Friday, November 30, 2012
As Jamestown Mall's new owners struggle to pay tens of thousands in gas and electric bills left unpaid by the previous owners, St. Louis County officials issue an ultimatum: pay up or close the doors Nov. 30.
A long-unpaid gas bill may cost Jamestown Mall shops big this holiday season, according to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. After recieivng complaints that the movie theater in the mall was too cold, county officials found that the theater’s temperature had dropped to below 68 degrees, a St. Louis County Department of Public Works spokesman told the post. As it turns out, the gas had been turned off. And, according to the Post, it was “unclear how long the mall had been without gas.” This kind of violation could force the struggling mall to close if not resolved, the spokesman said. The county gave the mall until last Monday to correct the situation, but that’s when mall manager Mike Kohan said he was working with Laclede and …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The store is undergoing a name change during the next year as a part of its transition.
For those under the impression that the JC Penney Outlet at Jamestown Mall might be closing soon, no need to worry. As reported late last year by the St. Louis Business Journal, the outlet is undergoing the conversion to JC’s 5 Star Outlet along with other stores across the nation. According to a recent company press release, the outlet will change in name only during the next 15 months, and merchandise and prices will remain fairly the same. In addition, the store will retain most of the employees in their positions with the store. The store is a part of Jamestown Mall, which has been under close watch as to what could happen with the property in the future.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Despite its continued decline, small business owners have given a small second life to the North County mall.
Friday, May 27, 2011
We spoke to two officials about what the redevelopment plans for Jamestown Mall would mean to St. Louis County and residents.
Several municipality and county officials were on hand during the Jamestown Mall Area Redevelopment Plan on Thursday night to take in the research findings as well as laud the plans and possibilities for the area. With adoption of the plans expected to take place by the end of the summer, Florissant Patch spoke with county officials on their expectations of passing as well as what this development would mean to the North County area.
Town-planning firm and St. Louis County team up to show ideas and plans for the Jamestown Mall area.
Approximately 200 people crowded into the multipurpose room at the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley campus to hear the redevelopment plans for the Jamestown Mall area. Victor Dover of Dover, Kohl and Partners gave a two-hour presentation on the intensive background research study done of the area, the ideas proposed by North County residents for the area and what plans could be made a reality of the 142 acres. Dover presented four conceptual plan scenarios and alternatives to the audience that included: Dover said during the presentation that these plans take into account economic and place-making principles for the Jamestown Mall area. “Jamestown Mall does not have requirements for regular shopping destination in today’s …
Monday, December 20, 2010
We track down some quick, easy and inexpensive gifts for everyone on your list.
Stores in the Florissant area sell a lot of small items that are perfect stocking stuffers for everyone on your gift list. Whether it's something simple like a gift card or something specific such as a pair of earrings, here's a guide to what you can find in the area without breaking the bank. 1. Gift cards and certificates make for great stocking stuffers. You can get them just about anywhere - retail stores, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, etc. A lot of places offer them in amounts of $10, $15 or $25, and others let you load cards to the amount you want to give. Most of the places covered in the Florissant gift guides sell gift cards for their businesses, and some of them even sell gift cards to other places. 2. Pier 1 Imports…
Friday, November 26, 2010
Department stores continue to pull in crowds at Jamestown Mall.
Jamestown Mall might show signs of diminish throughout most of the year, but even it has proven successful on Black Friday. The two biggest remaining stores of the mall, Macy's and JC Penney Outlet, hosted a number of early morning sales on Black Friday. JC Penney Outlet opened its doors at 3:30 a.m., but customers started lining up outside of its main doors as early as 2:30 a.m. "You can't beat the prices here," said Ernestine Branom, who was the fifth person in line at the door. "The sales are unbelievable." More than 30 people gathered outside of the front door of the JC Penney Outlet for sales ranging from a $12.99 DVD player to a $49.99 GPS system. "This is a good value on products, especially nowadays," said a customer who wished …
Thursday, November 25, 2010
In preparation of Black Friday, here's the opening times for most of the major stores in the area.
For those of you plotting your Black Friday shopping strategy, we've collected opening times for stores across the Florissant area (and right next door). Stay tuned on Black Friday itself when we'll have reports from multiple locations covering the lines outside Gamestop, Macy's, Target and more. 12:01 a.m. GameStop 14031 New Halls Ferry Road 3:30 a.m. J.C. Penney's Outlet 246 Jamestown Mall 4:00 a.m. Target 2341 N. Highway 67 4:00 a.m. Macy's 500 Jamestown Mall 6:00 a.m. Kmart (2 locations) 2845 Dunn Road 1 Flower Valley Shopping Center 6:00 a.m. Walmart 10741 West Florissant Avenue 7:00 a.m. Marshall's 13955 New Halls Ferry Road OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kmart 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Walmart In addition, Amazon.com …
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Economic redevelopment plan looks to spark the Jamestown Mall.
Almost half of the current storefronts in Jamestown Mall stand empty. Jamestown Mall used to be thriving — it was the local mall where parents bought clothes for their kids, and teens wanted to hang out on weekends. But changes are coming to Jamestown Mall as part of an economic redevelopment plan. The economic development of Jamestown Mall has been in the works since September 2009, under the auspices of St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and the St. Louis County Economic Council. In September 2009, Urban Land Institute experts held a five-day panel and surveyed approximately 100 businesses, local residents and other community members as part of the initial evaluation for the plan. The Urban Land Institute recommended renaming …