HomeGoods moving to Brentwood

The discount home furnishings retailer, HomeGoods, is taking over the 17,800-square-foot space at Brentwood Pointe on Eager Road, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. It’s moving to Brentwood from a Ballwin location. OfficeMax left the location on Eager Road in May 2015. HomeGoods will open this year, the Business Journal says.

Brentwood residents knock down gas station plan

About 55 to 60 Brentwood Ward 1 residents told some Brentwood Boulevard property owners Tuesday night at city hall they don’t want another station. Ward 1 aldermen David Dimmitt and David Plufka invited the owners — a father and son, with SGE, Inc. — to speak to residents before proceeding with the project. It hadn’t reached city hall yet. Ward 1 resident Barry Williams was there and reported to 40 South that the owners of the Milton Building (2025 S. Brentwood Boulevard) had bought the Brentwood Bible Church on Lawn Avenue and the parking lot in-between, planning to build a 24-hour gas station on the three lots. Williams said lots of people spoke in the meeting and none were in favor of the project, but it was civil; the property owners were given a chance to present their plan.

Brentwood Radio Shack to close

After 41 years in business, the Brentwood Radio Shack (2518 South Brentwood Boulevard) is closing. The corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday for the second time in two years, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The store survived the first round of cuts, but not the second. An employee there on Saturday said its last day is March 31.

For-profit college in Brentwood closes suddenly

Missour College, at 1421 S. Hanley Road in Brentwood, closed without notice to its students — who were months from graduation — earlier in November, according to KSDK. The for-profit school announced on Nov. 2 around noon that it would be ceasing operations immediately. Students said everything was business as usual on Tuesday until around lunchtime. Students studying to become a dental hygienist told KSDK they were on an accelerated 18 month program not offered anywhere else in the area, and the money and classroom experience will not count for anything in any area school.

Spices, premium olive oil in new Brentwood shop

The 1890 Marketplace, which opened in May at 8711 Manchester Road in Brentwood, offers ‘ultra-premium’ olive oil and spices. An employee there said the olive oil meets higher standards than the USDA standards. The store also offers a variety of flavored olive oil, made from the ultra-premium, including butter flavored and the most popular — garlic flavored. They also offer more than 80 spices from different countries. The house blend is the most popular, according to the employee, who said she uses it in her fried rice.

Brentwood company buys 50 acres

The Brentwood company, SeedGeeks, an independent, urban farm and heirloom seed company, owned by Marc and Angela Adler, announced on Facebook Monday they have purchased 50 acres — at an undisclosed location — to grow the business. It began in the Adler’s backyard. On Facebook: “It’s been a looong search…with some major ups & downs. At times, we thought it was impossible to find what we were looking for. But, today, we’re so happy to finally announce that we’ve closed on a beautiful 50 acre tract of land that will soon become the new home of SeedGeeks heirloom seed farm!

Monday’s flooding caused $300,000 in damage, Brentwood says, and its response

Again, on Monday, Brentwood experienced flooding from Deer Creek along Manchester Road between Hanley Road and Brentwood Boulevard. Black Creek flooded too, swamping the Hanley/Manchester intersection. A house on Ruth Avenue suffered damage when the flood collapsed its foundation. KMOV reported that businesses there are tired of the flooding, and some are considering leaving. Roads flood in Brentwood, Maplewood, Rock Hill; power outages too
Floods recede in Brentwood, Maplewood; park still a lake (Dec.

Laundromat to take Shoe Stop location

The owners of Shoe Stop, at 2590 S. Brentwood Boulevard are set to close the location at the end of the year and sell the building. A franchise laundromat, CD One Price Cleaners, from Westchester, IL, is set to close on the building in January and begin the buildout in February; owner, Pinakin Patel, said Monday night it should take about 90 days. Brentwood officials approved the deal Monday night. The buildout will include removal of the pole sign and installation of a monument sign. The peaked roof in the back will be built over to make it square, according to the architect, John Pfaff.

Brentwood business closing: power tools on clearance

Power tool and building supply store, Hydraflow (8125 Brentwood Industrial Drive) is closing due to retirement and everything must go by Aug. 31, they’ve posted on Craigslist. The store is open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Hydraflow started in business serving painting contractors in 1961, and expanded into power tools in the 1980s, according to its Facebook page. 

Some of the items on clearance sale:

Power tools, parts, and accessories
Paint sprayers, parts, and accessories
Paint sundries
Ladders
Hand tools
Flooring supplies
Safety equipment and accessories
Abrasive blasting equipment, parts, and accessories
Pressure washers, parts, and accessories

Wright Leather sign comes down

The Wright Specialty Leather Co. sign — on large tiles and masonry on the building at 8300 Manchester Road currently under demolition — have come down as well. The sign had remained above the front door. It was the last of the building to be knocked down. Saturday morning it was in a pile of rubble.

Wright family to claim sign; building almost gone

Not much remains of the building that once housed Wright Specialty Leather Co. at 8300 Manchester Road. The company was owned by the grandfather of Ed Wright Jr., retired Brentwood High School teacher. Employees of the wrecking company said the Wright family planned to claim the sign above the door. They said they have the ‘H’ and the ‘T’ on the site. The sign was uncovered in June as workers began demolishing the building.

Coffee roaster moving to Brentwood

Coffee roaster Stringbean Coffee Company is planning to move from Fenton to Brentwood’s industrial park, according to the Riverfront Times. Owner Peter Cohen expects to begin operations in Brentwood in October. He told the RFT the new space is four times as big as their current location. The roastery has become a staple in the local coffee community, recognized for its commitment to ethically and sustainably sourced beans, the RFT says. It was the RFT’s pick for the area’s “Best Coffee” in its 2015 Best of St.

Brentwood Perk closes, owner says shaved ice, funnel cakes coming

The Brentwood Perk closed its doors and drive through after business on June 30. Dennis Keller Sr. and his wife, Mary, opened the shop in 2014. In September 2015 they ran a Go Fund Me campaign to raise $7,000 to “stay afloat,” which brought in a little more than $500. Coffee shop launches fund raiser for new equipment
Coffee shop reopens following employee problems
Brentwood coffee shop to close

Keller said on Facebook that a shaved ice and funnel cake business is coming to the spot once it’s approved. Also that the new owners have other locations in the south St.

Brentwood coffee shop to close

On June 24 Dennis Keller Sr., owner of  Brentwood Perk, on 2944 S. Brentwood Boulevard, posted on Facebook that June 30 will be the last day the shop will be open. It opened in 2014. Keller also sent the announcement to 40 South News: “It was fun while it lasted, it is with a heavy heart I am closing Brentwood Perk on June 30. Thank you to everyone who have came by The Brentwood Perk. Meet a lot of people since we opened, we will be having specials everyday to June 30.

Workers uncover old sign

The Colt Safety Products sign at 8300 Manchester Road has come down as part of the demolition of the building, which revealed an earlier sign: for the Wright Leather Specialty Co. The building was built in 1955, according to St. Louis records. The Missouri Secretary of State has a record of a Wright Leather Specialty Co. formed in 1924, with an office at 311 N. Lindbergh Boulevard.

Salon to move from Clayton to Brentwood

After making more than $250,000 in sales from a 750-square-foot salon in her home —  on Country Club Court, according to her website — with three employees, Christina White is ready to move her Christina White Salon to Strassner Drive in Brentwood, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. White announced the move to her customers by email, and also on Facebook. She added that she hopes to be in the new location by June 1. The new salon is off Hanley Road at 1238 Strassner Drive, across the street from Houlihan’s restaurant.

Sports Authority clearance: soon, when is unknown

The Brentwood Sports Authority will close, though when isn’t clear, neither is when the clearance sale will begin. Sports Authority Inc. will no longer reorganize, as previously planned in March, which would have spared the Brentwood location. Sports Authority now is abandoning plans to reorganize, the Wall Street Journal reported in April, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Business Insider reported Tuesday that clearance sales at all Sports Authority stores will begin around May 25.

Colt building demolition update

The building at 8300 Manchester Road, most recently used by Colt Safety, is set to be demolished within 30 days, according to Brentwood Director of Planning and Development, Lisa Koerkenmeier. Flexton Construction has been working on the demolition, except for rain days. Spirtas Wrecking will be helping them with demolition. The building was built in 1955. It was most recently purchased, in February, for $390,000 by Surco Properties LLC, according to St.

Colt building being demolished

The former Colt Safety Products building, at 8300 Manchester Road, is being demolished, beginning with the roof. The contractor said the lumber from the roof is for sale, though the bricks will not be worth selling. The building is was bought by Surco Properties LLC in February for $390,000. Colt went out of business there in 2012.