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Scott Credit Union opens second St. Louis County location

Scott Credit Union opens second St. Louis County location

February 19, 2019

Scott Credit Union hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of their new branch location in Crestwood at 9792 Watson Road. The location is one of two in Missouri and St. Louis County, with the other location in Ladue. The bank operates 16 branches in the St. Louis ar...

Friendship Village gets high marks, praise from investors on bond sale

Building rendering for the Devonshire Building, with 76 new senior living apartments, part of the Friendship Village Sunset Hills expansion. Photo courtesy of Friendship Village.

February 18, 2019

Friendship Village received a positive response from investors when it issued bonds to complete financing for expansion projects of its St. Louis-area senior living campuses. During the course of the bond sale, the retirement community received offers for twice the $201 million requested. Currently, Friendshi...

Koenig bill one of two proposing new online state sales tax, income tax cuts

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

February 6, 2019

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Kathryn Palmer Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — A proposed sales tax for out-of-state online purchases could lead to more income tax breaks for Missourians. That’s the crux of a pair of Senate bills h...

Fitz’s opens second location in south county

Fitz's opens second location in south county

February 3, 2019

St. Louis favorite Fitz’s Root Beer has a new home in south county after the company opened a second location at 5244 S. Lindbergh Blvd. last week. The 220-seat restaurant, dubbed Fitz’s SoCo, is open for lunch and dinner, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. F...

Crestwood McDonald’s set for makeover

Crestwood McDonald’s set for makeover

February 1, 2019

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood McDonald’s will be getting a makeover after the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a plan last week for the fast-food restaurant to demolish and rebuild its current location at 9915 Watson Road, where it has been operat...

Better Together releases its plan for one St. Louis with city-county merger

Above, some of the chief backers of the Better Together movement for one St. Louis and a city-county merger talk about the plan at its rollout at the Cheshire Inn Jan. 28, 2019, including, from left to right, Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton, who led the campaign for a 2020 statewide vote on the merger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

January 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If voters across Missouri agree, all of St. Louis County and city could be consolidated by 2022 into one large “metro city” under a single government – including one mayor, council and police department – that backers say will save mo...

Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

January 26, 2019

Photos by Erin Achenbach.  Mercy Hospital South, formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center, dedicated and blessed their new Mercy Kids ER in a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6. The ER opened in October but underwent renovations over the last two months. Renovations include new decor and activities insi...

Crestwood looks to host medical marijuana sites

January 24, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Medical marijuana may soon be setting up shop in Crestwood after Missouri voters legalized it in the November 2018 election. Amendment 2 was passed by nearly 66 percent of Missouri voters and gives the Department of Health and Senior Ser...

Better Together plans a city-county merger

Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road in 2017. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The councilman is pictured alongside supporter Paul Alvino of Oakville, right. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 17, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com From its start five years ago, the nonprofit organization Better Together said that despite its name, it didn’t necessarily support a city-county merger. But it did. And it is now apparently poised to mount a statewide campaign funded b...

Sunset Hills allows Jimmy John’s construction to move forward

The skeleton of the would-be Jimmy John's on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Construction began at the site at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd. over a year ago but little progress has been made since. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

January 17, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The new Jimmy John’s in Sunset Hills has a second chance at life after the Board of Aldermen granted owner Steve Saladin an extension last week to continue developing the property. The property, located at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd.,...

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