Brentwood Planning and Zoning last week considered a request for a custard shop at 2301 S. Brentwood Boulevard, at the corner at Brentwood Boulevard and White Avenue, according to the meeting agenda. Brentwood Mayor Chris Thornton owns the property, doing business as Three Monkeys LLC according to state records. Thornton had previously planned to build a new office for his wife, Pam’s, insurance business. Plan and zoning considered a 909 square-foot drive-thru custard shop with parking. The new shop will be called Monkey Business Frozen Treats, according to the site plan.
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.
Pinakin Patel has opened CD One Price Cleaners at 2590 S. Brentwood Boulevard, in Brentwood. The Brentwood Chamber of Commerce posted photos of the ribbon-cutting on Facebook.
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.
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.
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.