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Tantara Farms LLC
Tantara Farms LLC opened Aug. 7 in Copperstone Square, 4121 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 116, selling oils, spices, herbs, coffee and tea. Husband-and-wife team Jaime and Clayton Lile founded the store, along with Jaime’s father Keith Williams. The store’s walls are lined with loose-leaf teas and air-roasted coffee beans, barbecue rubs, and flavored salts and sugars. Jaime Lile said other products include local honey, olives, flavored pasta, tea infusers and kettles, as well as unusual selections such as garam masala Indian spice. Infused, flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars can be tasted in the tap room, she said. Lile also owns wedding service The Vintage Rental Co. in Strafford, and Clayton Lile most recently worked in youth ministry at Westside Family Life Center in Willow Springs. The couple moved to Springfield in June. They signed a three-year lease from Roddie Hughs, Jaime said, and are funding the new store with a family loan.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Phone: (417) 889-0229
Web: TantaraFarms.com

Tailwaggers Mobile Pet Shop LLC
Business partners Chase Peterson, Nathan Essary and Michael Ormsby started the delivery service Tailwaggers Mobile Pet Shop LLC on Oct. 14. Peterson said dog and cat owners in the Springfield area can place orders online for pet food, shampoo, toys, cat litter and stain removers, as well as flea and tick treatments. Using a $14,000 U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loan, Peterson said they purchased and refurbished a used delivery van, complete with a barking horn installed. Peterson, a St. Louis resident, is founder of Wholesome Pride Pet Treats, which manufactures in North Carolina, warehouses in Mountain Grove and distributes to 4,000 retailers nationwide. Springfieldian Ormsby is managing partner of Ruff Life Dog Treats and owner of The Deck Co. of America, and Essary is an agent for Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance in the St. Louis area. They have plans to expand Tailwaggers to northwest Arkansas, Kansas City and St. Louis.
Hours (delivery): 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday
Phone: (417) 942-7111
Web: TailWaggersPetTruck.com

SouthPoint Office Technology Exchange LLC
A co-working office space opened Oct. 1 in southwest Springfield at 902 W. Battlefield Road, next to the Executive Conference Center. Organized as SouthPoint Office Technology Exchange LLC, co-owners Mark Roy and Jamie Mattingly signed a five-year lease with Larry Holder for 3,000 square feet at $3,750 per month, Roy said, and they invested $25,000 in remodeling and equipment. The co-working space includes private offices, a conference room and an AT&T fiber-optic internet connection, he said. Rental rates are $199 per month, and tenants also get 24-hour access and a lobby attendant 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Roy has worked as a private practice attorney in Kansas City since 1990, and Mattingly lives in Springfield and owns SellYourHouseFastMLS.com,
a national for-sale-by-owner advertising agency.
Hours: 24/7
Phone: (417) 544-8818
Web: SOTE-Mo.com

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