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Rove Coffee Roasting
Formerly a Farmers Insurance Agency office, something new began brewing Oct. 28 at 306 W. McDaniel St. with the start of Rove Coffee Roasting. Owned by husband and wife Dustin and Katie Jackson, the downtown Springfield shop sells coffee beans for retail and wholesale. Additionally, it roasts beans for its Rove Coffee shop in the Springfield-Branson National Airport and wholesale clients, said manager Kaitlyn Palmquist. She said the Jacksons have owned the airport coffee shop since 2012, when it operated as Heroes Coffee, and they transitioned to the independent Rove Coffee brand in 2017. The nearly 800-square-foot roasting shop sells 12-ounce whole bean bags of coffee from Mexico, Guatemala, Ethiopia and other countries for $16 apiece, as well as through its website, she said. Palmquist declined to disclose startup costs or lease terms with landlord Metropolis Holding Co. LLC.
Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: 417-429-9450
Web: RoveCoffee.com 

Gettin’ Basted LLC
A second brick-and-mortar restaurant for Gettin’ Basted LLC launched Feb. 20 at 606 W. Mount Vernon St. in Nixa. Co-owner Tammy Roberts said the 5,000-square-foot eatery with a seating capacity of roughly 125 is slightly smaller than the Branson shop, which opened in September 2016. She co-owns both restaurants with Brad Leighninger, Derrick Melugin and Jason Roberts. They purchased the Nixa building, formerly a Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q, for an undisclosed price in November. She declined to name the seller, who had acquired the property months before at an auction after the Buckingham eatery shuttered. Roberts declined to disclose startup costs for the 55-employee shop. The menu features wagyu beef burgers, wings, smoked brisket, salads and house-smoked pastrami, with prices generally in the $10-$20 range. The eatery first started as a food truck in 2016 after several of its owners teamed up in competition barbecue.
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Phone: 417-374-7394
Web: GettinBasted.com 

SWI Webster County
On Jan. 13, Springfield-based sheltered workshop SWI Industrial Solutions Inc. absorbed a similar operation in Marshfield, called Web-Co Custom Industries Inc. As part of the deal, Web-Co is now SWI Webster County, said SWI Industrial Solutions General Manager Dave Dunn. No money was exchanged in the transaction nor did SWI take on any debt, said Dunn, who’s now manager of both workshops. Mike Frazier, Web-Co’s former general manager, remains on staff in the newly created role of director of community awareness. Additionally, two members of Web-Co’s former board of directors – Mike Daniel and Brian Brooks – have joined SWI’s board. Both workshops employ people with developmental disabilities, and through the deal, Dunn said the Marshfield shop maintains its 85-person workforce in the program with 10 additional staff members who support them on-site. Including SWI’s Springfield operation, the company now employs 280 production workers and 35 staff members.
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: 417-468-5890
Web: SWIIndustrial.com 

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