Sunday, November 25, 2012
The ripple effects of the collapse of Hostess Brands hit Patch towns around St. Louis as employees lost their jobs last week.
If your company said it must cut wages and benefits or it will go out of business, would you believe it? That is really at the crux of the drama that played out over the 10 days surrounding Hostess Brands, the makers of iconic bakery names such as Twinkies, Ho-Hos and Wonder Bread. That drama hit close to home in the days leading up to the Thanksgiving weekend when stores in Manchester and St. Charles that sell Hostess foods abruptly closed their doors, leaving employees wondering what would happen next. That came after news that the company could not come to terms with its bakers union. Without an agreement over 8 percent cuts in wages and 17 percent cuts in benefits, the company said, it would have to shutter its doors and liquidate the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
See what local residents are saying about restaurants in Ballwin and Ellisville.
Before you stuff silly with American fare, the Restaurant Review Round-Up is recommending that you take an Asian detour and try some sushi. This week we are visiting Sapporo Sushi in Ballwin. Sapporo is located in the Farber Center strip mall on Manchester Road and has a dining room and sushi bar where you can watch your rolls being made to order. Veteran sushi lovers will probably want to try one of house specialty rolls, such as the Sapporo (eel with two pieces of fried shrimp topped off with a spicy scallop-shrimp-crab mix), Cherry Blossom Roll (spicy crab and avocado, wrapped with tuna and salmon) and the Yummy Roll (fried shrimp, snowcrab, cream cheese and hot sauce topped with tempura crumbs and eel sauce). The following reviews …
Monday, November 19, 2012
This West County store is the fourth St. Louis area location for Appliance Discounters. There is also one in Webster Groves.
Appliance Discounters opened its fourth St. Louis location this month off Manchester Road in Ballwin. Located at 15425 Manchester Rd., the store sits in Ballwin Plaza. Owners Denise Bradley and Tony Slyman are brother and sister. They've been in business for three-and-a-half years in the St. Louis area. A ribbon cutting was held last week to officially welcome the store to West County. This new location is in addition to the company's Webster Groves, St. Charles and Arnold locations. Bradley tells Patch this new location is close to their homes and a strategic move. "We were kind of at every area in St. Louis and we felt like we had to come out here," Bradley explained. "We just wanted to be out here because it's the right geographic area…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Here's our list; we invite you to add more.
Updated: Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. The following list is in no particular order. Please add more in the comments below. Know a really great Ballwin- or Ellisville-related Facebook page missing from the list? Tell us in the comments section! And don't forget to like Ballwin-Ellisville Patch on Facebook or sign up for our free daily email newsletter.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Cokesbury, a national retailer of Christian books and other products, is closing its West St. Louis County location along Manchester Road.
The Cokesbury store at 14560 Manchester Road is closing its doors Jan. 12 after 20 years in service. Amy Smith, spokesperson for the national retailer of Christian products said Cokesbury the West St. Louis County closure is part of a plan by United Methodist Publishing House, the parent company of Cokesbury, to close all 57 stores across the country. "More of our customers are shopping online and in our call center," Smith tells Patch. She said the chain will begin focusing on online sales and services at Cokesbury.com and providing services through its call center. Cokesbury is also adding more than 40 sales representatives to the field and increasing its presence at events. Overall, 185 full-time employees and just over 100 part-time …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
See what local residents are saying about restaurants in Ballwin and Ellisville.
It's hard to go wrong with barbeque, but it can be in a class of its own when its done right. To get the verdict on what's happening with the art of grilling in Ballwin and Ellisville, the Restaruant Review Round-Up is lifting the lid on Charlotte's Rib BBQ this week. Originally established in Kirkwood in 1978, they packed up shop a year later and opened in Ballwin in 1979. The family-owned restaurant's co-founder, Herb Schwartz, won the grand prize at the American Royal Barbeque Cook-Off in 1981 for his expertly smoked pork and trademark sauce, according to the company's website. The following reviews collected by Patch are a representative sample aimed at giving you a flavor of what local residents are saying about Charlotte's Rib BBQ…
Monday, November 12, 2012
One Night Stand is a new West St. Louis County dress rental shop offering party and cocktail dress rentals, accessories, shoes and a whole lot more!
One Night Stand officially opened at its Manchester location this weekend. It celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday. It's located in one of the Victorian style homes just southwest of the Manchester Road and Route 141 intersection at 121 Old Meramec Station Road. The store, owned by Ballwin native Jennifer Kohm, offers party and cocktail dress rental, accessories, shoes, tights and more. Kohm tells Patch they have everything to complete your "night out" ensemble. The store also offers a prom dress selection. Kohm said the majority of the dresses retail anywhere from $100-$300 and some are even more expensive than that. However, rental prices vary from $25-$40 for a three-day rental and dresses can also be rented for six days …
Friday, November 9, 2012
More than a dozen workers were hard at work in and around the new hamburger restaurant this week. The new restaurant is located at Manchester Road and Seven Trails Drive—formerly Rothman Furniture.
The shape of a new Wendy's restaurant is apparent now, as construction buzzes around the building, situated at the top of the hill at Manchester Road and Seven Trails Drive, the former site of a Rothman Furniture store. "They have not set an official date yet but they are hoping to open it by year end," said Ballwin Mayor Tim Pogue. "It will be close. I have spoken with many residents and there is a lot of excitement over this new business to Ballwin." Ballwin city planner Tom Aiken said the target date for the opening was Dec. 18, but had no update beyond that. Developer Bill Biermann of W.B. Biermann in Chesterfield owns the property on which the restaurant is being built and the franchisee is leasing it back. He said he's astounded at …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer questions about healthy teeth and dental hygiene in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, since Trick-or-Treaters just finished filled their bags full of sugary treats, we're talking all about healthy teeth. Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you have a question for the dentists, ask below in our comment section and one of our experts will answer! If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 29, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk teeth and offer their expertise this week.
This week on Halloween, kids across the nation will go from house-to-house with one goal: Fill their bags with as much candy as possible. Since an abundance of sugary treats will most likely invade our homes the next few days, we want to discuss healthy teeth and dental hygiene. We want to find the answers to all your dental questions this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local dentist or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer …