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Tower Tee owner has no ill will for Tegna, McBride

Owner Steve Lotz poses on the patio overlooking his golf course. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

May 31, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com At first, Tower Tee owner Steve Lotz wanted to fight a proposed subdivision at the golf course his family leased for five decades. But when his attorney looked at the language of his contract, there was no way out, Lotz said. Even with t...

‘There’s no saving Tower Tee,’ owner says; golf course set to close in July

‘There’s no saving Tower Tee,’ owner says; golf course set to close in July

May 30, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Despite the wishes of many Affton residents for Tower Tee to stay open and not become a 158-home subdivision, the owner confirmed this month that the golf course will be gone for good in July. Dozens of residents have gone week after week to th...

New development brings Fitz’s, The Shack and 110 jobs to a vacant site

New development brings Fitz’s, The Shack and 110 jobs to a vacant site

May 30, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com One of the largest developments south county has seen in years will bring Fitz’s Root Beer and The Shack to a long-vacant site on South Lindbergh Boulevard near Ronnie’s Cinema. Construction is set to start in early July for the “Gather...

New Affton precinct will be at site of Sappington Garden Shop

New Affton precinct will be at site of Sappington Garden Shop

May 23, 2018

Above, the current buildings of the Sappington Garden Shop, still taking deliveries Wednesday. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The county is under contract to buy land for a new Affton Southwest Precinct at the site of the Sappington Garden Shop...

U-Haul developer holding community meeting today on Show Me Lanes facility

U-Haul developer holding community meeting today on Show Me Lanes facility

May 23, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The developer of a proposed U-Haul storage facility at the former Show Me Lanes Bowling Center is holding a community meeting today from 5 to 7 p.m. The public can attend the event, which is being held at the former Show Me Lanes, 4574 Lema...

‘Mount Crestwood’ may soon be flattened

‘Mount Crestwood’ may soon be flattened

May 19, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood is monitoring what City Administrator Kris Simpson is calling the “dirt stockpile situation” on the former Crestwood Plaza mall site. The 47-acre site of the demolished mall at Watson and Sappington roads is owned b...

Bill decreasing hair braiding regulations heads to governor’s desk

May 14, 2018

By Annika Merrilees Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — A bill decreasing regulations on hair braiding was voted through the Missouri House this month, and it will now move to the governor’s desk. State Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, said he has been working on House Bill 1500 for four ye...

Crestwood holds visioning workshop for zoning code update tonight

Crestwood City Hall

May 2, 2018

Crestwood will kick off its yearlong process to update its entire city zoning code tonight with a visioning workshop designed to see what residents want to see in the code. The workshop will happen at the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7 p.m. in Crestwood City Hall, 1 Detjen Drive. According...

Missouri looks to cut regulations for farmers, legalize hemp

April 20, 2018

By Brandon R. Hill Columbia Missourian In an effort to empower more rural Missouri farmers, the Department of Agriculture is prepared to eliminate more than 1,200 rules and regulations restricting the agriculture industry in Missouri. Chris Chinn, the director of the Missouri Department of Agricult...

Crestwood seeks to revamp zoning codes

Crestwood City Hall

April 5, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood hired a familiar company last week to take the lead on rewriting the city zoning code, a project also currently underway in Sunset Hills.      The Board of Aldermen voted 7-1 at its March 27 meeting to hire PGAV to rew...

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