Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business. Opponents include anti-tax activists and retailers who say it will be overly burdensome—in fact, nearly impossible, they say, to keep track of the tax rates and tax requirements for the myriad of taxing agencies where they may be doing business. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted for …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about shopping and maintaining a budget during the holidays in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about sticking to a budget for the holiday shopping season. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about wise holiday spending, but we needed a little help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Friday, November 23, 2012
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com or tweet @UniCityPatch.
It's the biggest shopping day of the year. Share your stories with Patch.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The retail giant will be open all day in O'Fallon on Thanksgiving Day, then Black Friday sales begin at 8 p.m. Here's what you'll find, plus how the store plans to handle security.
Holiday shoppers get ready! The holiday shopping season is getting underway. (Read Previous Story: Walmart Holding Its Earliest Black Friday Ever) As previously reported by Patch, Walmart is beginning its Black Friday deals at its earliest time ever this year. St. Louis area stores will be open all day on Thursday and will begin running "Black Friday" sales at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. As the world’s largest retailer prepares for one of the most popular shopping days of the year, Patch got a sneak peak at some of the deals the store will offer shoppers, including the O'Fallon Walmart, located at 1307 Highway K. (View some of the deals in the photo portion of this article). Walmart staff said the store is offering its best Black Friday …
Other stores in the mall will open at 5 a.m.
More than 50 stores at West County Center will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The mall's other stores will open at 5 a.m., with times varying slightly for department stores. Here's a look at West County Center stores that will open at midnight on Black Friday. Temporary Tenants *List is subject to change. Contact stores for more information. Other department store opening times on Black Friday. jcpenney: 6 a.m. Nordstrom: 9 a.m. Information provided by CBL St. Louis Malls.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Check out garage sales in the St. Charles County area on Friday-Sunday.
Here's a list of garage sales happening in the area this weekend. O'FALLON 7308 Westfield Crossing, O'Fallon 1168 Ivy Point Dr., O'Fallon 311 Bittersweet Dr., O'Fallon ST. PETERS # 7 Blackwood Ln., St. Peters 13 Country Creek Dr., St. Peters 432 Park Charles Blvd., St. Peters ST. CHARLES 302 Domain St., Charles 96 Susan Drive, St. Charles 130 Lindenwood Ave., St. Charles WENTZVILLE 36 Cannito Ct., Wentzville 507 Grand Canyon Ct., Wentzville 615 Goose Creek Dr., Wentzville LAKE SAINT LOUIS 6 Lemans Place, Lake Saint Louis
Friday, June 29, 2012
Check out garage sales in the St. Charles County area on Friday-Saturday.
Here's a list of garage sales happening in the area this weekend. O'FALLON 3 Pebble Beach Ct. O'Fallon (Friday, June 29 after 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 30) 4315 O'Fallon Lake Drive, O'Fallon, 63366 (Friday, June 29 from 8 a.m. to noon) 1009 Batters Box Ct., O'Fallon (Friday, June 28 and Saturday June 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. ) ST. PETERS 37b Joan Dr., St. Peters 63376 (Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 from 6 a.m. to noon) 520 Atlas Court, St. Peters 63376 (Saturday, June 30 from 7 to 11 a.m. ) 324 Timberidge Dr. St. Peters (Friday, June 29 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday., June 30 from 7 a.m. to noon) ST. CHARLES 2702 Holiday Ln. St. Charles, 63301 (Saturday, June 30 from 7 a.m. to ?) 3408 Greiner Dr. St. Charles, 63301 (Saturday, …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Here's a list of garage sales in the St. Charles County area on Friday-Saturday.
Here's a list of garage sales happening in the area this weekend. O'FALLON St. Dymphna Ct. O'Fallon, MO 63366 (Friday, June 22 from 7:30 a.m. to ?) 1409 Quiver Dr., O'Fallon, MO 63366 (Saturday, June 23 from 7 a.m. to ?) Multi-Family Garage Sale 402 and 404 Eggering, O'Fallon MO Friday, June 22 and Saturday June 23 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. ST. PETERS 15 Oak Hill Lane, St. Peters, MO (Friday June 22 7 a.m.-? and Saturday June 23 7 a.m.-?) 207 Universal Dr, St. Peters (Saturday, June 23 from 7 a.m. to ?) Five Famiy Garage Sale 136 Glen Allen Drive, St. Peters, MO (Saturday, June 23 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.) ST. CHARLES 4422 Millcroft Dr St. Charles, MO 63304 (Friday, June 22 and Saturday June 23 from 7 a.m. to ?) 3108 Southwick Drive, St. Charles…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Here's a list of garage sales in the St. Charles area on Friday and Saturday.
Here's a list of garage sales happening in the area this weekend. O'FALLON 2617 Breezy Point Lane, O'Fallon, 63366 (Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to noon) 524 Flowering Magnolia Dr. Ofallon, MO 63366 (Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to ?) 3104 Post Run Dr., O'Fallon, MO 63368 (Saturday, June 16 from 7:30 a.m. to noon) ST. PETERS 109 Autumn View Drive , St. Peters, MO 63376 (Saturday, June 16 from 6:30 a.m. to ?) Sutters Mill Rd., St. Peters MO (Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.) 87 Harvest Brown Ct. St. Peters, MO 63376 (Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to ?) ST. CHARLES 421 S Duchesne Dr, St. Charles, MO (Friday, June 15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 1109 Madison, St. Charles, MO 63301 (Saturday, June 16 at 8 a.m.) Country Club Corners …
Friday, June 8, 2012
O'Fallon's Pizzazz gift shop offers customers a plethora of unique gifts to choose from for every occasion.
To find that perfect gift for someone special, look no further than Pizzazz gift shop in the heart of O’Fallon. Owner Sandy McGillicuddy makes sure shoppers have a unique, fun experience when they come in her store. “We have so many one-of-a-kind items,” she said. “The main thing that makes us different is that I’m in the business because I love it. I love helping people pick out the perfect gift, and it’s a lot of fun for me, too.” Pizzazz, which opened in August 2011, has only been up and running for 10 months. However, this isn’t McGillicuddy’s first enterprise. “I had another business for 23 years, which was a needlework retail store,” she said. “The amount of people doing needlework really started faltering a while back, so I …