Hucklebuck 60 isn’t the only new business that will open on U.S. 60 at Seymour’s west edge.

Joining the 125-seat restaurant will be Ozark Roots Nursery & Farms, a business operated by Braden Bruce and his wife, Rachel.

Braden Bruce is the son of Steve Bruce, the owner of Hucklebuck 60.

“He just planted 1,000 mums for this fall,” Steve Bruce said Monday. “We’re in the process of putting in the irrigation system in place, and we’re putting up the new greenhouses for plants.”

The business will specialize in flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables.

Also offered will be blackberries, elderberries and types of exotic berries.

“Braden will have a ‘u-pick’ model for the berries in the future,” Steve Bruce added.

Ozark Roots Nursery & Farms will be located just west of Hucklebuck 60. A separate retail building soon will be constructed.

“We’re wanting to try to bring back the heritage of the site,” Steve Bruce explained. “For decades, this location was known to the area as an orchard, as a place to get fresh fruit and produce.”

He noted that his son has been in the nursery business since he was 7 years old, annually running his own booth at Baker Creek Seed in rural Mansfield.

“Braden now is 23 (years old), a recent college graduate in Nebraska with a degree in finance, newly married and coming home to start building his own business,” Steve Bruce said. “I’m very proud of him, and I know he’ll do an excellent job with this new business.”

He said the family excited to bring new businesses to Seymour.

“We are looking forward to being a part of and serving the community,” he said.

“And we’re been very encouraged by the support we’ve received from the people, the city government and so many other local businesses.”

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