also offers telemedicine services.
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