Texas Soul Boutique
After several years of making and selling handmade jewelry in other boutiques around the Ozarks, first-time business owner Dalton Cohen started Texas Soul Boutique. The 1,000-square-foot store opened March 4 at 103 W. Church St., Ste. A, in Ozark, selling handmade jewelry, shoes, accessories, and clothing for women, baby girls and tweens. Cohen said the store was most recently a restaurant, Mad Hatterz Eatz & Treatz, declining to disclose startup costs or lease terms. Aside from items she, her mother Shannon Stewart and grandmother Nancy Riffell make to sell in the store, Cohen said other vendors pay around $250 in monthly rent and an undisclosed commission for space in the shop. The three family members also have teaching backgrounds, with Cohen a former kindergarten teacher at Espy Elementary in Nixa. She said her mother still teaches art at Espy, while Riffell is a retired educator.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday
Phone: (417) 840-5202
Ozarks Elder Law LLC
The Nixa office of Ozarks Elder Law LLC moved July 1 to 811 N. Main St. in the Cobblestone Village shopping center. Owner Lori Rook said the office outgrew shared space with Jenkins CPA LLC at 204 Village Center St., Ste. 4. Relocation costs and lease rates were not disclosed. Two staff members work out of the 1,400-square-foot office, which was formerly occupied by Iron Mountain Chiropractic, Rook said. Ozarks Elder Law handles legal needs of the elderly and disabled, including estate and asset protection planning. The firm also has offices in Springfield, Ozark, Joplin and Marshfield. The Marshfield office was added in December 2018 through an acquisition of RTR Attorneys.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 868-8200
Mountain Grove-based Westgate Trailers expanded operations with a Springfield site May 21 at 7136 W. Farm Road 140. The business, started 20 years ago by husband-and-wife Steve and Mona Goslee, sells and installs a variety of trailers and truck beds. Westgate Trailers-Springfield features eight drive-thru work bays and a showroom/retail center in its 60-by-200-foot building constructed for an undisclosed cost. Mona Goslee said six employees, led by manager Alan Cramer, work at the shop, which also offers sales and installation of hitches, brake controls and trailer tires. Staff members also handle trailer repair services, such as bearing packs, welding, brakes, flooring and electrical wiring. She said the company also accepts used trailers as trade-ins. The Mountain Grove facility remains in operation at 8920 W. Business Highway 60, about 65 miles east of Springfield.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday
Phone: (417) 351-6974
Adrianna Norris became a first-time business owner with the opening of Finley River Chiropractic; PaPPo’s Pizzeria & Pub launched its newest location; and Huey Magoo’s opened its second store in the Ozarks.