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Monica Anderson, Lolli and Pops
Monica Anderson, Lolli and Pops

Open for Business: Lolli and Pops

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Lolli and Pops
Specialty candy shop Lolli and Pops opened Sept. 30 in Battlefield Mall, 2825 S. Glenstone Ave., Ste. T06. Chief Purveyor Monica Anderson moved to Springfield to open and run the store for the San Francisco-based company. Lolli and Pops sells candies from around the globe, such as Cadbury, Kinder and Japanese Pocky sticks, as well as its private label brand. Other novelty items are bacon soda, green tea Kit Kat bars and craft beer-infused chocolates. Anderson said most popular are the gourmet gummy bears, sold by the pound and in refillable jars – starting at $12.50 apiece or “forever jars” good for 52 refills at $100-$1,000 based on size of the jar. The store employs 13, she said, mostly part-timers. Lolli and Pops has 37 locations, and Anderson said the Springfield store was the first in Missouri. The company has since opened in St. Louis.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 888-2401
Web: LolliAndPops.com

Parlor 88
Father and son Kris and Ben Clements on Oct. 10 bought the Parlor 88 lounge at 1111 E. Republic Road for undisclosed terms. The 9-year-old establishment was the brainchild of Paul Sundy and Jay Hickman, with a reputation built around happy hours and social events. At one point, three Parlor 88 lounges were operating in Springfield, held by various ownership groups with Sundy at the center. Locations on East Sunshine and downtown closed in early 2014, and Sundy had said he was releasing interest in Parlor 88 to work on expanding the Big Whiskey’s concept. Natives of Canada, Kris and Ben moved to the United States in 1997. Ben runs the daily operations, having worked in the restaurants the past six years, and Kris is an executive for ingredients manufacturer DairiConcepts LP who is seeking retirement, according to a news release. With a deep appetizer menu, the Parlor 88 kitchen also prepares chicken wings, pizza, burgers and sandwiches. The Olive Room can be reserved for business luncheons and private parties.
Hours: 3 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 p.m.-midnight Sunday.
Phone: (417) 882-8882
Web: Parlor88.com

Redneck Nutz
Cardinal Custom Framing LLC owners David and Mary San Paolo on June 1 opened a storefront and commercial kitchen for Redneck Nutz at 2127 W. College St. Mary San Paolo said the company owns the 2,200-square-foot building, and two companies, Good 2 Go Meals and Poppa Moose Gourmet Popcorn, also lease use of the kitchen. Rates range from $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum for cooking classes or parties up to $192 per month for regular weekly use. Established in 2013, the snack nut company sells product online and at 50 retail locations in Missouri, Arkansas and Virginia. The College Street storefront retails Redneck Nutz products – such as ginger bread spice cashews and maple black walnuts – alongside other locally made items. Inventory includes Route 66 souvenirs and food from such companies as Don’s Happy Apple Snacks, Horrmann Meat Co. LLC and Mattie’s Eats and Treats.
Hours: 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Phone: (417) 612-7097
Web: RedneckNutz.com

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