Studio 3 Dance Academy
Studio 3 Dance Academy LLC on Sept. 6 replaced a longtime restaurant in Chesterfield Village. Located at 2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Ste. A-100, Studio 3 is owned by Mackenzie Burghardt, attorney Dan Parmele and his wife, Diana. It fills 7,300 square feet in a building previously occupied by Primas Mexican Grill, which had operated since 2006. Dan Parmele said startup costs for the 13-employee business included the $1.6 million purchase of the building from former owner Montclair Capital LLC through DTown Real Estate LLC, as well as another $150,000 for renovations. The academy offers private and competitive dance classes with nine instructors, led by Burghardt, the studio’s artistic director. Diana Parmele, director of community relations, said the owners wanted to open an all-inclusive studio with a primary focus of having fun, while teaching respect and self-confidence. Individual class costs begin at $45 for 30 minutes and go up to $360 for six hours.
Peaceful Crossings In-Home Pet Euthanasia
After five years in veterinary medicine, Dr. Samantha Sellers launched Peaceful Crossings In-Home Pet Euthanasia on March 13. She said the service area for her two-employee, home-based business is generally within an hour’s drive of Springfield. Peaceful Crossings provides pet owners the opportunity to select in-home euthanasia rather than driving their pets to a veterinary clinic or hospital. Noting startup costs of $6,000, Sellers said the business offers euthanasia services for $300, not including a travel fee, as well as cremation or burial aftercare options. She said for those pet owners who need to discuss their pet’s health status, a quality-of-life telehealth consultation is offered for $75.
Springfield Fire Department Station No. 13
The city of Springfield’s newest fire station began operations Feb. 28 at 1900 W. College St. The roughly $3.7 million, two-bay, single-story station for the Springfield Fire Department houses three shifts of four crew members and accommodates fire personnel needs, said Jennifer Swan, city architect for the Public Works Department. DeWitt & Associates Inc. was general contractor for the department’s 13th station, with Esterly Schneider & Associates Inc. and Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Boarman Kroos Vogel Group Inc. as project architects. City officials say the 6,367-square-foot fire station is among four either completed or in progress around town this past year.
Springfield Business Journal’s 2023 Trusted Advisers event honors 20 businesspeople.