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Joyride Midwest LLC
Danielle Gassmann chose to go mobile with her first foray in business ownership, starting Joyride Midwest LLC on Oct. 20. Gassmann is the lone employee for the gift shop on wheels, which she runs from a converted small school bus. The 2015 Drury University graduate sells a variety of art, home accessories, paper goods, home decor and gifts. Gassmann said she quit her job with Green Circle Projects LLC and started the venture to celebrate the Midwestern creative community and to bring attention to local vendors, such as Made in Love LLC and Rebecca Lynn Illustration. Startup costs were around $15,000, Gassmann said, adding most products are priced $5-$35. She said the mobile business doesn’t keep regular hours, but the bus is frequently parked at businesses around Springfield and surrounding communities, along with appearing at holiday markets and craft fairs. 
Hours: Vary
Phone: 417-501-5992

Route 66 Food Truck Park
Dining options multiplied Feb. 22 near center city in Springfield with the rollout of Route 66 Food Truck Park at 1530 E. St. Louis St. Six mobile eateries – London Calling Pasty Co., Classic Rock Coffee, The Olive Branch, Davalon, Rollin’ Smoke BBQ and Not’cho Ordinary Taco – began serving customers opening day. A seventh, The Wheelhouse, reintroduced its food truck the following weekend, said property owner and park developer Kirk Wheeler. The park is adjacent to Wheeler Work Trucks and Mother Road Motorcycles, both owned by Wheeler. Including $300,000 he spent on the land acquisition, Wheeler estimated his total investment was around $650,000. Route 66 Food Truck Park has space for 10 mobile eateries and a renovated 1,800-square-foot building that seats 75 diners. The building also includes a Route 66-themed gift shop and a space dubbed the Super Sports Bar, which leads to an outdoor beer garden.
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Phone: 417-861-6851

Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care
A fourth co-branded Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care center opened Feb. 21 at 303 W. Sunshine St. The clinic operates in a new 7,500-square-foot multitenant retail center at the north-east corner of Campbell Avenue and Sunshine Street. Mercy spokeswoman Sonya Kullmann said six people work at the clinic, for which the health care provider partners with Atlanta-based GoHealth Urgent Care, an affiliate of Access Clinical Partners LLC. Lease terms with shopping center developer East Sunshine Property Group LLC were undisclosed. The 2,500-square-foot urgent care center joins three others in the Springfield – at 3233 E. Sunshine St. in Sidewalk Plaza; 900 E. Battlefield Road in Battlefield Market Place; and 2150 W. Republic Road in Magers Crossing. The clinic treats adults and children with such illnesses and injuries as flu, fever, allergies, cuts, burns, sprains and strains. It also has on-site X-ray and laboratory services.
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Phone: 417-986-0452


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