4 by 4 Brewing Co.
Adjacent to Fremont Hills Country Club, 4 by 4 Brewing Co. LLC held a grand opening March 4 for its second location at 9903 Sawgrass Ave. in Nixa. A quartet of couples own 4 by 4, which joined the local brewery scene in 2017 after launching in Galloway Village. The company broke ground in August 2021 on a 12,000-square-foot brewery, taproom and event center. Stinson Building Co. was general contractor for the project designed by Torgerson Design Partners LLC. Past reporting put the project cost at $2 million, but co-owner Danielle Shimeall declined to say if it exceeded that price tag. She said 4 by 4 Brewing employs 33 people between its two locations, noting all staff occasionally will work in each facility. In addition to two separate seating areas, each with 22 beers on tap, the Fremont Hills brewery hosts food trucks, live music and has space for indoor and outdoor games. Shimeall said the Galloway location, dubbed The Unhinged Project, will include a barrel-aging program and exclusive beers.
Queen City Soul Kitchen
Restaurant Queen City Soul Kitchen LLC moved Jan. 13 to 1626 N. Boonville Ave., where it shares space with Big Momma’s Coffee and Espresso Bar LLC’s drive-thru location. Francine Pratt co-owns Queen City with Lyle Foster, who also is the owner of Big Momma’s. The eatery, which began in 2020 as a pop-up restaurant at Big Momma’s on Commercial Street, formerly was in the Woodland Heights neighborhood at 2006 N. Broadway Ave. Foster said relocation costs to the 800-square-foot space were $15,000, declining to disclose lease terms with building owner The General Council of the Assemblies of God. Manager Janae Cunningham leads the six-employee staff, he said. Soul food is on the menu at the restaurant, including fried chicken wings, catfish, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and candied yams. Combination meals start at $8 for lunch and $13 for dinner. Foster said Queen City mostly offers takeout service but has limited inside seating and plans to provide outdoor seating in warm weather.
In Home Pet Euthanasia
Veterinarian Dr. Maggie Schibler embarked on her first ownership venture with the Dec. 12 launch of In Home Pet Euthanasia. Operating via MJ Schibler Vet Services LLC, she said startup costs were $7,000 for the home-based mobile business. Euthanasia services for cats and dogs are $175, and private cremation costs range $120-$140, depending on weight. In Home’s coverage area is a 50-mile radius of Springfield, and travel charges range $25-$150. She said evening and weekend appointments also are available. Schibler, who is the lone employee, said she started her career in veterinary medicine 12 years ago caring for small and large creatures as a mixed animal practitioner, making her comfortable with visiting client homes. She continues to work part time at Nixa Animal Hospital and provides relief veterinary services for various clinics and hospitals in the Ozarks. After hearing an increasing number of clients ask for veterinarians to make home visits for euthanasia, Schibler said she was inspired to start the business.
The congregation at Crossway Baptist Church is building a children’s wing at the west end of the church, and beginning in 2024, it will be home to a Christian academy.