Formed: An Artist Collective
A downtown building most recently used as a temporary artist shop now has a full-time art gallery following the Jan. 12 opening of Formed: An Artist Collective. The venture at 210 E. Walnut St., Ste. 100, is co-owned by artists Grace Huckfeldt and Laura Ingalsbe. The women met at the 2020 Gailey’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop and decided to start the gallery for multiple artists after learning the Craig Waggoner-owned building was for lease. They said startup costs were roughly $4,500, declining to disclose their one-year lease rate for the 2,700-square-foot space. Aside from offering local artists retail space for undisclosed rates, Formed provides private pottery lessons with Huckfeldt, according to its website. Painting and color pencil classes also will be offered soon, the owners say. Huckfeldt and Ingalsbe are among the gallery’s lineup of nearly 20 artists, along with Mudbug Creations LLC and Rusty Leaf Studio.
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
Missouri Joint Ventures LLC
The Jan. 14 opening of Missouri Joint Ventures LLC marked the first medical marijuana dispensary in Christian County. The roughly 2,000-square-foot shop is at 202 S. West St., Ste. 1, in Nixa. Husband and wife Mark and Dana Sullinger co-own Missouri Joint Ventures with partners, but they declined to disclose the other owners, startup costs or lease terms. Dana Sullinger said she has 36 years of experience as a pharmacist, including the past 19 years working for Walmart Inc. She leads a seven-employee staff at the shop, for which she also serves as general manager and pharmacist. The dispensary sells cannabis flower, pre-rolled joints and marijuana-infused products, such as edibles and drinks. It also offers smoking accessories including glass pipes, vaporizers and batteries. The shop has online ordering and a drive-thru, Sullinger said.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Command Family Medicine PC
Direct primary care practice Command Family Medicine PC relocated its Springfield office March 1 to 3238 S. National Ave., in the Medical Mile Plaza. The practice, started in 2015 by Dr. Luke Van Kirk, was formerly at 2659 E. Normandy Drive, Ste. 108. The move comes on the heels of a second office for Command Family Medicine, which opened Jan. 4 in Branson at 714 State Highway 248, Ste. 503, Van Kirk said. In Springfield, the practice fills roughly 4,300 square feet in space formerly occupied by Blue Valley Surgical Associates, which shuttered in April 2020, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting. Van Kirk said relocation and renovation costs were about $35,000. He signed a five-year lease with The Wooten Co. for roughly $5,500 per month. Command Family Medicine patients pay physicians and providers directly for primary care services, starting with a base membership rate. The practice provides adult and family care, urgent care and minor procedures.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday
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