Bosky’s Vegan Grill
A career pivot for a former human resources professional resulted in Bosky’s Vegan Grill, a downtown restaurant serving plant-based food. Owner Amy Bennett employs nine at her 405 W. Walnut St. eatery, which opened May 9. She said startup costs were $30,000 for her first-ever ownership venture in the 1,600-square-foot building previously occupied by restaurant Mo’ Beef, which closed last year. Bennett is on a three-year lease for an undisclosed rate with landlord Don Fairchild, who owned Mo’ Beef. Bosky’s menu includes plant-based burgers, chicken and fish sandwiches, chicken nuggets and bratwurst. Prices for an entree and fries range $10-$14.50. Bennett accrued 10 years in human resources, including stints at Ozarks Technical Community College and City Utilities of Springfield, before exiting the field last year to focus on her new career path. Bosky, which means covered with trees or shrubs, is a nod toward the restaurant’s vegan roots.
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Neverending Game Store
Neverending Game Store LLC made its second move in as many years within Marshfield’s Centerview Plaza on April 1. The game shop, which opened in August 2020, is now at 1190 Spur Drive, Ste. 100, its third location in the shopping center. Jason Lannan, who co-owns the business with wife Viktoriia Hryshchenko, said each move has been to larger suites to accommodate their need for more product and game play space. The 3,400-square-foot store, which employs seven, sells trading cards, miniatures, board games, role-playing games and accessories. It also holds in-store tournaments for card games and miniatures. Lannan said relocation costs were $35,000, and they signed a five-year lease for an undisclosed rate with landlord Robert Headley. Lannan said game selections include Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon.
Hours: Noon-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Mercy Sports Medicine-Westedge
Mercy Springfield Communities added a second Queen City clinic focused on sports rehabilitation and performance improvement with the March 28 opening of Mercy Sports Medicine-Westedge. The 3,000-square-foot clinic sits below apartments on the ground floor of a mixed-use building at 616 E. Madison St., Ste. 116, on the western side of the Missouri State University campus. Mercy spokesperson Sonya Kullmann declined to disclose startup costs or lease terms. She said manager Justin Ebert leads a staff of four at the clinic, which specializes in sports injury rehabilitation, strength training and conditioning, sports performance enhancement and community outreach. It also serves as a training facility for recently licensed graduate students seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. Services for workers’ compensation injuries to bones, muscles and soft tissues also are provided. Mercy continues to operate its south-side sports medicine clinic at 4331 S. Fremont Ave.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday
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