Tuesday, April 16, 2013
VIDEO and Photo Gallery: All the inspections now are done and the new Jimmy John's team can begin their freaky fast service.
A trial run for family, friends and supporters of the new Jimmy John's gourmet sandwich shop in Eureka was conducted Saturday. Franchisee owners Kevin and Dan Morrell greeted a steady stream of eager sandwich connoisseurs. Kevin said the shop's hours will be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., although they may consider longer hours during peak Six Flags St. Louis times. Dan said they also may consider extending the drive-through service time, depending on customers' requests. The new sandwich shop has hired 37 employees. All the bread is baked fresh at the shop, and cannot be more than four hours old, according to Jimmy John's corporate standards, Dan said. He said Jimmy John's expectations are that customers receive their order within 15 to 20 minutes …
Monday, April 8, 2013
This week may be the one in which the "freaky fast" sandwich spot opens in Eureka.
Eureka is getting closer to having a Jimmy John's gourmet sandwich shop. Depending on final inspections from Jimmy John's corporate staff, St. Louis County and Eureka officials, this could be the week the shop franchisees get the green light to open. Brothers Kevin and Dan Morrell said they are eager to start the operations. Approximately 30 employees have been hired for the new shop. Return to Eureka-Wildwood Patch for updates. PREVIOUS ARTICLES: Jimmy John's Looking Black and White Jimmy John's to Jump into Eureka Jimmy John's Starts DQ (Darn Quick) Makeover in Eureka What Should Move In Here? Can't DQ-it Anymore
Sunday, April 7, 2013
One lot of historic Eureka's Old Town is getting a facelift. "Everyone I talk to says they are glad to see something done with the property," says the property owner.
A new insurance office is being created at 207 S. Central Avenue, in Eureka's Old Town area, out of an abandoned gas station location. Steve Parker, the local agent who heads the Shelter Insurance office at 350 S. Central Avenue in Eureka, is keeping the basic 40x40 feet structure of the former gas station, but having the overall look and grounds renovated. PREVIOUS ARTICLE: Vacated Gas Station to Get "New" Old Town Feel in Eureka "The project is going great. It's exciting to see the remarkable improvement already, and I'm anxious to see the finished product. The roof is totally completed, and they should have the additional window openings cut," Parker said. Parker said everyone he talks to says they are glad to see something done with …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Commission is 40 percent to 50 percent, depending on the items. See what's selling and what type of products are desired.
Some astute business managers are making the most of vacant space during a slow, overall economic environment by opening a new consignment store in Eureka. Called The Shop on the Hill, the building used to be a fitness facility known as Curves for Women. It is located at 535 N. Central Ave. Prior to that, it was a Rent'N Go Video business. Click here to sign up for the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning newsletter to keep up with other new businesses that open. When this building owner from Labadie, Anna Liles, couldn't secure a renter for the space, her grandson and his wife, Josh and Julie Dubbs turned it into a new consignment shop just before the winter holidays. They carry items such as antiques, collectibles, knickknacks, clothing, …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Plans to renovate the buildings left from a former gas station in one of Eureka's highly visible spots were approved at Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting.
Steve Parker, the local agent who heads the Shelter Insurance office at 350 S. Central Avenue in Eureka, will be truly springing forward by this spring. He received approval at Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting to create an insurance office at 207 S. Central Avenue, on Eureka's Old Town stretch of historic buildings. Residents currently know the address as the abandoned gas station downtown. Parker plans to keep the basic 40x40 feet structure, but to renovate its look and the overall grounds. "It has tons of potential," he said. Longtime residents said the station at the corner of Dreyer and Centeral first provided the Midwestern leader Skelly brand of gas, then Texaco. It was a Citgo station before it was closed and sat vacant, until …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This week, the former Dairy Queen building began to be transformed into a new gourmet sandwich shop.
The reddish-orange roof shingles were taken down, but the outline of the familiar DQ icon still remained at 14 Hilltop Village Center Drive, as a construction crew started work this week to turn the former ice cream shop into a gourmet sandwich shop within the Jimmy John's franchise chain. See previous article: Jimmy John's to Jump into Eureka Be sure to sign up for the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning newsletter to keep up with the progress made at the new Jimmy John's location, as well as other developments and events. The company hired to do the construction is St. Louis-based Lexicon Construction. Crew leader Jay Harbison told Patch the overall work schedule for this project was just being discussed and worked out. Editor's Note: …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From ice cream to freakishly fast meals, Eureka may add gourmet sandwiches to the mix of drive-throughs and fast food available from Fifth Street-based restaurants.
Eureka Planning and Zoning Commissioners are hosting a public hearing Wednesday evening about the possibility of a new Jimmy John's restaurant taking over the stand-alone retail building formerly operated as a Dairy Queen location. Morrell Hilltop Investments representatives are requesting a special use permit for a restaurant with a drive-through component located at 14 Hilltop Village Center Drive. Ironically, Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers suggested a sandwich shop when Patch asked what would be a good business to relocate in the former DQ spot. Read article: What Should Move In Here? Can't DQ-it Anymore With Jimmy John's motto "So Fast, You'll Freak," the restaurant chain prides itself on quick deliveries. The restaurant was initiated …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A new sporting goods store opens in Eureka. One can sign up online for the customer loyalty program.
National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. managers—operating as Hibbett Sports—opened the company's newest store at 1057 Eureka Towne Center Drive on Friday. The new Eureka-based store will employ approximately eight full and part-time team members. Jeff Rosenthal, president and CEO of Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. said in a company announcement about the opening: “This convenient, new location is a win-win for our company and the Eureka community. We are very excited to be serving the customers in this area.” Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and team athletic equipment. “With the buying power of a national company, we offer our customers the convenience of buying the best …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A store hours' sign is up, and at least mannequins are present at the future Hibbett Sports location in Eureka—and even strategically placed!
National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc., operating as Hibbett Sports, opened its newest store in Excelsior Springs, MO, on Friday. It will employ approximately eight full and part-time team members, according to the company's website. Eureka and surrounding residents await the firm opening time for the Hibbett location taking shape locally as well at a shopping center just off Interstate 44. See previous article: Sporting Goods Company to Kick Off in Eureka Missouri has been a target of the company’s expansion for several years now. With the addition of the Excelsior Springs location, the company has 27 stores open in the state. Of those stores, Sikeston was the first to open in 1996. The Excelsior Springs location …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A new pizza company just launched in Eureka. Its name is a toast to "Pizza Today!" and it's a whole new spin on St. Louis Style Pizza.
Za Oggi! owner Patrick Duncan started making dough to sell commercially when he was 12 years old. He owned his first pizza place by the time he was 17 years old. He and Za Oggi! manager Joseph Pullam have worked together in a variety of capacities, including a stint at Domino's Pizza. As self-professed "pizza-holics," they believe they know a thing or two about pizza. Now they're combining years of knowledge into a new venture that offers a different pie when it comes to St. Louis Style thin crust pizza. Their strictly take and bake pizza enterprise is located at 91 Hilltop Village Center Drive in Eureka. "We've already had lots of repeat business," said Pullam. He reasons that customers truly enjoy their proprietary crust and cheese, …