Friday, May 24, 2013
There was a line waiting at the door at the Olive Boulevard thrift shop waiting for doors to open as the store tries to win over hearts and minds of critics.
Red Racks, the thrift shop which benefits Disabled American Veterans, opened a new location in St. Louis Thursday at a high profile location on Olive Boulevard. The location, in the former Walgreens drug store near the intersection of Olive and Graeser Road, has been the source of significant community dialogue over the past two years, first as a proposed Chick-fil-A restaurant failed to pass muster, and then, when city officials and some in the community panned the idea of a thrift shop because it would not generate sales tax and a concern that the store or otherwise fit the city's profile. But Thursday, there was a line of people waiting to get in as soon as the ribbon cutting was over. Doug DePew, Red Racks' Missouri General Manager, …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Find out exactly when the thrift store will open and how it's celebrating the big event.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
We're showing you what you read last month on Creve Coeur Patch.
As usual, we're in a little bit of reflective mood at the start of May, so we wanted to show you what our traffic reports said you read the most in April 2013. These are the top 10 most-read stories that were first posted in April: Man Punched and Choked Girlfriend, Zip-Tied Her to Kitchen Chair, Police Say Residents Rail Against Red Racks & ALDI Coming To Creve Coeur Update: George Nelson Is This Week's Creve Coeur Patch MVP Updated: Lizzy Puyo Is This Week's Creve Coeur Patch MVP Check Here For Creve Coeur Election Results Tonight Kelvin Lee Out At Chaminade After 16 Years As Basketball Coach The Last Freestanding Judaica Store In St. Louis Is Closing New CBC Hoops Coach Justin Tatum: Jayson Tatum Staying At Chaminade Robert Steeples Has…
Monday, April 29, 2013
The resale store will be located in the former Walgreens on Olive Boulevard at Graeser Rd.
Red Racks, the latest entry into the thrift-resale market in Creve Coeur, will be open before Memorial Day. The store, a non-profit which benefits Disabled American Veterans, has critics who were disappointed that sales tax revenue won't be generated for the Olive-Graeser TDD. City officials have also not hidden the fact that they would have preferred having the former Walgreens building torn down and rebuilt into something new. Creve Coeur is already host to several resale shops, but at least some residents have voiced concern about whether a thrift store in that location is a good fit for the city's profile. Doug DePew, GM of the the DAV's thrift stores in Missouri, told Patch earlier this month that he's heard largely positive reaction …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Residents voiced their concerns during an informal gathering with Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz Thursday.
A pair of businesses expected to open within the next few months in Creve Coeur have not exactly had the welcome mat extended by some city residents. Red Racks, a thrift store operated by Disabled American Veterans, could be open by Memorial Day, and ALDI, the discount grocer, will be opening in the former Borders bookstore space in early May. Creve Coeur officials have already voiced their disappointment with the fact that Red Racks, which operates as a non-profit, will not generate sales tax revenue at an intersection which was improved under a Transportation Development District (TDD) project under the premise of collecting sales tax revenue as a way of paying for a realigned street and a traffic light to improve safety. Customers at …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Post-Dispatch notes rise of retailers such as Savers and thrift shops such as Red Racks in west county communities.
With retailers such as Savers and Red Racks opening shops in West County, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has taken note of the trend, reporting that other retailers are watching carefully, doing more advertising and considering expansions. The Post-Dispatch report mentioned the opening of Savers in Ellisville with plans to open another one in the former Barnes & Noble in Crestwood. Creve Coeur, Ballwin, Eureka and Chesterfield either now have new resale retailers or are about to see new ones opens. Red Racks just opened in Ballwin and has plans to open a store in Creve Coeur. The Post-Dispatch quoted the senior vice president of retail stores from MERS/Goodwill on the issue of taking notice of the new stores moving in. "We’re not going to go …