June, 2015

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SPS awards Branco elementary construction contract

The Springfield Public Schools Board of Education yesterday voted to award Branco Enterprises a construction and renovation project of Fremont Elementary School. Branco’s $9.8 million bid comes in roughly $1.6 million less than the $11.4 million budget for the project. Late last month, the SPS board voted against a $12.95Read More …

Third Popeyes on tap for Springfield

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is coming back to the north side. The third Springfield restaurant for Fayetteville, Ark.-based franchisee SmitCo Eateries Inc. is underway at 1231 W. Kearney St., where a China Star restaurant was demolished earlier this year. “We always thought we would have three locations in Springfield,” said RodneyRead More …

From the Ground Up: Springfield Clean Water Operations Facility

Next to the Franklin Avenue Recycling Center, the city of Springfield is building environmental services offices – roughly 5,500 square feet spanning two floors – and an attached 3,000-square-foot truck bay to accommodate Clean Water Operations service trucks. Designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Silver standards, Branco EnterprisesRead More …