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From the Ground Up: Taco Habitat LLC

3325 S. Glenstone Ave.

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Owner/developer: Taco Habitat LLC
General contractor: Boxman Studios LLC (Charlotte, North Carolina) and J Peryer Construction Management
Architect: Boxman Studios
Engineers: Boxman Studios, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 3,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $2 million
Lender: First Bank (Charlotte)
Estimated completion: December
Project description: Mexican eatery Taco Habitat has popped up quickly in the Glenstone Marketplace. That’s because the building – made of recycled shipping containers – was constructed in North Carolina by Boxman Studios, which also served as architect and project engineer, said Taco Habitat owner Michael Felts. Springfield-based J Peryer Construction Management laid the groundwork for the $2 million project before the containers arrived, Felts said. Expected to open next month, the Taco Habitat menu includes tacos, burritos, salads and burrito bowls, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting. The design features rooftop and ground-floor patios. Crews recently broke ground on a second Taco Habitat, in Branson, and Felts expects it to open in early 2020.