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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...

Where to see Fourth of July fireworks this year

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks
Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and
a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the
festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 3, 2020

Fourth of July traditions like the JB Blast and Fair St. Louis are postponed or canceled this year, but drive-in fireworks will provide some options for those wanting to still see a dazzling display in the sky this weekend. A new summer tradition in South County is also set to kick off with the highly ant...

Webster Groves Fourth of July fireworks and parade are postponed this year

Rain didn’t stop South County from enjoying the 20th year of the JB Blast at Jefferson Barracks
Park Wednesday, July 3, 2019, featuring live music, an appearance from County Executive Sam Page and
a fireworks show. This year, County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas was in charge of the
festivities, after the resignation of former County Executive Steve Stenger. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 2, 2020

The Webster Groves Fourth of July fireworks have been postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Webster Groves Community Days parade and Fourth of July fireworks have been a tradition for generations, with residents staking claim to good parade viewing spots days before the morning parade....

First food truck garden in Missouri is opening in Affton for Fourth of July

The patio at 9 Mile Garden.

June 29, 2020

The long-awaited food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will open for Fourth of July weekend after being put on hold for the coronavirus pandemic. The custom-built food truck plaza and entertainment district at 9375 Gravois Road, the corner of Gravois Road and Tobey Avenue, will open to the public...

Bethesda gets a courtyard concert

Bethesda gets a courtyard concert

June 28, 2020

The musical group Hot Soup, comprised of teenagers from Wildwood, performed outdoors for the enjoyment of the residents, who are still on quarantine, at Bethesda Southgate in Oakville May 29.

Eateries innovate as they adapt to COVID

A table at Roberto’s in Sappington is shown surrounded by the new shield June 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2020

Sitting down to eat at a restaurant looks different these days, as eateries allowed to reopen in St. Louis County last month adjust how they can safely do business during the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants could reopen their doors to dine-in patrons at 25-percent capacity May 18, after being required to...

Sappington House is resuming tours, with reservations required

The Sappington House Foundation hosted two special events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the Sappington House.

June 11, 2020

The Sappington House will resume tours of the Sappington House Museum and Library starting Wednesday, June 17. Tours will be conducted for groups of five or less and reservations are required. During June and into July, precautions of social distancing, hand sanitizing and mask wearing by guests...

Beautify Crestwood sponsors Drive By Garden Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Beautify Crestwood sponsors Drive By Garden Tour and Scavenger Hunt

June 8, 2020

Beautify Crestwood is sponsoring a Drive By Garden Tour and Scavenger Hunt from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 13. The committee is looking for Crestwood residents to take part in the tour and show off their front yard. If you would like to participate in the tour or scavenger hunt, email beautifycrestwood@gmail.com....

St. Louis Zoo will reopen next week, starts taking reservations Monday

Visitors enjoying the sea lion show at the St. Louis Zoo sea lion arena

June 5, 2020

The St. Louis Zoo will reopen to the public Saturday, June 13, after being closed for nearly two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The zoo, located on Government Drive in Forest Park, said it has implemented enhanced protocols and procedures to protect visitors from COVID-19. In order to...

Latest Crestwood mall redevelopment is dropped due to COVID-19, developer says

The rendering for the plaza for the now scrapped Crestwood City Center.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 3, 2020

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.  The latest version of Crestwood mall redevelopment appears to be dead, this time killed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city of Crestwood posted Wednesday on its official Facebook page that it has been notified that Walpert Properties, the St....

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