Walk-in medical service opens

The fifth area Our Urgent Care medical center opened at 1201 S. Big Bend Boulevard  with a ribbon cutting Tuesday in Richmond Heights. The opening was on the tenth anniversary of the opening of the first. The service is a “true alternative to hospital emergency rooms and other ‘chain’ or hospital-owned urgent care centers,” according to a press release. Our Urgent Care is an Urgent Care Association of America certified facility, with 14 highly trained, licensed providers who have extensive emergency department experience specializing in both general and pediatric care. The hours of the walk-in location is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

New business licenses in Maplewood, Richmond Heights

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce reports new business licenses in Maplewood and Richmond Heights. These 12 business obtained licenses recently; it does not necessarily mean they have opened. ADT LLC, 1155 Saint Louis Galleria | Richmond Heights
Cardinal Catastrophe Services, Inc., 3008 Sutton Blvd. | Maplewood
Cina Structural Integration, 7750 Clayton Road # 99 | Richmond Heights
Grubbs and Associates, LLC, 7372 Marietta Ave. | Maplewood
HR2 Harrington Russell Home Rehabs, 3241 Walter Ave.

Chamber Member in the Spotlight – Gabbit LLC

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce features a different business each month. This month it’s Gabbit LLC. 

Business Name:
Gabbit LLC

Co- Founder:
Corey Jones

How would you describe Gabbit LLC? Gabbit provides business class phone service to small businesses and non-profit organizations in multiple cities around the US.  We pride ourselves on saving our clients money (40% to 60% versus the phone and cable companies) while providing more than 110 FREE features on our network. Our goal is to build a customized solution for each client that allows them to serve their clients in the manner they desire. Plus, no calls to far off call-centers; we provide local service by Gabbit employees in every city we operate.

ScholarShop set to close Richmond Heights store

Both ScholarShop stores, including the one at 8211 Clayton Road near Richmond Heights, are set to close in mid-2017, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Revenue from the nonprofit resale business has declined in recent years, Faith Sandler, executive director of the Scholarship Foundation told the Post-Dispatch. The stores raised more than $1.3 million a year in its peak, but last year was down to $900,000 toward the foundation’s annual $7 million budget. The ScholarShop suffered because of the state of retail in general, Sandler told the Post Dispatch.

Craig’s view: Audio restoration biz cuts through the noise in Richmond Heights

Whether it’s an old family recording or audio for an upcoming case, Clayton Studios can fix you up. Clayton Studios, at 1126 S Big Bend Boulevard in Richmond Heights, offers audio restoration and enhancement of such items as old family reel-to-reel recordings, audio cassettes and microcassettes, phone messages, vinyl records, even wire recordings. They restore, enhance and digitize the sound quality of old cassettes, microcassettes, wire recordings and phone messages, as well as audio from VHS, Betamax or camcorders. You hear the old voices and sounds of your family and friends on crackle-free digitized media. Production Coordinator Steve Moore gave an example.

Richmond Heights officials approve new restaurant

Richmond Heights officials on Monday approved a permit for a new restaurant at the corner of Ethel Avenue and Big Bend Boulevard. Ha Tron, Richmond Heights resident and owner of Beautiful Nails, in Richmond Heights, got city approval to open a Vietnamese restaurant at 7494 Ethel Avenue. In his application, Tron said he bought the house, and the property to the south for a parking lot, in 2012. He said he couldn’t remodel the property for the past three years because of MSD sewer work. He plans to offer Vietnamese rice dishes, noodles, sandwiches, coffee, beer and wine for lunch and dinner, according to his application.

Penn Station East Coast Subs cuts ribbon

Members of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce helped the new Penn Station East Coast Subs cut the ribbon on the Menards corner in Richmond Heights on Tuesday. Pie Five Pizza opens, Penn Station to be next door

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce joined with the Richmond Heights Chamber in January; in August the members approved a name change to ‘Mid-County Chamber of Commerce,’ with the tagline, ‘Serving the Communities of Maplewood and Richmond Heights.’ The change hasn’t officially taken place, according to the chamber.

Former Missouri First Lady is a food blogger, likes new Richmond Heights restaurant

Jean Carnahan, Missouri’s First Lady during the 90s and the state’s first woman U.S. Senator now blogs as the Adventurous Gourmet. Her blog is called Good Food St. Louis. Carnahan recently wrote about a visit to Boundary, the former The Restaurant at the Cheshire. She finds the name boring (referring to being on the boundary of the city/county), but loved the food, which she describes as social.

Maplewood Chamber of Commerce welcomed 3 new businesses in July

The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce welcomed three new businesses to Maplewood and Richmond Heights in July. Springboard  Studio produces simple, elegant commercial interior designs, inspired by the client and painted by the designer to create great spaces. Visit their website or call them at 314.761.1015. The Knowledge Cafe is the only in-person, Autodesk authorized, architectural design software training center in town. Visit their website for more information.

Business owner opposes chamber of commerce name change

A Maplewood business owner and member of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce is opposing a proposed name change for the chamber. The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce incorporated the Richmond Heights Chamber of Commerce in January, and chamber members are now being asked to vote to approve a name change to designed to reflect that: Mid-County Chamber of Commerce. A two-thirds majority of the membership is required. They have until Aug. 10 to vote.

2 new Richmond Heights businesses coming

A sub shop and and an urgent care storefront are coming to Richmond Heights. Penn Station East Coast Subs

Penn Station East Coast Subs is opening a restaurant in Richmond Heights, according to a release — aiming for August 10. The restaurant will be located at 1774 South Hanley Road. It’s next to Pie Five Pizza, which opened in July. Penn Station features grilled sub sandwiches and cold deli sandwiches made to order.