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Andrea Petersburg, The Local Bevy
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Andrea Petersburg, The Local Bevy

Open for Business: The Local Bevy

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The Local Bevy
A pop-up art shop surfaced in the Rountree neighborhood with the Oct. 23 opening of The Local Bevy. Owner Andrea Petersburg is the lone employee at the roughly 900-square-foot shop at 617 S. Pickwick Ave. Around 20 artists have wares for sale, such as jewelry, stained glass, candles, paintings, greeting cards and fiber art. Petersburg said most are priced $5-$200. She declined to disclose rental rates for the artists’ shop space or her three-month lease rate with JKH Properties LLC. Startup costs were roughly $500, she said. The temporary storefront is scheduled to only be open through December as a seasonal offering, but Petersburg isn’t ruling out continuing to operate beyond year’s end. Near the intersection of Cherry Street and Pickwick Avenue, The Local Bevy marks the first storefront for Petersburg, who sells custom picture framing and macrame from her home through A. Petersburg Designs LLC.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
Phone: 417-576-1642

Melancholy Roasting Springfield
After co-founding a coffee company in 2018, Matthew Picking opened Melancholy Roasting Springfield coffeehouse Aug. 31 at 3049 S. Fremont Ave. Picking and his brother, Caleb Carmichael, co-own Melancholy Roasting LLC and a coffee shop in Ava, but Picking is the sole owner of the Springfield venture. The four-employee shop occupies 1,600 square feet in the Fremont Center most recently filled by Able Coffee & Provisions, which shuttered in January. Picking said startup costs were around $8,000, and he is on a one-year lease for $2,500 per month with Tillman Redevelopment LLC. The menu includes espresso, iced coffee, tea and cold brew, generally priced $2-$5. The shop also sells coffee beans, such as Guatemala Cubulco and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, starting at $14 per pound, according to its website. Picking said delivery within Springfield city limits is offered.
Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Phone: 417-493-5767

The retail scene expanded Sept. 18 as New Jersey-based Burlington Stores Inc. (NYSE: BURL) added another store in Springfield. Burlington occupies nearly 46,000 square feet in Primrose Marketplace, at 3402 S. Glenstone Ave, which had been vacant since 2019 when JCPenney Home Store shuttered. A city of Springfield building permit listed a declared valuation of $2.1 million for the renovation project. Burlington spokesperson Nicole DiTolla, with marketing agency Tierney, declined to disclose the retailer’s lease terms with Chase Properties. Burlington entered Springfield in 2017 with a 40,000-square-foot store at Springfield Plaza, near the West Bypass and Sunshine Street intersection. Formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, Burlington sells clothing and footwear, as well as baby accessories, furniture, gifts and home decor. DiTolla said Burlington operates 10 stores in Missouri and roughly 740 nationwide.
Hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Phone: 417-815-9946


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