Business

Sunset Hills city budget challenged as sales go online

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills saw a $4.5 million increase in taxable sales from 2017 to 2018, but the city is still facing challenges from a loss of brick-and-mortar stores and an increase in internet sales. City Administrator Eric Sterman said in his budget presentation to the aldermen Nov. 12 that Sunset

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St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will open Christmas Day

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station will open on Christmas. Special Christmas Day hours will be from noon until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, the aquarium announced Wednesday. Timed admission tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at www.stlouisaquarium.com. As construction continued this year, owners of the new aquarium had promised

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Pretzel Pretzel will open on Tesson Ferry

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Pretzel Pretzel, the pretzel shop that earned a devoted following since it debuted in Affton in 2017, will be moving to a new storefront in the former Pizza Hut building on Tesson Ferry Road sometime early next year. Partners Anthony Simmons and Amber Scurlock operated Pretzel Pretzel’s first location

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First food truck garden in state coming to Affton after approval

Pictured above: rendering of the proposed Affton Plaza food truck garden. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Missouri’s first food truck garden will be coming to St. Louis next year, overcoming objections from some of its neighbors in Affton with St. Louis County Council approval. As first reported by The Call, developers of the Affton

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