Springfield, MO – Downtown Springfield shoppers got a treat this Monday when “Munch ‘n Muse” treated customers to free peach vegemite cupcakes during their grand opening celebration. The store, which sells designer cupcakes, indigenous Australian artifacts, and locally produced art and figurines, will cater to downtown shoppers looking for a creative gift or snack- until their eventual financial decline and subsequent bankruptcy later this year.
Store owner Maggie Frankler said she looks forward to serving up one-of-a-kind experiences for her customers, “I think it’s easy to forget how much fun it is to discover a new flavor, whether it’s one of our trademark Honeybacon Strawberry Cupcakes, or a hand-carved didgeridoo. Munch ‘n Muse gives people the opportunity to relax, and find something that fits their unique tastes, at least until I have to sell my house to pay the lease.”
MSU college student Amanda Francis took advantage of the free confections- “I absolutely love this place, It’s just a few minutes from my dorm, and it’s a great spot to just hang out. I’m gonna tell all my friends about it whenever we walk past on our way to the bars.”
Local artist and musician Steve Jackson had the honor of making the first official purchase, “I got this sweet keychain that looks like a monster. The rest of the stuff was kind of pricey, but it’s a totally cool place. I’ll really miss them when they go under. Oh! Maybe they’ll put one of those hookah bars here next, I’ve always wanted to try one of those.”
Munch ‘n Muse is open Monday thru Saturday from 11AM-8PM, is closed Sundays, and will close permanently after probably May or June.
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