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Crestwood issues RFP to find a new mall developer, supported by owner UrbanStreet

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

July 2, 2020

The city of Crestwood has issued a request for proposals to find a new developer for the former Crestwood mall site, which is currently owned by Chicago-based UrbanStreet Group. “The City is committed to encouraging redevelopment of the Mall site,” said Mayor Grant Mabie in a news release. “We ...

Bill Gianino, one of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, dies

The Gianino's family of restaurants posted this tribute to patriarch Bill Gianino after his death Friday.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

July 2, 2020

One of South County’s best-known restaurant owners, Bill Gianino, died Friday at his family farm in Cuba, Missouri. William “Bill” Gianino, 69, owned the self-named Gianino’s family of restaurants that started in Oakville with Bill Gianino’s and Frankie G’s, which are next to each other in...

Everyone now required to wear masks indoors and outside in St. Louis County, city

The Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis distributed food and other items to 2,500 families Saturday, May 2, at the former Jamestown Mall, assisted by County Executive Sam Page in a mask, left.

July 1, 2020

St. Louis County and St. Louis City will require everyone to wear a mask or face covering at all times indoors and outside when social distancing is not possible, effective 7 a.m. Friday, July 3.  As cases of the coronavirus increase in the South, West and elsewhere in Missouri, St. Louis cases have rem...

First food truck garden in Missouri is opening in Affton for Fourth of July

The patio at 9 Mile Garden.

June 29, 2020

The long-awaited food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will open for Fourth of July weekend after being put on hold for the coronavirus pandemic. The custom-built food truck plaza and entertainment district at 9375 Gravois Road, the corner of Gravois Road and Tobey Avenue, will open to the public...

Crestwood mall reopened for development

Crestwood mall reopened for development

June 25, 2020

After a closed-session meeting of the Crestwood Board of Aldermen, the city announced that it will issue a request for proposals for redevelopment of the mall site, with an August deadline for new developers to respond. The latest version of Crestwood mall redevelopment fell through because of the COVID-...

Eateries innovate as they adapt to COVID

A table at Roberto’s in Sappington is shown surrounded by the new shield June 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

Sitting down to eat at a restaurant looks different these days, as eateries allowed to reopen in St. Louis County last month adjust how they can safely do business during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants could reopen their doors to dine-in patrons at 25-percent capacity May 18, after being required to...

Crestwood relaxing business regulations during pandemic

Crestwood City Hall

June 18, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen has relaxed requirements on businesses, which will allow businesses to temporarily use outdoor areas and parking lots to accommodate more customers in light of COVID-19. The city also announced it is waiving its site plan and temporary signage fees. For more informatio...

St. Louis County holding a Virtual Job Fair today and Friday

St. Louis County holding a Virtual Job Fair today and Friday

June 18, 2020

St. Louis County Workforce Development will be hosting a Virtual Job Fair that continues today, Thursday, June 18, along with Friday, June 19. The event will feature multiple industries and many employers in the St. Louis metro area, complete with direct application links and contact information for immediat...

Crestwood officials react to developer pulling out of $300 million mall project

The rendering for the plaza for the now scrapped Crestwood City Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The developer behind the latest redevelopment plan for the former Crestwood Plaza mall site backed out of the deal last week due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Creve Coeur-based Walpert Properties had planned the most ambitious proposal for Crestwood mall yet, a $300 million high-density mixed...

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2020

Restaurants in the St. Louis region were given blessings by regional leaders to reopen their dining rooms May 18, two weeks after Gov. Mike Parson eased shelter-in-place requirements across the state.  Under the guidelines outlined by both St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Lyda K...

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