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Eye on the Community
7:35 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Public Can Comment on Proposed Menards' Site Thursday

One of the proposed Menards sites is at the northeast corner of Chestnut Expressway at U.S. 65, seen here after it was purchased by the company from Springfield Public Schools.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed zoning case for a Menards store at its Thursday meeting.

The home improvement business would be located on a 39-acre plat at the corner of Zimmer Avenue and West Sunshine Street. Springfield City Council in March approved annexing the private property and six acres of MoDOT and Greene County right-of-way for the project.

The building is one of two that the retailer wants to build in Springfield. The other is planned for the northeast corner of Chestnut Expressway at U.S. 65.

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Business Review
4:02 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Funds Released by Governor will Benefit Springfield Health Programs, Libraries

Credit Office of Gov. Jay Nixon

Gov. Jay Nixon says an increase in revenue has prompted the release of $43 million, which in turn will benefit various projects in Springfield and around the state.

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Business Review
6:55 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

IMAGES: After 20 Years, New Occupancy of Heer’s Building in Sight

A view from a seventh-floor corner unit of Heer's Luxury Living
Scott Harvey KSMU

Crews are nearing completion on renovations to downtown Springfield’s historic Heer’s Building, which after close to 20 years of sitting vacant, is set to reopen this fall. KSMU’s Scott Harvey took at tour and has this report.

Current projects underway in downtown encompass over $50 million in investments. But many feel that revitalization will not be complete without a new and improved Heer’s Building. And at nine stories and 110,000 plus square feet, this once longtime department store plays a huge role in reshaping Center City.  

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Business Review
4:23 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Price Cutter to Open New Location, Has Added Some 200 Jobs With Relocations

The new Price Cutter at 1260 East St. Louis Street opens Wednesday.
Scott Harvey KSMU

Price Cutter will open the doors to its newest location at National and St. Louis on Wednesday, completing the second of two relocations in Springfield.

The site was one of four properties acquired last year by Pyramid Foods, Price Cutter’s parent company, after Dillons announced it would exit the market.

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Eye on the Community
2:31 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Collective Bargaining Agreement Approved, to go Into Effect Wednesday

Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

Springfield City Council on Tuesday approved a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), a day after the union ratified the contract.

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