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From left: Stacy Herring, Jessica Engleson and Amy Lamar
Tawnie Wilson | SBJ
From left: Stacy Herring, Jessica Engleson and Amy Lamar

Open for Business: The Old School Donut Shop

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The Old School Donut Shop
A trio of married couples opened The Old School Donut Shop LLP on Aug. 5 inside the Marshfield Community Center at 118 E. Commercial St. The shop – owned by three sisters and their husbands, Jessica and Edward Engleson, Stacy and Mark Herring, and Amy and Brett Lamar – occupies a pair of former science classrooms in the building, which was built over 100 years ago as the town’s school campus. The couples leaned into the school theme, as lockers, trophies, a chalkboard and a collage of 500 photos from old Marshfield High School yearbooks are part of the decor. A staff of 10 work at the shop, which includes a drive-thru, Amy Lamar said, adding startup costs were $38,000. Aside from doughnuts, Old School sells biscuits and gravy, kolaches and coffee, with prices ranging $1.50-$4. The shop is in the community center’s east wing, which also includes vintage game arcade RetroZone Marshfield LLC. The arcade relocated in August from its five-year home on the downtown square.
Phone: 417-497-2090

Neale & Newman
Springfield-based law firm Neale & Newman LLP closed Oct. 1 on the acquisition of Branson practice Cantwell, Smith & Trokey LLC. As part of the deal, the five employees of the Branson firm joined Neale & Newman, and Kate Trokey-Harris was named a partner. The transaction marked the first time the 120-year-old Springfield business has expanded its office presence beyond Greene County, said Neale & Newman Managing Partner Daniel Wooten, declining to disclose terms of the deal. Wooten said the Branson office will remain at 115 W. Atlantic St., Ste. 102, in the Landmark Building for the rest of the year. Neale & Newman intends to move into a new, unidentified space in Branson early next year, he said. Wooten said prior to the acquisition, Trokey-Harris was the last of the Cantwell, Smith & Trokey partners to be working at the firm. With the acquisition, Wooten said Neale & Newman’s staff count is 44, including 18 attorneys. It ranked No. 2 on Springfield Business Journal’s list of the area’s largest law firms, which published in May.
Phone: 417-213-5443

7 Brew Coffee
The fifth Springfield shop for Fayetteville, Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee launched Sept. 11 at 354 W. Buena Vista St. On South Campbell Avenue near Casa Bella Mexican Cuisine, the newest local 7 Brew employs 50, officials say. It’s the sixth Ozarks shop for brothers Chris and Brandon Sebald and friend Larry Wilson, who are company franchisees via Brew Crew LLC. Brandon Sebald declined to disclose startup costs for the 510-square-foot coffee stand. The shop has dual drive-thru lanes with a menu including iced and hot coffees, Italian sodas, energy drinks, shakes, smoothies and teas. Prices range $2-$7. He said the franchise group plans to open a Rolla location in November and is acquiring real estate to add shops in Ozark and Republic for late 2024 and into 2025. Arkansas-based Brew Crew operates 17 locations across Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, Sebald said. Overall, 7 Brew has 143 locations in 23 states, according to its website.


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