Everyone says this is the best bank in town. They also have high ratings on bank rating websites. The only problem is they don't yet have a website or online banking, so I continue to bank with Liberty Bank. Please put the word out when you go online!
This store is the worst Alco I have ever visited. It was dirty and had several of out of stocks, which is unusual for Alco. They employees, even the checker never really talked to me. I think the Alco company is doing their part but not the employees. It was good as Place's (pre-2000). Pamida struggled (2000-2002) and Alco(2002-present) is an improvement over Pamida.
Still, it offers things not available without making a 20+ mile trip. It is a good resource that local residents would benefit by supporting so that the store can improve.
It just needs a little polishing.
Good store. Kind of like a K-Mart of an old Wal-Mart, except sized for a town like Willow Springs. Maybe 25,000-30,000 square feet. It stays busy. It is kept in stock. It isn't quite as well kept as it was 5 years ago. Employees aren't quite as friendly as they once were. I suspect hours being cut from the corporation.
Convenient, well in stock, reasonable prices.
This is the best Dairy Queen that I have ever been too. It is the oldest running location in the DQ franchise. It is still in the original family. It is downtown and doesn't have a drive through. The food is great and the service is over the top for a fast food place. Lots of long time employees and regular customers. I go in about once a week and they recognize me and I feel at home!
We went to Mansfield (from Springfield) to go the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. On the way we found a Tastee Freeze. I had never been before. My friend says there used to be one in El Dorado Springs that is now closed. When I looked online, the only other Tastee Freeze in Missouri is a newer location in a former Dairy Queen in Independence. This Mansfield location appeared to have been built as a Tastree Freeze.
Ice cream was good and burgers and fries weren't bad either. Chicken strips were just OK says the friend.
A little bit of out of place, nostalgic experience! Check it out some weekend. It is about 45 minutes from Springfield.
This is a great store that offers a lot more than expected. This CVS was formerly an Osco and actually built in 1961 as a Katz location. Katz built large stores and Springfield is still lucky to have this original building.
The Osco locations that I had been to in the past were similar to a Walgreens in size and selection. Not this one!!!
It is a large store with furniture, some clothing, pet supplies, greeting cards, frozen/refrigerated groceries, wines (including Missouri wines), small appliances, housewares, some electronics, photo, of course pharmacy, and more! I was so surprised the first time that I walked in!
I don't like to shop at Wal-Mart so had been using Harter House for what I could, local businesses, and K-Mart for everything else. Now I can use CVS for most of the items I was buying at K-Mart!
It reminds me of the old Place's, Mattingly's, or Matco. Perhaps similar to the Alco or Pamida in small towns.
Check it out.... most of us see the cool "modern style" architecture with canopy when we go down Glenstone and never give it another thought.
Harter House is of course known for their great meat. I buy most of my groceries here. It is a smaller but very clean and well kept store. They also have a large international food department and many higher end items that are hard to find in Springfield. The employees are friendly and haven't lost that family owned feel where the employees take pride in their business.
I go to Harter House for everything I can. I don't like big companies like Wal-Mart and even though Price Cutter is a Springfield business they treat their stores and employees like an investment with very little pride taken.
Harter House is the best grocery experience that you can find in Springfield!
Everyone in the area should check out this Maid-Rite for both sit down and take out service! The man running it is very friendly and takes pride in his restaurant. Maid-Rite is a little out of place in the Ozarks although there are locations in West Plains and Rolla. There was once one in Springfield I hear, but the owner apparently didn't run it well.
I grew up with Maid-Rite in my hometown of Lexington, MO and was happy when this one opened in Lebanon. Most Maid-Rites are old run down shacks or worn out drive-ins located in rural areas of the Mid-West. Maid-Rite is one of the oldest fast food franchises and the first with with carhop service locations. This one is a new sit-down/take-out restaurant and very clean.
I ate a Maid-Rite burger, made just like they should be made, with no ketchup. I also had cheese curds, known as cheddar-rites at my hometown Lexington Maid-Rite. Then I had a great strawberry shake, all for very reasonable prices.