In case you missed it, Aldi’s Swansea location has extended its hours while the O’Fallon store is closed for renovations.
The store at 1708 N. Illinois St. will stay open an hour later, closing at 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 p.m. Sunday.
Normal business hours will resume when the O’Fallon store reopens Nov. 13.
The discount grocery-chain is remodeling and has temporarily closed the store at 1635 W. U.S. 50. Work began Oct. 9, according to the company’s website. When construction is complete, the store will feature a modern design, open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials — such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting.
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Swansea’s location will eventually be remodeled as the company continues renovations across the country. But the company could not confirm when the work would start at 1708 N. Illinois St.
Sugarfire is coming soon
Construction is expected to begin next month at the future home of Sugafire’s O’Fallon restaurant.
The nationally recognized St. Louis barbecue operation anticipates opening near the end of February, according to spokeswoman Megan Brown, of Green Olive Media.
This will be the company’s first metro-east location. It currently has six others.
“It’s very exciting. It’s great for the city, and we expect that they will be very busy,” Ted Shekell, the city of O’Fallon’s community development director said in July when the restaurant announced its plans. “O’Fallon has had a good history with barbecue restaurants, as we had Super Smokers and 17th Street here before.”
The 3,800-square-foot restaurant will be located at 1405 Green Mount Road on the north parking lot of the Green Mount Professional Building, known as the Blade Building.
“Sugarfire is an award-winning restaurant known for its succulent brisket, pulled pork and ribs, as well as its signature sandwiches and sides that shine light on (partner Mike) Johnson’s dynamic capacity,” Brown said. “With six locations (and counting), Sugarfire has consistently been ranked best barbecue in St. Louis, and Johnson continues to establish himself as culinary master and renowned competitor.”
Sugarfire opened in Olivette, Missouri in 2012, and has since expanded on the west side of the Mississippi to downtown St. Louis, St. Charles, Valley Park, Washington, and O’Fallon, Missouri.
What’s the deal with the Belleville IHOP?
Last week, IHOP temporarily closed its location on Carlyle Avenue in Belleville.
A sign on the door said the restaurant was closed for repairs.
Plenty of people craving pancakes were left disappointed when they found out the restaurant was closed.
As of Friday afternoon, the restaurant remained closed.
One more thing
Just when you thought the pumpkin spice craze had reached its peak with the introduction of smoothies and shakes, an unexpected pumpkin spice experience returns to Belleville.
Pumpkin spice pedicures are back at the Elite Retreat Day Spa and Salon.
Located at 400 Carlyle Ave., the spa, owned by Billie Jo Edwards, will make your feet feel as warm as pie when you go in for a seasonal pedicure.
A combination of pumpkin spice shea butter and a handmade scrub could put you in the mood for a pumpkin spice latte.
Classic pedicures are $39. Spa pedicures are $50. The spa is offering 25 percent off pedicures in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Sweet.
For more information, call 618-233-8084.
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