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Artistic Works by Lu
After opening its first Springfield brick-and-mortar shop in 2019, Leavenworth, Kansas-based retailer Artistic Works by Lu LLC moved May 14 to 1149 E. Republic Road. The boutique, which sells women’s jewelry, clothing and accessories, was formerly at 3061 S. Fremont Ave. Tracy Kneuven, husband of owner Lu Kneuven, said the move comes after Coryell Collaborative Group on March 17 acquired the former Heritage Cafeteria building and adjacent strip center where the shop was located. Artistic Works by Lu has a three-year lease for roughly $2,500 per month with Post Time Properties LLC, he said, adding relocation costs were around $25,000. The 1,900-square-foot shop is managed by Lu Kneuven’s sister, Carla Mendenhall, he said. Artistic Works by Lu also operates a Leavenworth, Kansas, shop and previously rented space in Harrison House Market before opening the Springfield storefront.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Tuesday through Friday and 
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Phone: 417-319-5152
Web: ArtisticWorksByLu.com

Jiffy Lube
A four-bay Jiffy Lube opened shop Dec. 18 at 3510 W. Sunshine St. Steve Isom, executive vice president of Jiffy Lube franchisee Stonebriar Auto Services LLC, said startup costs, including building construction, were roughly $2 million. Chesterfield-based Knoebel Construction Inc. was general contractor on the project with St. Louis-based Casco Diversified Corp. serving as architect. The shop was designed in a new Jiffy Lube Multicare model, Isom said, in which two bays are dedicated to fast oil changes and the others handle services including brakes, alignment, tires and tune-ups. Manager Jordan Harrison leads a 10-person staff at the 4,042-square-foot shop, Isom said. There are over 2,000 Jiffy Lube shops nationwide, according to the company’s website. Isom said Springfield is the 22nd franchise location for Frisco, Texas-based Stonebriar Auto.
Hours: 8 a.m-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Phone: 417-823-4788
Web: JiffyLube.com

Synergy Wealth Solutions Inc.
St. Louis-based Synergy Wealth Solutions Inc. launched a Springfield office March 1 at the Frisco Building, 3253 E. Chestnut Expressway. Financial adviser Chuck Dow said he owns the local branch of the firm and serves as managing director. Dow said through CHD Financial LLC, his five-year lease is $4,400 per month with Erlen Group for the 2,400-square-foot space. Startup costs were around $80,000, he said, adding Synergy manages more than $7 billion in assets companywide. He declined to disclose the Springfield office’s assets under management as it gets off the ground. Synergy works with roughly 65,500 clients and 160 financial advisers, according to a news release. The company’s website lists territories in St. Louis, Springfield, Kansas City and Illinois. Dow comes to Synergy from Northwestern Mutual, for which he was a financial adviser for over seven years, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday
Phone: 417-430-2320
Web: SynergyWealthSolutions.com

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