Restaurant, brewery opening at Quarry Town
BY: GEOFF PICKLE, WEB PRODUCERgpickle@sbj.net
Posted online October 17, 2018 | 3:46 pm
Last edited 9:21 a.m., Oct. 18, 2018
A new brewery and restaurant concept have signed on as anchor tenants for Green Circle Projects LLC’s Quarry Town development in Galloway Village.
The Rock is the latest restaurant idea from the owners of Bair’s Sports Grill, slated for a February 2019 opening, and Great Escape Beer Works is underway to launch next month, according to a Green Circle Projects news release.
Leases signed by two office tenants brings the preopening occupancy rate to 30 percent for the 20,000 square feet of commercial space currently in Quarry Town. Also underway is work to create 100 apartments at the $14 million development site, 4006 S. Lone Pine Ave.
Green Circle Projects spokesman Matt Wagner said the development’s commercial space is expected to be complete by month’s end. Quarry Town has 14,000 square feet of additional retail and office space the company is marketing.
Tim and Jennifer Bair’s The Rock is inspired by landmarks such as Drury University’s Stone Chapel and St. John’s Episcopal Church, which used stone quarried from the Ozarks.
“Quarry Town is the perfect setting for our new venture,” Tim Bair said in the release of his new 2,900-square-foot restaurant and bar. “Having seen the success of Farmers Park, we knew it would be a place others would want to visit.”
Great Escape owners Jake and Jen Duensing are finishing up their 3,000-square-foot space in Quarry Town to open next month. The Duensings’ two-floor taproom would join around 10 other breweries either operating or planned in Springfield. Sisters Carol and Susan McLeod recently announced they’re targeting a summer 2019 opening for their Hold Fast Brewing company at the former Fire Station No. 1, 235 N. Kimbrough Ave.
Prosperity Financial Group and Patterson’s Hospitality Agents are the two office tenants signed on for Quarry Town. Prosperity, a financial planning and wealth management firm, is moving its five employees from its current office at 1354 E. Kearney St. Patterson’s Hospitality Agents, a company that supplies and installs quartz, granite, shower and tub enclosures for the hospitality and multifamily industries, is joining Quarry Town as it ramps up to also cover purchasing and design services, according to the release.
Ross Construction Group LLC is expected to complete the apartments in February.