Thursday, May 16, 2013
Inspection delays means the business may not be able to open on time.
Ask a foremen on the job at the Family Dollar construction site at 9435 Olive Blvd. and you get a sense of frustration. Olivette oursources nearly all of its inspections, mechanical, electrical and plumbing to St. Louis County. Seems getting these inspectors coordinated can be a dicy issue. The work crew would like to finish up the installation of celing tiles. But until electrical lines are inspected, no go on this. The tile floor has been laid and the the place covered with drywall, but that's about it. The work is far from done when crews can set up shelves and stack sellable items. Carlos Trejo of the Olivette Building department is aware of all these issues. He knows pulling different inspectors together at the same time can be …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
One retiree is out $10,000 after falling victim to this bogus work-at-home program.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Elio Motors will produce a $6,800 automobile with 84 mpg by summer of 2014.
One by one, folks are queuing up to a trailer and display on the parking lot of Stacy Park in Olivette. They are curious enough to see the Elio Motor three-wheel prototype that will get 84 highway and 49 city miles and cost a mere penny-pinching $6,800. Sounds too good to be true? Those who want their children to drive to Ladue High next year safely might think about this addition to their driveway: This model will be manufactured at an abandoned Hummer plant in Shreveport, LA. Marketing people think this car will storm America. Its safer than a motor cycle or a all terrain vehicle and even costs the same or less. There are no test rides yet. This is just a demonstration engine under the hood. But come see for yourself through today (May …
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Monday, May 13, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business. Opponents include anti-tax activists and retailers who say it will be overly burdensome—in fact, nearly impossible, they say, to keep track of the tax rates and tax requirements for the myriad of taxing agencies where they may be doing business. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted for …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
It's the first LEGO store in the St. Louis area. The grand opening and LEGO building events run all weekend long.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Scott Schnuck, chairman and CEO of Schnucks, issued a video apology on YouTube.
The Chairman and CEO of Schnucks is apologizing for the attack on it’s credit card payment system. In a video posted to the Schnucks Markets YouTube page Friday, May 10, CEO Scott Schnuck said access was blocked on March 30 and that all new credit and debit cards would not be affected. Schnuck cautions, however, that any cards used before March 30 are still subject to fraud. According to Fox 2 News, Schnucks estimates 2.4 million credit and debit card numbers may have been stolen over a three month period. Three class-action lawsuits have been filed against the grocery chain since the incident occurred, Fox 2 reports.
Calling all boutique employees, local shoppers and anyone with a passion for fashion. We want to see your ideas on Patch!
Patch is seeking fashion experts to contribute to our Local Voices platform and help educate the masses on the right shoes to wear with that pencil skirt, next seasons top color trends and more. We would love for owners or employees of local boutiques to post an "Outfit of the Week" or for a savvy consumer to keep us up-to-date on the latest trends with regular posts on what's happening in the fashion world. If you love to photograph fashion, you can showcase that passion as well with a Local Voices post. Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians …