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Crestwood hopes trash service improves

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The days of Meridian Waste Services’ contract with the city of Crestwood may be numbered after residents and aldermen have complained about poor trash service. The company’s contract is up in March, and new trash bids were due to the city by last week. The Board of Aldermen could

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Hecht named new fire chief in Crestwood

Pictured above: City clerk Helen Ingold administers the oath to new Fire Chief Lou Hecht at the Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 13. Hecht is taking over the role of fire chief after former Chief David Oliveri moved to Washington state to become fire chief of the town of Anacortes. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

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Crestwood and Affton get their days in court

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A judge could soon rule on the lawsuit between the city of Crestwood and the Affton Fire Protection District, after the case got its day in court this fall. Crestwood filed a lawsuit in May 2017 in Cole County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of two state laws requiring

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Crestwood Shop ‘n Save closes Nov. 16

Pictured above: The Green Park Shop ‘n Save, one of the Shop ‘n Saves in the area to be converted to a Schnuck’s. Photo by Bill Milligan. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Residents of Crestwood will have one less option for grocery shopping after the Crestwood Shop ’n Save closes its doors for good Friday,

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‘Crestwood City Center’ unveiled at mall

The rendering for the plaza at the proposed Crestwood City Center. Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callsnewspapers.com Real-estate brokers lined up last week at the old Crestwood mall site to get the first look at Walpert Properties’ new redevelopment plan for the site, which it’s calling “Crestwood City Center.” Walpert proposes a high-density mixed-use development similar

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Lindbergh not taking position on mall yet, will wait and see on Walpert proposal

Mount Crestwood at the mall site in June, before bulldozers started bringing down the leftover dirt mounds. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As the announcement last week of a possible restart of new development at the former Crestwood mall site reignited ongoing conversations surrounding any potential new redevelopment, some

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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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Local company eyes buying, developing Crestwood mall site

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A St. Louis-based developer is interested in buying the former Crestwood mall site and taking over its redevelopment. Walpert Properties, a company headquartered in Creve Coeur, hopes to redevelop the mall into a mixed-use redevelopment called “Crestwood City Center” if the company can get other tenants lined up this

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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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