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The Ozark Mill is being redeveloped into a restaurant and event space.
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The Ozark Mill is being redeveloped into a restaurant and event space.

Finley Farms plans to hire 80

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The Finley Farms development in Ozark is planning 80 hires at a career fair this weekend.

Officials are seeking the full- and part-time hires July 24, according to a news release.

The focus of the event will be The Ozark Mill restaurant, where construction is currently taking place. A grand opening date has not yet been announced. However, city of Ozark Planning and Development Director Cameron Smith said at Springfield Business Journal's recent CEO Roundtable that an August soft opening is in the works.

The Ozark Mill restaurant is planned with local food sources and dishes such as pizzas and pastas, according to the release. It’s said to be the only dining option overlooking the Finley River.

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris’ 32-acre Finley Farms is a redevelopment of the Ozark Mill property established in 1833. The mill, which sits on the bank of the Finley River, ceased operations in 1992.

Prior to renovations starting at the mill, crews in 2019 temporarily relocated the facility to rebuild its foundation, according to past reporting.

Earlier this year, Riverside Bridge was relocated from elsewhere on the Finley River to the Finley Farms development area. Nearby on-site is the Ozark Farmers Market and The Workshop, a craft-making space and coffeehouse. A bar called The Garrison inside of the mill and a small, open-air event venue, The Chapel, will round out Finley Farms once completed, according to past reporting.

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