Culver's Restaurant Coming Soon to Crestwood
The home of butter burgers is now set to call Crestwood home.
Crestwood aldermen unanimously approved the construction of a Culver’s Restaurant at 10200 Big Bend Boulevard during a meeting on Tuesday night at the Crestwood Government Center.
Dale Hellenbrand, owner and co-operator of the Crestwood restaurant, said the city’s strong sense of community was one of the reasons he chose the site. He noted Culver’s regularly hosts fundraisers for nonprofit groups in which the company donates 10 percent of its sales.
“Culver’s is tied to the community,” Hellenbrand said. “We are dependent upon it for our success, and from what I know of the area we will be able to work together well.”
Alderman Darryl Wallach serves on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, which gave the project an unanimous green light.
Wallach said the commission was “all open arms for Culver’s” and added he was impressed with the company’s plans to give back to the community.
The restaurant will be constructed upon the remaining vacant parcel within the Big Bend Crossing development. The retail center, which houses Sam’s Club, was a major draw for Hellenbrand as well.
“One of the things that attracted me to the area…was great interstate traffic,” Hellenbrand said. “The site would be considered highly rated by Culver’s.”
Hellenbrand said he could not project the date of the restaurant’s grand opening.
Crestwood fiscal future still uncertain
In other news, Finance Officer Greg Kremer reported a gloomy projection of the city’s fiscal health.
While the city collected more revenue than anticipated during the first quarter of the year, Kremer said the city should be brace for a projected drop in more than $1 million in revenue in comparison to last year.
The overall fund balance is expected to decrease by $608,356 this fiscal year. In addition, the city is expected to lose about $287,000 in sales tax revenue stemming from the closure of Sears along with Barnes and Noble.
Coupled with those losses is the likely increased cost of $92,000 following the passage of a tax increase to the Affton Fire Protection District.
A groundbreaking has finally been announced for the new fast food restaurant, according to members of the Sunset Hills-Crestwood Chamber of Commerce and Crestwood board of aldermen.
The groundbreaking is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 4. The restaurant is planned to be operational by the holidays.