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.