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Open for Business: Springfield Charcuterie LLC

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Springfield Charcuterie LLC
After a few months in operation exclusively online, Springfield Charcuterie LLC opened a brick-and-mortar store Aug. 1 at 1323 W. Sunshine St. Co-owners Jessica Blodgett and Courtney Williams started with e-commerce Feb. 1 selling charcuterie boards prepared with meat, fruit, cheese and sweets. In Elfindale Plaza, the shop fills 1,200 square feet formerly occupied by The Nutrition Post. Springfield Charcuterie took over The Nutrition Post’s lease, which runs through November 2021, Blodgett said, declining to disclose the rate with JNM Realty Group LLC. She said startup costs were roughly $5,000. The charcuterie creations range in size from individual lunch bowls to large arrangements that feed hundreds of people at weddings and corporate events, Blodgett said. Prices begin at $9 for a single serving, while an arrangement for 30 costs $350, according to the company website. The two-employee shop also offers charcuterie board prep classes for $65 a person, she said.
Hours: By appointment
Phone: 417-379-1555

Ulta Beauty Inc.
Springfield Plaza gained the second Queen City store of national retail chain Ulta Beauty Inc. (Nasdaq: ULTA) when it opened Sept. 25 at 3920 W. Washita St. Ulta Beauty Vice President of Public Relations Eileen Ziesemer said the store occupies roughly 9,000 square feet in the shopping center next to Five Below. Manager Qunetin Robinson leads a 24-person staff, she said. Ziesemer declined to disclose the company’s lease terms with Rankin Development LLC or its opening costs. The cosmetics retailer stocks over 25,000 products, such as makeup and skin care, from roughly 500 brands, and it also offers salon services, according to its website. Ziesemer said the company operates 1,200 stores nationally, and 24 are in Missouri. Its other Springfield store is at 3434 S. Glenstone Ave. in Primrose Marketplace.
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Phone: 417-512-5524

Vanity Pawz Pet Salon LLC
With nearly 10 years in the pet grooming trade, Alicia Jones is now in business for herself with the Oct. 1 start of Vanity Pawz Pet Salon LLC. The shop occupies 1,380 square feet at 1779 S. Grant Ave. near the Sunshine Street intersection and across from Bass Pro Shops. Jones is the lone employee for the venture, and she signed a three-year lease for $1,000 per month with landlord Brandon Haling, who also owns next-door business Armed Sources Gun & Pawn. Startup for the pet salon was roughly $10,000, Jones said. She most recently worked as a groomer at All Pet Supplies & Equine Center but said she long dreamed of opening her own shop. Vanity Pawz replaces another grooming business, Groomed Pet Spa, which she said moved this summer to Fair Grove. Jones offers dog and cat baths, haircuts, nail trims and other specialty services, such as hair dye and nail polish. Grooming package prices are based on breeds, Jones said, generally ranging $20-$80. The salon also offers day care service.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Phone: 417-839-9030


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