ICYMI: Itty Bitty News Bites
• Georgia Mac’s, a bar and grill located on East Republic Road in the Steeplechase Center, is getting ready to grow. They’re expanding into the storefront next door, which is the space formerly occupied by the recently closed China Star.
• Casa Bella Mexican Cuisine is opening a second location at 300 Battlefield Road, where the south Jose Loco’s location used to be. It’s the second location for Casa Bella, whose other (and first) location opened about a year ago at 4610 S. Campbell Ave. (And in case you’re wondering what happened to Jose Loco’s, they combined their two locations into one, which is now housed at 935 N. Glenstone Ave. in the space formerly occupied by Doe’s Eat Place.)
• You probably heard that toward the end of last year, Chick-fil-A announced the addition of a food truck to serve areas in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. Well, get ready because service starts this month and includes once-a-week visits to nearby spots like Republic, Nixa, Ozark and Harrison, Arkansas. They’ll be in Harrison on Mondays starting January 16 at Walmart, in Republic on Tuesdays starting January 17 at Pinegar Chevrolet, in Nixa on Wednesdays starting January 18 at Price Cutter, in Ozark on Thursdays starting January 19 in the Walmart parking lot.