Friday’s Fox2 morning show spent some time in Wentzville Friday morning and featured some local businesses–including both long-time institutions like Pete’s Drive-In and brand-new ventures like Sunrise Donuts and The Tattooed Dog.
Kevin Steincross and Margie Ellisor started the show at Pete’s Drive-In, 1009 East Pearce Boulevard, a Wentzville fixture since 1966. Click here to watch the Fox2 video with owners Pete and Marilyn Luetkenhaus.
A taped segment with GM Plant Manger Nancy Laubenthal showed the assembly lines at the Wentzville plant where the Chevy Colorado, Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, is produced. Click here to see the video.
Next up was a visit to Olde Towne Pub, 107 South Linn Avenue. Click here to see the Fox2 video as Kevin and Margie talked with owner Gerri Warren.
Also getting a mention was Old Friends Vintage Guitars. Emmett Taylor talked about the shop and played for the breakfast crowd at Pete’s. Click here for the video.
Sunrise Donut Café, newly opened at 714 West Pearce at the location of the former Wentzville Donut Café, was also featured on the show, as was UnKorked Wine Garden (6 West Main Street).
Brian Nolan, owner of Friendship Brewing Company, stopped by Pete’s to talk about the new craft beer business that will be opening in Wentzville this summer.
Margie paid a visit to Fireside Treasures, an antique store owned by Mindy Weeks that is located at 6 West Main Street.
The Wentzville Fire Department was showcased in some segments with Anthony Kiekow. Firefighters used the “jaws of life” to extricate him from a car (with a visual shout-out to another Wentzville business, Budget Towing) and also enlisted his help with a demonstration to warn about the dangers of space heaters.