Nothing Bundt Cakes
Specialty bakery and national chain Nothing Bundt Cakes made its Springfield debut Oct. 19 at 2906 S. Glenstone Ave. in Brentwood Center South. Husband-and-wife franchisees Jordan and Adrienne Harvey invested over $350,000 in the venture and signed a 10-year lease for an undisclosed rate with Jared Commercial Real Estate LLC. Nothing Bundt Cakes charges a $35,000 franchise fee, as well as 5% royalties and 4% for marketing, collected weekly, according to the company website. The Harveys employ 15 in the 2,300-square-foot shop, which serves Bundt cakes in such flavors as lemon, red velvet and white chocolate raspberry. Sizes include 8- and 10-inch cakes decorated or frosted in a box, according to the website, as well as miniature “bundtlets” and bite-sized “bundtinis.” Prices begin at $4.25 for bundtlets, and larger cakes range $25-$43. Jordan Harvey said the Springfield couple have 15 years of experience in food service franchising and remain franchisees of Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon shops in Dallas, Texas.
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
A&A Boutique & Country Decor LLC
Angelia Fox became a first-time business owner upon opening A&A Boutique & Country Decor LLC on Jan. 21 in Republic. Fox is the lone employee for the boutique at 892 U.S. Highway 60, Ste. 840, which sells furniture, clothing, home accents and decor. The shop moved April 1 to larger space from 932 U.S. Highway 60. She said startup costs were around $12,000; lease terms were undisclosed. Fox said she makes much of the furniture in-house, such as farmhouse-style tables, chairs and benches. Furniture prices generally range $225-$350, and a table and four chairs set costs $1,200, she said. The shop currently doesn’t sell any vendor products in the 2,800-square-foot space but hosts a vendors pop-up tent on Sundays with $20 booth rentals, she said. Fox said she worked for over 20 years as a driver in the trucking industry for companies such as Central Marketing Transport LLC but saw opening A&A Boutique as a change of pace and opportunity to spend more time with her family.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Rise Coffee Co.
Marshfield gained a drive-thru coffee shop with the Jan. 23 launch of Rise Coffee Co. Co-owners and friends Kaden Freeman, Adreon Horn and Lucas Reynolds are the sole employees of the venture in the parking lot of Young’s Shopping Center, 900 W. Washington St. A lower entry cost was a primary appeal for the owners to open a mobile coffee shop, Freeman said, declining to disclose their investment or lease terms. Rise Coffee Co. is their first ownership venture, he said, adding a business collaboration has been a long-term goal of the friends. Two of the three owners have prior retail experience in the coffee industry, as Freeman said he previously worked at a coffee shop operated by The Well Church in Springfield, while Horn was formerly employed with Starbucks. Rise Coffee’s menu includes hot and iced lattes, frappes and shakerato, an espresso drink shaken with ice, with prices ranging $2-$5.
Hours: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
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