Rose Bed Inn owners break ground on new art gallery

Monday, June 29, 2009

The owners of the Rose Bed Inn Bed & Breakfast in Cape Girardeau are planning to add an art gallery. Set to open Oct. 2, the Aartful Rose at 631 S. Sprigg St. will feature an art gallery and banquet hall that can accommodate up to 150 people.

The groundbreaking for the facility was held last week. Co-owner James Coley said work began that day and should be complete by September.

Coley and Eldon Nattier have been working to restore the area that is home to the Aartful Rose, Rose Bed Inn and other buildings since they took ownership of the bed and breakfast eight years ago.

The lot for the Aartful Rose has been empty for at least 10 years, Coley said. He and Nattier purchased the property in January.

As they researched the need for an art gallery, Coley said, they found a niche for this type of facility as part of a larger piece of the city's revitalization.

"With this city's comprehensive plan focusing so much of it on South Cape, this is an important step," Coley said. "As private businessmen we love the fact that the plan is focused so much on South Cape and supports this type of endeavor by private businesses.

"It means more support and more rebirth of this section of the city," Coley said. "When we as urban pioneers made the decision to come here, we did the right things to stand firm that this is a good place, but it just needs the proper attention and tender loving care."

* Bayou Bar & Grill still open: Linda Wooten, who with her husband, Bill owns the Bayou Bar and Grill in Pocahontas, contacted me last week to say that contrary to what may have been misunderstood by the public, the restaurant is still open for business. The storm May 8 tore the roof off the structure and closed the business for one day. However, Wooten said, the restaurant still had its original flat roof underneath the damaged one.

She said they now have replaced the damaged roof and upgraded the restaurant as well. New features include the a roof, ceiling fan and lights for its outdoor patio.

Bayou Bar & Grill is at 6611 County Road 532, about five miles north of Jackson. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. The phone number is 833-9999.

* Apartment complex expanding: Windridge Apartments in Cape Girardeau is adding two units. Among the features in the apartments at 1222 and 1224 Brookshire Road are kitchens with a dishwasher, microwave, ceramic tile and stove, nine-foot-high ceilings, washer and dryers, wooden living room floors and ceramic tiles in the bathrooms. Mary Kay Welker, who owns the complex with her husband, Loy, said construction on the one- and two-bedroom apartments began three months ago and should be complete by late September. The couple already has 83 apartments on-site. The complex may be contacted at 651-3078.

Action on the hair-care scene: One sector of our local economy that doesn't seem to be affected by the recession is the hair-care industry. Last week I found three businesses that had filed licenses to either open or move.

First, Salon Brielle and Spa at 1610 N. Kingshighway, Suite 107 has purchased Hey Gorgeous Salon and Spa. It's set to open July 6. Second, Brae Crawford Salon and Boutique apparently has moved to 109 N. Main St., according to their Facebook page. Lastly, Hairo Dynamics plans to open July 15 at 1940 Golden Eagle Court #1.

Ward Hyundai officially changes hands: Cape Hyundai has officially become Ward Hyundai. The move become official Thursday.

General manager Seth Silger told me the entire sales management has changed while the service and office staff will remain at the dealership.

"The sales staff has been here so long and has been underperforming," Silger said. "We didn't take it over not to sell cars. We want to be the No. 1 Hyundai dealer in our zone."

In 2007 the dealership sold 241 new cars and 320 used vehicles. Last year that number dropped to 133 new vehicles and 212 used cars.

Silger told me owners Mark and Ron Ward had been wanting to expand beyond their Chrysler, Dodge and KIA line they sell at their Ward Chrysler Center in Carbondale, Ill. He said the Hyundai brand is an up-and-coming line and they're excited about the future.

The dealership is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 332-1711 and when the website is running it will be wardhyundai.com.

Air transport service receives award: Perryville Air Evac Lifeteam has received the Helicopter Association International operator safety award for 2008. This award recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its members. The award is given to the base whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of association operator members.

The base has operated at 4801 N. Highway 51 since June 2008. Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central U.S. The company operates 85 air ambulance bases in 14 states and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Contact Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell at 388-3628 or bblackwell@semissourian.com.Road are kitchens with a dishwasher, microwave, ceramic tile and stove; nine-foot-high ceilings; washers and dryers; wooden living room floors; and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. Mary Kay Welker, who owns the complex with her husband, Loy, said construction on the one- and two-bedroom apartments began three months ago and should be complete by late September. The couple already has 83 apartments on-site. The complex can be contacted at 651-3078.

n Action on the hair-care scene: Three local hair-care businesses have filed licenses to either open or move. First, Salon Brielle and Spa at 1610 N. Kingshighway, Suite 107 has purchased Hey Gorgeous Salon and Spa. It's set to open July 6. Second, Brae Crawford Salon and Boutique apparently has moved to 109 N. Main St., according to their Facebook page. Lastly, Hairo Dynamics plans to open July 15 at 1940 Golden Eagle Court No. 1.

* Ward Hyundai officially changes hands: Cape Hyundai has officially become Ward Hyundai. The move become official Thursday. General manager Seth Silger said the entire sales management has changed. The service and office staff will remain at the dealership.

"The sales staff has been here so long and has been underperforming," Silger said. "We didn't take it over not to sell cars. We want to be the No. 1 Hyundai dealer in our zone."

In 2007 the dealership sold 241 new cars and 320 used vehicles. Last year that number dropped to 133 new vehicles and 212 used cars.

Silger told me owners Mark and Ron Ward had been wanting to expand beyond their Chrysler, Dodge and Kia line they sell at their Ward Chrysler Center in Carbondale, Ill.

The dealership is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 332-1711 and when the website is running it will be wardhyundai.com.

* Air transport service receives award: Perryville Air Evac Lifeteam has received the Helicopter Association International operator safety award for 2008. This award recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its members. The award is given to the base whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of association operator members.

The base has operated at 4801 N. Highway 51 since June 2008. Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central U.S. The company operates 85 air ambulance bases in 14 states and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Contact Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell at 388-3628 or bblackwell@semissourian.com.Road are kitchens with a dishwasher, microwave, ceramic tile and stove; nine-foot-high ceilings; washers and dryers; wooden living room floors; and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. Mary Kay Welker, who owns the complex with her husband, Loy, said construction on the one- and two-bedroom apartments began three months ago and should be complete by late September. The couple already has 83 apartments on-site. The complex can be contacted at 651-3078.

n Action on the hair-care scene: Three local hair-care businesses have filed licenses to either open or move. First, Salon Brielle and Spa at 1610 N. Kingshighway, Suite 107 has purchased Hey Gorgeous Salon and Spa. It's set to open July 6. Second, Brae Crawford Salon and Boutique apparently has moved to 109 N. Main St., according to their Facebook page. Lastly, Hairo Dynamics plans to open July 15 at 1940 Golden Eagle Court No. 1.

* Ward Hyundai officially changes hands: Cape Hyundai has officially become Ward Hyundai. The move become official Thursday. General manager Seth Silger said the entire sales management has changed. The service and office staff will remain at the dealership.

"The sales staff has been here so long and has been underperforming," Silger said. "We didn't take it over not to sell cars. We want to be the No. 1 Hyundai dealer in our zone."

In 2007 the dealership sold 241 new cars and 320 used vehicles. Last year that number dropped to 133 new vehicles and 212 used cars.

Silger told me owners Mark and Ron Ward had been wanting to expand beyond their Chrysler, Dodge and Kia line they sell at their Ward Chrysler Center in Carbondale, Ill.

The dealership is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 332-1711 and when the website is running it will be wardhyundai.com.

* Air transport service receives award: Perryville Air Evac Lifeteam has received the Helicopter Association International operator safety award for 2008. This award recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its members. The award is given to the base whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of association operator members.

The base has operated at 4801 N. Highway 51 since June 2008. Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central U.S. The company operates 85 air ambulance bases in 14 states and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Contact Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell at 388-3628 or bblackwell@semissourian.com.Road are kitchens with a dishwasher, microwave, ceramic tile and stove; nine-foot-high ceilings; washers and dryers; wooden living room floors; and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. Mary Kay Welker, who owns the complex with her husband, Loy, said construction on the one- and two-bedroom apartments began three months ago and should be complete by late September. The couple already has 83 apartments on-site. The complex can be contacted at 651-3078.

n Action on the hair-care scene: Three local hair-care businesses have filed licenses to either open or move. First, Salon Brielle and Spa at 1610 N. Kingshighway, Suite 107 has purchased Hey Gorgeous Salon and Spa. It's set to open July 6. Second, Brae Crawford Salon and Boutique apparently has moved to 109 N. Main St., according to their Facebook page. Lastly, Hairo Dynamics plans to open July 15 at 1940 Golden Eagle Court No. 1.

* Ward Hyundai officially changes hands: Cape Hyundai has officially become Ward Hyundai. The move become official Thursday. General manager Seth Silger said the entire sales management has changed. The service and office staff will remain at the dealership.

"The sales staff has been here so long and has been underperforming," Silger said. "We didn't take it over not to sell cars. We want to be the No. 1 Hyundai dealer in our zone."

In 2007 the dealership sold 241 new cars and 320 used vehicles. Last year that number dropped to 133 new vehicles and 212 used cars.

Silger told me owners Mark and Ron Ward had been wanting to expand beyond their Chrysler, Dodge and Kia line they sell at their Ward Chrysler Center in Carbondale, Ill.

The dealership is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 332-1711 and when the website is running it will be wardhyundai.com.

* Air transport service receives award: Perryville Air Evac Lifeteam has received the Helicopter Association International operator safety award for 2008. This award recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its members. The award is given to the base whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of association operator members.

The base has operated at 4801 N. Highway 51 since June 2008. Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central U.S. The company operates 85 air ambulance bases in 14 states and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Contact Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell at 388-3628 or bblackwell@semissourian.com.Road are kitchens with a dishwasher, microwave, ceramic tile and stove; nine-foot-high ceilings; washers and dryers; wooden living room floors; and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. Mary Kay Welker, who owns the complex with her husband, Loy, said construction on the one- and two-bedroom apartments began three months ago and should be complete by late September. The couple already has 83 apartments on-site. The complex can be contacted at 651-3078.

n Action on the hair-care scene: Three local hair-care businesses have filed licenses to either open or move. First, Salon Brielle and Spa at 1610 N. Kingshighway, Suite 107 has purchased Hey Gorgeous Salon and Spa. It's set to open July 6. Second, Brae Crawford Salon and Boutique apparently has moved to 109 N. Main St., according to their Facebook page. Lastly, Hairo Dynamics plans to open July 15 at 1940 Golden Eagle Court No. 1.

* Ward Hyundai officially changes hands: Cape Hyundai has officially become Ward Hyundai. The move become official Thursday. General manager Seth Silger said the entire sales management has changed. The service and office staff will remain at the dealership.

"The sales staff has been here so long and has been underperforming," Silger said. "We didn't take it over not to sell cars. We want to be the No. 1 Hyundai dealer in our zone."

In 2007 the dealership sold 241 new cars and 320 used vehicles. Last year that number dropped to 133 new vehicles and 212 used cars.

Silger told me owners Mark and Ron Ward had been wanting to expand beyond their Chrysler, Dodge and Kia line they sell at their Ward Chrysler Center in Carbondale, Ill.

The dealership is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 332-1711 and when the website is running it will be wardhyundai.com.

* Air transport service receives award: Perryville Air Evac Lifeteam has received the Helicopter Association International operator safety award for 2008. This award recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its members. The award is given to the base whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of association operator members.

The base has operated at 4801 N. Highway 51 since June 2008. Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central U.S. The company operates 85 air ambulance bases in 14 states and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Contact Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell at 388-3628 or bblackwell@semissourian.com.Road are kitchens with a dishwasher, microwave, ceramic tile and stove; nine-foot-high ceilings; washers and dryers; wooden living room floors; and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. Mary Kay Welker, who owns the complex with her husband, Loy, said construction on the one- and two-bedroom apartments began three months ago and should be complete by late September. The couple already has 83 apartments on-site. The complex can be contacted at 651-3078.

n Action on the hair-care scene: Three local hair-care businesses have filed licenses to either open or move. First, Salon Brielle and Spa at 1610 N. Kingshighway, Suite 107 has purchased Hey Gorgeous Salon and Spa. It's set to open July 6. Second, Brae Crawford Salon and Boutique apparently has moved to 109 N. Main St., according to its Facebook page. Lastly, Hairo Dynamics plans to open July 15 at 1940 Golden Eagle Court No. 1.

* Ward Hyundai officially changes hands: Cape Hyundai has officially become Ward Hyundai. The move become official Thursday. General manager Seth Silger said the entire sales management has changed. The service and office staff will remain at the dealership.

"The sales staff has been here so long and has been underperforming," Silger said. "We didn't take it over not to sell cars. We want to be the No. 1 Hyundai dealer in our zone."

In 2007 the dealership sold 241 new cars and 320 used vehicles. Last year that number dropped to 133 new vehicles and 212 used cars.

Silger said owners Mark and Ron Ward had been wanting to expand beyond the Chrysler, Dodge and Kia line sold at their Ward Chrysler Center in Carbondale, Ill.

The dealership is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 332-1711 and, when the website is running, it will be wardhyundai.com.

* Air transport service receives award: Perryville Air Evac Lifeteam has received the Helicopter Association International operator safety award for 2008. This award recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its members. The award is given to the base whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of association operator members.

The base has operated at 4801 N. Highway 51 since June 2008. Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central U.S. The company operates 85 air ambulance bases in 14 states and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Contact Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell at 388-3628 or bblackwell@semissourian.com.Road are kitchens with a dishwasher, microwave, ceramic tile and stove; nine-foot-high ceilings; washers and dryers; wooden living room floors; and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. Mary Kay Welker, who owns the complex with her husband, Loy, said construction on the one- and two-bedroom apartments began three months ago and should be complete by late September. The couple already has 83 apartments on-site. The complex can be contacted at 651-3078.

n Action on the hair-care scene: Three local hair-care businesses have filed licenses to either open or move. First, Salon Brielle and Spa at 1610 N. Kingshighway, Suite 107 has purchased Hey Gorgeous Salon and Spa. It's set to open July 6. Second, Brae Crawford Salon and Boutique apparently has moved to 109 N. Main St., according to its Facebook page. Lastly, Hairo Dynamics plans to open July 15 at 1940 Golden Eagle Court No. 1.

* Ward Hyundai officially changes hands: Cape Hyundai has officially become Ward Hyundai. The move become official Thursday. General manager Seth Silger said the entire sales management has changed. The service and office staff will remain at the dealership.

"The sales staff has been here so long and has been underperforming," Silger said. "We didn't take it over not to sell cars. We want to be the No. 1 Hyundai dealer in our zone."

In 2007 the dealership sold 241 new cars and 320 used vehicles. Last year that number dropped to 133 new vehicles and 212 used cars.

Silger said owners Mark and Ron Ward had been wanting to expand beyond the Chrysler, Dodge and Kia line sold at their Ward Chrysler Center in Carbondale, Ill.

The dealership is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 332-1711 and, when the website is running, it will be wardhyundai.com.

* Air transport service receives award: Perryville Air Evac Lifeteam has received the Helicopter Association International operator safety award for 2008. This award recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its members. The award is given to the base whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year demonstrate a helicopter accident rate that is less than half the total of the average accident rate of association operator members.

The base has operated at 4801 N. Highway 51 since June 2008. Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the central U.S. The company operates 85 air ambulance bases in 14 states and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.

Contact Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell at 388-3628 or bblackwell@semissourian.com.;

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