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Open for Business: JQH Tower Club

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JQH Tower Club
The 21st and 22nd floors of Hammons Tower reopened Nov. 7 as a public event venue and rebranded as JQH Tower Club. The space atop 901 St. Louis St. – managed by Plaza Realty & Management Services LLC, a subsidiary of John Q. Hammons Industries – includes two ballrooms, six meeting rooms, a dinning room and a catering kitchen, said Diana Hall, a temporary employee for Plaza Realty. Previously, The Tower Club operated as a members-only restaurant and reception hall for nearly 30 years. It suddenly closed in June, when management said it would undergo renovations. Crews refinished the Tower Club’s brass and wood trim, replaced lighting and repainted, as well as refurbished the office tower’s elevators and performed cosmetic updates in the main lobby. Hall said the larger ballroom on the 21st floor, which runs $2,500 for an evening event, can seat 300 for dining and the new 3,500-square-foot hardwood floor is set up for dancing. The smaller ballroom, on the top floor, rents for $1,500 and can seat 150.
Hours: by appointment
Phone: (417) 864-4544

Tractor Supply Co.
Tractor Supply Co. (Nasdaq: TSCO) opened its first Bolivar store Nov. 11 at 1751 S. Wommack Ave. Hot Springs, Arkansas-based Mitchell Brothers Construction has built 20 stores for the brand and was general contractor on the 16,000-square-foot store visible on the west side of Highway 13, with an estimated $1.6 million budget according to a city permit. Manager Matt Wells said he was hired to oversee the 12 employees at the new store, after 11 years managing Lowe’s in Republic. The Tractor Supply store sells products for the country living lifestyle, he said, including western wear, pet food and supplies, livestock and equestrian feed, fencing, tool boxes, welding equipment, generators and tractor accessories. The store also includes a pet wash station. Of Tennessee-based Tractor Supply’s 1,600 stores, it also operates in Nixa, Hollister, Cassville and Lebanon.
Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 863-1500

The Springfield branch of PrimeLending moved Nov. 3 to 3150 S. National Ave. from its office of eight years in Copperstone Square. PrimeLending is the single tenant in the smaller National Place office building leased for four years from developer Mike Fusek. PrimeLending’s 3,700-square-foot, stand-alone building – built 60 years ago and used as a medical office – was overhauled by BP Builders LLC as part of the National Place office development comprising the three-story, multitenant office building to the north. Branch Manager Tuesday Blair said the mortgage loan office’s volume has steadily grown the last eight years to $70 million in 2017, a 20 percent increase from the year prior, according to Springfield Business Journal list research. Lease terms were not disclosed. The 12-employee office also serves as an operations center, she said, for other branches in Branson, Ozark and West Plains. PrimeLending, owned by Dallas, Texas-based PlainsCapital Bank, operates 380 branches in 50 states, Blair said.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment
Phone: (417) 616-0777


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