The tables and chairs were in place, a sign was on the front door and several cans of paint had transformed the empty storefront — then progress stopped. After pouring countless hours of labor into a vacant space at 119 E. Main St., Bret Garrett will not be able to open his coffee shop downtown. The former fast food worker turned entrepreneur had planned to welcome customers at the end of October, but ran into delays along the way.
It’s out with the old and in with a new menu at one of the most popular restaurants in the metro-east. Seven Belleville has debuted its new menu after giving customers a sneak peak earlier this year. How does a beef tenderloin crostini topped with horseradish alioli sound? That appetizer has a new home on the revamped menu along with spicy Thai meatballs and a creamy burrata served over a bed of halved red cherry tomatoes. Worried about the changes? Don’t.
Before bagging your butter and bread in paper or plastic, John Mackin Jr. takes time to greet every customer in his line at Schnucks. “How are you?” he asks with a friendly smile. “Do you need help out? The grandfather of nine works four days a week at the Fairview Heights store where employees recently surprised him with a cake and balloons for his 90th birthday. “It’s a special day,” store manager Tony Mathews said. “John is a special person.” At 90, Mackin enjoys coming to work.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".