Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A liquidation sale will begin on Thursday, and the store will close by April 1.
Hanneke Hardware’s Affton location on Gravois has lost its lease and will close by the end of the month, according to the owners. “We were a subtenant of Walgreens, and unfortunately Walgreens’ lease expires at the end of the month with the landlord, and the landlord and I could not come to economic terms in order to stay there,” said Michael Grewe, Vice President of Sales and Land Acquisition at GJ Grewe Commercial Real Estate, whose wife Christine Kantis-Grewe bought the store last year. According to Ian Gunn, manager of Hanneke’s store on Southwest Avenue, the owner of the space at 10042 Gravois Rd. wanted to double the business’s rent to continue the lease. “They were not being very kind about that,” Gunn said. “There wasn’t anything …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Empty since 2005, the location on Rock Hill Road will now be filled again.
The Great Southern Bank moving into the empty bank building on Rock Hill Road will open as full-service banking center on Monday. The facility is located at 6800 S. Rock Hill Rd. in Affton. Long time area banking veteran Carrie Carrigan will serve as the bank manager. “We are excited to open our Affton location, and look forward to the opportunity to continue building and strengthening relationships with our customers in the area,” said Great Southern Regional Banking Center Manager Mary Dunavant in a news release. “Carrie will lead an exceptional team of associates, who understand the needs of the community and have a deep commitment to service excellence.” The new banking center features a lobby, offices, safe deposit boxes, teller area…
Monday, November 21, 2011
A movement to shop local for the holidays becomes Small Business Saturday.
A year ago, as the U. S. economy was beginning its upturn, small businesses were looking for a way to attract customers, and according to American Express, a supporter of the day, 93 percent of consumers like to support local businesses. Thus was born Small Business Saturday. “Small businesses are really the lifeblood of the economy,” said Mary Ann Fitzmaurice Reilly, senior VP, customer marketing for American Express. Black Friday, the holiday shopping kickoff was first. Then the Monday following Thanksgiving became Cyber Monday. Now Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to hit the sidewalks and support locally owned stores the Saturday after Black Friday. Last year was the first. This year it’s Nov. 26. Fitzmaurice Reilly said …
Friday, November 18, 2011
The former Pioneer Bank branch will open again by the end of the year.
After being empty for several years, the bank building at 6800 Rock Hill Rd. in Affton will be opening again as a Great Southern Bank branch. According to Affton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joan Edleson, the new branch will be opening by the end of the year under the management of Carrie Carrigan, who has worked at several other bank locations in the area, including the previous tenents of the 6800 building. Edleson said Carrigan had been trying for a long time to get a bank to fill the empty location across from Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church. “She said, ‘I finally just had to go to my own bank and tell them we needed a branch here,’” Edleson said. The location was originally a Commerce Bank drive-up. It was later bought …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Italian restaurant on Mackenzie Road opened last week.
Martello's Italian Restaurant celebrated its opening Tuesday with an Affton Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Located at 8025 Mackenzie Rd. near the intersection with Heege Road, Martello's is a family restaurant specializing in the spiced cuisine of Italy's Abruzzo region. Its full menu can be found on the restaurant's Facebook page. The restaurant has gotten off to a good start in its first week, including offering bucket specials to baseball fans watching the Cardinals games. "People are just coming in off the street and finding us," manager and head chef John Hammers said. The ribbon cutting was attended by Affton Chamber members and local officials, including Terri Ems, Jake Baratich and Joan Edleson of the chamber; Sue Cassalegi of…
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The damaged sign on Weber Road was repaired by Jake Baretich of J & J Construction.
The "Welcome to Affton" sign on Weber Road across from Kenrick Meat Market was damaged recently, but has now been repaired by Jake Baretich of J & J Construction and Remodelling LLC. The sign is maintained by the Affton Chamber of Commerce. Chamber director Joan Edleson does not know what happened to the sign.