Gary’s Newsletter, dated 1/2/2015:
“Well folks, another year under our belts. How fast time flies! All of the staff at Lukas Wine and Spirits are wishing you a Happy New Year. I hope your 2014 was as good to you as it was to us. This last year was by far the best year we have ever had. In the 43 years I’ve been doing this type of work, my staff is the best at what they do. I know, it seems like I say this every year. We positioned our stores inventory and adjusted our operations to charge into 2014. Our merchandising and training were stepped up AND most importantly, our margins were lowered.
All that said, we could not have had as successful of a year without you, our customers. For 14 years, you have fought traffic to shop here. For 14 years you have had the patience of Job to get in and out of this shopping center. After you’ve finally made it into the center you have had to fight for a parking space. For 14 years, this has been a miserable shopping experience.
I am so pleased to announce that in mid-2015 we are moving. We enjoy our relationship with the city of Ellisville. We love being a part of St. Louis West. Our move will take us 4/10 of a mile east to the once Best Buy Building. You, our customers, deserve this. You will have your own light, a bigger store and your own parking lot. Personally, I am so grateful to have been giving this opportunity to make your shopping experience more enjoyable.
My staff and I are so ready for 2015. Again, thank you for a great 2014.”