Monday, December 19, 2011
The arts and crafts store is expected to open in Brentwood in September 2012.
In our late-November poll, we asked what you wanted to see open in the location that previously housed Borders. Fourteen percent of voters asked for a crafts shop. They will be happy to know a Michaels arts and crafts store is expected to open in September 2012. (For instant updates about Maplewood and Brentwood, follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MaplewoodBrentwoodPatch) The announcement was made by Mayor Pat Kelly during a Brentwood Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday night. The store could even open as early as June 2012, he said. Michaels specializes in "arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall decor, and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator," as noted on the retailer's Facebook page. The company …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The former Borders storefront remains empty. Which business would you like to see open in Brentwood?
Soon the city of Brentwood is expected to announce which business plans to open in the storefront formerly occupied by Borders. The building's owner and a prospective tenant have struck a deal, but the formal announcement hasn't been made, Mayor Pat Kelly said. In the meantime, we can only guess which business will open in the space totaling 35,000 square feet at the corner of Eager Road and Brentwood Boulevard. We asked folks to share their thoughts on Facebook and received 17 comments, with suggestions ranging from Kohls to a really giant Taco Bell. Which business do you want to open in Brentwood? Vote in our poll below and add your thoughts in the comments.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The sale begins with 10 to 40 percent off of everything in the store.
Borders in Brentwood was packed at mid-morning on Friday. The lines stretched through the store and prospective book-buyers crowded each aisle. That's because the store started its liquidation sale at 9 a.m. on Friday. Everything in the store was marked down 10 to 40 percent off of the original price. (See related on Patch: Borders to Close Doors, Hold Liquidation Sale) All books in the science fiction and fantasy section (my personal favorite) were only marked down 10 percent, but other areas—like romance, for example—had savings of 30 percent or more. Borders hasn't announced when its last day will be, but if you need a couple books, you might stop by on your way home from work.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The sale could begin as early as this week.
National bookstore chain Borders announced Monday that it will move forward with the sale of the company to a pair of firms which will liquidate what's left of the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based firm, including the bookstore's location in Brentwood. In a statement released Monday, Borders President Mike Edwards said, "We were all working hard towards a different outcome, but the headwinds we have been facing for quite some time, including the rapidly changing book industry, eReader revolution, and turbulent economy, have brought us to where we are now." A liquidation sale of all books could start as early as this week.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Here's a roundup of what's going in the Maplewood-Brentwood area this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Don't worry, we're here to help. Check out these five events, all happening in the St. Louis metro area: 1. INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING Where/When: University United Methodist Church, 6901 Washington Ave., University City; 7:30-10:45 p.m. Saturday Why Go: Learn ethnic line, circle and couple dances from the Middle East, Europe and other parts of the world. Not necessary to bring a partner, come dance or just enjoy the music. Pricing: $3, free for children but they must be supervised at all times 2. DOGTOWN ALLSTARS Where/When: Schlafly Bottleworks, 9 p.m.-midnight Friday Why Go: They've got a reputation, talent and a mission to bring live music back to the dance floor. Pricing: Free 3. HOW TO …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This week's planner also includes the Brentwood High School's production of "Alice in Wonderland."
Looking for a new way to spend time with your family this weekend? Here are a few suggestions for you. Have your own tip to share? Simply add them to the comment box below. FISH FRY AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Where/When: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Friday, 4-7 p.m. Why Go: Eat a good meal at the church with your family whether you celebrate Lent or not. FISH FRY AT ST. MARY MAGDALEN Where/When: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Why Go: Cod, salmon or fish tacos? The church has options for everyone in your family. ALICE IN WONDERLAND AT BRENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL Where/When: Brentwood High School, Friday and Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m. Why Go: Support theater in your local schools and see a good …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
This week's planner also includes teen tech craft week and a "mommy and me" fitness class.
Thanks for clicking the Grab and Go Kids Planner. Here's a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. Have a suggestion or tip? Simply add them to the comment box below. TEEN TECH CRAFT WEEK AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY Where/When: Brentwood Public Library, Monday-Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m. Why Go: During Teen Tech Craft Week, the library will give materials to teens who want to craft a holder for their ear-buds, library card or other items. Pricing: Free DR. SEUSS STORYTIME AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY Where/When: Brentwood Public Library, Tuesday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Why Go: Relive your favorite Dr. Seuss tales with your …
Frugal Family introduces a weekly list of five discounted specials in the area.
With the cost of gasoline on the rise, it's nice to know that special deals still abound if you look for them. Maplewood-Brentwood Patch is here to help on your quest for savings. We present the fourth edition of Frugal Family, our weekly column highlighting steep discounts and freebies with a little something for everyone. 1. Borders in Brentwood If you are looking for family fun and an opportunity to support a brick-and-mortar bookstore that survived the recent store closings due to bankruptcy, head to the Brentwood branch of Borders. Deal: This location offers a weekly storytime for kids at 10 a.m. each Friday. Good Through: Continuous 2. Target in Brentwood Preserve precious family moments with picture frames, now on sale at Target. …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This week's planner also includes family fitness fun and a math night.
Glad you clicked on our new Grab and Go Kids Planner. We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. Have a suggestion or tip? Simply add them to the comment box below. AFTER SCHOOL BOARD GAMES AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY Where/When: Brentwood Public Library, Thursday, 3-5 p.m. Why Go: Skip the TV and enjoy the afternoon over board games. Pricing: Free CHILI COOK-OFF AND FAMILY FITNESS FUN NIGHT Where/When: Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School, Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. Why Go: This event features a competition of homemade chili and a kid-friendly raffle of prizes offered by teachers, a silent …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This week Patch brings Mom one must-read book that will make you laugh, cry and (hopefully) relax a little.
Sometimes you just can't catch a break. Or at least it feels that way. Who knows the last time you even considered making time to buy a book, let alone read anything other than homework errors, permission slips and school itineraries. Of course, your situation may not be quite that dire, but it can be hard to gain perspective during the day-to-day grind. My friend, a mother, lent me The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and insisted I would not be able to put it down. The description on the back sounded depressing, not exactly my idea of a good way to wind down. Boy, was I wrong. I took it home that night and didn't put it down until four o'clock in the morning. The next day, I went out and bought two more copies, one for my mom and one for …