Friday, December 21, 2012
Ellisville Police Department provides information on crime incidents in the area.
A 19-year-old male K-Mart employee was arrested Dec. 14 for stealing approximately $140 from K-Mart located at 15909 Manchester Road. The subject was released pending further action by court. This information was supplied by the Ellisville Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. RECENT ELLISVILLE POLICE REPORTS:
Friday, May 11, 2012
Fred Kamp said the city council was "afraid" of claims Wal-mart would not build in Ellisville without tax incentives for the project's developer.
Fred Kamp, store manager of Kmart in Ellisville, refuted claims that a new Walmart permitted by the Ellisville City Council to be built across the street would significantly hurt business, but objected to the council's decision to approve the project with tax incentives for its developer. "It’s a free country and anyone can do business anywhere they want," Kamp said Thursday. "I just don’t agree with the TIF money." The TIF or tax increment financing district approved by the council will allow half of all new sales tax revenue generated beyond current values at the site to be put in a fund used by the Sansone Group, the project's developer, for a standard length of up to 23 years. The funds then are earmarked for surrounding infrastructure…
Friday, December 30, 2011
So far the Crestwood Sears is the only metro St. Louis store among the planned closures of Sears, K-mart and Lands' End locations nationwide.
Although Big K-Mart in Ellisville is not scheduled to close, the same can't be said for Sears in Crestwood, another store owned by Sears Holdings Corpration, which is shutting down more than 100 locations nationally due to increased expenses and underperforming sales. The Sears Holdings Corporation announced 70 stores officially marked for closure, including the Crestwood Sears, and plans to announce an additional 30 to 50 stores soon, according to the company. Sears Holdings Corp also heads K-Mart, Lands' End and The Great Indoors. While Sears has not yet announced how many employees will be impacted by the closure, typical stores employ between 40 and 80 people. The only other Missouri store listed is the Grand Essentials in Lee’s Summit…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Thousands of dollars worth of layaway presents have been paid off recently.
'Layaway angels' have come to Ellisville. Anonymous good-deed-doers have paid off almost $8,000 of holiday presents on layaway so far this December at the Ellisville Kmart. Layaway is like other installment payment plans, but the item has to stay in the store until the last payment is made. "They've done everything from break down and cry, to just say, 'thank you,'" store manager Fred Camp said. He said it's happened in previous Decembers, but not as much as this year. When it hit the news in other parts of the country, that's when it started happening here. "It's not a very difficult thing to do," Camp said. The 'angels' just walk up to the layaway desk and and ask to pay for someone's presents. Once, it happened right in the line. "They'…