Friday, September 2, 2011

Goodbye, Seessel's

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM

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The Kroger/Schnucks news reminded me of an excellent story written by Simone Wilson in 2002, recording the last day of Seessel's.

From the story:

11:50 a.m. In the Truse store, the only check-out counter that remains open is the express line: 15 items or less.

"Attention, Seessel's shoppers. We'll close in approximately five minutes. Come back and see us when we reopen on Wednesday at 9 a.m. as Schnucks. Thank you for shopping at Seessel's." One more frozen pizza goes through the scanner.

Read the entire story here.

Statement from Kroger on Schnucks Purchase

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 2:39 PM

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The Commercial Appeal broke the story earlier today that Kroger would be acquiring eight area Schnucks.

Kroger issued its official statement this afternoon. All of the stores acquired, including the Midtown Schnucks, will be converted into Krogers.

Kroger's official statement follows:

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A New Restaurant for the Downtown Harry's Site, etc.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 11:03 AM

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Chef Michael Patrick, recently of Mesquite Chop House, is taking over the Harry's Detour space on G.E. Patterson downtown.

Patrick plans to use his fine-dining background to create upscale diner fare. The name of the restaurant will be Rizzo's Diner.

He's shooting for a mid-September opening.

In other downtown restaurant news, Downtown Dining Week returns November 14th-20th.

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