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 …
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 …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Director of County health department said her office will consider an update on fees—to a point.
Two permit fees for farmers markets are at the heart of a debate in St. Louis County. A manager for Clayton's market called them "duplicate fees" and said the added expense thwarted vendor participation. The concern over fees dates to last season, 2010, and is one held this season by multiple-vendor market officials in the county, said Kori Thompson, market master of the Kirkwood Farmers' Market. It's come to a head recently because the number of markets has grown rapidly, she said. Kirkwood market representatives first brought fee concerns to the attention of the St. Louis County health department, Thompson said. At the time, a restaurant owner from St. Louis city approached the Kirkwood market about selling food there. But after …