West Coast Furniture moved May 1 to 3213 S. Campbell Ave. David Keller (pictured), who started the business seven years ago, said the new location gives the store better visibility and an on-site warehouse. When operating at 650 E. Battlefield, Keller rented storage space off-site. "Now we're able to have our warehouse and store together," he said. The showroom is about the same size, he said. West Coast Furniture is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.|ret||ret||tab|
Feeling cramped, AAA Mailing Service moved May 1 to 500 W. Olive St. The move triples the available space and puts operations under one roof, said co-owner Bert Thompson. "We're not using all of it yet," Thompson said of the space formerly used by McQueary Brothers Drug Co. "We'll grow into the balance." AAA Mailing operated less than a block away at 615 W. College St. and had a separate warehouse facility. AAA Mailing tops SBJ's list of Springfield's Largest Mailing Services with 3.1 million pieces processed per month. It is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.|ret||ret||tab|
California-based EZ Take Out Burger opened a Springfield restaurant May 14 at 3356 S. Campbell Ave., formerly the site of Mazzio's Pizza. Although the EZ chain has franchises in three states, this restaurant is family owned by Brandon and Kim Young. Brandon Young's dad, Bob Young, started the restaurants in Upland, Calif., in 1969. There are 13 restaurants. Brandon Young said $100,000 was invested to remodel the building. It is open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday and Saturday.|ret||ret||tab|
Village Coffee & Deli opened for business May 15 at 2132 W. Chesterfield Blvd. Jan Cole partnered with her brother Bill Mace to rescue the coffee shop in Chesterfield Village, which is now on its third owner in nine years. Previous owner Joe Stevens, who was retiring, planned to sell the equipment at auction, but Cole and Mace made an offer the week before the auction. "We didn't want to see the coffee shop close," Cole said. Cole added a deli and decorations to make it her own, she said. Village Coffee & Deli sells coffee drinks, breakfast items and sandwiches. It is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.|ret||ret||tab|
Ariake Sushi and Robata opened; Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GSBC) opened its newest branch in Springfield; and a longtime employee with City Utilities of Springfield went into business for himself with the launch of Van Every Drafting & Design LLC.