Crestwood Plaza

PHOTOS: Bulldozers start in on ‘Mount Crestwood’

Pictured above: Bulldozers started bringing down Mount Crestwood Sept. 6, pictured above. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Mount Crestwood could soon be a memory, just like the Crestwood Plaza mall that it replaced. A pair of bulldozers were hard at work on the site starting last week, and City Administrator

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Mounds to be leveled after city cites Crestwood mall developer

Pictured above: ‘Mount Crestwood’ as seen in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor The redevelopment for Crestwood Plaza mall is still at a stalemate, but Crestwood officials expect the developer to start removing the many mounds of dirt sometime soon. Chicago-based UrbanStreet Group, the developer that’s responsible for the

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Aldermen agree: Mall still Crestwood’s top concern

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The fate of the stalled Crestwood Plaza mall redevelopment is the top concern of not just residents, but incoming and departing aldermen. When new Ward 4 Alderman Ismaine Ayouaz and returning Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie went knocking on doors while campaigning, the top issue voters quizzed them on

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Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Hardly a day goes by without someone asking about the status of UrbanStreet Group of Chicago’s roughly $104.3 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza at Watson and Sappington roads. While demolition appears to be complete, it doesn’t appear much else is happening there other

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No tenants lined up as Crestwood mall demolition nears completion

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com As the demolition of the former Crestwood Plaza nears completion, city officials report that developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago still has not identified any potential tenants for the redevelopment project. Under the terms of a redevelopment agreement between the city and UrbanStreet, the developer is required to complete demolition

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Crestwood officials honor ‘Santa Ted’

Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby and the Board of Aldermen last week proclaimed that Dec. 2 will be ‘Santa Ted’ Day in honor of Ted Ricks, who has been Santa Ted for 18 years. Ricks served as Santa at the former Crestwood Plaza for 13 years. Since the closing of the mall, he has teamed up

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