Friday, May 17, 2013
Real estate representative says the former neighborhood grocery store has been shown to three groups so far.
If you ever wanted to own your own grocery store, Will Aschinger of the Hilliker Corporation has a deal for you. You'll have all the checkout lanes to yourself. No waiting. No limit on the number of items allowed. Aschnger is the real estate agent showing the former Johnny's Market grocery store building to prospective buyers. The property, located at 11555 Gravois Road in Sappington, is 20,693 square feet in area and is on a 2.43-acre site. Aschinger views his role in the sale of Johnny's as the sale of a local landmark. The store had been in business for 68 years, first opening its doors when owners John and Adel Loeffelman started the store in 1944. the small, neighborhood grocery featured a variety of local produce and other foods. …
Firefighters, friends and neighbors came for their dinner.
The Affton Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual spring barbecue Saturday on the Schnucks parking lot. The BBQ provides seed money for the Affton Community Days Parade to keep the parade a free event. There never has been a cost associated with entering the parade. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Chamber Executive Director Joan Edleson said she hardly had a break in the day, selling the dinners, priced at $8. The Affton Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1947, currently has more than 300 members. Affton Days will take place Sept. 21.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Maryann Gregory says she'll be keeping an eye on a tract of land near her South County neighborhood to make sure a disrupting business doesn't try to build there.
When Maryann Gregory told her son she was starting a petition drive to stop Walmart from building a grocery store in her neighborhood, she said his response was: "You can't beat 'em Mom." To which she replied, "Watch me. I've got me an army of neighbors." "Walmart has a bigger army," he reportedly replied. "But we have God on our side," Gregory said. In the end, Gregory and her small cadre of signature gatherers were able to convince the St. Louis County Planning Commission to reject a rezoning request from Walmart that would have paved the way for a Walmart Neighborhood Market near the intersection of Tesson Ferry and Butler Hill roads. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The victory …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The newly named Clubhouse Bar and Grill, in Affton, is set to open next month.
An Affton tradition, unchanged since 1872, is changing. The Ten Mile House, at 9420 Gravois Road, has new owners and is becoming the Clubhouse Bar and Grill. "It was the Ten Mile House forever," new co-owner Tim Bryan said. He bought the restaurant with his wife. "We're starting from scratch, going to change everything out. I think it’s going to be a huge success." Bryan described the future establishment as a restaurant/sports bar. They'll have burgers, sandwiches and St. Louis style pizzas. "Anything you get here is going to be good, that’s our motto," Bryan said. They plan a game room for the kids and a sports bar with multiple big screen TVs. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. "We …
Learn more about the Affton business in this Q&A with owner Donald Griffin.
The following answers were provided by Donald Griffin, owner of A Big Chill. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out you can fill out the form here. This is A Big Chill's Gamel's Facebook page. You can also follow A Big Chill on Twitter. When was the business founded? "We started the planning for the business in April 2009, but some issues with the buildings electricity didn't allow us to open until May 2010." How did your business come to be? "The idea started with a conversation that my father and I had while driving back from Mizzou from Spring Break. The conversation ended with the decision that we would buy and operate a shaved ice stand." Why did you choose the area you did? "My Grandfather …
Heart disease is a killer – and it’s not just for men anymore, blogs Donna Wagstaff, a doctor at St. Anthony's Medical Center.
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Monday, May 13, 2013
New Medicare database shows how hospitals across serving the region — and the rest of the nation — compare for care. Would the wait times for area emergency rooms surprise you?
If you go to the emergency room in Missouri, how long will it take before you see a medical professional? The federal government says 36 minutes on average. For residents of Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, whose closest emergency room options are St. Anthony's Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish, that's not great news: Wait times at both hospitals were above the state average—well above at Barnes-Jewish. In our chart above, you can compare the two nearest hospitals for Affton-Shrewsbury Patch residents in key measures such as wait time to be seen in the emergency, wait times for painkillers and the amount of time patients waited to be admitted when needed (note: you can scroll down to the other comparisons by clicking within the chart). Key measures…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business. Opponents include anti-tax activists and retailers who say it will be overly burdensome—in fact, nearly impossible, they say, to keep track of the tax rates and tax requirements for the myriad of taxing agencies where they may be doing business. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted for …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The cost to the bank has been "significant," an executive said.
Customers of Commerce Bank should keep an eye on the mail. You're likely getting new debit cards, even if you didn't ask for one. Clayton-based Commerce Bancshares confirms that customers throughout the region are getting new cards as a precaution following a security breach at Schnucks grocery stores around the area that compromised customer financial data. Carl Bradbury, Commerce's Director of Consumer Products, wouldn't identify Schnucks by name in an interview Thursday but did acknowledge "a large event" where cards were considered compromised, prompting the move. The decision to re-issue does not mean that a customer's card was necessarily compromised, but that it was used during a time period where others were. Bradbury also said …
Friday, May 10, 2013
This will be the company's fourth store to open in the St. Louis area, and the closest location for South County and Arnold residents.
Dick's Sporting Goods is coming to South County Center. There have been weeks of speculation that mega-sporting goods store was going to set up shop at the mall. However, Patch had been unable to verify the information with Dick's or South County Center. Patch reader Justin Stafford contacted us on Wednesday saying the spot that the yearly carnival normally occupies had been fenced off and ground has been moved. He was wondering what was going on. Thursday night, Stafford submitted the attached photo. Join Affton-Shrewsbury Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Representatives from Dick's and South County Center on Friday were unable to discuss the specifics of the new store, but say more information will be …