by Carol Harris, Branson area, and Marti Attoun, Joplin area
Syncor Entertainment Inc., owner of The Grand Palace, began Feb. 1 leasing the Grand Mansion on Expressway Lane in Branson from Expressway Productions. According the company's president, Rob Hall Jr., the 30-member Spirit of the Dance, one of the nation's largest Irish dance touring companies, will perform matinee and evening shows from March 31 through the end of October at the theater. Melinda, First Lady of Magic was the venue in the 3,000-seat theater in 1998.
Adrianna Norris became a first-time business owner with the opening of Finley River Chiropractic; PaPPo’s Pizzeria & Pub launched its newest location; and Huey Magoo’s opened its second store in the Ozarks.