A metro-east paintball park is targeting kids to get involved in the fun.
Xtreme Paintball Park, at 3545 Douglas Road in Millstadt, now uses SplatMaster, a light-weight and low-impact form of paintball fired from spring-loaded plastic guns. When fired, these paintballs travel at half the speed as traditional paintballs and are designed to be safe for children as young as 6.
The paintball park has 10 different playing fields covering more than 20 acres. Call 314-452-8990 or visit www.xtremepaintballpark.com to find out more.
A Chinese buffet is coming to O'Fallon to fill a void another Chinese restaurant left. According to Terry Johnson, president of Johnson Properties in Fairview Heights, Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet leased the 8,200-square-foot space at 1333 Central Park Dr., Suite 101, where Emperor's Wok once operated. Stay tuned.
Chuck and Lisa Dixon are reopening the American Legion hall in Smithton. Located at 102 N. Main St., LC's Bar & Grill American Legion is expected to reopen by next month and include a fish stand.
Dawn Brooks will soon move her Collinsville dance studio to Caseyville. Dawn's Dance Depot Ltd. taught dance at 524 St. Louis Road in Collinsville for the past five years. By the middle of next month, she expects to move to her new locale at 111 S. Second St. in Caseyville, which is closer to her home. The phone number will remain the same, 618-696-2262.
Richard Ruhmar is the new owner of Savannah Motors. He is now running the pre-owned car dealership at 4222 N. Illinois St. in Swansea and signed a lease on the property with an option to buy. He also could expand onto adjacent lots. You can reach the dealership at 233-4477.
Also in Swansea, a new auto cleaning and detailing business will open this spring. Dave Wuebbels said he anticipates opening his Dave's Detail Shop at 1209 N. Illinois St. by March. It will include two bays at the back of the building and an office where customers can drop off, pick up and pay for vehicles.
Regions Bank closed its office at 222 E. Main St. in Belleville. Johnson Properties President Terry Johnson said the bank did not own the building.
And finally, a new Fairview Heights beauty salon also provides instruction for the Vatterott College cosmetology program. Salon Cosmetique officially opens its doors today at 110 Commerce Lane and will provide cosmetic services to the public that are performed by students working toward a degree in cosmetology. The salon provides haircuts, perms, relaxers, color treatments, highlights, manicures, pedicures, beard trims, facials, eyebrow waxing and make-up application. The beauty shop is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more, go online to visit www.vatterott.edu.
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