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artistic works of Lu
After opening its first physical store in Springfield in 2019, Leavenworth, Kansas-based retailer Artistic Works by Lu LLC relocated on May 14 to 1149 E. Republic Road. The boutique, which sells women’s jewelry, clothing and accessories, was once located at 3061 S. Fremont Ave. Tracy Kneuven, husband of the owner Lu Kneuven, said the move comes after Coryell Collaborative Group on March 17 acquired the old heritage cafeteria building and the adjacent mall where the store was located. Artistic Works by Lu has a three-year lease for about $ 2,500 per month with Post Time Properties LLC, he said, adding that the relocation costs were around $ 25,000. The 1,900 square foot boutique is run by Lu Kneuven’s sister, Carla Mendenhall, he said. Artistic Works by Lu also operates a boutique in Leavenworth, Kansas, and previously leased space at Harrison House Market before opening the Springfield storefront.
Hours: 10 am-5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10 am-4pm Saturday
the Web: ArtisticWorksByLu.com
A four-bay Jiffy Lube opened on December 18 at 3510 W. Sunshine St. Steve isom, executive vice president of franchisee Jiffy Lube Stonebriar Auto Services LLC, said start-up costs, including building construction, were around $ 2 million. Knoebel Construction Inc., based in Chesterfield, was the general contractor for the project and Casco Diversified Corp., based in St. Louis, acted as architect. The store has been designed in a new Jiffy Lube Multicare model, Isom said, in which two bays are dedicated to quick oil changes and the others handle services including brakes, alignment, tires and upgrades. point. Director Jordan harrison leads a team of 10 people in the 4,042-square-foot store, Isom said. There are more than 2,000 Jiffy Lube stores nationwide, according to the company’s website. Isom said Springfield is the 22nd franchise for Stonebriar Auto, based in Frisco, Texas.
Hours: 8 am-6pm Monday to Friday, 8 am-5pm Saturday and 10 am-4pm Sunday
the Web: JiffyLube.com
Solutions de Patrimoine Synergie inc.
Synergy Wealth Solutions Inc., based in St. Louis, opened an office in Springfield on March 1 in the Frisco Building, 3253 E. Chestnut Expressway. Financial Advisor Chuck dow said he was the owner of the local branch of the company and was its general manager. Dow said, through CHD Financial LLC, that its five-year lease is $ 4,400 per month with Erlen Group for the 2,400 square foot space. Start-up costs were around $ 80,000, he said, adding that Synergy manages more than $ 7 billion in assets company-wide. He declined to disclose the assets under management of the Springfield office as it got started. Synergy works with approximately 65,500 clients and 160 financial advisers, according to a press release. The company’s website lists the territories of St. Louis, Springfield, Kansas City, and Illinois. Dow comes to Synergy from Northwestern Mutual, where he served as a financial advisor for over seven years, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Hours: 8 am-5pm Monday to Friday
the Web: SynergieWealthSolutions.com