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Trick or train: Union Station debuts new Halloween Experience with spooky train cars, social distancing

The St. Louis Wheel lit up orange and green for the Union Station Halloween Experience.

September 17, 2020

The new Union Station Halloween Experience will bring family fun to the fall season in St. Louis, Oct. 9 through Oct. 31. Created for children 12 and under and their families, the Union Station Halloween Experience will be a themed walking journey through the historic railroad terminal's stationary rail...

Grant’s Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

Grant's Farm will reopen for unique Halloween Drive-Thru Experience in October

September 16, 2020

Grant’s Farm has been closed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will reopen for a drive-thru Halloween experience in October. Starting Oct. 1 and running through Oct. 31, Grant’s Farm will welcome guests and ghouls for its first-ever Halloween Drive-Thru Experience, in which for the first ti...

Take our poll: Are you encouraged about the prospects for redeveloping the Crestwood mall site?

The empty Crestwood mall site, with the buildings demolished and the site leveled, as seen in May 2019.

September 12, 2020

Crestwood officials say they are excited about the possibilities of redeveloping the former Crestwood Plaza mall site after opening up a process for requests for proposals on the site. Do you agree with them? Are you encouraged about the prospects for redeveloping the Crestwood mall site?

St. Louis County could open playgrounds soon, following cities like Crestwood

Mehlville’s John Cary Early Childhood students Emma Kitchell and Yaneli Juarez-Carrillo check out their playground the first week at school in 2018.

By Gloria Lloyd, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

St. Louis County-owned playgrounds are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic even after playgrounds in county municipalities like Crestwood have reopened, but that could change in the next week as the county looks to reopen its own parks too. The county Department of Parks and Recreation has sub...

Ronnie’s Cinema is reopening Aug. 28, along with Marcus theaters in Arnold and Des Peres

Ronnie's 20 Cinema movie theater

August 20, 2020

Ronnie’s is opening again soon, after being shut down since March due to the coronavirus. The South County movie theater will open Friday, Aug. 28, as part of a phased rollout of theater reopenings in the St. Louis area. Marcus Theatres announced the opening of the following theaters in the St. Louis area,...

Food truck plaza 9 Mile Garden reopens Wednesday with indoor bar closed, more masks and expanded hours

Dinner-goers visit 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton, during its last night of operation Thursday, July 30. The state’s first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden just opened July 3, before announcing last week that it would temporarily close beginning Friday, July 31, after County Executive Sam Page tightened capacities on restaurants to 25 percent in an effort to stem rising coronavirus infections in the region.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 10, 2020

Missouri’s first food truck garden 9 Mile Garden will reopen Wednesday after shutting down July 30 as, spurred by rising cases of COVID-19, St. Louis County imposed new business restrictions on late-night bars. The food track garden said it chose to close and reopen and has been “working closely...

St. Louis County Library closes all branches again, returns to curbside-only service

A patron picks up some books at the reopening of the St. Louis County Library's Daniel Boone Branch Library in Ellisville on June 19. Some areas of the library are sectioned off for social distancing.

August 6, 2020

The St. Louis County Library again closed all its branches last week, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The libraries returned to curbside-only service July 29, in a move announced the day before. Just as they were from March to June, library buildings will be closed to the public...

PHOTOS: 9 Mile Garden opens for 28 days and has to close

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton that claims to be the first in the state. The food truck garden officially opened July 3.

August 5, 2020

Missouri's first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden in Affton, officially opened to the public July 3 after a long-anticipated wait. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, attended a ribbon-cutting event at the garden July 9 to commemorate its opening,...

SunCrest Fest is canceled for 2020

SunCrest Fest is canceled for 2020

July 9, 2020

The cities of Sunset Hills and Crestwood announced Wednesday that they are canceling their joint annual festival, the SunCrest Fest, scheduled for Sept. 19. Like many other events this year, the SunCrest Fest has been canceled due to the “uncertainty and continued threat surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic,”...

Affton food truck haven 9 Mile Garden opens today

Affton food truck haven 9 Mile Garden opens today

July 3, 2020

Starting today, Missouri’s first food truck garden is now open in South County. The 9 Mile Garden on Gravois Road in Affton is officially open, debuting on Fourth of July weekend with a rotating lineup of 30 food trucks for lunch and dinner six days a week. The Affton Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutt...

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