Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Pottery Hollow moves to the heart of Downtown Kirkwood with its first Missouri location.
Pottery Hollow, a do-it-yourself art studio, is scheduled to open its first Missouri location Monday at 116 North Kirkwood Rd., next to the Rusted Chandelier and Dewey's Pizza in the location formerly occupied by Barry Sales Engineering, Inc. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter to get business news delivered to your inbox.) Pottery Hollow customers select pottery and put their personal touch on items by painting them. Owner Travis Giger sees Kirkwood as a perfect location for the kid-friendly business. "Kirkwood is a great area to grow our business because of all the shops and small businesses. People walk around a lot and Kirkwood is very family friendly," owner Travis Giger said. Giger said kids ages 3 and up should enjoy the …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
For $50, members of a food subscription service receive a week's worth of fresh and local meat, produce, eggs, dairy and more.
Patrons of Kirkwood's Local Harvest Grocery now have an easy and exciting way to try new fresh food every week. The organic and local grocer has started a food subscription service called "Weekly Harvest." For $50 a week, subscribers receive a box that contains a week's worth of groceries, including fresh and local meat, produce, eggs, dairy and other locally grown or produced items. Vegetarian boxes are available as well. "It's really nice for people who want to consume local food year round and want to try new things," said Maddie Earnest, a co-owner of Local Harvest. How It Works Each week the Local Harvest employee heading up Weekly Harvest will send out an email to subscribers with information about where selected foods come from and…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Visitors to Kirkwood's newest grocer can take care of some holiday shopping while stocking up on locally sourced and organic food.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Kirkwood. "Downtown Kirkwood has been championing concept (of shopping local) for four years, but it's really gotten to be a much larger thing when American Express got involved and put some of their media money behind it," said Donna Poe, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A schedule of activities and list of deals offered by Downtown Kirkwood businesses as part of this year's Holiday Walk.
The Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District is hosting it's annual Holiday Walk Saturday. Fun starts at 9:30 a.m. when Santa pulls into the Kirkwood Train Station, and Downtown Kirkwood merchants are offering a ton of deals. Here's a look at the Saturday Holiday Walk specials and with information provided by merchants. Alpine Shop: 20% Off Almost Everything in the Store this Saturday for the Holiday Walk. (All weekend long, too!) BLUSH Boutique: 30% off all Outerwear & serving complimentary Apple Cider & Gingerbread cookies Brando Jewelry and Fine Handgoods: To keep your shopping peppy, we will be serving hot Cafe Kaldi (mmm... yummy...) in-store 10am-6pm. To keep your wee ones happy, we'll be making Paper Snowflakes! In-store with …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Personalization Station can put a memory on just about anything.
Since 1968, Arch Engraving has put a personal touch on items for businesses and organizations, like schools, sports teams and churches. But over the years, owner Bill Collier realized something. The personalization business, can be, well, more personal. Personalization Station, a branch business of Arch Engraving opened Oct. 26 at the corner of Kirkwood Road and Jefferson Avenue in the retail space formerly occupied by an AT&T store. "We've always been focused on businesses as as our main customer base," Collier said. "Over years, we've had a good number of consumer clients, but we never really marketed to them." The store, which is connected to Arch Engraving, can personalize anything for the everyday shopper. For instance, the store …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The owners of Kirkwood's Local Harvest Grocery explain the ins and outs of the store and their fresh take on shopping.
With the blossoming of the organic and local food movement in recent years, shopping local can seem overwhelming. Questions arise of how local is 'local' and what does 'organic' really mean? Kirkwood's Local Harvest Grocery makes being a conscious consumer easy. Not only is 50 percent of the store stocked with locally sourced products and all products come from organic and sustainable sources, but local items are clearly marked whether they came from the St. Louis Region, 150 miles or 300 miles away. "There a couple reasons we do what we do and one of those is the economic element," co-owner Patrick Horine said. "Eighty-five cents of every $1 spent in the store stays within 150 miles of St. Louis." Of course Local Harvest's commitment to …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The grocery store and cafe focused on local and organic products opens Thursday morning with a grand opening celebration this weekend.
Local Harvest Kirkwood will open its doors at the space formerly occupied by McDonnell's Market at 12309 Old Big Bend Road, Thursday at 8 a.m. The grocery store focused on local and organic products will be open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kirkwood Patch got a chance to take a sneak peek at Local Harvest Kirkwood Wednesday. Check out our photo album on Kirkwood Patch Facebook. RELATED CONTENT: More Than a Market: Customer Pays Tribute to Kirkwood Institution
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Lifelong Kirkwood resident Dr. Paul Hueseman will open Greentree Health Mart Pharmacy Nov. 5. Learn about his passion for patients and the community.
Born and raised in Kirkwood, Dr. Paul Hueseman couldn't be more excited to open a locally owned and operated pharmacy in Downtown Kirkwood. Greentree Health Mart Pharmacy, located at 301 South Kirkwood Road, will open its doors Nov. 5 at the retail space formerly occupied by Hobby Station. For Hueseman, the location is perfect. "I wanted to open a pharmacy in Kirkwood because I love this community, and I grew up here," said Hueseman who graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1992. Kirkwood has not had a local pharmacy for several years, and Hueseman feels its critical to rectify what he calls a shame. "We have so many people in this community that need a pharmacist and need that personal relationship that's more than what you get by going …
Friday, September 14, 2012
With less than a month under its belt, Kirkwood's Sparkle is seeing success.
The location of Sparkle Boutique near the intersection of South Kirkwood Road and Monroe Avenue puts owner Diana Slay exactly where she wants to be. Slay opened Sparkle Aug. 22, and already she is seeing success in Downtown Kirkwood at 217 South Kirkwood Rd. "The foot traffic's been great. We've had a lot of activity," she said, adding the location is a perfect spot to catch the eye of drivers. Sparkle is a boutique store that sells accessories and gifts. The business carries fashion items like purses, hats, sunglasses and jewelry but also gift items like candles and soap. Many of the products are locally made. "With so many little boutiques around, it seems like Kirkwood's become the destination for specialty shops," Slay said. "I figured…