Springfield, MO

William Angle, Trail Labs LLCSBJ photo by WES HAMILTON
William Angle, Trail Labs LLC


Open for Business: Trail Labs LLC

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Trail Labs LLC
William Angle
started Trail Labs LLC, a suspension service center for mountain bikes, at 422 W. Commercial St. with a soft opening April 25. Angle’s business model will take the service nationally through an online booking service that will go live in June. He primarily works on bicycle forks and shocks for the Fox and RockShox brands. “It sounds very specific and it is,” Angle said. “I’m the only person who does this within 1,000 miles.” Through a Commerce Bank loan, Angle invested about $60,000 on inventory, tools, displays and the website, developed by fellow Commercial Street business Mighty Sharp. A year ago, he bought the Commercial Street building for an undisclosed amount, and just finished renovations. Working locally with walk-ins, Angle said he’s met 80 percent of Trail Labs monthly goal in the first two weeks. He currently works solo and charges $100-$150 for fork service and $80-$160 for shocks. Through the booking site, he plans to offer same-day shipping on scheduled jobs.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 324-7901

Honky Tonk Clothing
Co-owners Jessica Livingston and Amanda Matsen moved Honky Tonk Clothing downtown Jan. 3 to 420 S. Campbell Ave. Since buying the store in August 2015, they operated in the Half-A-Hill center at Battlefield Road and Lone Pine Ave. Livingston said the move cut expenses by half, primarily in rent reduction to $1,000 a month, and it allowed them to add a head shop. “More of our clientele is down here,” she said, noting they signed a five-year lease. Other products include graphic T-shirts, dresses, hemp clothes, tapestries and magnets, as well as jewelry, lotions and candles from some 40 local artists. Livingston said items range from hippie to trendy. “I’m still a ’90s grunge kid,” she said. Clothing is priced under $50, with tees in the $20 range, and glass water pipes go up to $150, said Livingston, who is studying for her associate degree in business at Ozarks Technical Community College.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Phone: (417) 720-1094

Max Jahn Depot
Organizers of the Railroad Historical Museum at 1353 N. Douglas Ave. in Grant Beach Park opened the Max Jahn Depot on April 29. The replica turn-of-the-century train station is named in honor of longtime museum volunteer Max Jahn, and the $120,000 project was largely funded by a Musgrave Foundation grant, according to Jeanette Alcorn, an assistant to foundation manager Jerry Redfern. Jim Lohmeyer of Hood-Rich Architecture designed the depot, which features an interactive display for guests to view videos about the history of the steam locomotive on-site. The nonprofit museum exists to preserve the history of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad, aka Frisco, and others. Corporate partners identified for the depot project include Conco Cos., Mettemeyer Engineering, Commerce Bank, Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Atlas Security.
Hours: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May through October
Phone: (417) 833-0994


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