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Crestwood issues RFP to find a new mall developer, supported by owner UrbanStreet

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

July 2, 2020

The city of Crestwood has issued a request for proposals to find a new developer for the former Crestwood mall site, which is currently owned by Chicago-based UrbanStreet Group. “The City is committed to encouraging redevelopment of the Mall site,” said Mayor Grant Mabie in a news release. “We ...

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...

St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

The 900 block of Lemay Ferry Road in Lemay as seen on Google Street View.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 21, 2020

St. Louis County will join states like Illinois, California and New York with a stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus, under a decree issued by County Executive Sam Page that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in...

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

February 26, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills has about $100 million being invested in the city due to various new projects, Mayor Pat Fribis said at the Feb. 11 Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting. Fribis, who attended the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerc...

Food truck garden will feature permanent open-air bar with local beer, coffee on tap

A rendering of The Canteen @ 9 Mile Garden provided by the developer.

January 13, 2020

The much-anticipated food truck garden in Affton, 9 Mile Garden, will have a permanent on-site bar alongside its array of food trucks. The 3,500-square-foot open-air bar at 9375 Gravois Road within Affton Plaza will be called The Canteen @ 9 Mile Garden and will feature beer, wine, cocktails and cold brew on tap for guests at Missouri’s...

Affton Panera/Bread Co. could expand, replace Breakfast and Burger

Affton Panera/Bread Co. could expand, replace Breakfast and Burger

November 15, 2019

The Panera in Affton could move across the street to a larger location with a drive-thru that is the current site of an existing local restaurant under a rezoning plan that will be heard by the St. Louis County Planning Commission next week. St. Louis Bread Co./Panera already has a restaurant locati...

Affton will get Missouri’s first food truck garden, if County Council approves

Affton will get Missouri's first food truck garden, if County Council approves

November 6, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com If the County Council approves, Missouri’s first food truck garden will be coming to St. Louis next year, overcoming objections from some of its neighbors in Affton. As first reported by The Call, developers of the Affton Plaza shopping ...

Crestwood mall project is now a $300 million redevelopment

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

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Developers of the former Crestwood mall say that plans to redevelop the vacant site as “Crestwood City Center” have tripled in size to $300 million from the previous estimated $105 million, which would make it one of the largest d...

Demolition of strip mall means JB Blast attendees can’t use it for parking

The construction fence and  now-vacant parking lot at Franview Plaza at the site where Sentinel Emergency Solutions will build its company headquarters, as seen Tuesday, July 2. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

July 3, 2019

One of the key parking lots that spectators stake out for the JB Blast will be unavailable for parking at the annual fireworks display Wednesday night. Sentinel Emergency Solutions plans to consolidate its two current locations in Arnold and Freeburg, Illinois, into one headquarters in Lemay at Franview ...

‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

The Sunset Hills location of Vatterott, as seen on Google Street View.

June 19, 2019

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 11 on a petition from a startup company looking to move into the former Vatterott College campus and bring “Silicon Valley to Sunset Hills.” Founded in 2010, DriveCentric’s cu...

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