Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We've found some great sales to get that special lady a gift.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column is dedicated to giving you great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about thedeals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together. Please be sure to check with the merchant to make sure the deal described is still available. Things Remembered Deal: Buy one, get one 50 percent off Essential Drinkware. Good through: …
Friday, February 25, 2011
While some predict a slowing of home foreclosures in 2011, not everyone is so sure.
When it comes to real estate predictions, the 2011 foreclosure situation seems to be anyone's guess. At least, that's what officials in the Florissant community think. Carol O'Mara, the City of Florissant's Director of Housing and Community Development, said that foreclosures have persisted. If nothing else, however, today's foreclosures have different causes than at the beginning of the economic downturn in 2008, she said. "A lot of the foreclosures that we're seeing now are not due to predatory lending," O'Mara said. "It's due to job loss. That's probably the biggest thing." The city is doing its part to turn the local housing market around through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. With funds from the State of Missouri, Florissant …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Five open houses in different subdivisions line this week's House Hunt.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jeff Brandt
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Patch has scouted out a selection of five great homes for sale in Florissant that will be available for viewing this weekend. Click through the slideshow to see details on open houses scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. More information about the homes for sale can be found on the National Association of REALTORS website.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Starting at 12:01 a.m., shoppers set their sights on saving the bank through Black Friday deals.
It's the busiest shopping time of the year. The day after Thanksgiving where people line up outside of the doors way before the business even opens - Black Friday. Florissant has a number of stores with varying opening times, and we're covering the biggest ones in town. The earliest opening in the area came at 12:01am at GameStop. Teens and parents lined three storefronts nearby GameStop for its early morning opening to get their hands on pre-owned game systems and their games. We spoke to a few Black Friday first-timers as well as more professional Black Friday shoppers about their expectations and what they're out to buy.
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 …