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Open for Business: The Workshop

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The Workshop
The Workshop, a craft making space and coffee shop, began operations Oct. 28 in the Finley Farms development in Ozark. At 802 Finley Farms Lane, it’s the first of several planned projects to open at the 32-acre development by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, who also is restoring the Ozark Mill and creating restaurants, an event venue and urban farm. The Workshop fills 3,700 square feet inside a renovated 1930s-era industrial garage previously used by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Ozark-based Construct LLC was general contractor for the project, said Sarah Stracke, manager of The Workshop. She declined to disclose startup costs. Stracke said the 10-employee venue seats 75, serving coffees, teas and lattes priced $2.25-$5.50. A limited food menu has chia pudding, yogurt parfait, and toasts, including The Bacon and The Berry, available for $5-$8. Stracke said The Workshop hosts private events as well as gardening, culinary and craft classes with local experts on certain evenings.
Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday
Phone: (417) 210-6690

Grocer Aldi on Oct. 16 opened its third Springfield store. At 2847 E. Sunshine St., the store occupies 20,725 square feet of the former Ruby’s Market concept by Price Cutter parent company Pyramid Foods, which closed in December 2018. Aldi officials declined to disclose startup costs or lease terms with Pyramid Foods. A building permit on file with the city listed a $1.2 million declared valuation for renovating Aldi’s portion of the building, including a new front wall, electrical work, interior finishes and flooring. Red Racks Thrift Store, which also recently opened, occupies the other part of the 54,000-square-foot building. Lori Rowe is manager for Aldi’s newest store, which employs 18, said company spokesperson Casey Miller. It’s part of a $3.4 billion investment by Aldi to expand to 2,500 U.S. stores by the end of 2022. Aldi currently operates over 1,900 stores, including stores in town at 421 E. Battlefield Road and 1645 E. Kearney St.
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Phone: (855) 955-2534

Mercy Clinic OB/GYN – Seminole-Fremont
A new obstetrics and gynecology clinic is part of the Mercy Springfield Communities health care system with the Nov. 6 opening of Mercy Clinic OB/GYN – Seminole-Fremont. Housed on the second floor of the Mercy Seminole building at 2135 S. Fremont Ave., seven employees staff the clinic, led by Drs. Jessica Windschitl, Charles Albritton and Juliette Gibbons, and nurse practitioner Shayla Crawford. Snyder Construction Group LLC served as contractor for infill of the 7,000-square-foot clinic. Mercy spokeswoman Sonya Kullmann said opening costs were roughly $600,000. Ultrasounds, pap smears, robotic surgery and family planning are among women’s services offered at the clinic. Other local OB-GYN clinics in the Mercy system are at 1965 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 270, and 3231 S. National Ave., Ste. 250.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday 
Phone: (417) 820-3709 


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