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Center for Music Therapy and Wellness
The Center for Music Therapy and Wellness LLC relocated its clinic Jan. 2 to a new location on the Drury University campus. Founded in 2002 as a private practice and student training facility, owner Julie Cassity, who also is a clinical instructor at Drury, said the center moved to Springfield Hall at 900 N. Benton Ave. to be a more central part of the campus and enhance accessibility. It formerly was at 1312 N. Benton Ave. in Congregational Hall. Cassity declined to disclose relocation and renovation costs or lease terms with Drury. The university-affiliated clinic employing eight occupies 3,000 square feet and has board-certified music therapists who work with clients including children with developmental disabilities, older adults, veterans and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She said the therapists serve over 300 clients weekly on and off campus in individual and group sessions, and she added Drury students also can work under the therapists’ supervision while pursuing their music therapy degrees.
Phone: 417-873-7877

Gateway Real Estate
After opening a Nixa office in 2021, independent brokerage Gateway Real Estate added a second location on Sept. 28 in Republic at 229 U.S. Highway 60 West. Joy Bray, who co-owns the agency with business partner Ryan Kell, declined to disclose startup costs or the rate of the five-year lease they signed with landlord Lee McLean III. Gateway originally formed in 2015, when Bray and Kell worked with Keller Williams Greater Springfield. The owners have a combined 25 years in the real estate industry. Bray said Republic’s growth in population, businesses and single-family home construction were motivators to open an office in the town which is located in Greene County and a portion of Christian County. The 500-square-foot office includes a reception area and conference room, Bray said, adding the 21-employee Gateway Real Estate serves the greater Springfield area and lists residential properties.
Phone: 417-241-6565

Mythical ’Wich
A group of restaurateurs launched Mythical ’Wich LLC on Dec. 22. The sandwich shop that also offers all-day breakfast is located in downtown Branson at 113 E. Main St. The venture is owned by Brad Leighninger, Derrick Melugin, Jason Roberts and Tammy Zachary, the group behind Hollister pub Downing Street Pour House and barbecue restaurant chain Gettin’ Basted, which has locations in Branson and Nixa. The four also are franchisees in Lubbock, Texas-based Bahama Buck’s, a tropical-themed shaved ice concept they opened on Highway 76 in September 2023. Zachary said Mythical ’Wich’s startup costs were $120,000, adding the owners signed a five-year lease for $7,000 per month with landlord Nathan Maurer. The sandwich lineup at the 18-employee, 2,500-square-foot Mythical ’Wich includes The Cyclops, which is a meatball sub, and Holy Hand Grenade, a house-made pastrami hash covered in cheese, sauce and a fried egg. Sandwich and breakfast options range $10-$18.
Phone: 417-544-0245


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