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Open for Business: Adventure Bicycle Co.

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Adventure Bicycle Co.
Just a short ride away from a greenway trail, Adventure Bicycle Co. opened June 8 at 3250 E. Battlefield Road in the Fox Grape Plaza shopping center. Co-owned by Jason Johannpeter, Colin Brixey and Jason Allen, the new venture is in the former home of Horrmann Meat Co. LLC, which closed its Fox Grape store in October 2018. The shop offers bicycles, parts, wheels, apparel, accessories and bicycle repair services. Johannpeter said the shop is the exclusive southwest Missouri dealer for California-based Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. and sells bike racks from Springfield-based Kuat Racks. He said the owners have worked in various bike shops over the past decade and started talking about opening their own store in late March. Lease terms were not disclosed, but Johannpeter said the trio invested roughly $30,000 to open. He said Fox Grape Plaza was attractive because of its proximity to trails and farm roads for cyclists to use.
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Phone: (417) 319-6060

BluCurrent Credit Union
BluCurrent Credit Union opened its fourth branch in the Ozarks on June 10 at 3216 S. Glenstone Ave. The 2,500-square-foot facility joins two other branches in operation in Springfield and one in Nixa. Spokeswoman Nicole Wisdom said the branch was built for $765,000 on previously vacant land adjacent to Hampton Inn and Central Bank of the Ozarks. Nesbitt Construction Inc. served as general contractor, and Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective handled the design work. Branch Manager Kaitlyn Peoples leads a staff of five, Wisdom said. The credit union employs over 70 companywide. BluCurrent ranked No. 1 on Springfield Business Journal’s 2019 list of the area’s largest credit unions, published in April. The company reported 2018 assets of $186.5 million, deposits of $165.4 million and loans of $160 million, as well as over 22,000 members.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, lobby; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, drive-thru
Phone: (417) 887-1983

Able Coffee & Provisions LLC
The newest coffee shop in the Queen City is in operation with the June 15 opening of Able Coffee & Provisions LLC. In the Fremont Center at 3049 S. Fremont Ave., the 1,600-square-foot shop is co-owned by Rance Loftsgard and Chris Rozier. Loftsgard said he began interior renovations in February and about $30,000 was invested to bring the concept to market. Able Coffee serves traditional coffee and espresso drinks, with Elixr Coffee, as well as croissants, sandwiches, soups and salads. Loftsgard has experience in apparel, sales consulting and the nonprofit and restaurant industries, but Able Coffee marks the first brick-and-mortar store he’s launched as an owner. Paying homage to his time in Indonesia, he said the country’s traditional coffee drink sweetened with condensed milk, called “kopi sanger,” has a spot on the menu. The shop, in the former home of the defunct Free Solo Coffee Co., is on a three-year lease for $2,500 per month with Tillman Redevelopment. There are five employees.
Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Phone: (417) 459-2368


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