Monday, August 20, 2012
The shelves are empty and Farmer Fred is gone--but customers of the longtime Watson Road market "will see the farmer once again." Owners are looking at a handful of potential sites for a new store, according to their PR representative.
While managers of the Sappington Farmers' Market, 8400 Watson Rd., had announced an Aug. 24 closing for the store, longtime customers hoping to scoop up a last grocery cart of goodies have just about cleaned it out. Management told Patch last week that they would be selling remaining items at increasing discounts until stock was gone. A visit to the store on Aug. 20 revealed mostly empty shelves, and a handful of employees sweeping floors where displays had been moved. Farmer Fred, the fiberglass statue that greeted visitors with his son, Clyde, has been removed from the property. So has the fiberglass cow formerly located just inside the main entrance. "Thanks for the memories!" a sign on the entrance door reads. Owners will decide after …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Six new businesses have recently been approved by the Sunset Hills and Crestwood boards, Sappington Farmers' Market is closing, and proposals for Crestwood Court are due to the city next month. A handful of requests are also pending.
Friday, August 17, 2012
The latest discussion on the Watson Road mall, and updates on several new businesses, pending requests, and closing businesses.
The owners of Crestwood Court are in a push toward development, and their eye is on the 2014 holiday season. Representatives laid out their tentative deadlines for the development process as they asked Aldermen to approve a preliminary funding agreement to consider TIF funding for the project. They’re hoping to begin construction mid-year 2013. The aldermen approved a revised RFP allowing the developers 30 days to submit their proposal. The approval of a preliminary funding agreement doesn’t exactly kick off the TIF process. It offers developers the option of submitting proposals that would utilize TIF funding, but the city is not obligated to create a TIF district for the property at this time. Aldermen will discuss the preliminary …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
With Sappington Farmers’ Market closing on Aug. 24, where can South County residents now look for Missouri-grown foods? Patch lists 10 farmers' markets and local food grocers.
The Sappington Farmers' Market, 8400 Watson Rd., announced less than a week ago that they'd be closing shop on Aug. 24, and it already seems to have put a wrench in the routines of several St. Louis residents who prefer to buy local. It may not be goodbye forever. Management have not announced any future plans, but said in a statement they are “continuing to look for opportunities for other store locations in the region.” You can still hope to snag some of the market's remaining inventory for 20 percent off, but where will loyal customers go when Farmer Fred waves goodbye later this month? Some Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch Facebook fans suggested alternative sources of locally-grown food as the aisles thin out, listed below. Patch has …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Watson Road market closes on Aug. 24. Remaining items are currently 20 percent off. What items can you still hope to find? Here's what we found late Monday afternoon.
The Sappington Farmers' Market announced this past weekend that the store would be closing Aug. 24. A general manager said they're currently offering 20 percent off the remaining inventory, which is thinning out by the day. The farmers' market, located at 8840 Watson Rd., was well known in St. Louis for offering sustainable foods from Illinois and Missouri farmers. As of Monday afternoon, customers could still find a healthy selection of fruits and vegatables, though other areas of the store (particularly meat and bakery items) are nearly barren. Related articles:
The Watson Road farmers market, which has focused on offering sustainable food from Illinois and Missouri farmers, closes to St. Louis customers on Aug. 24.
The owners of Sappington Farmers' Market, 8400 Watson Rd., have decided to close shop after nearly 20 years in business. The store, which focused on locally produced, sustainable foods, will close Aug. 24, according to a statement from management. Customers first caught wind of the announcement this weekend. A general manager with the market told Patch they’ll be keeping regular hours until they close. Goods are currently 20 percent off regular prices, and will likely be discounted in further increments throughout the next two weeks until inventory is gone, the manager said. “We have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into making this market a success since purchasing its assets out of bankruptcy earlier this year,” management said in a …