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Helen Fitzgerald’s, hotel sales tax plan is withdrawn in Sunset Hills

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter December 10, 2020

A proposal for tax incentives at the Helen Fitzgerald’s and Comfort Suites hotel property in Sunset Hills has been scrapped for now. If the developers bring it back, they will have to start over. Comfort...

Freddy’s opens new restaurant location in South County

The Freddy's location in South County.
December 10, 2020

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, based out of Wichita, Kansas, has opened its first restaurant in South County. Freddy’s, a fast-casual restaurant known for its steakburgers and custard,...

Pushback on Page: Legislators want pandemic orders under state instead of county

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting for the 9 Mile Garden food truck garden in Affton Thursday, July 9.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor December 9, 2020

South County state legislators led by Sen. Andrew Koenig are filing emergency legislation to take power away from counties when it comes to public-health orders like those St. Louis County has repeatedly...

County shuts down Bartolino’s and three other restaurants that violated indoor dining ban

Bartolino's South has erected a tent outside to provide outdoor seating. But until the county cited the restaurant three times and shut it down, the restaurant stayed open inside despite an indoor dining ban.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor December 7, 2020

After defying St. Louis County’s indoor dining ban for two weeks, Bartolino’s South said it would comply with the mandate and shut down indoor dining so that it can keep curbside and takeout options...

Crestwood Market CID terminated, bonds are paid off

Crestwood City Hall
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter December 4, 2020

The Crestwood Market Community Improvement District and the district’s outstanding bonds have been terminated early following the Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting last month. The Board of Aldermen...

McBride buys land for subdivision in Affton

McBride buys land for subdivision in Affton
December 2, 2020

McBride Homes and J.H. Berra, in a joint venture as Elite Development, have closed on the sale of 10 acres formerly owned by New Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Affton. McBride plans to build “The Arbors at Stonegate,”...

South County restaurants cited for defying dining ban

Bartolino's South has erected a tent outside to provide outdoor seating. But so far, the restaurant has stayed open inside despite an indoor dining ban.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor December 1, 2020

Some St. Louis County restaurants have stayed open for indoor dining, defying a four-week ban issued by County Executive Sam Page and the county Department of Public Health.  County inspectors visited...

St. Louis County restaurants lose court challenge of indoor dining ban, for now

Bartolino's South has erected a tent outside to provide outdoor seating. But until the county cited the restaurant three times and shut it down, the restaurant stayed open inside despite an indoor dining ban.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor December 1, 2020

A St. Louis County judge ruled Nov. 20 against a lawsuit filed by Bartolino’s South and about 40 other restaurants challenging an indoor dining ban ordered by County Executive Sam Page, the latest in...

Rare council tie stops Adworth Senior Living

The proposed location of Adworth Senior Living at 1250 and 1301 Adworth Drive.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 25, 2020

Plans for more senior housing in South County appear to be dead after the latest complex failed rezoning with a rare tie of the St. Louis County Council. The council deadlocked 3-3 Sept. 23 on the 3-story...

St. Louis County offers second round of grants for small businesses affected by pandemic

A table at Roberto’s Trattoria in Sappington is shown surrounded by the new Plexiglas barrier shield June 18, 2020.
November 24, 2020

More than $3 million in CARES Act funds will be distributed to small businesses and restaurants in a second round of small-business relief grants as part of St. Louis County’s continued response to the...

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