Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Eureka sports-related business closed operations this weekend.
Owners of an athletic training and instruction facility located at 534 Workman Road in Eureka ceased operating this weekend. A Eureka-Wildwood Patch reader, who was trying to reach the Hitter's Choice, indicated the business phone number was disconnected. Patch discovered the same. The business shared the building that houses The Great Midwest Antique Mall, whose managers confirmed with Patch that Hitter's Choice had closed. Phil Berry, a Eureka resident, coaches his twin daughters’ softball team and said they have used Hitter’s Choice several times. "It was always busy, which makes it odd that it would close, especially when baseball and softball season is kicking into high gear," he said. "Now we will have to drive at least 20 minutes if…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Builders of a new pet crematorium company broke ground along Fifth Street, and land preparation is under way. Owners from Illinois were just in town; said Eureka "seems like a great place to live and work."
The lot at 1631 West Fifth Street in Eureka looks vastly different these days. Hinsdale Animal Cemetery, owners of an animal crematorium in suburban Chicago along with a family from the Kansas City area operating a business called Rolling Acres Memory Gardens for Pets, are establishing a location in Eureka to provide the comprehensive services for local pet owners. PRIOR ARTICLE: New Pet Memorial Services Being Developed in Eureka A Wildwood-based developer, Dale Hicks and Associates, is handling the design and construction. Jon Remkus, with Hinsdale Animal Cemetery in Willowbrook, IL, said they have targeted getting the facility completed by July, weather-permitting. Remkus, who was just in Eureka for the past few days, said everything …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The newest of a dozen Mattress Source retail locations is in Eureka, and the staff offers "beducation." Guess how much of your life is spent in bed.
"Approximately one-third of our lives is spent on our mattresses," said Josh Oaks, a sales associate for a new, local sleep-related business. A Mattress Source retail location is now open at 149 Eureka Towne Center Drive. It became the most recent of 12 Mattress Source locations in the St. Louis metropolitan region, including three stores in Illinois. Oaks said the company's nimble size enables them to work with similarly sized companies to offer custom-made products. He said it's best if customers come to the store to actually lay down on and feel the mattresses. "Our products are second-to-none, and may be hard to compare because many of our items are unique." He said shoppers' most frequently asked questions are: In addition to …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sandwich-loving Subway customers will have to wait a bit to satisfy their cravings for footlongs.
Subway managers in Eureka are in the process of moving from 106 Hilltop Village Center Drive to 177 Eureka Towne Center Drive in the Eureka Towne Center shopping center, located off of Fifth Street and near the Walmart Supercenter. The former location closed Feb. 25, however the new location is not yet open. Subway will join at least 15 other businesses in that shopping center:
Friday, February 22, 2013
Permit reviews for two businesses that had been tabled since December again were tabled.
Eureka board of aldermen approved special use permits for five existing businesses at the board's meeting Tuesday evening. Eureka City Administrator Craig Sabo requested to again table permit reviews of the following two businesses until the March 19 board meeting, both of which were continued from the Dec. 12, 2012 board meeting:
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The outer hull of the new Jimmy John's restaurant location in Eureka is coming along from DQ red and white to predominantly black now.
Construction crews working on the new Jimmy John's gourmet sandwich location in Eureka told Patch the building may be a month away from completion. But winter weather obviously could affect a completion date. Jimmy John's corporate headquarters staff confirmed the Eureka location is a privately owned franchise. A staffer at the Jimmy John's in Ballwin said Eureka's location was not owned by the same franchisee. Read related, prior Patch articles: Jimmy John's to Jump into Eureka Jimmy John's Starts DQ (Darn Quick) Makeover in Eureka What completion date would you guess until freaky fast sandwiches will be available locally? Click here to register for the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning newsletter and breaking news alerts about these …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A state-of-the-art pet cremation facility is being built in Eureka via a partnership of two families: one based outside of Chicago and the other near Kansas City.
Pet owners seeking aftercare options in St. Louis will have new choices by this summer, based from an upcoming business to be located in Eureka. Hinsdale Animal Cemetery, owners of an animal crematorium in suburban Chicago along with a family from the Kansas City area operating a business called Rolling Acres Memory Gardens for Pets, are establishing a location in Eureka to provide the comprehensive services for local pet owners. This pet-related business was approved in November by both the Eureka Planning and Zoning Commissioners and Board of Aldermen. Jon Remkus, with Hinsdale Animal Cemetery in Willowbrook, IL, said they are in the process of switching their operating name over to Loving Hearts Pet Memorial Services. The sign at the …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
An official, grand reopening event will be scheduled in mid-February.
It was what could be called a "soft reopening" Thursday evening for El Nopal restaurant in Eureka. The restaurant's manager, Facundo Mendoza, said they were not sure if they could plan to be open Thursday because the St. Louis County inspector was scheduled to be there in the morning for the final assessment. When the inspector didn't arrive until the afternoon, the restaurant's staff began to wonder even more. But they were open to post homemade "We're Open" signs in the building's windows and give it a go. El Nopal formerly was located at 110a Hilltop Village Center Drive. The new location is 106 S. Central Avenue. See previous article from Dec. 3: El Nopal Restaurant Moves to Old Town Eureka Mendoza said a new menu is coming, and that …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers asked in December what was happening with this iconic restaurant in Eureka. A new sign seems to indicate a final answer.
The building that houses a restaurant that has been in business since the 1940s in Eureka is now for sale. Phil's Bar B-Q was known for serving unique, homemade flavors and recipes, which are done on an open pit and "smoked low and slow." In December, Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers noticed the operation was closed, and began to ask why. Read previous article: Is Phil's Bar B-Q Closed Permanently in Eureka? One reader, Steve, commented that Phil's "always had the best fried chicken in town and that he will miss it." Click here to sign up for the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning newsletter to keep up with the fate of this and other local restaurants.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The American chain of discount variety stores that sells every item for $1 or less is setting up shop in Eureka.
A new, bold green and white sign was added this week to the tower of businesses showcased in the lighted marquee sign that graces the Eureka Towne Center shopping center, which is anchored by the Walmart Supercenter. The marquee now includes Dollar Tree, which is discount store for which electricians and other crews are currently setting up at 151 Eureka Towne Center Drive. Workers told Patch they hope to be done with the infrastructure of the retail space by mid-month. They believed the store might open to the public in November. Dollar Tree stores typically stock: Pre-existing, nearby Dollar Tree stores are located in Ellisville, Ballwin and High Ridge. As a Fortune 500 company, Dollar Tree is headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, and …