Jack Schmitt building new Chevy dealership in Wood River

May 19, 2014 

Jack Schmitt Chevy (artist's rendering)


Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood River has broken ground on a state-of-the-art dealership in Wood River.

Fairview Heights-based Impact Strategies is developing the 11-acre site at 1870 East Edwardsville Road. The dealership will take the place of Schmitt's existing Chevrolet lot at 1401 Vaughn Road in town.

The dealership is scheduled to open by September.

At Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Frontier Airlines has expanded its service with new destinations. On June 13, Frontier will being offering flights to San Francisco and Trenton, NJ. On June 15, Frontier will begin nonstop service to Portland, Ore. The airline will begin flying nonstop between St. Louis and Washington Dulles International Airport beginning Sept. 8. Visit the airline online at www.flyfrontier.com to find out more.

Artist Natalie Kelsey will soon open an art gallery in downtown Belleville. Blissfull Living Studio is expected to open its doors at 1901 W. Main St. before the end of this week. The studio, who's motto is "find, treasure, create," will also be home for exhibits and workshops. When it opens, the gallery will operate from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with occasional Friday night and Saturday hours for special events. To learn more, call 618-615-7320.

Alton accounting firm CJ Schlosser & Co. LLC has expanded into Edwardsville. The firm has moved into what was formerly the AIMS Accounting office in the Edwardsville Professional Park at the corner of Illinois 157 and Center Grove Road. CJ Schlosser & Co. also has an office in St. Charles, Mo. and has been serving clients in the St. Louis area since 1937. For more information, visit the firm online at www.cjsco.com.

And finally, the Casino Queen in East St. Louis hgas been designated the "home of the loosest slots" for the decade among individual casinos by Strictly Slots magazine. The publication's current ediion reports that the metro-east casino returns 92.9 percent of all slot wagers.

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

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