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PHOTOS: Bulldozers start in on ‘Mount Crestwood’

After: Bulldozers started bringing down Mount Crestwood Sept. 6, pictured above. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

September 15, 2018

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 Kris Simpson said it was the start of a months...

Mounds to be leveled after city cites Crestwood mall developer

Mounds to be leveled after city cites Crestwood mall developer

August 8, 2018

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 proposed $100 million redev...

Crestwood cites mall developer for ‘Mount Crestwood’ mounds; could be flattened next week

Crestwood cites mall developer for 'Mount Crestwood' mounds; could be flattened next week

July 26, 2018

By Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com 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 at the site starting next week at the latest. The dirt at the former mall should be...

‘Mount Crestwood’ may soon be flattened

‘Mount Crestwood’ may soon be flattened

May 19, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood is monitoring what City Administrator Kris Simpson is calling the “dirt stockpile situation” on the former Crestwood Plaza mall site. The 47-acre site of the demolished mall at Watson and Sappington roads is owned b...

Boston looking to unseat Mabie in Crestwood Ward 3 aldermanic election

Boston looking to unseat Mabie in Crestwood Ward 3 aldermanic election

March 10, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A former Crestwood Ward 3 alderman is looking to unseat incumbent Alderman Grant Mabie in the April 3 election. Bill Boston, who defeated Mabie for the Ward 3 aldermanic seat in 2013, again is challenging Mabie, who was unopposed in hi...

Crestwood official laments lack of activity at mall site

Crestwood City Hall

March 9, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood alderman last week lamented the lack of progress on the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza and wondered if mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago is the right developer for the project. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach said ...

Crestwood mayor says city officials know no more about mall’s status than citizens

Roughly 100 people participated in a rally last week to 'implore the Board of Aldermen to reconcile their differences and unite their efforts toward redevelopment' of Crestwood Court, according to a news release. Participants carried signs calling for city officials to 'Remove the Pall Over the Mall' and 'Stop the Stall' and move forward with redevelopment. The rally was organized by Metropolitan Congregations United and city residents. Gloria Lloyd photo.

February 23, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby said last week that it would be “inappropriate” to comment about the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza, as city officials have no more information about the owner’s plans for the site than citizens....

Burk, Brancaglione both salesmen peddling dreams, reader asserts

Letters to the editor

February 15, 2018

Letters to the Editor To the editor: After reading about John Brancaglione’s Jan. 22 appearance before Crestwood’s Economic Development Commission, I was left wondering how he could have made it through his presentation with a straight face. Mr. Brancaglione’s remarks aptly demonstrated that once the ch...

Crestwood planner tells panel he’s puzzled by lack of development at mall location

Crestwood planner tells panel he’s puzzled by lack of development at mall location

February 1, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A planning consultant for the city of Crestwood said that he’s puzzled about the lack of activity at the former Crestwood Plaza location, as the owner had all the right ingredients in place for the site’s redevelopment. Peckham Guyton...

Call chronicles a decade of Most Misguided Quotes

Call chronicles a decade of Most Misguided Quotes

January 18, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago the Call published its first column of Most Misguided Quotes chronicling the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the year. So looking back over the past 10 years, we’ve sel...

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