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Angler’s Inn
Big Cedar Lodge and Bass Pro Shops owner Johnny Morris converted the Days Inn at 621 W. Sunshine St. to Angler’s Inn. It opened March 8 across the street from Bass Pro’s flagship store at Campbell Avenue and Sunshine Street. Morris and company late last year purchased the hotel property from Walker Hospitality Group LLC for undisclosed terms and subsequently demolished the adjacent Seeburg Service Center muffler shop. Nabholz Corp. served as general contractor for the transition to Angler’s Inn, where crews added wooden logs and shingles and stone accents to the exterior, as well as new signage with Bass Pro’s logo to the south and east. Joseph Mahadevan is now manager of the 67-room property. According to building permits on file with the city, the estimated cost of the project was $180,000. The hotel’s website lists king and queen rooms with cabin-themed decor, as well an indoor grotto pool and complimentary breakfast. The homepage reads, “Discover America’s Conservation Capital, Springfield, MO.”
Hours: 24/7
Phone: (800) 445-5132

Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery LLC
Michael and Christy Pfau opened Birds Eye Tattoo & Art Gallery LLC on March 20 at 300 W. McDaniel St. The longtime bar and restaurant space, most recently Muertos Cantina, was converted into the tattoo parlor and art studio for an unspecified sum, said Michael Pfau. He signed a lease in January for undisclosed terms with building owner Jason Murray. Pfau is a tattoo artist, who worked the past three years at Kaleidoscope, and previously owned American Irons Tattoo and Piercing in Savannah, Georgia. Pfau said he’s hired independent contractors Josh Frost and Brian Biggers to perform tattoo work. The shop focuses on custom designs, and Pfau also plans to showcase art from friends around the country, as well as local artists. The parlor is outfitted with Apple-powered devices, as well as screens that show customers’ mockups. Asked about the name Birds Eye, Pfau said his last name “means peacock in German.”
Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Phone: (417) 771-5487

D3 Technologies
Springfield-based 3-D design consultancy D3 Technologies has penned three acquisitions in less than a year. The latest was on March 1, when the company agreed to buy the Autodesk division of Grandville, Michigan-based JVH Engineering Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. D3 President Kevin Schlack said the acquisition represents about 15 percent of a projected $30 million in companywide revenue this year. The division, including General Manager Rick VanWort, joins D3 as JVH CAD Solutions, serving clients in Michigan and northern Indiana. D3 resells Autodesk Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ADSK) 3-D engineering software to manufacturers, often with customizations, and provides training to assist clients in utilizing the complex software. Five months ago, D3 purchased Brian J Mills Engineering LLC of Springfield and in May 2017 bought MasterGraphics Inc. of Wisconsin, which officials say nearly doubled the size of D3.
Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (877) 731-7171


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