Monday, September 17, 2012
The owner of Imo's at Watson and Sappington roads is re-opening as Puricelli's Deli after a fire damaged the pizza place's dining room in March.
Residents who were becoming restless by the vacancies at Watson and Sappington roads can heave a sigh of relief—a touch of life has come back to at least part of the intersection. Drivers may have noticed the "Coming Soon: Puricelli's Deli" banner hoisted over the old Imo's Pizza sign. Imo's closed after a dining room fire in March, according to KMOV. Those who were hoping the Provel-loving pizza joint would be resurrected shouldn't be too disappointed, however. The deli will be operated by the same owner, Crestwood Public Works Director Jim Eckrich said. Because ownership isn't changing, they won't need to go through any hearings before the city, he added. The deli will be open the week of Nov. 26. Related articles:
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Crestwood native reveals the third in the McLaren Cases series.
Everyone loves a good mystery. Crestwood native Jo Hiestand proves it’s never too late to get started on fiction novel writing, especially since she didn’t start until she was in her 50s. Her latest novel, “Torch Song,” is the third in the McLaren Cases series. It is her 11th novel in total. This is Hiestand’s second series of novels, in which an ex police detective now investigates cold cases in sort of a rogue way. “To me I like the puzzle. I’m a classic mystery reader and even though I do like good characters I like to sit there and think of the puzzle and how the author has pulled you through this thing,” Hiestand said. “It’s the red herring sort of thing—making you think of one thing when you were thinking of something else.” The …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Kentucky Fried Chicken is the latest in a downhill slide along Watson Road.
The sign on the door of the Watson Road Kentucky Fried Chicken said “Thank you for Letting Us Serve You For the Past 25 Years.” A quarter of a century of business has now seemingly disappeared without a trace, and a leasing sign is in the front yard. Residents of Crestwood have taken notice this week, however. Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch received emails from three readers asking what went wrong. Phil Corpening wrote: “My friend I live here in Crestwood, Mo. and after church I was going to drive by there and get some chicken. However, the place is closed. Why? This was a great place and the food was so nice. Crestwood needs to build up." Interim City Administrator Karl Krestler said that the KFC experienced a problem with its building …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
City Administrator Karl Kestler says in a report that the full effects of the Sears and Barnes & Noble’s closures will be felt later on the year.
According to a report by Karl Kestler, Crestwood’s city administrator, April 2012 sales tax revenues of $575,637 were minus 9.8 percent, or $62,663 less than the $638,300 projected for the month. Kestler, however, adds in his report that for the combined first four months of 2012, sales tax revenues were up by $57,494, or 2.6 percent. Comparing 2012 results to the same four-month period of 2011, sales tax receipts are up $89,745, or up by 4.2 percent. In his report, Kestler notes that the numbers do not reflect the full effect of the closure of Barnes and Noble, which closed on Dec. 31 of last year, or the pending closure of Sears. Kestler said the full effect of these closures will most likely not be seen until the later part of the …