Move over, Once Upon a Child. Wee Peats Kids Resale is back.
After closing its Frank Scott Parkway location in May, the children’s clothing store will reopen Sept. 9 at 10 Lincoln Highway, Suite 102, in Fairview Heights. The shop is next door to Clarkson Eyecare.
Becky Reeb, the new owner of Wee Peats, said the store is rebuilding its inventory and purchasing gently used children’s clothing from the public.
Wee Peats is looking for clothing sizes 2t-5t, boys 2t-5t, girls 4-6x, boys 4-7, girls 7-14, boys 8-14 and active wear. The store isn’t accepting junior or maternity sizes at this time.
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“We’re more of an upscale boutique resale (shop),” Reeb said. “It’s a step above and more of an enjoyable shopping experience.”
The resale shop operated for six years in Swansea before moving to Fairveiw Heights. Reeb said family will help her run the business.
Customers can drop off clothing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The store will give you cash for your clothing or give you store credit if you’re ready to shop.
“I’ve been in retail my entire life and the best part of retail is the customer,” Reeb said. “I love talking to people and learning about their live. I don’t have grandchildren, so I hoping all of the children here will be like my surrogate grandchildren.”
The store will buy and sell clothing for infants to children’s size 16. For more information, call Wee Peats at 618-589-6099.
Kmart to close Belleville location
The company that owns Kmart stores announced Thursday that 28 stores across the country will be closed by the end of the year, including the last location in the metro-east.
Belleville’s Kmart, at 7230 Westfield Plaza, is among the 28 that will close by the end of the year.
Illinois currently has 17 Kmart stores, including the one at 7230 Westfield Plaza in Belleville and one in Springfield. There are about 600 Kmart stores in the United States.
Kmart stores in Granite City and Alton closed in the spring of this year, part of the company’s shuttering of 150 stores. Kmart stores will remain in Springfield and the following Missouri locations: Florissant, St. Louis and Crystal City.
U-Haul adds neighborhood dealer
Discount Liquidation Products in Granite City has become a U-Haul neighborhood dealer, the moving equipment company said.
U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up are available at Discount Liquidation Products at 3671 Nameoki Road.
According to U-Haul, the location offers for U-Haul services are on an on-call basis on Monday and from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
People can reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling 618-219-8589 or visiting http://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Granite-City-IL-62040/049102.
Doctor joins Memorial
Dr. Jennifer Neville has joined Memorial Medical Group.
Neville is an internal medicine physician with clinical interests in preventative health, women’s health and geriatric health. She completed her medical education at Southern Illinois University and her medical residency at University of Cincinnati.
Her office is at 310 N. Seven Hills Road in O’Fallon, but in October she is slated to move to Memorial Hospital East Medical Office Building, 1414 Cross Street in Shiloh.
For an appointment or more information, call 618-607-1260.
Learn more about Memorial Medical Group at www.memorialmedgroup.com.
Law firms merge
Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., a business and commercial litigation firms in the St. Louis-Southern Illinois region, merged with Brigham Firm LLC, based in St. Louis.
The merger took place on Aug. 14, when attorney Chad Brigham joined Goldenberg Heller’s office in Edwardsville.
“Chad’s experience in providing legal counsel in the areas of business acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance and management, commercial contracts, real estate transactions, private investment ventures, and intellectual property law is a great addition to our firm,” said Mark Goldenberg, founder and managing partner of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C.
“His expertise complements our rapidly growing business and commercial law group, which includes the full-range of business transactions and litigation, business law, class action litigation, employment law, real estate law, banking law and taxation,” Goldenberg added.
Branch manager promotion
TheBANK of Edwardsville recently promoted Phil Elfrink to assistant branch manager of its Belleville Green Mount Center.
Elfrink has been in banking since 2014, all with TheBANK of Edwardsville. He most recently served as a universal banker at the bank’s Swansea location.
The O’Fallon resident is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in management.