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Benita Horn, Western Extralite
Benita Horn, Western Extralite

Open for Business: Western Extralite

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Western Extralite
John and Tom Isenberg opened Western Extralite on Feb. 1 at 1840 N. Packer Road. Western Extralite, a Kansas City-based wholesale provider of electrical and data communication products, has 17 locations in Missouri and Kansas. Benita Horn, operations manager for Western Extralite, said the 25,000-square-foot building is leased from Sunshine Investments for an undisclosed amount. The company took over the building that housed Rexel, another electrical supplies company, after it closed its Springfield location, said Horn, a former Rexel employee. Hours: 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (417) 831-4888.

CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar
Patrick and Christina Tasset opened CherryBerry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar on May 20 at 4127 S. Kansas Expressway, Ste. 124. The yogurt bar is one of 22 in the nation and is independently owned by the Tassets, who pay a licensing fee for the store, which started in Broken Arrow, Okla. Christina Tasset said the startup cost for the business was between $200,000 and $300,000. The couple, who employ 12 at the 2,800-square-foot facility, received a U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loan through Triad Bank in Tulsa, Okla., for an undisclosed amount, Christina Tasset said. CherryBerry yogurt is 39 cents per ounce and made from real dairy products and all natural ingredients, Christina Tasset said. Tasset said CherryBerry also offers a free party room for birthday parties. Hours: noon–10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: (417) 885-0150.

The Twice as Nice Store
Will and Jessica Jones opened The Twice as Nice Store, 1344 E. Sunshine St., on April 1, offering furniture, appliances, home décor and other household items. Will Jones said Twice as Nice buys closeouts, overstocks and open-box items from retailers and sells the items at half-price. Jones said all items are brand new, with prices averaging $100 for coffee tables and $125 for entertainment centers. He said the 3,500-square-foot store’s main supplier is the Home Decorators Collection, a line of furniture sold at Home Depot. Hours: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone: (417) 877-2006.
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