off world tattoo
Alex Peck became a business owner for the first time with the May 6 opening of Offworld Tattoo LLC. The downtown tattoo shop occupies 1,500 square feet at 400 South Ave., Ste. 110. Peck, who works at the store under the artist name Xander Snow, said start-up costs were $5,000 and he signed a three-year lease for $2,000 a month with JLM Realty. LLC. Peck wanted to open his own shop to provide a safe, clean, and striking facility for making art, and to encourage other artists to adopt a variety of tattoo styles and methods. He said he has spent the past few years working at his wife Amanda Layman’s business, Tigris Content Marketing, as well as freelance writing. At Offworld, Peck, who is the shop’s only employee, said he offers black and colorful tattoos, specializing in styles such as minimal, abstract and neo-tribal. Tattoos start at $60, he said.
the Web: OffworldTattoo.com
After taking over ownership of a healthy shake and energy tea store in Springfield last year, husband and wife Brandon and Brittny Stockstill opened Bowl’d Behavior, a new business in Bolivar, on July 2. The menu at 919 E. Broadway St., Ste. B, includes acai bowls and dragon fruit bowls, energy teas, fruit and protein smoothies and pressed juice. Prices range from $4 to $14. Brandon Stockstill said the concept is similar to the couple’s Downtown Health Bar, which they’ve owned since January 2021 at 323 E. Walnut St. Startup costs in Bolivar were $30,000, he said, adding that they had signed a one-year lease for $960 per month with DCBC LLC. Stockstill said they employ 12 people between Downtown Health Bar and Bowl’d Behavior, as several work in both locations. The couple also planned to open in Metro Eats on West Sunshine Street, but Stockstill said they decided to focus their energy on the two existing stores. Due to the discovery of an open brand on the Bowl’d Behavior name, he said the new store would become Bowl Behavior by the end of September.
the Web: Facebook.com/BowldBehavior
CMH Dermatology Clinic
A remodel of a former employee pharmacy building on Citizens Memorial Hospital’s Bolivar Campus resulted in the launch of the CMH Dermatology Clinic on August 1. The Bolivar-based health system opened the 4,466 square foot clinic at 1125 N. Butterfield Road. CMH spokeswoman Tamera Heitz-Peek said Nicki Cupp is the director of the eight-staff clinic, including Dr. Murphy Mastin. Mastin’s practice areas include skin cancer and precancerous growth; acne, warts and psoriasis; cryosurgery; removal of lesions; and skin infections. Heitz-Peek said renovation costs were $613,000 and Waynesville-based Bales Construction Co. Inc. served as the general contractor for the project. The former CMH dermatology clinic closed in 2016, she said, noting that the health system has not had a full-time dermatologist since then. She said the Butterfield Road building had recently been used as a staging site for a drive-through COVID-19 testing program. CMH operates 34 primary and specialty clinics in its eight-county service area.
the Web: CitizensMemorial.com