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Carsen Baron, Camp Bow Wow Springfield
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Carsen Baron, Camp Bow Wow Springfield

Open for Business: Camp Bow Wow Springfield

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Camp Bow Wow Springfield
Camp Bow Wow opened a new location Feb. 28 at 2814 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 104. It marks the second franchise spot for the dog day care and boarding business in Springfield and fourth overall for owners Tony and Jamie Caruso. The couple in 2015 acquired the operation at 1900 W. Sunset St. for undisclosed terms from the Colorado-based Camp Bow Wow corporation. For the new store, the Carusos signed a five-year lease for an undisclosed rate with FM Stores LLC, owner of the retail center. Private, climate-controlled “cabins” and indoor play areas with grassy turf available for dogs. The new camp targets smaller breeds and provides grooming services, Tony Caruso said. A total of 15, including manager Carsen Baron, staff the 4,500-square-foot camp, which Caruso said included soundproofing the walls and adding flooring. He said the final project cost exceeded the $180,000 estimate.
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Phone: (417) 882-9247

Coryell Collaborative Group
TLC Properties Inc. on March 1 created an umbrella company for its five business units. Called Coryell Collaborative Group, it comprises TLC Properties, the original company; TLC Property Realty LLC, which brokers new land acquisitions and connects properties with third-party developers; Good Deal Development LLC, created in 2018 to handle preconstruction work; Team C Construction LLC, a general contracting firm; and Coryell Enterprises Inc., which performs painting, carpet cleaning, drywall and finishing services. With the restructuring, Jessi Beauchamp was promoted to chief operations officer from director of operations. Sam M. Coryell remains president, with his father Sam E. Coryell still a board member and brother Dan Coryell leading TLC Property Realty. Current projects include the $10.8 million mixed-use development Cambium, $11.4 million Verandas Vistas Apartments and $12 million Trail’s Bend Apartment Homes.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 869-1118

Entertainment venue Questledge began operating March 5 at 107 S. Main St. in Nixa. It features interactive and cooperative games, including an escape room, scavenger and treasure hunts, and multiple virtual reality stations. Owner Debbie Moore signed a three-year lease for an undisclosed rate in the 3,000-square-foot space with building owner Mark Anderson of Right Direction Properties LLC. Startup costs were around $5,000, she said, adding the onetime home of Nixa Hardware & Seed Co. was most recently occupied by Crossroads Auction Co. Eight VR stations are set up with equipment supplied by Avatar-VR, a Rogersville business owned by Moore’s sons, Steven Donovan, Cory Stanley and Chris Stanley. Questledge previously operated for two years in Ozark, but Moore said more space was needed. A mobile unit for escape room games was in use last year, she said.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 494-5026


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