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It's confirmed: IHOP is coming to town (08/27/14) 42
Plans for the old Pasta House building in Cape Girardeau are beginning to take shape -- in the form of a long-rumored IHOP restaurant. Neal Dahya, a controller for Apple Investor Group LLC, confirmed Tuesday the company is planning to put an IHOP in the former Pasta House Co. building at 2046 William St. It is scheduled to open Oct. 1...
Business Notebook: Buchheit Enterprises marks 80th anniversary (08/25/14)
Last weekend, Buchheit Enterprises thanked customers with storewide sales at all eight retail locations on its 80th anniversary. In 1934, Rudy Buchheit began what was the original Buchheits by hauling an array of items from Perry County to St. Louis...
Feds warn retailers about hacking software (08/25/14)
WASHINGTON -- More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as "Backoff," discovered last October. It previously explained in detail how the software operates and how retailers could find and remove it...
New CQ restaurant is a family affair (08/25/14) 2
Port Cape Girardeau Restaurant and Bar has been a part of the city's history for more than 40 years. Dean "Doc" Cain, who bought the property in 1988, said he hopes to expand the business by including his son, James. In mid-July, James Cain opened his new restaurant, CQ, in the banquet hall within Port Cape...
Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida industry (08/25/14)
Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida's famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. There is even a county called Citrus. Throughout the decades, the citrus industry always has stood strong -- through freezes, hurricanes and rampant development...
SoutheastHEALTH CEO Smith to retire by end of year (08/24/14) 12
The SoutheastHEALTH board of directors announced Friday that CEO Wayne Smith will retire at the end of the year. A news release states Smith approached the board about his retirement, reminding them he will turn 65 this year. The board is seeking the help of a search firm to find his successor...
Historic home's status as bed-and-breakfast uncertain (08/21/14) 13
Whether her house becomes a bed-and-breakfast or home to a new family, Sherry Persinger said she hopes the next owner of the building she spent years renovating and restoring truly appreciates its history. Persinger bought the Ponder House, named after railroad executive A.R. ...
Panel denies electric rate cut for smelting plant (08/21/14) 4
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State utility regulators denied a request Wednesday from a Southeast Missouri manufacturer to cut its electric rates by about 25 percent and pass the difference to other customers of Ameren Missouri. In an order accompanying its 5-0 vote, the Public Service Commission said it was unconvinced by Noranda Aluminum Inc.'s assertion it faced a "liquidity crisis" or that the rate cut was crucial to the future of its large smelting plant in New Madrid, Missouri...
Cup 'n' Cork gets ready for its move to new location one block over (08/20/14) 7
Change is brewing at downtown hangout Cup 'n' Cork. The coffee house-slash-bistro is moving a few blocks over into the building at the corner of Independence and Spanish streets, right across from The Library bar. Owners Patrick and Tina Abbott said the move is an exciting step up for Cup 'n' Cork, and are looking forward to moving in at the end of the month...
New White Castle to open in December (08/20/14) 4
By December, White Castle once again will be serving up its famous sliders in Cape Girardeau. Craig G. Eilers, the engineering project manager at White Castle Management Co., said via email Tuesday that the company is on a four-month construction timeline, and as long as everything goes as scheduled, White Castle will be open again in time for Christmas. ...
Five Below to open near Cape theater (08/19/14) 19
Another big retailer is moving into the Cape Girardeau market. Drury Development Corp. began excavating the area adjacent to David's Bridal at 155 Siemers Drive earlier this month to begin building the retail store Five Below, as well as possibly preparing space for four smaller businesses...
Ponder house could become area's latest bed-and-breakfast (08/18/14) 5
Many have seen the neoclassical revival-style house off William Street with the large Abraham Lincoln statue in the front yard. However, the statue isn't connected with the history of the two-story brick home. Charlotte Cannon, co-owner of a business called Ponder House B&B LLC, said a previous owner had wanted to turn the structure into a bed-and-breakfast called The Lincoln House...
Cape Girardeau's Downtown Strategic Plan has included new residential spaces (08/18/14)
Cape Girardeau, especially downtown Cape, is nothing if not quaint. The murals, the buildings, even the street lamps ooze river-town charm. For some, it's the shopping. For others, it's the night life. Some people just appreciate the bike-to-work convenience and simplicity of downtown living...
Business Notebook: Unemployment in Mo. rate holds steady in July (08/18/14) 1
Missouri's nonfarm payroll employment grew by 13,200 jobs in July, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The state's unemployment rate held at 6.5 percent. In a recent presentation to Cape County Republican Women, Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracy said the area has a 5.8 percent unemployment rate, with local industries expanding and adding jobs...
People on the Move 8/18/14 (08/18/14)
Angie Colbert of Leet EyeCare's 856 N. Kingshighway location has attained paraoptometric certification. By passing this level of testing, Colbert demonstrated an understanding of the concepts used in optometric care and is certified to carry out all functions in the practice...
Why global turmoil hasn't sunk U.S. markets - yet (08/18/14)
NEW YORK -- Europe appears on the brink of another recession. Islamic militants have seized Iraqi territory. Russian troops have massed on the Ukraine border, and the resulting sanctions are disrupting trade. An Ebola outbreak in Africa and Israel's war in Gaza are contributing to the gloom...
Business licenses (08/18/14)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during July include the following: 5 K Custodial, 491 County Highway 229, Chaffee, Missouri Banner Finance of Cape Girardeau, 1 S. Plaza Way Cafe 'N' Me, 820 N. Sprigg St. (liquor license) Independence Place, 5 S. Henderson St...
Tax liens (08/18/14)
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Scott R. Clark, recorder of deeds, during July are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office at 573-243-8123...
Bankruptcies (08/18/14)
Bankruptcies Bankruptcies filed through July for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case numbers. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news (08/18/14)
MONDI JACKSON HONORS EMPLOYEES Tammy Merritt of Jackson was employee of the month for July at Mondi Jackson Inc. Merritt, an inside sales representative, has been with the company since September 2010. Mondi Jackson also recognizes the following employment anniversaries: Todd Dowdy, 20 years of service; and Alan Westrich and Jeff Schweigert, 15 years...
Health briefs (08/18/14)
SOUTHEAST HOSPITAL OPENS NEW NICU Southeast Hospital moved into its new, family-centered Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on July 8. The eight-suite unit replaces an older facility. The new unit consists of single-family suites, creating private areas for families to bond with their babies. ...
Business briefs (08/18/14)
P.B. CHAMBER HOLDS RIBBON CUTTINGS POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for the following businesses in July: Simply Swirled, 1115 Vine St.; Service Master PCS, 1111 W. Pine St.; and Four Oaks Hospice, 275 N. Westwood Blvd...
A demand for homes: Housing market on the upswing in Southeast Missouri (08/18/14)
The housing market can be a sort of economic barometer, but it can also be a fickle mistress. Luckily, it's on the upswing in Southeast Missouri as more local residents are choosing to re-enter the real estate arena. "There are more buyers and more inventory," says Bill Cole, real estate broker and owner of Realty Executives of Cape County. ...
Partners in real estate: For married couples, doing real estate together is a plus (08/18/14)
Shari and Mac McConnell opened a RE/MAX real estate business in Cape Girardeau two months ago, but they've had other businesses together for about 15 years -- as long as they have been married. And, they're not the only married couples in town who work together in real estate. Many other married couples agree that selling real estate together is good for business...
Farmland prices expected to cool off in 2014, 2015 (08/18/14)
With a decrease in agriculture commodity prices, experts say farmland prices in Missouri and nationwide are expected to stabilize and decrease in the near future, although they have risen recently. "I do think we're starting to see crop land values soften up a bit," says John Anderson, deputy chief economist at the American Farm Bureau. "The heat has come off the market. Expectations are different from two or three years ago."...
Real estate agents use social media to share listings, build their personal brand (08/18/14)
Today's homebuyers are less likely to drive around town to see what houses are on the market. They're still searching for their dream homes, but they're doing it online and, increasingly, on social media -- and local real estate agents are following suit...
Keeping it real: An interview with Dawn M. Seabaugh, association executive with the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors (08/18/14)
Dawn M. Seabaugh began her career in real estate about six years ago at the suggestion of a friend. This spring, she stepped up to a new role as association executive at the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors. With her background in banking, small business and teaching, she's been able to apply a variety of skills and experiences to her new job. ...
White Castle expected to start rebuilding Cape restaurant soon (08/14/14) 3
Fans of White Castle's sliders can once again breathe easy: Their favorite restaurant chain is moving back into Cape Girardeau. It was confirmed by city development service employees this week that plans are officially in place to begin constructing the new White Castle restaurant at 102 Siemers Drive...
Katy O'Ferrell's undergoes facelift (08/12/14) 1
It's been a few months since Katy O'Ferrell's Publick House moved to town, but owner Mark Dirnberger said feedback has been positive for the only Irish pub in Cape Girardeau. "[People] like the Irish fare, because no one around here has that kind of stuff ... it's kind of uplifting," Dirnberger said. "It's not fine dining anymore, it's an Irish pub with nice food."...
Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest (08/11/14)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A mild summer across much of the nation's heartland has provided optimum growing conditions for the nation's corn and soybean crops. Pair that with high-yield seeds and other new farming technologies, and the U.S. is looking at busting records come harvest time...
Myofascial Pain (06/02/14)
The age-old expression says "practice makes perfect," and most of us believe it to be true. It sounds like common sense. If you want to do something well, the key is to do it often. That generally works when it comes to sports, artwork or other activities we want to master. However, sometimes the same repetitive actions that make our mind and skill-set better, don't improve the condition of our bodies...
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