Sunset Hills Business

Sunset Hills city budget challenged as sales go online

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills saw a $4.5 million increase in taxable sales from 2017 to 2018, but the city is still facing challenges from a loss of brick-and-mortar stores and an increase in internet sales. City Administrator Eric Sterman said in his budget presentation to the aldermen Nov. 12 that Sunset

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Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

Pictured above: HCI Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13

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Board upholds business restrictions twice

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A second attempt to repeal restrictions on commercial vehicles in Sunset Hills was defeated by the Board of Aldermen. Under city code, commercial vehicles are required to display signage that indicates they are commercial vehicles. A bill to repeal restrictions on commercial vehicles was first defeated at the Feb.

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‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

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

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Peace Haven senior facility hoping for expansion

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed upgrades and redevelopment to Peace Haven. Peace Haven has operated since 1952, five years before Sunset Hills was incorporated.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Peace Haven, the Christian Science senior-care facility that has been in Sunset Hills since before the city was incorporated, is planning an $18 million

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P&Z rejects Y Bark Alone’s expansion plans

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously this month to reject recommending a change to zoning for Y Bark Alone Doggy Day Care to increase the number of dogs allowed at the business from 50 to 120. Residents near the dog day care facility, customers of the

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Jimmy Johns owner set to restart construction

Pictured above: The skeleton of the would-be Jimmy John’s on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Construction began at the site at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd. over a year ago but little progress has been made since. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The owner of a proposed Jimmy John’s at 3751 S.

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Sunset Hills could demolish unbuilt Jimmy John’s

Pictured above: The skeleton of the would-be Jimmy John’s on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Construction began at the site at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd. over a year ago but little progress has been made since. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Online update: The Board of Aldermen granted an extension Tuesday to

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Midwest Regional Bank conducts groundbreaking ceremony

Midwest Regional Bank conducted a groundbreaking ceremony this week in Sunset Hills, kicking off construction of Midwest’s newest banking center. The site at 11860 Gravois Road is the original Sunset Ford location. The banking center will provide services for both retail and commercial customers and is projected to open in late fall.

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