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Brent Stevens and Rob Haik, H Design Group LLC
Brent Stevens and Rob Haik, H Design Group LLC

Open for Business: H Design Group LLC

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H Design Group LLC
Architectural firm H Design Group LLC moved Jan. 24 into a $1.4 million new headquarters at 5039 S. National Ave. Financed by Springfield First Community Bank, the 8,800-square-foot office was built by Grindstone Construction LLC, just two lots north of its previous office. It houses the company’s 16 employees and includes room for 10 more to accommodate future growth, said spokeswoman Madeline Brown. The design has an open studio environment with a focus on spatial flexibility and collaborative workflow, including two conference rooms, five team work zones and updated technology, she said. Services include conceptual and schematic design, master planning, design development, feasibility studies, and bidding and negotiation. The firm is owned by partners Rob Haik, Brent Stevens and Todd Bolin.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 887-6595
Web: HDesignGroup.com

The Press Coffee & Juice Bar
Caffe Bene coffeehouse in Farmer’s Park legally changed its name in December to The Press Coffee & Juice Bar, with a grand opening for the new concept planned April 22. Husband and wife Seung Hwan Lee and Alice Oh opened the Caffe Bene franchise in late 2014 at 2144 E. Republic Road, Ste. A-132, and Oh said the agreement has dissolved. “It was a trial,” she said. “There is no Caffe Bene here in the Midwest. We wanted to see if it would work and if it didn’t we would go a different route.” Oh said no franchise fees were owed in the switch. The couple is investing under $100,000 to convert to The Press, which will add raw, organic cold-pressed juices and other light foods, such as sandwiches, to the menu. The average cost for a coffee and a sandwich is $15. Oh said the coffee shop employs eight.
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 501-1014

Trinkets LLC
Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories retailer Trinkets LLC opened March 31 in 3,700 square feet at Battlefield Mall, 2825 S. Glenstone Ave. Trinkets employs eight and the average cost of its products are $25-$35, said owner Brian Floyd. Before opening the first Trinkets store in 2011 as a mall kiosk in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Floyd worked in the furniture and real estate businesses for 26 years. Trinkets now operates in Rogers and Fayetteville, Arkansas, as well as Fort Smith. The company leases space from Simon Property Inc. for $9,200 per month, said Floyd, who self-financed the store’s $160,000 opening cost.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 886-2112
Web: ShopTrinketsBoutique.com

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