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Jay Parrino, Queen City Deli LLC
Jay Parrino, Queen City Deli LLC

Open for Business: Queen City Deli LLC

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Queen City Deli LLC
Restaurateur Jay Parrino opened his newest Springfield eatery, J. Parrino’s Queen City Deli, Nov. 7 at 1647 E. Sunshine St. Specializing in Italian cuisine, Parrino has operated restaurants in the Ozarks since 1983, when he opened J. Parrino’s on East Battlefield Road. “The Queen City Deli is a takeoff on some of the places on The Hill in St. Louis,” Parrino said, noting that in addition to the restaurant, there’s a deli case and retail section with boxed pasta and bottled marinara and olive oil. With seven salads, 12 sandwiches and 12 pastas on the menu, Parrino said the eatery’s biggest seller is the Italian beef sandwich, which sells for $5.97. Parrino operates the deli with five employees, serving lunch and dinner. Hours: 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Phone: (417) 887-1778.

Computer Recycling Center
Founder Ken Reiss sold Computer Recycling Center, 1434 N. National Ave., for an undisclosed amount Oct. 31 to business partners Jim Conley and Luke Westerman. Conley, an associate with Kingsley Group Business Brokers and an executive in residence for Drury University’s Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, said Reiss had been working with the Kingsley Group to sell the center for about a year. Kingsley Group partner Chuck Woolley brokered the sale of the center, said Conley, who has continued with his other business roles. Westerman, who previously worked with Springfield ReManufacturing Corp. for eight years, is general manager for Computer Recycling Center, which employs six and recycles a variety of electronics, including computer and TV equipment, washers and dryers, and vacuum cleaners. Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone: (417) 866-2588. Web: ComputerRecyclingCenter.org

Lids Locker Room
Lids Sports Group added a second Battlefield Mall store with its Nov. 11 opening of Lids Locker Room. While Lids specializes in athletic hats, the Locker Room sells licensed college and professional team apparel and accessories, said Brittany Kiser, assistant manager. Aaron Eldred is manager of the store, which also offers custom embroidery. The Springfield Locker Room store is one of five in Missouri and among the company’s 975 stores nationwide, according to its Web site. A division of Nashville, Tenn.-based Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) – which owns Johnston & Murphy and Journeys footwear – Lids also operates in Branson, Joplin and Osage Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon–6 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (417) 823-9660. Web: Lids.com.

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