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Rebecca and Brian Wilson, Coffee Xperience
Rebecca and Brian Wilson, Coffee Xperience

Open for Business: Coffee Xperience

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Coffee Xperience
Brian and Rebecca Wilson opened Coffee Xperience on Jan. 31 in Nixa’s City Centre Marketplace, 710 W. Mount Vernon St. The coffeehouse sells brewed and specialty coffee, fruit smoothies, protein shakes, teas and pastries, Rebecca Wilson said. The owners lease the 1,490-square-foot space from McLoud & Co. LLC for $1,100 per month. In September, the Wilsons were approved for a $70,000 U.S. Small Business Administration-guaranteed loan through Empire Bank. A 12-ounce brewed coffee is $1.50, and specialty drinks such as cappuccinos and macchiatos start at $3.25. The 20-ounce frappes, smoothies and protein shakes are $4 each. Hours: 6 a.m.–8p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (417) 714-4877.

Creative Outdoor Lighting
Brian Ranft and Joe Lomosi bought Creative Outdoor Lighting from Bryan and Brandy DiSylvester on March 1 for an undisclosed amount. Operating under RaLo Enterprises LLC from Ranft’s Springfield home, the 11-year-old business specializes in outdoor landscape and home lighting, and offers system designs complete with lighting fixtures, wiring and transformers. Creative Outdoor Lighting systems average about $2,000 but range between $800 and $10,000, Ranft said. Each job offers a $300 to $900 annual service contract for bulb replacement and general maintenance three times a years. Ranft worked for Domino’s Pizza as a franchise business consultant for 13 years, and Lomosi is currently the assistant controller for Reliable Chevrolet. Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Phone: (417) 882-0214.

Majestic Gems
Raj and Jennifer Raghani relocated to Branson from Juneau, Alaska, and brought their Majestic Gems business with them. The couple opened the store March 18 at 306 Branson Landing Blvd., specializing in gemstones such as yellow and blue diamonds, mystic topaz, larimar, tanzanite and ammolite. Raj Raghani said the store sells 10-carat, 14-carat and 18-carat gold and sterling silver jewelry, with pieces ranging between $9.99 and $30,000. Majestic Gems carries Citizen watches and provides custom jewelry design, gemstone appraisals and repair, he said. The Raghanis, who open their Juneau sore four months a year, lease the Branson site from HCW Realty for an undisclosed amount. Hours: 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (417) 231-4933.
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