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Panthers fall to Wildcats in first home game of delayed season

Above, Mehlville’s Eric Ohmer (No. 2) scores the winning touchdown with less
than two minutes to go in the Oct. 9 game, flanked by Dino Pajazetovic (No. 33) of Oakville.

By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter

October 19, 2020

For the first time since the long-delayed fall football season started Oct. 9, Mehlville hosted a home football game Oct. 16 — but the Panthers suffered a 54-17 setback to Eureka under the glow of Friday night lights. “We knew that we were going to have our hands full with Eureka going into the...

State Bank expands to South County with new location on Lindbergh

Pictured are State Bank's employees at the new South County branch. Front row seated:
                                                    i.     Melanie Lubers – Assistant Branch Manager II

                                                   ii.     Vanja Radovanovic – Assistant Branch Manager I

Back row:
                                                    i.     Brandy Ebers – Chief Lending Officer

                                                   ii.     Nermina Ibisevic – Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager

                                                  iii.     Tony Pelizzaro – Vice President/Relationship Manager

                                                  iv.     Amira Kujundzic – Vice President/Relationship Manager

October 2, 2020

The State Bank, based in Waterloo, Illinois, has opened its first branch in South County. This newly renovated facility in Mehlville, Missouri, is located at 6969 S. Lindbergh Blvd. and brings the total number of State Bank locations to five. The location is the former site of Midwest BankCentre's br...

Planning panel recommends denial of gas station in shadow of the JB Bridge

The view from the site of the proposed Moto Mart along the Mississippi River, directly next to the JB Bridge.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2020

A Moto Mart proposed to be built along Interstate 255 in the shadow of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge may not happen after the St. Louis County Planning Commission unanimously recommended zoning for the gas station be denied because, among other reasons, it is “not aesthetically or visually appealing at ...

Developers question why aldermen don’t OK Helen’s/hotel plan

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2020

A Sunset Hills bill that would establish a new sales tax at Helen Fitzgerald’s and the neighboring hotel to fund parking has been postponed for months after city officials said they would drop a related tax abatement that could have funded a second hotel. The 1-percent Community Improvement District ...

Crestwood discusses law on keeping ducks, eye center, Chase ATM comes to city

Crestwood resident Catherine Biermann smiles while holding her chicken, Jane, at her house in Crestwood. Jane is one of five chickens that Biermann keeps in a coop on her property on Lodge Pole Lane. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2020

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen conducted a number of public hearings at its Aug. 25 meeting, held virtually over videoconferencing application Zoom. Hearings included a hearing for a standalone ATM on Watson Road and an ambulatory surgical center on Big Bend Road, along with a discussion of residents ...

Car wash returns after settlement with Crestwood

The BriteWorX location in Columbia, Illinois.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2020

A little over a year after the Crestwood Board of Aldermen twice rejected a proposal for a BriteWorX car wash at 9846 Watson Road, aldermen approved the plan following a lawsuit and settlement between the company and the city. BriteWorX first approached Crestwood with a proposal to build a new car w...

JB Bridge gas station will get vote Monday

The proposed site of the Moto Mart, next to Interstate 255 where the Jefferson Barracks Bridge crosses into Illinois over the Mississippi River.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2020

A new gas station may be built directly along the banks of the Mississippi River in the shadow of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge after a July public hearing for a proposed Moto Mart along Interstate 255. The St. Louis County Planning Commission is set to vote on the gas station at a videoconferenced m...

Crestwood gets an ice cream/sushi eatery

Crestwood gets an ice cream/sushi eatery

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2020

Residents in Crestwood will soon get a standalone ice cream parlor, combined with a sushi restaurant. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved zoning at its May 26 meeting, which was held virtually, for a new fast casual restaurant called “Roll On In/Buzzed Bull Creamery” to operate at 9420 Watson Road....

Crestwood has two redevelopment proposals for mall site, including large mixed use

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

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 25, 2020

Crestwood received two submissions in response to its request for redevelopment proposals of the former Crestwood Plaza mall site, which has struggled to find a developer since closing seven years ago. And City Administrator Kris Simpson said he believes that the proposal the city is looking for could ...

Tax abatement for Helen’s and hotel is dropped; city doesn’t want to affect Lindbergh Schools

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2020

Petitions for both a parking garage and tax abatement for Helen’s Fitzgerald’s and a new hotel on Lindbergh Boulevard have been scrapped after a Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting Aug. 11. At the request of the developer, the final vote on a bill that would grant tax incentives to Helen Fitzger...

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