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Loehr Chiropractic and Acupuncture plans to occupy 12,000 square feet that formerly housed Staxx and other tenants.
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Loehr Chiropractic and Acupuncture plans to occupy 12,000 square feet that formerly housed Staxx and other tenants.

Single tenant takes over vacated spaces at Farmers Park

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Loehr Chiropractic and Acupuncture LLC signed on to occupy multiple Farmers Park spaces that became vacant in the past year as businesses relocated to other developments.

Matt Wagner, communications director for Farmers Park developer Green Circle Projects LLC, said Loehr Chiropractic would take over a combined 12,000 square feet that formerly housed Staxx, Jellybeans, Ellecor Design and Gifts, and Studio 417 Salon.

Loehr Chiropractic Marketing Director Brittany Zachary said owner and CEO Dr. Steven Loehr hasn’t yet decided whether the south-side Farmers Park location would replace the company’s existing 2031 E. Sunshine St. practice or open as a second center for the company. The Farmers Park location is scheduled to open early next year, Zachary said.

At Farmers Park, Loehr Chiropractic will begin offering primary care, physical therapy and functional medicine, Zachary said, noting the hiring of a medical doctor is pending.

“It is very uncommon for a medical doctor and a chiropractic or any holistic practitioners to be in the same clinic,” she said. “We are really excited to offer patients both options.”

Loehr Chiropractic will continue to focus on preventive approaches, Zachary said, noting medicine would be offered only if necessary.

The 5-year-old chiropractic care and acupuncture company was among honorees in July for Springfield Business Journal’s Economic Impact Awards. Loehr Chiropractic reported 2018 revenue of $2.1 million and more than 25 employees.

Loehr Chiropractic’s new site is on the west side of the Farmers Park development, which weekly hosts Farmers Market of the Ozarks.

Nesbitt Construction Inc. is serving as general contractor for the infill work, according to a news release from Farmers Park. Another office tenant announcement is expected next week, and One Drop Coffee Co. is scheduled to open in early October in space that formerly housed The Press Coffee & Juice Bar.

Clothing retailer Staxx and children's boutique Jellybeans vacated the building in June, when the businesses moved to Brentwood Center North. Ellecor moved in January to a Rountree residence, and Studio 417 relocated last year to Aundria Plaza.

In the May SBJ article, “Farmers Park rethinking retail vacancies,” Green Circle CEO Matt O’Reilly said the development did not plan to release the vacated spaces for retail tenants.

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