'Unique' coffee shop coming to Belleville's West Main Street

December 9, 2013 

A "unique coffeehouse atmosphere" expects to open by the new year on Belleville's West Main Street.

Miscellanea House is coming to 1111 W. Main St., where you will find coffee, tea, chocolate, fresh-baked bread from Vitali's Bakery, from The Hill in St. Louis, and more. Proprietor Michelle McIntosh is planning a January opening and envisions her coffee shop to be a place where students from neighboring Lindenwood University and others can congregate and enjoy coffee, tea, free Wi-fi and occasional live entertainment.

American Eagle Credit Union has opened its first Illinois locale in Shiloh. The new credit union opened its doors Wednesday at the southeast corner of North Green Mount Road and Frank Scott Parkway.

Mueller Vet Services has opened a state-of-the-art veterinary clinic in Columbia. The three-year-old business recently relocated to 8605 Hanover Industrial Drive. You can call them at 618-939-6188.

Just in time for holiday travelers, Auntie Anne's will open at Terminal 2 in Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Dec. 20. The pretzel eatery is the latest restaurant in the airport.

Catholic & Community Credit Union is reopening its West Main Street branch in Belleville today. The credit union had closed the branch at 6100 W. Main St. about two weeks ago to repair the ceiling.

Edwardsville bookstore Afterwords Books has been selected as a finalist for the Independent We Stand 2013 "Independent Small Business of The Year" award. Independent We Stand is a movement of locally owned businesses dedicated to educating communities about the economic impact of shopping local. LuAnn Locke owns the bookstore at 232 S. Buchanan St. The number there is 618-655-0355.

And finally, Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass is marking its silver anniversary with a party to thank the public for their patronage over the past 25 years. The vineyard, located at the foothills of the Shawnee National Forest, sold its first crop of grapes in 1985. By 1988, it produced 1,500 gallons of its first vintage, which sold out in three days. Today, the winery has 22 wines and a new 5,000-square-foot tasting room was added to accommodate customers and visitors. The anniversary celebration will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit the winery's website at www.altovineyards.net or call 618-893-4898.

Contact reporter Will Buss at wbuss@bnd.com or 239-2526.

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