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
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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.

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.

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.