Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Operations for this full-service restaurant in Eureka were closed Monday night by its owner.
Johnny's Place owner Terri Kettenbrink is known for wanting to make customers happy with her good food. She worries about plate presentation and whether customers are enjoying themselves. But last night was a tear-filled one for Kettenbrink, who had to shut down her restaurant operations, due to not enough business. Johnny's Place was a family-friendly restaurant with flat screen TVs, an outdoor patio and private party room. Kettenbrink re-established herself not long ago to the Central Avenue location from Washington, MO, to create an American cuisine menu in Eureka. She supported city events, such as Mardi Growl and most recently participated in the Wild Wild West Hoedown sponsored by Old Town Eureka merchants during the annual Eureka …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., an Alabama-based sporting goods company operating as Hibbett Sports, announced its newest Hibbett Sports store will be opening in Eureka.
Eureka soon will be the newest location for Hibbett Sports, an Alabama-based sporting goods company established in 1945. The new store will occupy the retail space at 157 Eureka Towne Center Drive, formerly rented by Carol's Hallmark Cards & Gifts. It will be next door to GNC in the mall. Jeff Rosenthal, president and chief executive officer of Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. said in a Thursday news release about the opening: “We're thrilled to be opening a new store in Eureka. People in Eureka take their sports seriously, and we plan to give them the sporting goods products and know-how they've been looking for.” Hibbett Sports managers indicated they plan to employ approximately eight full- and part-time team members. “The city (of Eureka…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Eureka businessman Brandon Fry offers an anti-hammocking design air bed, a product he says customers won't find elsewhere.
When Brandon Fry wishes people good night, he really means he hopes they have a good night. As owner of AirBed Pros in Eureka, Fry is concerned about the quality of sleep people receive. He tries to ensure customers get matched with products that best suit their needs. To that end, he just opened a retail store at 1739 West 5th St. in Eureka. It is in the same outlet area as Fastenal. "We began as a local service company that operated online. Customers would call for service, and we would go to help. When we rebuilt our website in 2010, we realized our national sales went up. And as we grew, we began to drop-ship to customers nationwide more than local sales. This was our biggest gain to date. It today accounts for 90 percent of our total …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Three newly elected officials declared their pledges for city service at Eureka's Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening. Special use permits also were approved for eight businesses.
Three board of aldermen elected through the April 3 ballot were sworn in by Eureka city clerk Ralph Lindsey at Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting. Aldermen Bob Berry, Ward 1, and Robert "Bob" Kee, Ward 2, ran unopposed. Incumbent Don Beckerle won the race in Ward 3. See related article: Eureka Alderman Says Thanks for 25 Years Special use permits also were approved for the following Eureka businesses at Tuesday's meeting.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The new Cato Fashions store in Eureka may have contributed to the parent company's better finances.
Cato Corporation officials today reported sales of $103.9 million for the five weeks ended March 31, which is a 7 percent increase over sales of $97.4 million for the five-week period ended April 2, 2011, according to a PR Newswire release. The new Cato store in Eureka opened during the second full week of last month. See related article: Women's Apparel Store 'Cato' Opens in Eureka Today's article about Cato was published in Wall Street Journal's Market Watch. It stated same-store Cato sales for the month of March increased 5 percent. During March, the company opened five stores. Other than Eureka, the new store locations were Branson, MO, Marietta, GA, Eden, NC and Mentor, OH. As of March 31, 2012, the company operated 1,292 stores in …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thank you, Patch readers, for nominating a local charity in our community for Patch's "Click & Claim for Charity" contest. We're pleased to announce that Equine-Assisted Therapy was nominated to represent Eureka-Wildwood Patch.
Here's how the contest works. If you operate a business, park, religious entity, school or store within Eureka-Wildwood Patch, go online now and claim your listing in the Patch directory—if you haven't already done so when Patch launched. If Eureka-Wildwood Patch has the most claimed listings among the participating Patch sites between March 7 and April 8, Equine-Assisted Therapy in Wildwood will win an advertising campaign on Patch worth up to $3,500, to spread the word about the good works they do in the community. You can read more details here: Support Eureka-Wildwood Charities, Businesses in 'Click to Claim' Contest Claiming a listing is free and easy. Here's how to do it: We want to make sure it's really you claiming the listing, so…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Cato Fashions store fills in for women's and girls' clothing a couple doors down from where vacated Fashion Bug left off in the Eureka Towne Center. The store hired 7 to 10 new associates.
Cato launched its newest store this week, with Thursday being the official grand opening. The new store is located in 179 Eureka Towne Center (often called the Walmart Supercenter). Its currently full of lively pink, blue, coral, fucshia and turquoise colored products. Shoppers will find plenty of black-and-white anchoring type of selections, too. Cato is a leading specialty retailer of value-priced women’s fashion apparel, jewelry, shoes and accessories. The store features fashion styles in sizes 6 to 26 and girls’ sizes 7 to 16. Fresh, new styles are delivered to all Cato stores every week, said the store's new manager Cheryl Reed. "We've had a great week already—above the expectation," said Reed, who quickly emphasized the store has …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Business leaders: Claim your free web pages here on Eureka-Wildwood Patch to add your own product offerings, services, photos and videos! Patch readers: Let all the businesses, entities and schools know how they are doing by reviewing them.
We're giving a shoutout to six businesses that claimed their listings here on Patch last week. Our newest claimed listings are from: All new business claims from now until April 8 also will help local charities. See contest just announced: Support Eureka-Wildwood Charities, Businesses in 'Click to Claim' Contest Claiming your listing on Patch shows readers you're watching the reviews posted about them, and that you're ready to update the listing information with more information of your own. By claiming a listing, you can: Claiming your listing is free. Here's how to do it: 1. Visit Eureka-Wildwood.Patch.com. If you're already a user, make sure you sign in (log in) first. 2. Click on the "Places" tab at the top of the page. 3. Search for …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
WATCH 1-MINUTE VIDEO: Most Eureka and Wildwood business owners have a free web page on this Patch site. Check out your business listing and "claim it" to customize the page and add your own product offering, services, photos and videos!
At Eureka-Wildwood Patch, we're proud to acknowledge our neighbors in the business community. That's why we're giving a big shout-out to three businesses that claimed their listings on here Patch recently. Our newest claimed listings are from: All new business claims from now until April 8 also will help local charities. See contest just announced: Support Eureka-Wildwood Charities, Businesses in 'Click to Claim' Contest Claiming your listing on Patch shows readers you're watching the reviews posted about them, and that you're ready to update the listing information with more information of your own. By claiming a listing, you can: Claiming your listing is free. Here's how to do it: 1. Visit Eureka-Wildwood.Patch.com. If you're already a …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
'Karen’s Off The Rack' provides high fashion to Eureka. The shop's owner just relocated here.
A multi-generational labor of love is now Eureka’s newest place for multi-generational fashion, with the opening of Karen’s Off The Rack, at 107 E. Fifth. Eureka native Betty Elder named the shop for her daughter. While battling cystic fibrosis, Karen Elder opened a bridal boutique. Karen, with the help of Betty Elder and Betty's mother, Leona Martin, built Karen’s Wedding Boutique into a West St. Louis County landmark for 18 years. With her daughter’s death and her mother’s retirement, Elder has relocated the business to Eureka and expanded the boutique concept. “I knew the business opportunities are better in Eureka,” she said. “I was born and raised here.” Elder attended Sacred Heart and Eureka High schools. Although the store’s …