Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The clothing store had been in the shopping center at Clayton and Mason roads since the 70s, but now it's closing its doors. Clothing and accessories are discounted beginning Tuesday.
Chocolate Soup has been in business since 1970, but Store Manager Margie Cass tells Patch it will close its doors on on Feb. 25. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) "The people that bought the business about three years ago just don't want to do it anymore," Cass explained. "They're just moving on to something else and we just don't have a buyer." Cass says the children's clothing store originally opened in 1970 in Clayton, along Forsyth Boulevard, but moved to its current location in Town and Country's Mason Woods shopping center in 1975. She said the people who started the business retired a few years ago and the new owners had not been involved in retail prior to purchasing Chocolate Soup. "Its hard job …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The store manager tells Patch that West County Hostess employees found out their Manchester Road store was closing and the company was shutting down on the news.
Friday, November 16, 2012
As Hostess fans flock to the Manchester Road store to purchase the tasty treats before the doors close, they and employees say they're shocked by the news of the shut down.
Friday's announcement by Hostess that it will shut down comes after the company issued striking bakery workers an ultimatum earlier this week. The employees did not return to work so the company said it is closing down. (Read Previous Story: Manchester Road Hostess Closing, Employees Learn on The News) The West County Hostess store, located at 13885 Manchester Rd., was busy Friday as customers flocked to grab their favorite treats. "Absolutely crazy," said store manager Patty Bartholome who said she had lines half-way through the store Friday. Bartholome said she's worked for the company for 19 years and had no idea the company was closing until she heard it on the news. She said she and other employees don't even know their last day. "…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Cokesbury, a national retailer of Christian books and other products, is closing its West St. Louis County location along Manchester Road.
The Cokesbury store at 14560 Manchester Road is closing its doors Jan. 12 after 20 years in service. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Amy Smith, spokesperson for the national retailer of Christian products said Cokesbury the West St. Louis County closure is part of a plan by United Methodist Publishing House, the parent company of Cokesbury, to close all 57 stores across the country. "More of our customers are shopping online and in our call center," Smith tells Patch. She said the chain will begin focusing on online sales and services at Cokesbury.com and providing services through its call center. Cokesbury is also adding more than 40 sales representatives to the field and increasing its presence at events…
Sunday, April 15, 2012
When shoppers arrived at the Ellisville Best Buy Saturday, they were told the store was closed and referred to other nearby stores. The store is open for business Sunday as it prepares to shut down for good.
As previously reported by Town and Country - Manchester Patch, Best Buy is closing 50 stores nationwide. This weekend, Best Buy announced on its website that the Ellisville store off Manchester Road is one of the stores closing. The store was closed on Saturday and would-be customers were referred to nearby Best Buys stores, including Manchester Highlands Best Buy and the Chesterfield Valley store. As reported by KMOV, as customers showed up to shop Saturday, they were turned away and given a flier that directed them to the nearby locations. Best Buy's website states customers "currently doing business" with the closing stores are being contacted. The Ellisville store will be open again on Sunday and offer a 20 percent off sale on …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Is the Manchester store in danger of closing?
Best Buy announced Thursday that it will close 50 big box stores in the United States in an effort to improve its bottom line. CEO Brian Dunn said in a press release that as the consumer electronics industry evolves, the company is taking “major actions” to improve its operating performance. The company hopes its new multi-channel strategy will strengthen its portfolio of store formats. The strategy includes “closing some big box stores, modifying others to our enhanced Connected Store format, and adding Best Buy Mobile stand-alone locations,” Dunn said, noting that the company’s goal is to improve the shopping environment, increase its points of presence and improve performance, in addition to increasing profits. He added that the coming …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Around the country Blockbuster Video stores are closing, but not in Manchester. At least not for now. Do you still rent videos and games? Take the Patch poll!
Around the country Blockbuster Video stores are reportedly closing. Reuters reports 500 stores will be shutting their doors in coming weeks, due to underperformance and unprofitability. That's approximately one third of Dish Network's Blockbuster stores, according to the report. However, staff at the Manchester location tells Patch that store will not be closing. The is store located at 65 Nationalway Shopping Center, near Highway 141 and Manchester Road. Staff said, although there are no plans to close at this time, they would not be aware of a closing, until just before it happened. Read Related Post: The Changing Face of Netflix
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The "Suburban Journals" is closing it's St. Peters office and moving its staff to the company's Town and Country headquarters.
Suburban Journals is closing its St. Peters office located at 4212 N. Service Rd. in St. Peters and moving its staff to the company's Town and Country headquarters located at 14522 S. Outer 40 Rd. It's a move that was reportedly considered last year, but then decided against. The paper's publisher Dave Bundy did not return repeated requests over the last few weeks from Town and Country-Manchester Patch for an interview about the move. However, last week, Bundy confirmed the move to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Post-Dispatch article said the move is to help focus more resources on covering St. Charles County." In that article, Bundy said "the move would not affect the circulation of the newspaper, the number of pages or the amount of …