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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 gas station be denied because, among other reasons, it is “not aesthetically or visually appealing at ...

JB Bridge gas station will get vote Monday

The proposed site of the Moto Mart, next to Interstate 255 where the Jefferson Barracks Bridge crosses into Illinois over the Mississippi River.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2020

A new gas station may be built directly along the banks of the Mississippi River in the shadow of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge after a July public hearing for a proposed Moto Mart along Interstate 255. The St. Louis County Planning Commission is set to vote on the gas station at a videoconferenced m...

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,...

Woman attacks employees at arcade who asked her to wear a mask

A sign on the front door of Incredible Pizza Company in South County Aug. 4  advises customers that they must wear a mask when inside the building at all times, except when eating or drinking.

August 4, 2020

A woman attacked three employees Sunday at America’s Incredible Pizza Company in South County, pushing, shoving and pepper-spraying them after she was asked to wear a mask, as required by St. Louis County mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police said the woman was part of a group that was as...

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

Now open: restaurants in South County offering dine-in services

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2020

Restaurants in the St. Louis region were given blessings by regional leaders to reopen their dining rooms May 18, two weeks after Gov. Mike Parson eased shelter-in-place requirements across the state.  Under the guidelines outlined by both St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Lyda K...

The new Tower Tee features a mix of the old and the new

A rendering of the layout planned for the new Tower Tee, set to open in fall 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

The reimagined Tower Tee is seeing its first construction activity, with the new owners promising to bring the beloved South County institution back with an expected spring 2021 opening. A year after the surprise announcement by new owners Steve Walkenbach and Lindbergh Board of Education member Mike...

Small-business relief grant is open to apply by May 31

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 26, 2020

St. Louis County businesses can apply for $15,000 grants if they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a Sunday deadline. The $17.5 million in the Small Business Relief Grant program will be distributed equally among the seven County Council districts, with each council member awardi...

Stay-at-home order starts to lift in St. Louis County, but it’s no ‘return to normal,’ Page says

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 18, 2020

The stay-at-home orders issued in St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis will start to lift  today with some businesses allowed to reopen, but that is far from a “return to normal,” County Executive Sam Page said Monday. “We can’t look at this as a victory or a celebration. Too many live...

County Council still has questions about small business grants as deadline looms

New 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, center, listens to members of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership board testify Jan. 15, 2019, along with 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, left, and 7th District Councilman Mark Harder. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 15, 2020

BREAKING: The county executive's office emailed County Council members late Friday afternoon, after this article was published, to postpone the deadline to apply for the grants from Sunday, May 17 to Sunday, May 31. Council members will now submit their recommendations for funding by June 15, not Jun...

South County Center and other malls will reopen Monday

Some businesses were forced to close by St. Louis County's March 21 stay-at-home order, but others like the Macy's at South County Center, seen above during the stay-at-home order, voluntarily closed before that.

May 14, 2020

South County Center and other malls in the St. Louis area, including West County Center, the Galleria and Plaza Frontenac, will reopen Monday when St. Louis County begins to lift its stay-at-home order. The malls have been closed for roughly two months during the coronavirus outbreak. The malls are r...

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