Friday, May 24, 2013
Learn more about this South County business in our Small Business Shout Out.
The following answers were provided by Brian Schraut, principal partner of R.F. Schraut Heating & Cooling. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out, you can fill out the form here. When was the business founded?: May 1982 What kind of services do you offer?: This is our Purpose: “To ensure generations of comfort by providing quality HVAC systems, delivering fast, dependable service, and upholding the trusted Schraut name by going the extra mile to get it right.” What's a fact about your business that most customers probably don't know?: That if you require emergency heating & cooling service the call will go to the owner and he will try and fix it over the phone before a service tech is dispatched…
Riverfront Times readers rated the South County pizza spot above most others--including U City's La Pizza in both thick and thin crust categories.
RFT readers chose Joanie's Pizzeria as one of the St. Louis area's best pizza makers, the publication revealed in its Restaurants 2013 guide. With spots in Soulard and Oakville, the restaurant ranked first for readers' Favorite Thin Crust, and second for Favorite Thick Crust. Joanie's lost to Tower Grove's Blackthorn Pub in the Thick Crust category, but managed to edge out U City'a La Pizza in both categories. Rankings were determined by reader votes, according to RFT. "No matter the season, Joanie's Pizzeria makes it great to be a pizza lover in St. Louis, but never more so than when you're enjoying a pie on its patio in Soulard. (And now Oakville, you lucky-duck south-county dwellers.)," according to RFT. Do you agree? Tell us in the …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Patch is teaming up with Tony Pringle, part owner and hairstylist at Metro Design Studio Salons, 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 Tony Pringle, part owner and hairstylist at Metro Design Studio Salons, to get all of your hair and beauty questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Tony Pringle: Tony Pringle, a 31+ year veteran of the cosmetology industry, is a co-owner and hairstylist/makeup artist at Metro Design Studio Salons, a unique concept in the St. Louis cosmetology industry that offers modern, fully-equipped, "self-contained" studio spaces in which top …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Learn more about this Mehlville business in our Small Business Shout Out.
The following answers were provided by Michael Redman, managing director of The Traveling Weather Show, LLC. If you have a business and want to participate in Patch's Small Business Shout Out, you can fill out the form here. When was the business founded?: "March, 2010." How did your business come to be?: "Upon retirement from the St. Louis County Police Department I wanted to remain active in that area of my profession: severe weather observation (spotter) and safety training. So I formed The Traveling Weather Show LLC to continue providing this vital training. I taught these classes for St. Louis County and other agencies since 1970, teaching over 15,000 individuals in 450 classes. This is practical information from which all can benefit…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Maryann Gregory says she'll be keeping an eye on a tract of land near her South County neighborhood to make sure a disrupting business doesn't try to build there.
When Maryann Gregory told her son she was starting a petition drive to stop Walmart from building a grocery store in her neighborhood, she said his response was: "You can't beat 'em Mom." To which she replied, "Watch me. I've got me an army of neighbors." "Walmart has a bigger army," he reportedly replied. "But we have God on our side," Gregory said. In the end, Gregory and her small cadre of signature gatherers were able to convince the St. Louis County Planning Commission to reject a rezoning request from Walmart that would have paved the way for a Walmart Neighborhood Market near the intersection of Tesson Ferry and Butler Hill roads. Join Mehlville-Oakville Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The victory …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Heart disease is a killer – and it’s not just for men anymore, blogs Donna Wagstaff, a doctor at St. Anthony's Medical Center.
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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 cost to the bank has been "significant," an executive said.
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 …
Friday, May 10, 2013
This will be the company's fourth store to open in the St. Louis area, and the closest location for South County and Arnold residents.
Dick's Sporting Goods is coming to South County Center. There have been weeks of speculation that mega-sporting goods store was going to set up shop at the mall. However, Patch had been unable to verify the information with Dick's or South County Center. Patch reader Justin Stafford contacted us on Wednesday saying the spot that the yearly carnival normally occupies had been fenced off and ground has been moved. He was wondering what was going on. Thursday night, Stafford submitted the attached photo. Join Mehlville-Oakville Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Representatives from Dick's and South County Center on Friday were unable to discuss the specifics of the new store, but say more information will be …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
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 …