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Miss Boston’s Cocktail Lounge
A pair of Republic natives opened Miss Boston’s Cocktail Lounge LLC on Dec. 7 at 3401 E. Old Stone Road in the 60 West mixed-use development. Owners Camry and Mesha Cowan said they named the Republic business after their dog, Miss Boston. The husband and wife agreed to a five-year lease with an additional five-year option with Canyon View Properties LLC for an undisclosed rate. The 1,800-square-foot lounge employs seven people. Camry Cowan said he formerly was a teacher in Republic and chose to leave after discovering a passion for mixology. That led him to work at The Golden Girl Rum Club in Springfield, where he said he learned a lot about craft cocktails, adding he and his wife decided their lounge concept would fit well in their hometown. Miss Boston’s offers draft beer, cocktails, mocktails, wine, shots and spirits, with prices ranging $5-$15. There are eight signature drinks, but customers can also request off-menu items. Snacks served include chips and queso, and charcuterie. The lounge also offers rental options for hosting events.
Phone: 417-233-4400

DIY Marketing Strategies for Small Business
Michele Delcoure and her son, Triston Delcoure, launched DIY Marketing Strategies for Small Business on Feb. 15. Services for the home-based marketing firm include a $350 online course to help small-business owners craft personalized marketing strategies. Delcoure said she is handling promotion and sales, while her son assists clients who need more help beyond the online course. She said her son is a freelance marketer who specializes in paid ads, adding she intends to maintain her full-time job as marketing manager at CNH Reman. Noting she and her son are DIY Marketing Strategies’ lone employees, Delcoure said startup costs were $3,000, mostly due to the software to run the online course. It’s the first joint venture for Delcoure and her son, adding she previously owned NuLine Design Inc., a mural and decorative painting business she closed over a decade ago.
Phone: 417-861-5471

Classics Pizza Co.
A pair of siblings behind a local Sno Biz franchise opened Classics Pizza Co. on Feb. 13 at 14 Mill Market in Nixa. Kyler Peace, who co-owns the business with his sister, Carrington Shockley, said startup costs were $40,000, declining to disclose their one-year lease rate with 14 Mill owners Rich and Leah Callahan. At the 203 E. Mount Vernon St. venue, Classics Pizza replaced D’Vine Delicatessen & Wine, which moved to Rogersville. Peace said they operate their new venture under Sno Biz Plus LLC. The siblings operate six locations of Sno Biz, as well as a mobile trailer of the shaved ice franchise, including one inside 14 Mill Market. At Classics Pizza, nearly a dozen specialty pizzas, such as chicken bacon ranch and Hawaiian, are on the menu, along with hot and cold sub sandwiches and baked pastas. The roster of subs includes meatball, chicken parmesan and buffalo chicken. Prices range $6-$20. Shockley said she and her brother lead a staff of 10 at the restaurant, which joins nine other vendors at the food hall.
Phone: 417-763-6500


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