A first-time business owner made a career pivot with the opening of Infinium Studios LLC on July 1. Stephane Sandor owns the Battlefield Mall tattoo and body piercing store with a business partner Nick kennedy. Sandor said start-up costs were around $ 50,000 for the business near the north entrance of JCPenney, 2825 S. Glenstone Ave. He declined to disclose the terms of his lease with mall owner Simon Property Group Inc. Sandor said four tattoo artists and a body piercer make up the staff for the 900 square foot boutique, which charges a minimum fee of $ 100. $ for permanent body art. Sandor said he decided to pursue his dream of opening a tattoo parlor following a cancer diagnosis in 2018. He noted that he had undergone five surgeries and chemotherapy treatment. He previously worked for insurance company Aflac Inc. and manufacturer Aire-Master of America Inc., and said Kennedy retains his job as a pharmacist at Walgreens.
Hours: 11 am-8pm Monday to Thursday and 10 am-9pm Friday and Saturday
the Web: InfiniumStudios.biz
Hair Salon Hair Salon
Hairdresser Beth edwards opened Beauty Bar Hair Salon LLC in her hometown of Strafford at 105 E. Pine St., Ste. The opening of the B. Beauty Bar on June 8 is the second venture for Edwards, who previously ran Allure Salon LLC for eight years in Springfield. She sold Allure last year for an undisclosed price to Cory Drake and Chrissy George, who renamed the salon Studio 2. Edwards, who has 10 years of experience in the hairdressing industry, said she wanted to downsize his Springfield business amid the coronavirus pandemic. She bought land on Pine Street, where a three-suite apartment building was built for her by Keltner’s Construction & Excavation LLC. Each suite measures 965 square feet and Edwards said she was the building’s first occupant, but declined to disclose start-up costs. Edwards is currently the only employee at the salon, which offers haircuts for men, women and children ranging from $ 10 to $ 35. Other services include coloring, waxing and perms. Hours: By appointment
The Victim Support Center
After 17 years at 819 Boonville Ave., The Victim Center Inc. moved June 15 to 815 W. Tampa St. General Manager Brandi bartel said the nonprofit, which was formed in 1976, has reached its fundraising goal of $ 1.3 million for its new headquarters. The 9,000 square foot facility is nicknamed the O’Reilly Family and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Building of Hope, following large donations from the auto parts retailer and its family owners. The victim support center bought the property for $ 675,000 last year from Volt Credit Union, which moved its branch in February to 2440 N. Kansas Expressway, according to earlier reports. Bartel said the 23-employee nonprofit, which serves adults and children survivors of violent or sexual crimes, spent about $ 380,000 on renovations. Its annual budget is almost $ 1.2 million. She said the move was necessary because the agency was running out of space in its Boonville building and noted that the square footage had increased by about 50%.
Hours: 9 am-5pm Monday to Thursday
Telephone: 417-863-7273 and 417-864-7233 (24 hour hotline)
the Web: TheVictimCenter.org