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Grant Kendall, Route 66 Barbershop
Grant Kendall, Route 66 Barbershop

Open for Business: Route 66 Barbershop

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Route 66 Barbershop
Grant Kendall became the new owner of Route 66 Barbershop Dec. 10, after purchasing the business for an undisclosed amount from Don Mullen, who retired in November after 56 years. Kendall, 23, leases the shop space at 2417 W. College St. from Mullen for $300 a month. A third-generation barber, Kendall trained at the Missouri School of Barbering and Hairstyling and previously worked at Florrissant Barbershop in St. Louis. He said haircuts and shaves at Route 66 Barbershop each cost $9, and walk-ins are welcome. Other services include straight-razor shaves and outlines, and Kendall, the shop’s lone barber, also specializes in flat-top haircuts. Hours: 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday. Phone: (660) 353-1735.

Homegrown Foods LLC
Owners Ryan and Amanda Owen relocated Homegrown Foods LLC Jan. 1 to 607 S. Pickwick Ave., next door to its previous location at 601 S. Pickwick Ave. The store is now located in space owned by the Owenses that previously housed Incense and Peppermints. At 1,200 square feet, the new space is 700 square feet larger, and Amanda Owen said the move enabled the store, which sells local produce and meat, to expand its locally sourced inventory to include items such as breakfast cereals, pastas, fruits, popcorn, rice, chips and soft drinks. Hours: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone: (417) 868-7004. Web:

Uncle Eddie’s Pizza & Hots
Jeremy Gartz opened Uncle Eddie’s Pizza & Hots Jan. 18 at 1653 E. Sunshine St. in the building that formerly housed Uncle Lloyd’s Cookie Co. Gartz has 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry, previously working in Utah and California, and he leases the approximately 1,500-square-foot building from John Riggs for an undisclosed amount. The restaurant’s specialty pizzas include Hawaiian, Thai chicken, chicken cordon bleu, spinach, bacon artichoke and pulled pork, Gartz said, Prices for an 18-inch pie range from $11.99 to $19.99 and prices for nine-inch pies start at $6.99. Hots – or sausage varieties – range from $4.79 to $5.49, and include red, white, beef, Polish, bratwurst, Italian sausage and chicken/apple. The eatery has roughly five employees. Hours: 11 a.m.–9 p.m. seven days a week. Phone: (417) 885-9099.

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