Scooter’s Coffee is taking shape on Madison Street.

Building permits are being issued for commercial projects

Scooter’s drive-thru coffee going up fast

There is visual proof of increased commercial development in Webb City plus rumors of pending deals.

The big deal, said to be all but nailed down, is the long rumored eatery next to the new Sleep Inn on the East Street off the roundabout. City staff has held meetings with the developer but there’s been no public verification or building permit filed yet.

Meanwhile, Scooter’s Coffee is obviously expanding to Webb City. That’s the building quickly going up at 702 S. Madison St., across the street from Dominos Pizza.

Bob Palmer, of Ozark, owns the franchise, BSP Coffee Inc. Scooters Coffee has been in business since the first store was opened in 1998 in Bellevue, Neb. There are now more than 300 Scooter’s Coffee locations in 21 states.

Like the others, the Scooter’s in Webb City will be drive-thru only. Customers will enter the lot from Seventh Street, drive around the back and front of the store before reaching the pickup window on the north side. They will also exit on Seventh Street.

According to the building permit, the project is valued at $210,000. It includes a 632-square-foot structure on the 74-foot by 187-foot lot. Building permit fees total $1,829.

The contractor is Bouwens Construction, of Olathe, Kan. 

ZIPS Carwash is going between X-Treme Powersports and Commerce Bank.


A large lot that’s been vacant ever since the old Kerr McGee gas station was demolished (in the 1980s?) will be a Zips Carwash.

A building permit for 1309 S. Madison St. has been issued to Express Carwash, of Belton.

The valuation is $2,144,000 for the project, with 3,624 square feet on the ground floor and 1,212 square feet on the second floor. Building permit fees total $3,650.

Conco Construction, of Wichita, Kan., is the contractor. March 1, 2022, is the completion date.

The X-treme Powersports car lot is on the north. Its owner, Shane Burns, sold the lot to Express Carwash. Commerce Bank is on the south.


The Croft mattress factory is on East Street at Aylor Street.


Construction is well underway at the Croft American-Made Mattresses factory on North East Street at Aylor Street.

The 3.9-acre site is owned by Croft Wilson Properties, of Carthage.

The factory will build mattresses to be sold wholesale, in the Croft Mattress store at 1720 S. Range Line Road, and in retail space that will apparently be in the southwest corner of the factory.

Houk Construction, of Bronough, is the contractor.

According to the building permit, the project is valued at $1,200,000. Building permits totaled $3,650.