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Tim and Jennifer Bair, Bair’s All-American Sports Grill
Tim and Jennifer Bair, Bair’s All-American Sports Grill

Open for Business: Bair's All-American Sports Grill

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Bair’s All-American Sports Grill
Tim Bair opened a second Bair’s All-American Sports Grill on Dec. 21 at 3821 S. Campbell Ave., Ste. B. The Parkcrest Center space was formerly occupied by Wheat State Pizza. Bair, who opened his first grill in Republic in late 2007, said the restaurant employs 18 and offers 30 half-pound hamburger varieties, with an average price of $10. A food challenge burger has two patties on a 10-inch bun with eight strips of bacon, eight slices of cheese and comes with a double order of fries for $19. Bair said if patrons finish the challenge in 45 minutes, they get the burger and a T-shirt for free, and their picture on the wall. Bair leases the 95-seat space from KPAC Registered LLLP for an undisclosed amount. Bair’s grandfather opened Bair’s Grocery, 5419 S. Campbell Ave., in 1965 but has since sold it. Hours: 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.–1:15 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (417) 368-5919.

Apple Empire Couture/Homme
Yuan Qing “Apple” Li, opened Apple Empire Couture/Homme on Dec. 1 at 338 Boonville Ave. Apple Empire sells international clothing styles, along with custom makeup and art. The store specializes in dresses imported from London and Milan, Italy, which range between $78 and $98, according to manager Kaitlin Moor. Artwork is priced at upwards of $6,000, said Li, who is a senior sports management student at Drury University. Li leases the roughly 3,000-square-foot space from the McQueary family and spent $300,000 to start her business under Yuan Qing Li Enterprises LLC. A native of Shanghai, China, Li has about 10 years of fashion and modeling experience in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Hours: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Phone: (417) 863-6636.

Bryan College
Bryan College moved its brick and mortar campus Nov. 29 to 4255 Nature Center Way from 237 S. Florence Ave. The college’s systems administrations and online division remain at the Florence Avenue building, said owner Brian Stewart, who also serves as president and CEO. Bryan College leases the Nature Center Way location, formerly Integrity Home Care’s headquarters, for an undisclosed amount. About 200 students attend classes two days a week at the 16,000-square-foot campus site, which is Wi-Fi equipped. Every student has a netbook computer, and the remainder of studies are done online, said Stewart, who joined Bryan College in 1990 and bought the school in 2004. Hours: 7:30 a.m.–10:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (417) 862-5700.
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