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Talk of the Town Barbershop LLC
A first-time business owner launched Talk of the Town Barbershop LLC on Sept. 1 at 1303 S. Glenstone Ave. Owner James Seahorn leads a staff of six stylists at the shop, near the intersection of Glenstone Avenue and East Meadowmere Street. He signed a three-year lease for an undisclosed rate with JU Rentals LLC. Startup costs were roughly $25,000, Seahorn said. He said prices for standard haircuts start at $25 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children. Shaves and beard trims also are offered. Seahorn said a portion of the 1,994-square-foot shop is leased for undisclosed rates with esthetician Talya Medley, owner of Organically Bee Love, and Christian Gonzalez, who owns The Shoe Medic LLC, a shoe care business. Seahorn said he moved back to Springfield in April to be near family after working in the restaurant industry in Austin, Texas, and was looking for a career change.
Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Phone: 417-631-6229

RepMo Burger Co.
RepMo Burger Co. opened in Republic on Sept. 14 at 558 E. Harrison St. In Town Center Plaza, the venture owned by husband and wife Jimmy and Leanne Gove fills a 1,500-square-foot space formerly occupied by the shuttered Beefcakes restaurant. Jimmy Gove declined to disclose startup costs or his three-year lease rate with Tillman Redevelopment LLC. Among the seven hamburger options on the menu is a farmhouse burger with shaved ham, white American cheese, smoked bacon and a sunny side up egg. Tacos, chicken sandwiches and shakes also are served at the 12-employee restaurant. Prices generally range $7-$12. Gove said he has 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, having started when he was 15 years old. RepMo Burger is Gove’s first business ownership pursuit, but he has past management experience at Cheddar’s in Springfield.
Phone: 417-647-2112
Hours: 11 a.m-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

H&M
The 12th Missouri store for international clothing retailer H&M opened Sept. 24 at Battlefield Mall. Lease terms were undisclosed between parent company H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB and mall owner Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG). Battlefield Mall General Manager Michael Martin said the retailer, which is across from Old Navy, is in a roughly 20,000-square-foot space previously occupied by three tenants: On the Ball, Trinkets and Visionworks. The retailer sells clothing for men, women and teens, along with accessories and a kids’ collection for newborns to 14-year-olds. H&M temporarily shuttered around 900 of its 5,000 stores nationwide amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the company’s nine-month investor report. Officials say around 165 stores were still closed as of the end of September. For 2021, a net decrease of around 250 stores is planned, according to the report. The Battlefield Mall shop is the second in the Ozarks for H&M, which opened in 2018 at Branson Landing.
Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Phone: 417-883-4111
Web: HM.com

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