A look back at local business -- 1997

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Boyd Gaming Corp. closed its office in downtown Cape Girardeau, almost three years after it was opened.

Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel opened new monument display yard at 829 N. West End Blvd.

Goody's Family Clothing Store opened in Cape West Business Park.

Silk Tree Factory opened at 201 S. Broadview.

Vincill Specialty Feed, offering foods and supplies for all pets, opened in former one-room, Juden School No. 1 building, 900 W. Cape Rock.

D & D Transportation opened at 606 E. Main in Jackson.

Pier 1 Imports opened in new, free-standing building at 3051 William, adjacent to Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Dollar Tree Stores Inc., variety store offering merchandise at $1, opened in Cape West Business Park.

Shipping Utilities Inc. of St. Louis, dealership for Hyster Fork Lift, Cushman Industrial Personnel and Burden Carriers and Advance Industrial Scrubbers & Sweepers, opened at 1477 N. Kingshighway.

First Discount Travel opened in West Park Mall.

New truck stop, 177 Truck Stop, with convenience store and restaurant, opened on Route 177 north of Cape Girardeau.

John Nall, owner of Advance Hardware & Lumber Co., purchased Contractor Supply Co., lumber and home center, in Cape Girardeau.

Joe Craig Photography of Dexter opened office in Cape Girardeau, at former Lueders Studio on Broadway.

Scheffer's Office Furniture and Business Machines opened at 909 Broadway.

Sam's Club opened in Cape West Business Park, between Wal-Mart Supercenter and Lowe's Home Center.

Alliance Blue Cross Blue Shield opened new 42,000-square-foot customer service center at 471 Siemers Drive.

Gary McMillan opened Antiques With An Attitude at 705 Broadway.

Davis Photography Studio opened at 1407 Primrose Lane in Jackson.

The Bank of Perryville opened loan production office at 1021 Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.

Campus Auto and Tire, 1404 Independence, expanded with used-car branch operation at 836 S. Kingshighway.

Nails by Chantel opened at Jay's Salon, 42 N. Main.

Officials with Procter & Gamble Co. announced plans to expand firm's tissue and towel manufacturing operations in Cape Girardeau County.

American Express Financial Advisors Inc., nationwide financial planning and services company, opened office at 2849 Independence.

After almost two years of planning, name change and final regulator approval, Capaha Bank opened in Cape Girardeau at 3168 William.

Boatmen's Bank, downtown landmark, closed its branch office at 100 Broadway. NationsBank acquired Boatmen's Bank.

Wehrenberg Theatres opened 10 of its 14 screens at 14-cine theater in Cape West Business Park.

Schnucks Cape Midtown closed, little more than two years after Schnucks Markets Inc. acquired former Del-Farm National Supermarket.

James Limbaugh, regional executive director of Nationsbank's Southeast Missouri-Southern Illinois region, resigned month after Boatmen's became NationsBank. Limbaugh left bank to become financial planner and stockbroker with Merrill Lynch.

The Bank of Missouri, former Bank of Perryville, received permission to open full-service bank in Cape Girardeau.

Arena Park Golf and Putt Putt opened at 2901 Hawthorne Road.

Cross Trails Medical Center opened in Medical Arts Building, 937 Broadway.

Midwest Electronic & Computer opened at 419 Broadway.

New antiques, art and collectibles mall, Madder Rose Antiques & Art, opened at 1 N. Main.

Roosevelt Bank closed in Cape Girardeau.

McDowell South, an auto dealer, opened at 4670 E. Jackson Blvd., near Interstate 55/Route 61 intersection.

Blimpie Subs & Salad opened at 515 E. Main in Jackson, third Blimpie restaurant in county.

Cross Creek Treasurers opened at 422 Old Cape Road in Jackson.

Office Furniture Manufacturing Co. of Sikeston opened showroom at 18 N. Main in Cape Girardeau.

After 70 years in business, Johns Metal-Iron and Salvage Co., 1110 S. Kingshighway, closed its doors.

After School Kids Club opened at 2424 Kingsway.

Overnight Cottage, a bed and breakfast operation, opened at 605 (rear) Broadway.

After four-year flirtation with gambling in Cape Girardeau, Boyd Gaming began selling off properties it acquired over past three years in downtown Cape Girardeau. Move virtually assured that company wouldn't establish riverboat gambling operation here.

Plant Lady's Corner was opened at 1 S. Main by Debbie Naeter.

Eddie Bauer store opened in West Park Mall.

Occupational Health Clinic Inc. opened at 224 N. Frederick.

Kitchen and Bath Showplace opened at 355 N. Kingshighway.

Jack Hunt and Jenny Niemczyk opened Jenny's Old Fashion Barbecue at 517 Silver Springs Road.

Alliance Bank opened at 217 N. Kingshighway.

Bruce's Hickory Smoke Barbecue opened at 1027 Broadway.

Closet Turn-A-Round, featuring affordable used clothing, opened at 1031 Broadway.

Construction began on two new chip mills in Missouri: Canal Industries near Southeast Missouri Port Authority south of Cape Girardeau and Willamette Industries at Mill Springs, about eight miles south of Piedmont.

Mazzio's Pizza Restaurant opened in Jackson.

Hip Hair Beauty Salon opened at 512 Broadway.

The Travel Store opened next to Elite Travel Inc. at 354 S. Silver Springs Road.

Great Clips opened its first salon in Southeast Missouri in Town Plaza Shopping Center.

Casey's General Store opened at 920 W. Independence in Jackson.

Construction began on new eye-care facility at Mt. Auburn Road and Blattner Drive, across from Doctors' Park.

White Land Survey, which had been in operation in Blytheville, Ark., since 1985, moved to Cape Girardeau.

Zimmer Radio group purchased building that houses NationsBank branch at Mt. Auburn Road and Independence. The building became corporate headquarters for radio group.

Audiolog Associates Inc. opened at 106 Farrar Drive, providing diagnostic and hearing aid services.

Hollywood Video, chain movie rental and sales company, opened at 127 Siemers Drive.

Show-Me Rent-to-Own opened at 1969 E. Jackson Blvd. in Jackson.

The Budweiser Taproom opened at Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau.

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