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Rent to Own Auto Center to Open Later This Month

The business, located at the former site of Arnold Rental at Jeffco and McClain, sparked concern from nearby residents worried about unwanted traffic in their neighborhood.

Company representatives at Rent to Own Auto Center at the corner of Jeffco Boulevard and McClain Drive are hoping to open their doors on Feb. 20.

The business is located at the former site of Arnold Rental at 1204 Jeffco Blvd. Although the property is zoned commercial, Arnold required the business to obtain a conditional-use permit .

Randy Blount, the company's managing partner, addressed the concerns at a city council meeting, but said the addition of the buffer would require the company to tear down the building and move it. The council approved the permit on a 5-to-3 vote and sent the buffer requirement to the Board of Adjustment for consideration.

The board unanimously approved a variance to that condition at a recent meeting since adding a 15-foot buffer was not feasible.

To further address residents' concerns about test drives being conducted in their neighborhood, Blount erected a "Left Turn Only" sign on the property so cars exiting his business would have to turn left on McClain. The sign will direct traffic toward Jeffco Boulevard and away from the subdivision.

Rent to Own Auto Center is a new concept in the St. Louis area in which customers can lease a car for a day, a week, a month or more without a credit card. If a car is leased for four years, the lessee is offered the title - at no charge - because the four-year payments cover the cost of the vehicle.

Arnold will be the company's second location. The other Rent to Own Auto Center is at 2725 Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Charles. 

barbara pappademos May 04, 2013 at 07:30 PM
hello I would like to buy a car for about 1.000 to 1,500 . do you have any for sale. 6363332071 email me or call thank you Barbara pappademos
Demetri Dunae August 21, 2013 at 04:52 PM
THIS PLACE IS A SCAM I BOUGHT A 2009 DODGE CHARGE FROM THEM IT'S BEEN NOTHING BUT A NIGHTMARE IF YOU WANT TO BUY A CAR DON'T GO TO THIS PLACE. THE REALLY ONLY WANT YOU TO RENT ONCE YOU PAID FOR ABOUT A YEAR OR SO THEY WILL FIND ANYWAY TO GET THE CAR BACK AND RE-RENT IT OUT THAT HOW THEY MAKE THERE MONEY BE WARNED PEOPLE I WAS A REAL CUSTOMER OF THIS PLACE... SCAM SCAM SCAM TRUST ME JUST TRIED YOUR BEST TO GET A LOAN.

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