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No plans on tap for ex-Cusanelli’s site

Cusanelli’s as seen on Google Maps.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 24, 2020

The Lemay Chamber of Commerce has tried to connect interested developers to the owners of the now-closed Cusanelli’s Restaurant without any response. The Lemay landmark at 705 Lemay Ferry Road was one...

Tower Tee construction kicking off when STL County gives go-ahead

Mike Shamia, left, and Steve Walkenbach. at the Tower Tee property.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 23, 2020

Construction could start any day now on the reimagined Tower Tee, with the developers anticipating the golf course reopening by May 2021, depending on how quickly St. Louis County approves building permits. May...

Does utilities’ help for Missourians during pandemic mean rates will increase?

An Ameren spokesperson helps residents find where they live on a map and their proximity to the project at a 2018 open house. The project is scheduled to be complete by winter 2021. Photo by Erin Achenbach.
By Rudi Keller, Missouri Independent November 21, 2020

Almost half a million customers of Missouri’s regulated utilities were behind on their bills in September, and 185,000 were working on payment plans to catch up with past-due accounts. That data, from...

New developer is negotiating with UrbanStreet to buy Crestwood mall for mixed-use

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.
By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter November 19, 2020

A developer for the former Crestwood Plaza mall site is in discussions with the property’s current owner, UrbanStreet, to potentially buy the site and move forward with a new mixed-use redevelopment. The...

Page issues stay-at-home advisory and restricts businesses, gatherings as COVID cases climb

‘Code Sunshine’ is a welcome birthday gift: After being admitted for COVID-19 to Mercy Hospital South on his daughter’s birthday, April 2, Bill finally went home in late April with his wife, Lynn – on his own 68th birthday. Bill, a COVID-19 patient who only wanted to provide his first name, spent three weeks at Mercy Hospital South, with a week on a ventilator and two weeks in intensive care.
By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor November 13, 2020

With COVID-19 cases overwhelming hospitals, St. Louis County residents will be encouraged for the next month to stay home and only leave to go to work, school, medical care, grocery shopping and other...

Woman wins $100,000 lottery prize at Sunset Hills Petro Mart

Woman wins $100,000 lottery prize at Sunset Hills Petro Mart
October 29, 2020

Mary Anne Gadell of St. Louis won a $100,000 top prize on a Missouri Lottery “Heaps of 500s” Scratchers ticket. Gadell purchased the winning ticket at Petro Mart, 1430 S. Kirkwood, in Sunset Hills. All...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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