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The new Tower Tee features a mix of the old and the new

A rendering of the layout planned for the new Tower Tee, set to open in fall 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

The reimagined Tower Tee is seeing its first construction activity, with the new owners promising to bring the beloved South County institution back with an expected spring 2021 opening. A year after the surprise announcement by new owners Steve Walkenbach and Lindbergh Board of Education member Mike...

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. Monday due to widespread protests happening in Ferguson and around the country, although it was unclear if any local stores had actually sustained any damage. The stores closing include the Walmarts on Telegraph Road and Kirkwood Road, the closest ones to South...

In outrage over Lake of the Ozarks parties, St. Louis County and state ask revelers to quarantine

A screenshot from a video posted on Twitter of the parties at Lake of the Ozarks.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

St. Louis County and the states of Missouri and Kansas have issued travel advisories and quarantine requests for anyone who traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend and did not socially distance. Anyone who had close contact with others without the recommended precautions during ...

Small-business relief grant is open to apply by May 31

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

St. Louis County businesses can apply for $15,000 grants if they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a Sunday deadline. The $17.5 million in the Small Business Relief Grant program will be distributed equally among the seven County Council districts, with each council member awardi...

County Council still has questions about small business grants as deadline looms

New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 15, 2020

BREAKING: The county executive's office emailed County Council members late Friday afternoon, after this article was published, to postpone the deadline to apply for the grants from Sunday, May 17 to Sunday, May 31. Council members will now submit their recommendations for funding by June 15, not Jun...

Wizard World St. Louis comic-con is postponed to 2021

'Aquaman' star Jason Momoa attended the 2019 Wizard World St. Louis convention.

May 14, 2020

The annual Wizard World St. Louis comic-con will be postponed until 2021. Wizard Entertainment, Inc. announced Thursday that its Wizard World St. Louis convention originally scheduled for June 5-7, 2020 at America's Center has been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The revised...

Hearing rescheduled in county gym lawsuit over stay-at-home order

Hearing rescheduled in county gym lawsuit over stay-at-home order

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 14, 2020

A hearing is set for Thursday afternoon in the lawsuit St. Louis County filed against two gyms staying open despite the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. The case was set for a videoconferenced hearing in front of Circuit Judge John Lasater Wednesday afternoon, but a last-minute change postponed the case un...

South County Center and other malls will reopen Monday

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

May 14, 2020

South County Center and other malls in the St. Louis area, including West County Center, the Galleria and Plaza Frontenac, will reopen Monday when St. Louis County begins to lift its stay-at-home order. The malls have been closed for roughly two months during the coronavirus outbreak. The malls are r...

No additional state measures for Missouri employees who feel unsafe returning to work

A lawsuit argued that only state health director Dr. Randall Williams, seen here last week with Gov. Mike Parson, had the power to shut down businesses in Missouri.

By Ian McManus, Missouri News Network

May 9, 2020

Gov. Mike Parson said last week that the state will leave safety oversight to individual businesses as they are allowed to reopen. Parson said during a news conference that the state would in many ways revert to normal operations as of May 4, with businesses and other institutions largely responsible ...

Belleville’s Skyview Drive-In is open for moviegoers, starting tonight

The Skyview Drive-In's upcoming movies.

May 8, 2020

The Skyview Drive-In Movie Theater will open in Belleville will open for the summer season tonight, one of just a few movie theaters in the region open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave the go-ahead for the Belleville drive-in to reopen for the year, with major changes f...

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