Friday, May 17, 2013
A talk with the new owners of the 60-year-old Ladue Barber Shop.
The Ladue Barber Shop, at 9844 Clayton Road is kind of like a step back in time. There’s nostalgia everywhere, just like one would find at Blueberry Hill in the Loop, Carl’s Drive in in Brentwood or the Olivette Diner. But there's only family photos on the wall. Not head shots of celebrities. This is much like the tucked-away barbershop at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis. Ladue Barber Shop serves as headquarters for the sports elite. Cardinals’ pitcher Chris Carpenter brings his family in for cuts, the same goes for former Rams QB Mark Bulger, current Cardinals’ Joe Kelly and Matt Adams and former PGA touring professional Jay Williamson. However this is no franchise type of operation. The rules are payment by cash or …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Mount Pleasant Estates has rolled out the red carpet for its many visitors.
Spring is breaking out with a vengeance in the wine country in Augusta, Missouri. The crowds are coming, and the wineries are prepared. The Mount Pleasant Winery is located at 5634 High Street in Augusta, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5;30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. After 5:30 p.m., sunset weddings are held each weekend. Saturdays are booked all the way through October. Patch.com caught up with Ladue resident, Chuck Dressel, owner of Mount Pleasant Estates for a 1 on 1 interview. This is what he told Patch. Ladue-Frontenac Patch: What is new and different this spring? Chuck Dressel: “Obviously springtime is slow coming this year as compared to last year, and now its coming very fast. We have live music …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Elio Motors will produce a $6,800 automobile with 84 mpg by summer of 2014.
One by one, folks are queuing up to a trailer and display on the parking lot of Stacy Park in Olivette. They are curious enough to see the Elio Motor three-wheel prototype that will get 84 highway and 49 city miles and cost a mere penny-pinching $6,800. Sounds too good to be true? Those who want their children to drive to Ladue High next year safely might think about this addition to their driveway: This model will be manufactured at an abandoned Hummer plant in Shreveport, LA. Marketing people think this car will storm America. Its safer than a motor cycle or a all terrain vehicle and even costs the same or less. There are no test rides yet. This is just a demonstration engine under the hood. But come see for yourself through today (May …
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 yogurt specialty shop closes its doors for good Monday.
Chill, the frozen yogurt treat store with 50 choices will close its doors to the public on Monday. The store first opened up at 9793 Clayton Rd. in the MarketPlace in Ladue in April, 2010. There's heavy competition all around with FroYo having a location in Ladue (Schneithorst Village) and Creve Coeur, Maggie Moos in Ladue Crossing, St. Louis Smoothie and Baskin Robbins on Clayton Road. The sign in the window thanks the patrons for their loyal support, and suggests going to their flagship store in Clayton at 7610 Wydown Blvd.
Christin Taylor-Broughton, recently named senior vice president of North American Operations, is the grandaughter of the company's founder, St. Louis Business-Journal reports.
Christin Taylor-Broughton has just been named the new vice president of North American Operations for Enterprise Car Sales, St. Louis Business-Journal reports. She is the granddaugther of Enterprise founder Jack Taylor of Ladue, according to the report. "Taylor-Broughton joined Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Management Training Program in 2000, worked at several rental locations and was appointed corporate rental manager in 2003. She relocated to London in 2006 to develop Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s market in the U.K., Germany and Ireland. She was promoted to assistant vice president of rental shortly after, and in 2008 returned to St. Louis to focus on developing e-commerce initiatives for Enterprise Holdings’ National and Alamo brands," Greta …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Scott Schnuck, chairman and CEO of Schnucks, issued a video apology on YouTube.
The Chairman and CEO of Schnucks is apologizing for the attack on it’s credit card payment system. In a video posted to the Schnucks Markets YouTube page Friday, May 10, CEO Scott Schnuck said access was blocked on March 30 and that all new credit and debit cards would not be affected. Schnuck cautions, however, that any cards used before March 30 are still subject to fraud. According to Fox 2 News, Schnucks estimates 2.4 million credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen over a three month period. Three class-action lawsuits have been filed against the grocery chain since the incident occurred, Fox 2 reports.
Calling all boutique employees, local shoppers and anyone with a passion for fashion. We want to see your ideas on Patch!
Patch is seeking fashion experts to contribute to our Local Voices platform and help educate the masses on the right shoes to wear with that pencil skirt, next seasons top color trends and more. We would love for owners or employees of local boutiques to post an "Outfit of the Week" or for a savvy consumer to keep us up-to-date on the latest trends with regular posts on what's happening in the fashion world. If you love to photograph fashion, you can showcase that passion as well with a Local Voices post. Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The cost to the bank has been "significant," an executive said. The news comes after thousands of Schnucks customers had their credit and debit cards compromised due to a security breach.
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 …
Patch is teaming up with Crystal Anderson, owner of Olneya Restoration Group, this week to get all of your questions answered.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week readers get to interact with professionals by asking questions on a wide variety of topics. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with Crystal Anderson, owner of Olneya Restoration Group, to get all of your home repair questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Crystal Anderson: Crystal Anderson is the owner of Olneya Restoration Group. Olneya Restoration Group, headquartered in Maryland Heights, provides experienced roofing, siding, window replacement, insulation, water removal and drying services and 24/7 emergency restoration services to homeowners and commercial …