A look back at local business -- 1996

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Capital Bank became Union Planters Bank.

Aldi Food Inc., headquartered at O'Fallon, Mo., opened its doors in new location and new building, 209 S. Kingshighway.

Jackson Glass Inc., specializing in auto, residential and commercial glass, opened at 326 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson.

Pet Care Plus, professional pet-sitting business, opened in Cape Girardeau.

Uniquely Yours Outlet, selling clothing for men, women and children, opened in Heartland Plaza in Jackson.

John Cai became new operator of China Palace Restaurant, 1731 Broadway.

Shop 'n Save closed its 60,000-square-foot grocery market in Cape Girardeau.

Drury Inn & Suites opened at Interstate 55 and Highway 61 at Jackson.

Golf USA opened in Heritage Square, 2117 William.

Save-A-Lot, with more than 500 supermarkets in 17 states, including sites at Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Perryville, Fredericktown and Dexter, opened its newest store at 1905 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson.

Unique Tan & Bar opened at 502 W. Main in Jackson.

Donna Essner expanded her garden center with new name, Dona Flora Garden and Florist Shop, and new location, 1444 Independence in Cape Girardeau.

Natural Health Organic Foods opened in West Park Village.

William Keesee II and Krista Keesee opened new advertising firm, Cresent Moon Indoor Advertising.

Rent Emporium opened at 2136 William in Town Plaza Shopping Center.

Footprince, retail outlet selling women's shoes, opened at 2007 Independence.

Sunshine Window Cleaning opened in Jackson.

The Family Dollar Store opened at 109 S. Kingshighway.

Nu Way Concrete Forms Southeast opened at 4788 Old Cape Road East, east of Highway 61/Interstate 55 intersection.

John Lashley opened Keyworks at 1909 Broadway.

Homestead Electronics opened at 3441 William.

Cellular World opened in West Park Mall.

The Wine Cellar was opened by Jim and Deborah Winterholt at 31C N. Main.

Santie Wholesale Oil Co. Inc., Sikeston-based oil company, purchased four acres at Corporate Circle and Southern Expressway in Six Thirty Industrial Park in Cape Girardeau, for warehouse and fueling facility.

American National Insurance Co. opened office at 100 S. High in Jackson.

Mike Mathes, founder and former partner in Cape Girardeau Motors, opened Mathes Motors II after purchasing Budget Motors, which was previously at 1001 N. Kingshighway.

River City Motors, offering a selection of pre-owned cars and trucks, opened at 1318 N. Kingshighway.

Apple Creek Limited, arts and crafts and gifts shop, opened at 350 N. Kingshighway.

Lacey's On The Hill, a 74-seat, full-service restaurant located on mezzanine overlooking new Southeast Missouri Hospital lobby, opened.

Gil.Co Systems, search program for aid for colleges, opened in Cape Girardeau.

Jack Lane opened Lane's Salvage Grocery Store, 1227 Old Cape Road in Jackson.

Auto Trim Design opened at 606 S. Kingshighway, more than doubling its space.

American Way Mortgage Co. opened office at 1037 Independence.

Kowloon Chinese Buffet Restaurant, 2146 William, closed its doors.

McCombs Funeral Home opened new monument display yard at 1425 Kurre Lane.

Famous Cuts opened at 2031 Independence.

A second Blimpie Subs & Salad opened in Cape Girardeau. Newest restaurant in chain was at 3036 William Street, across from West Park Mall.

Mary Ann Robertson opened Annie Laurie Antique Mall at 536 Broadway.

Zimmer Broadcasting purchased two additional Cape Girardeau radio stations, KCGQ-99.3 FM and KGIR-1220 AM.

KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau was among seven stations sold by AFLAC, Inc., Columbus, Ga.-based insurance company. AFLAC sold its broadcast division to Raycom Media Inc. in transaction valued at $485 million.

Monarch Center of Therapeutic Massage opened at 1749 Independence Square.

Mary Crafton opened Hakuna Matata Day Care Center at 833 N. Spanish.

Wolohan's Lumber & Home Improvement Center closed its store at 120 N. Kingshighway. The company located in Cape Girardeau in 1990.

Wes and Ann Kinsey of Cape Girardeau purchased My Daddy's Cheesecake from Tom and Jane Harte and Joe and Lauchette Low.

Doctor's ValuVision opened retail optical center at 3042 William.

Security Pacific Financial Services, nationwide consumer finance company, opened its seventh branch office in Missouri at 3441-B William.

Anthony and Susan Miller opened Spanish Street Guitar Emporium at 38 N. Spanish.

Shoe Carnival opened in Cape West Business Park.

K's Merchandise opened at 371 Broadview at intersection of Bloomfield Road and Broadview.

Shipping Utilities Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, opened new Hysater Lift Truck Service facility at 1477 N. Kingshighway.

Developers of Greater Cape Girardeau Development Corp. agreed to purchase 240 acres of prime industrial land adjacent to Regional Airport, about half-mile from Interstate 55.

Bob's Fish House opened at 1015 N. Kingshighway.

El Coyote Sports opened at 907 Broadway, featuring variety of NCAA, NFL and NBA apparel.

Professional Car Cleaning Services opened at 1 S. Main.

Bert's Barbeque, family-owned restaurant, opened at 517 N. Silver Springs Road.

Staples Office Superstore opened at Cape West Business Park.

Kenny Lee, Jeweler, service center for repair of jewelry and watches, opened in Broadview Plaza, 121 S. Broadview.

Three Cape Girardeau area restaurants closed: Mr. B's Waffles and Deli at 97 N. Kingshighway, Dumplin's HRH at 274 S. Mount Auburn, and Woodard's Regional Diner at Regional Airport.

Office 1 Superstore, 214 S. Silver Springs Road, closed its doors.

Care Bear Learning Center opened at 624 Commercial.

Three new restaurants opened in Cape Girardeau: Cafe Cape in Crossroads Center at Kingshighway and Independence, Brenda's Place at 602 Morgan Oak, and Betty's Restaurant at 302 Morgan Oak.

D&K Wholesale Drugs Inc. moved regional offices from Cairo, Ill., to 1823 Rust Ave.

Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp., based in Bloomfield, Conn., opened branch in Cape Girardeau.

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