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.

P&Z: office moving Brentwood to Maplewood; tiny houses considered

An office space on Sutton Boulevard that has been an office for a long time according Maplewood Assistant City Manager Anthony Traxler, is set to change hands soon, to continue as Thrivent Financial, moving from Brentwood. Andrew Bolin, with Thrivent Financial, plans to buy 3008 Sutton Boulevard and move his financial planning business into the first floor of the building on Sutton. The second floor has tenants. Bolin said his current office is 800 square feet and there’s no room for growth. Two employees will move into the new office and Bolin said he hopes to expand to eight.

Now is the time to treat ash trees for emerald ash borer: arborist

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is hitting the area, and a local arborist says now is the time to treat trees. Greg Wilson, an arborist with Davey Tree in Brentwood, says campers moving firewood — lots of it ash wood that carries the beetle — is one way the tree disease spreads. Adult beetles also fly from tree to tree. The states have quarantined moving firewood but policing it is impossible, Wilson said. He said a wave of beetles is coming.

Brentwood Sports Authority may close after all

Sports Authority Inc. will no longer reorganize, as previously planned in March, which would have saved the Brentwood location from closing — a fate other area locations faced. Sports Authority now is abandoning plans to reorganize, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Sports Authority employees: Brentwood store not closing

A company lawyer said potential bidders are reviewing assets but there is no guarantee any of the stores not previously planned to close will stay open — that list includes the Brentwood location at 8340 Eager Road. See the the full post in the St.

Colt building for sale

8300 Manchester Road, vacant since 2012, is now on the market with Intelica CRE. It was foreclosed on in 2012 for $600,000, according to St. Louis County records. It was appraised in January 2015 at $595,000. Colt Safety, an online retailer of  safety products, once occupied the 30,000 square foot building.

Brentwood OfficeMax to close

Almost exactly one year after the OfficeMax at Brentwood Pointe closed — May 16, 2015 — the Office Depot at 8730 Manchester Road, in Brentwood, is set to close as well. An employee at the Brentwood store said the closing/consolidation was a result of competition from other big box office supply stores. She was telling customers to visit Office Depot stores in Richmond Heights and Kirkwood. The Office Depot at 8730 Manchester Road is set to close on May 14. The Brentwood Pointe OfficeMax closed following the merger of OfficeMax and Office Depot.

Brentwood police searching for shoplifting, assault suspects

Brentwood Police are searching for three suspects in a shoplifting and assault at the Carter’s store in Brentwood Promenade, according to the department’s blog, posted on March 18. The women entered Carter’s the store on Friday March 4, police say. The women took several items of clothing and left the store. A store employee tried to prevent them from leaving, and was sprayed with a chemical irritant. The women left the area in a purple or maroon colored car with Illinois license plates.

Teson Farms lot is for sale

Elmer Teson was putting up for sale signs Wednesday afternoon at the site of the former family business, Teson Farms, at 8419 Manchester Road. It went out of business five years ago this summer. Teson said the big boxes put them out of business. The lot is ready for development; the house was demolished and removed last month. Teson said it’s about three quarters of an acre and they’re asking $425,000.

Area restaurants make Post-Dispatch top 100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch food writer Ian Froeb has come out with his STL 100 — the top St. Louis restaurants. Three are in Maplewood, one is in Brentwood, one is in Richmond Heights, one is just south of Maplewood and one is just west of Brentwood. In Maplewood, Acero made #19.

Brentwood salon, auto repair shop listed for sale

A 2,500 square foot Brentwood salon is on the market for $114,000 on BizBiySell. It’s identified as being just north of Manchester Road on Brentwood Boulevard. According to the listing, the sale includes 16 cutting chairs, four wash stations and three blow drying stations. All equipment is only three years old. From the photo in the listing, it appears to be Cheveux, at 2514 S. Brentwood Boulevard.

Sports Authority employees: Brentwood store not closing

Some area Sports Authority stores may be closing as early as March, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Wednesday. The company plans to file for bankruptcy, closing 150 to 200 of its 450 stores nationwide. An employee at the Brentwood store (8340 Eager Road) referred the Post-Dispatch reporter’s question to its corporate office. Sports Authority, owned by private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP, declined to comment to the reporter.