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BluCurrent’s fourth branch opens

PHOTO PROVIDED BY BLUCURRENT CREDIT UNION  BluCurrent Credit Union’s 3216 S. Glenstone Ave. location spans 2,500 square feet

PHOTO PROVIDED BY BLUCURRENT CREDIT UNION

BluCurrent Credit Union’s 3216 S. Glenstone Ave. location spans 2,500 square feet

BY: SBJ STAFFsbj@sbj.net

Springfield’s largest credit union opened its fourth branch.

BluCurrent Credit Union’s 3216 S. Glenstone Ave. location opened Monday, according to a news release.

“We’re confident this new location will strengthen new and existing relationships to help us better serve the personal and business banking needs of the community,” BluCurrent President and CEO Craig Tabor said in the release.

Nesbitt Construction Inc. served as general contractor for the 2,500-square-foot branch designed by Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective. The cost was estimated at $765,000, Springfield Business Journal previously reported.

Located south of the Glenstone-Erie Street intersection, the branch was built on previously vacant land adjacent to a Central Bank branch and a Hampton Inn hotel.

BluCurrent ranked No. 1 on SBJ’s 2019 list of the area’s largest credit unions, published in April. The company reported 2018 assets of $186.5 million, deposits of $165.4 million and loans of $160 million, as well as over 22,000 members.

The company operates two other branches in Springfield and a location in Nixa, according to its website.

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Ozzie Smith-branded clinic to open in central Springfield

SBJ PHOTO BY GEOFF PICKLE   IMAC Holdings CEO Jeff Ervin checks up on construction at the Ozzie Smith clinic in the Sagamore Hill Center.

SBJ PHOTO BY GEOFF PICKLE

IMAC Holdings CEO Jeff Ervin checks up on construction at the Ozzie Smith clinic in the Sagamore Hill Center.

Ozzie Smith-branded clinic to open in central Springfield

BY: GEOFF PICKLE, WEB EDITORgpickle@sbj.net

Brentwood, Tennessee-based IMAC Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: IMAC) is working to bring a regenerative health care clinic to a rapidly filling central Springfield mixed-use center.

Branded after the Hall of Fame former baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, the Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Center is scheduled to open this fall by Oct. 1, said IMAC Holdings CEO Jeff Ervin. He visited Springfield this morning to check on the progress of infill construction by Branco Enterprises Inc. at the Sagamore Hill center, across from Mercy Hospital Springfield at Sunshine Street and National Avenue.

“It’s quite central to the population of Springfield,” Ervin said of the choice to lease 7,500 square feet at the center for undisclosed terms.

Andrea Graddy, a spokeswoman for IMAC, said the 15- to 20-employee center would utilize a specialty health care process that combines new technologies with physical and chiropractic therapies as an alternative to surgery or prescription pain medicine.

“You can use the healing power of your own body to regenerate tissue,” she said, pointing to stem cells and platelet-rich plasma used in the regenerative health care process.

Ervin declined to disclose infill costs for the clinic designed by Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective. Located adjacent to the recently opened Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe, the Ozzie Smith IMAC Regeneration Center fills the remainder of the easternmost building at the Sagamore Hill center, said Ryan Murray of R.B. Murray Co., which serves as the listing agent for the development.

Murray provided documentation showing the easternmost, 3,800-square-foot building and a roughly 1,500-square-foot spot in the central building, next to Craft Sushi, are the only remaining spaces left in the 23,546-square-foot center. The center is less than a year old.

For IMAC Holdings, the new center becomes the flagship location in Springfield after its entry into the market last year with the purchase of Advantage Therapy LLC, Ervin said. Ozzie Smith IMAC centers also are located at 1845 E. Turner St., Ste. E, and 2017 W. Woodland St. in Springfield, as well as Ozark and Monett.

Ervin said IMAC operates 14 clinics, and their names change based on the brand ambassador, with others including Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, University of Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer Tony Delk and and Mike Ditka of the NFL.

For the new Springfield clinic, Ervin said Smith may appear in the fall for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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The Rock is ready to roll in Galloway

PHOTO PROVIDED BY THE ROCK    The Rock restaurant and bar is set to begin operations June 10 at the Quarry Town development.

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The Rock restaurant and bar is set to begin operations June 10 at the Quarry Town development.

BY: MIKE CULLINAN, REPORTERmcullinan@sbj.net

The second anchor tenant for the $14 million Quarry Town development in Galloway Village is on the verge of launching.

Opening day for The Rock, a restaurant and bar from the owners of Bair’s Sports Grill, is scheduled June 10.

Located at 4018 S. Lone Pine Ave., the concept owned by Tim and Jennifer Bair is inspired by landmarks such as Stone Chapel at Drury University and St. John’s Episcopal Church, which used stone quarried from the Ozarks.

“I guess opportunity drew us there,” Tim Bair said of the desire to become part of Quarry Town, a mixed-use development from Green Circle Projects LLC. “I was always familiar with the Galloway area, such as Sequiota Park. I just love the history of the area.”

The Rock’s pending opening was preceded in Quarry Town by the December 2018 launch of Great Escape Beer Works LLC, a two-story brewery owned by Jake and Jen Duensing. Great Escape is the other anchor tenant for the development.

Bair declined to disclose startup costs for the approximately 2,900-square-foot restaurant, but noted the architect was Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective with infill work by H.C. Rogers Construction Group LLC. The Bairs signed a 10-year lease with a pair of five-year options with Green Circle Projects at an undisclosed rate.

“It’s a little more upscale casual,” he said of the restaurant’s interior decor, which features use of dark walnut, marble and nearly 25-foot ceilings.

Seating is extensive, Bair added, with capacity for 122 people inside and approximately 75 more outside with a covered deck, as well as a pair of patios complete with fire pits.

“We’re going to have a little bit of everything for everyone,” Bair said, regarding the menu filled with burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and soups. “It has a lot of healthier options.”

Some menu offerings include an ahi tuna poke, cauliflower crust pizza, quinoa, and chicken topped with gruyere and chimichurri sauce.

The menu at The Rock is designed to be a complement to its brewery neighbor, Great Escape, which doesn’t sell food, Bair said.

“We’ve become pretty good friends with those folks,” he said of the Duensings.

The Rock plans to have a kiosk set up at Great Escape that will allow patrons to order food electronically and not have to leave the brewery to eat.

“They can place an order, pay for it and it prints at our kitchen next door, and we’ll bring their food over, “ he said. “It’s something we’ve never done, but it’s a win-win for both of us.”

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Businesses relocating to historic, renovated Bolivar building

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DOUGLAS, HAUN & HEIDEMANN PC  Ollis/Akers/Arney and Douglas, Haun & Heidemann soon will be tenants at the First National Bank building, where renovations are nearly complete.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY DOUGLAS, HAUN & HEIDEMANN PC

Ollis/Akers/Arney and Douglas, Haun & Heidemann soon will be tenants at the First National Bank building, where renovations are nearly complete.

BY: GEOFF PICKLE, WEB EDITORgpickle@sbj.net

Insurance company Ollis/Akers/Arney and law firm Douglas, Haun & Heidemann PC are relocating their Bolivar offices to a renovated, historic building on the city’s square.

They’ll each occupy space in what’s historically known as the First National Bank building when renovations are completed this summer, according to Pat Douglas, the developer of the 108 N. Main St. property and an attorney at Douglas, Haun & Heidemann.

“This building has held more than just history within its walls. It’s helped establish the town of Bolivar as we know it today,” Douglas said in a news release. “I’m proud to have spearheaded this project, bringing life back to a piece of history on the Bolivar square.”

The building, according to the release, was built in 1907 after being designed by Kansas City architects Thomas Wight and Edward T. Wilder. FNB occupied the building until 1932, when the Great Depression forced a sale to Polk County Bank. The building has been sold multiple times and has housed businesses including Ozarks Utilities Co., Empire Electric Co., Adams-Adams Mortgage Co., Walker’s Dairy Bar and Philly’s Ice Cream.

The building is registered as a historic place with the National Park Service under the criteria of architecture and commerce, according to the release.

The move for Springfield-based Ollis/Akers/Arney comes after the agency entered the Bolivar market last year with the purchase of The Paul Long Agency. It currently operates at 417 S. Springfield Ave. and is scheduled to relocate on June 1.

Paul Long, according to a separate release, leads Ollis/Akers/Arney’s Bolivar market. With the move to Main Street, Long will be a third-generation family member to work on the Bolivar square.

“That’s pretty special and means so much to me and my family,” he said in the release.

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Salute To Springfield's Soul: Get To Know The Medical Arts Building

Medical Arts Building 1930

Medical Arts Building 1930

Exciting announcement coming Spring of 2019 about this local landmark!

The Medical Arts Building was built in 1928-1930. The building was erected at the southeast corner of South Avenue and Pershing Street at a cost of $425,000. It soon was filled to capacity, mainly with doctors, dentists and other medical-related offices. It was conveniently located near St John's Hospital, Burge Hospital and Baptist Hospital. The eight-story building was owned by bondholders under the directorship of the Greene County Medical Arts Association.

In 1944 Springfield real estate dealer O.L. Burger purchased the building. The building was at 90 percent capacity at the time of the sale. The following year Arthur Eichholz purchased the building. He owned the building for 18 years along with General Properties, a family corporation including Eichholz’s son Richard and Maurice Bilyeu. During this time the building was consistently at nearly full capacity. It was renamed the Empire Building.

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“New ideas need old buildings.”

New life coming to the Medical Arts Building.

In 1963 Butler And Associates, an architectural firm, purchased the Empire from General Properties Inc. They paid over $300,000 for the building. Throughout the 1960s and through the 1970s the Empire fell on hard times. Park Plaza Development Company purchased the building in 1972. In April, 1974, each of the nine remaining tenants received letters asking them to vacate the building. Empire Bank had acquired the property through a foreclosure. Empire Bank had a second mortgage on the building and a first mortgage on its parking lot. Great Southern Savings had a first mortgage on the building. The Empire was vacated on May 1, 1974. In 1976 Diversified Land and Cattle Company acquired the building. Partners James Crawford and Darence Clenginger were the first occupants. In 1978 the Springfield City Directory listed the building’s name as Park Central Towers. In 1977 Burrell Behavorial Health moved into the building, where they stayed until 1984. By 1980 there were several tenants in Park Central Tower. The 1985 City Directory shows Great Southern Insurance occupying several floors, the Greene County Democratic Committee in the ground floor and miscellaneous other businesses in the building. From approximately 1990 to the present Great Southern Bank has occupied the entire building.

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SBJ Spring 2019 Architects & Engineers Project Report: Innovative Dental

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BY: CHRISTINE TEMPLE, FEATURES EDITORctemple@sbj.net

Posted online March 25, 2019 | 3:03 pm

Innovative Dental
3192 E. Farm Road 188

Innovative Dental plans to open its second office in early 2020 just south of the Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital on U.S. Highway 65. It’s designed as a two-story building with a modern steel frame, a glass lobby and exposed structural steel. Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective is the project architect and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer. Larry Snyder & Co. is the general contractor, and engineering work is from Anderson Engineering Inc., civil and landscape; and Miller Engineering PC, structural.

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SBJ Spring 2019 Architects & Engineers Project Report: The Cliffs at Long Creek, Phase III

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BY: CHRISTINE TEMPLE, FEATURES EDITORctemple@sbj.net

Posted online March 25, 2019 | 2:56 pm

The Cliffs at Long Creek, Phase III
915 Long Creek Road, Ridgedale

The six-story addition to The Cliffs at Long Creek vacation resort is on a cliff overlooking Table Rock Lake, just south of the Route 86 bridge. The 53-unit project is a joint venture between Bluegreen Vacations and Big Cedar Lodge. The design blends a rustic aesthetic with the surrounding landscape. Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective served as project architect and provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering work. Additional engineering was by Anderson Engineering Inc., civil; J&M Engineering LLC, structural; and SWT Design Inc. (St. Louis), landscape. The project is slated for completion in summer 2020.

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SBJ: Spring 2019 Architects & Engineers Project Report: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective

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Spring 2019 Architects & Engineers Project Report: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective

BY: CHRISTINE TEMPLE, FEATURES EDITORctemple@sbj.net

Posted online March 25, 2019 | 1:56 pm

Anderson Engineering offices
3213 S. West Bypass

Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective is the project architect and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer for Anderson Engineering Inc.’s new offices. The $2.5 million project, according to a city building permit, comprises a roughly 10,000-square-foot office building and 5,000-square-foot testing lab. The two buildings will be connected by an outdoor patio and covered walkway. The office area features private and open offices, a work room, conference rooms, large meeting space and break room. Base Construction & Management LLC serves as general contractor while engineering work is by Anderson Engineering, civil and landscape; and Miller Engineering PC, structural. The project, financed by Commerce Bank, is expected to be completed in December.

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SBJ: Spring 2019 Architects & Engineers Project Report: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective

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Spring 2019 Architects & Engineers Project Report: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective

BY: CHRISTINE TEMPLE, FEATURES EDITORctemple@sbj.net

Posted online March 25, 2019 | 1:51 pm

Mid-Missouri Bank Operations & Retail Center
1619 E. Independence St.

Mid-Missouri Bank has plans for a new three-story bank and operations building, comprised mostly of metal panels and glass, to replace its current headquarters just 100 yards to the north. Planned design features include the permeation of natural sunlight and an outdoor deck area on the roof. Project architect Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective also is providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering work. DeWitt & Associates Inc. is the general contractor and additional civil and structural engineering work is handled by Toth & Associates Inc. The project is expected to wrap up by June 2020.

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From the Ground Up: BluCurrent Credit Union

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BY: ERIC OLSON, EDITOReolson@sbj.net

Posted online February 25, 2019 | 6:19 pm

Owner/developer: BluCurrent Credit Union


General contractor: Nesbitt Construction Inc

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Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective


Engineers: Lee Engineering and Associates LLC, civil; J&M Engineering LLC, structural; and Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective, mechanical, electrical and plumbing.


Size: 2,500 square feet


Estimated cost: $765,000


Lender: None


Estimated completion: June


Project description: After working with Base Construction & Management LLC in the preliminary design phase, BluCurrent spokeswoman Jacqueline Post said Nesbitt Construction was hired for the construction. Project completion was pushed back a few months to early summer due to re-engineering, she said. Officials had set a first-quarter opening for the branch, the cost for which has increased about 20 percent due to materials pricing. Post said it’s designed with a technology bar, interactive kids’ area, a mixed media wall and member conference areas. The new branch, which would be BluCurrent’s fourth, represents a return to Glenstone Avenue. The credit union sold a location near Glenstone and Seminole Street over five years ago. BluCurrent President and CEO Craig Tabor has said the credit union plans to open another branch or two in the next few years, and it owns property at the northeast corner of Campbell Avenue and Weaver Road slated for a new operations center and possible branch.

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