Friday, May 17, 2013
A Brentwood MMA fighter helped out with a fight scene, in return, he got a commercial filmed for his studio.
Ray Norris has been practicing martial arts since he was four. He’s now 41 and his work is about to hit national TV. Fat Chimp Studios, a St. Louis video production company needed a fight scene for a video and asked Norris to choreograph. Norris owns Wise Warrior MMA (mixed martial arts) at 8514 Manchester Road. In return, Fat Chimp shot a commercial for Norris. The Fat Chimp commercial Norris helped with will air during Good Morning America May 23 between 7 and 7:30 a.m. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Norris calls his program warrior training. It’s a customized circuit workout for anyone who walks in, from competitive MMA fighters to someone who just wants to lose weight. He can …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The new hair salon opened on April 25 in the Kimberly Building, across from the Rec Center.
Jerry Dial dressed hair for 10 years at Christopher's Hair Salon and eight and a half before that at Façade Limited, in Clayton. Now he's moved into his own shop. Cheveux, at 2514 S. Brentwood Boulevard, has opened in Brentwood. He said he's fortunate to have clients who put up with some moving dust, and as he adds hair dressers more clients will follow. "Once you start getting a flow of clients from each hair dresser that works here the word travels fast," he said. "Since I only do hair, a lot of clients get nails, massages done in other salons, so that’s how news really travels." The shop has four wash bowls, a coat closet and full coloring room, a room to change into smocks and a coffee bar with complimentary, cookies, coffee, water and…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Project manager Nick Frisella said LEDs are getting cheaper and brighter.
Metro Lighting, on Tuesday, hosted its second Show Me LED, an educational event in the business's showroom. "LED lighitng is the future of lighting, so we want customers to be educated about it," Nick Frisella, a Metro Lighting project manager said. He said when compact fluorescent bulbs came out people judged them from the first generation, and there were a lot of frustrations with CFL. "It's my goal to further energy conservation through reducing your watage while increasing your lumens, so basically using less energy to get more light," he said. Frisella said new LED bulbs' output increases by about 20 percent every 12 months, "so as we move forward it's only going to get better." See more in Patch:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The often packed store may soon have wider aisles, though parking will stay the same.
The often elbow-to-elbow shopping at Trader Joe's at the Brentwood Promenade will improve soon. The 10,400 square foot store is expanding into the Beauty First space next door, which plans to close by the end of April, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports. The move will grow Trader Joe's by about a third. Parking will stay as it is, but St. Louis firm Crawford, Bunte, Brammeier told the city the lot is sufficient. "So it's more of a 'perception problem' than an actual parking problem, a consultant told the planning and zoning commission, according to minutes of a November meeting. While the areas in front of Target and Trader Joe's are more heavily used than others, there are still plenty of spaces on the sides that rarely are used, the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Jerry Dial worked at Christopher's for the past 10 years.
A hair dresser with 29 years experience is opening his own salon in Brentwood. Jerry Dial dressed hair for 10 years at Christopher's Hair Salon and eight and a half before that at Façade Limited. “It’s simply time for me to have my own spot,” Dial said. The new salon is called Cheveux (French for hair, Dial said). It’s in the Kimberly Building, at 2514 S. Brentwood Boulevard. He plans on opening in mid-April. “It’s strictly hair, no nails, no skin care,” Dial said. He’ll have 14 stations with the latest technology, including hair-coloring machines that speed up the process to 20 minutes, from an hour, he said. “Everything will be brand new, the newest stations, the newest shampoo bowls,” Dial said. His number is 314-753-5291. He said he’s …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It's at a car dealership that opened in 1975 at Brentwood Boulevard and Eager Road.
Schwarz Limited carries Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Jaguar and Bentley cars. Two Rolls Royces stand out. A 1960 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce convertible is on the showroom floor, but not for sale. Shop owner Eric Schwarz said it was found in a barn in Iowa with 8,000 miles on it. He said it should sell in auction for about $500,000 when they're done restoring it. If you're in the market, a magnificent-looking 1962 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce convertible is one of only 16 of its kind. It has 76,000 miles, and has always been in St. Louis. It's yours for $385,000. Eric and his brother Fred run the shop on the corner of Brentwood Boulevard and Manchester Road that began as Erwin F. Schwarz Limited. The original shop stood in a spot that is now the Whole …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
An owner of the Brentwood store has hosted a reggae music radio show since 1992.
Get to the Shoe Stop in Brentwood for a relaxing experience in buying ladies' shoes. It's a 35-year family business with five St. Louis locations, and the Brentwood spot has gentle reggae music playing all day long. Three bothers run the shops, and one, Jeff Frelich, was in the Brentwood store last Tuesday. Frelich also hosts a reggae music show on community radio station KDHX under the name Professor Skank. "I’ve been into reggae since the late 70s," he said. "Started playing it on the radio in 1992. I play it here. It’s mellow." Frelich runs his own label, Skank Productions, and sells CDs in the shoe shop for $10. "I give a little bit to charity," he said. "You got to do a little bit of hustle sometimes." Frelich said they've been in the…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Alderman Tom Kramer said negotiations for the restaurant have reopened.
It's known that an 8,000 square foot restaurant will sit next to the under construction Drury Inn and Suites hotel in Brentwood, but it's still not determined what it will be. Brentwood Ward 4 Alderman Tom Kramer said new restaurant was originally announced as the Bonefish Grill, an upscale eatery owned by OSI/Bloomin' Brands, operators of Outback Steakhouse, Fleming's Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill and Roy's Restaurant. But now a second restaurant is in the running. "Since that announcement by Drury, negotiations have reopened for the possibility of a different restaurant. Those negotiations have not yet concluded," Kramer said. "The other possibility is a known, but very popular brand in Missouri. We would be happy to have either…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
New Brentwood Business Repairs Cell Phones, Almost Anything Digital
Have a cracked cell phone? There's a new shop in Brentwood that can fix you up. CPR Cell Phone Repair and Gadget Tech opened in mid-January at the north end of the shops at 2500 Brentwood Boulevard. "Just about anything you guys break we can fix," owner Chris Phillips said. The logo is the Swiss cross, representing that the shop is brand-neutral. They repair any brand of phone, or just about any digital device. "It's cell phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets, laptops, iPods, game players, Sony Playstations, X boxes, just about everything that everybody uses today," Phillips said. "A lot of people don't know these things can be fixed." He said cracked glass on cell phones is the most frequent repair. They also do water damage repairs, problems …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The jeweler to the St. Louis Cardinals has left for Olivette. The company's Brentwood location is to be demolished.
After 16 years in Brentwood, most recently at its building at the Brentwood Promenade, The Shane Company has left for Olivette, according to Olivette Patch. In the space of 22 hours, the Shane Co. Jewelry Store shuttered its location in Brentwood of 16 years and quietly opened up at its newest location, the old Flotken’s Super Market building on Olive Street in Olivette. And with that and its expansive 14,000 square feet of brightly lit space, it became the focal point of the 20-store, 13-state enterprise and the largest regional center in the group. Read the complete article in Olivette Patch. In an October 2012 Maplewood-Brentwood Patch article, Brentwood Mayor Pat Kelly said the company didn't give the city notice, but he wasn't …