NAMI Southwest Missouri Inc.
The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness moved Nov. 15 to 819 Boonville Ave., the former home of The Victim Center Inc. Stephanie Appleby, executive director of NAMI Southwest Missouri Inc., said the agency closed on the $515,000 building purchase from The Victim Center on July 26. Appleby said an undisclosed donor provided NAMI with $100,000 toward the purchase. Renovation costs were roughly $25,000, she said, adding Aurora-based Hartrup Contracting helped NAMI with infill work. The Victim Center occupied the 5,740-square-foot building since 1976 before moving in June to its new headquarters at 815 W. Tampa St. Since 2014, NAMI had operated at 1443 N. Robberson Ave., in the CoxHealth Medical Tower. A move to larger space for the four-employee nonprofit, which previously operated in 3,183 square feet, had been a long-term goal, Appleby said. NAMI’s services include support groups and a crisis help line.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Burrell Behavioral Health
The newest clinic for Burrell Behavioral Health opened Nov. 8 in Republic near the Highway 60 and Elm Street intersection. Burrell spokesperson Matt Lemmon said the 2,950-square-foot clinic at 612 E. Elm St. fills space formerly occupied by Visionhealth Eye Center, which relocated in town earlier this year. Lemmon said startup costs were roughly $380,000, but he declined to disclose lease terms with landlord Chastain Investments LLC. Burrell officials say the Republic clinic is intended to make access to its behavioral health services more convenient for residents of western Greene County and the surrounding area. The 10-employee clinic provides outpatient therapy, psychiatry via telehealth and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. With the Republic facility, Burrell now operates 17 clinics in its seven-county southwest Missouri service area, according to officials.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Prickly Cactus Coffee
Prickly Cactus Coffee relocated Oct. 20 within the same shopping center at 1148 Spur Drive in Marshfield. It’s the second move in two years for the venture, which started in 2019 as Cowboy Boutique LLC. The business, owned by Jessica Rezak and husband Jeff, rebranded in 2020 as Prickly Cactus Coffee and Boutique LLC after moving to Centerview Plaza. The seven-employee shop gained a drive-thru in last month’s move to its 900-square-foot space, she said, noting relocation and renovation costs were roughly $15,000. The owners signed a one-year lease with landlord Robert Headley for $1,300 per month. Rezak said the boutique part of the business name was dropped this year to draw more attention to its drink menu, which includes hot and iced coffee, mochas, lattes, frappes, smoothies and lemonade. Prices range $2-$6, according to its menu. She said the shop still sells some boutique items, such as jewelry and art.
Hours: 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
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