Saturday, May 25, 2013
Francesca and Frank Blunda, who lived in Fenton after moving back from Italy, recently opened Francesca’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante in Freeburg, Ill.
A woman born in Crestwood moves with her family to Sicily, gets married, moves back to Fenton, and decide to run an Italian restaurant together. Sounds pretty ideal, right? Francesca and Frank Blunda opened Francesca’s Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante in Freeburg, Ill. after a year of looking for the perfect space, Belleville News-Democrat reports. Why didn't they join the fine selection of authentic Italian restaurants on The Hill? “There was no Italian restaurant in Freeburg and that pushed me,” Francesca told the paper. Learn more about the couple's efforts on Belleville News-Democrat.
Stan Musial one of St. Louis’s most legendary baseball figures has added an additional collectible to those desiring to collect items that he owned.
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Aldermen and residents talked about the overall picture for mall redevelopment during the last Board of Aldermen meeting.
Next week the Crestwood Board of Aldermen will consider a second reading of a contract with PGAV Planners to perform consulting services related to the mall’s redevelopment. While Centrum attorney Jim Mello reminded the audience that the issue at hand was whether to approve the project planner, the conversation inevitably evolved into concerns about the overall project, and the city’s role in helping it go forward. Last summer Centrum Partners presented their entertainment-focused redevelopment plan, but the developers had not been in front of the Board of Aldermen since a first attempt to approve the project's planner in December. The May 14 meeting was the first time the city’s four new aldermen had the opportunity to vote on a mall-…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Y Bark Alone is the first of two pet sitting businesses headed to the Sunset Hills-Crestwood area. The cities are also working together to build a dog park for residents.
Sunset Hills is getting closer to having its own doggie day care center. Patches Ellis is readying Y Bark Alone, 10390 Watson Rd., between the former ColorArt building and Family Pet Hospital for daytime care of dogs. Before open Ellis will have installed additional fencing around the property and rubbing flooring indoors to contain noise. Accommodations have been made with Family Pet Hospital to use their parking lot for the influx of traffic during popular drop-off and pick-up times. The facility will not offer overnight boarding. Join Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. A second day care and boarding facility called Love Unleashed is coming to Crestwood. The facility at 9221 Watson …
Patch is teaming up with Tony Pringle, part owner and hairstylist at Metro Design Studio Salons, this week to get all of your questions answered.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week readers get to interact with professionals by asking questions on a wide variety of topics. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with Tony Pringle, part owner and hairstylist at Metro Design Studio Salons, to get all of your hair and beauty questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Tony Pringle: Tony Pringle, a 31+ year veteran of the cosmetology industry, is a co-owner and hairstylist/makeup artist at Metro Design Studio Salons, a unique concept in the St. Louis cosmetology industry that offers modern, fully-equipped, "self-contained" studio spaces in which top …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Panera will add 85 jobs to their Sunset Hills offices, according to St. Louis Business-Journal.
St. Louis Bread Company recently added 31,000 square feet to their headquarters in Sunset Hills--and the expansion will come with a boost for the local job market. The expansion is "to accommodate growth of the company," St. Louis Business-Journal reports, which includes plans to hire 85 employees. Bread Co. is known as Panera Bread nationally. Panera isn't the only company with new space in the Laumeier Office Park--athletic shoe company New Balance has also leased space to bring a call center to the office park.
The soda fountain and restaurant opened Monday in the former home of Dr. Jazz on Gore Avenue.
A Sunset Hills couple is helping the soda fountain make a comeback in Webster Groves. After Dr. Jazz closed on Gore Avenue earlier this year, Fizzy's began to move in a few months after the space was up for lease. Owner Michelle Bray and her husband, Tom, said they've made a point to hit soda fountains on their travels across the country, and wanted to keep the idea behind Dr. Jazz. Fizzy's opened Saturday, just in time for business from Webster Grooves music festival attendees, which took place along Gore Avenue. "We're hoping to be a place where kids can come after school, or people can visit from down the street on their lunch break," Michelle told Patch. "We love the soda fountain and Webster's a great place." Join Sunset Hills-…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Take a peek inside the new restaurant opening in Kirkwood Station Plaza Monday.
Crushed Red is wrapping up preparations to open in Kirkwood's Station Plaza. The restaurant is the second location in St. Louis, next to the parent Crushed Red in Clayton. Powell Kalish with Crushed Red told Patch the restaurant would open Monday, serving up create-your-own salads, soups, pizzas and "shareables" (appetizers). Kalish said they will also serve beer and wine, and host happy hours. Take a look at Crushed Red's menu here. Crushed Red will be open at 140 South Kirkwood Road Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The space was formerly occupied by Pazzo's Pizza, closing its doors in January after about a year in business. Prior to Pazzo's, La Salsa and Johnny Rocket's also had a try at …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The long-time market is closed, and the building is up for sale. See who your neighbors are hoping will move in, and then weigh in yourself!
If you ever wanted to own your own grocery store, Will Aschinger of the Hilliker Corporation has a deal for you. You'll have all the checkout lanes to yourself. No waiting. No limit on the number of items allowed. Read our story: 'Good Interest' Shown in Johnny's Market Building If you can't buy it yourself, neighbors in Sunset Hills and Crestwood have a few ideas for the types of businesses that could move in. Here are a few of our favorites, posted on the Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch Facebook page: Shawn Morrison White - Trader Joes would be AWESOME!!!! James Skaggs - I'm surprised it's not a CVS since there is a Walgreens across the street. And No, that is not what I hope goes in there! Let's hope it is anything besides another gas …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Real estate representative says the former neighborhood grocery store has been shown to three groups so far.
If you ever wanted to own your own grocery store, Will Aschinger of the Hilliker Corporation has a deal for you. You'll have all the checkout lanes to yourself. No waiting. No limit on the number of items allowed. Aschnger is the real estate agent showing the former Johnny's Market grocery store building to prospective buyers. The property, located at 11555 Gravois Road in Sappington, is 20,693 square feet in area and is on a 2.43-acre site. Aschinger views his role in the sale of Johnny's as the sale of a local landmark. The store had been in business for 68 years, first opening its doors when owners John and Adel Loeffelman started the store in 1944. the small, neighborhood grocery featured a variety of local produce and other foods. …