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.
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!
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
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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.
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
Safety equipment and accessories
Abrasive blasting equipment, parts, and accessories
Pressure washers, parts, and accessories
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.
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 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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.