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Comments on Coming Wendy's; Plus: Great Landscape Photos

Check out the lovely barn and landscape photos from Ballwin-Ellisville contributor Joan Lauterbach and take a poll about July Fourth. It's Social Media Monday.

Welcome to all those who befriended Ballwin-Ellisville Patch on Facebook in the past week, including Tracy Johnson Koch, Stacey Clinton and Christine Rudolph Dolan. We're really grateful and we're also hopeful that you'll spread the news about us to your friends online.

Our Facebook fans stand at 334 and we're on a push to get past 350. Can you help us get there this week? Thanks for telling your friends to like B-E Patch and keep spreading the word to the uninformed.

We want to send a big shout-out to Patch user , who has uploaded a bunch of landscapes and barnhouse photos to Ballwin-Ellisville Patch. Joan lives at the Gambrill Gardens Senior Community in Ellisville.

Take a look at them in the gallery on the right. They're lovely. And visit !

Folks, we are thrilled to see your photos from the community we'll gladly share them with all our Patch readers. Have a fun moment to share, or photos from an event around town? .

And for fun, here's a random comment posted last week on a very old story from B-E Patch. We ran "" more than a year ago, on June 4, 2011.  commented last week on the article. Give her comment a read and tell us what you think below.

I was very disappointed when the Ellisville Wendy's went out of business a few years ago. Personally, I don't think it was because of a lack of customers as they always seemed very busy each time I went there. I am excited to find them locating in Ballwin at the Valasis Park Location. Makes it convenient for picnics! Mr. Frosty is a must during the summer--Slimfast shakes just don't cut it!

If it also includes an office building in the development, this could be just what Ballwin needs in its plazas. There is really very little office space here and the retail/store fronts most recently brought in seem" unattractive." This begs the question as to why we don't attract more upscale re-development when a business leaves Ballwin along the Manchester Road corridor? I guess it all has to do with taxes the City can earn from a retail store vs. a business office--but let's think on it just the same.

Do you have any thoughts on the subject? Please share them below in the comments. We're always happy to hear your thoughts.

amanda jackson July 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Joan Lauterbach is my grandmother, and I think it's wonderful that you guys have featured her artwork. She really is great at taking pictures, and she even used one of the fairy house I created :) I love you grandma <3
JoanLauterbach July 06, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thank you my dearest Amanda,,,you and your mother also have talent when taking pics,,,,Love you Too!

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