Friday, March 8, 2013
Rusty Eubank is transforming La Gra Italian Tapas into Tamm Avenue Grill.
A tapas restaurant in Dogtown will soon be serving up sandwiches, pizza and barbecue, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Rusty Eubank, who Sunset residents may know as the former manager of Mile 277, will be transforming the La Gra Italian Tapas space into his new restaurant, called Tamm Avenue Grill, according to the report. Get more details, including news on new South County restaurants, on St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Catch up on Sunset Hills and Crestwood business news:
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Sunset HIlls Board of Aldermen approved the gas station's final development plan on Tuesday.
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved a final development plan for a new 24-hour Petro Mart gas station at 1438 S. Kirkwood Rd. Western Oil Inc. purchased the former Bob Evans restaurant site for $1.7 million. The plan for the 1.53-acre property includes eight pump islands and a 4,080-square-foot convenience store. Sunset Hills Manor residents who live east of the property have long been opposed to the new business. Last fall residents Carol Morrison and Frank Hardy presented a petition with 174 signatures against the development; this was when Land West 7’s plan still included installing stoplights at Lindbergh and Monica, with a raised median down portions of Lindbergh Boulevard. Aldermen granted the project preliminary approval in…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved a request for the new dog care center on Tuesday.
A doggie day care will be coming to Watson Road. Tuesday night the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved a request from Patches Ellis to operate a dog day camp at 10390 Watson Rd., between the former ColorArt building and Family Pet Hospital. This was not Ellis’s first go-around with the board. When she first presented the business plan in November Ellis did not receive majority approval from the board--but had earned the attention of neighbors to the south of the property who were concerned about potential noise and smell issues. The city’s planning and zoning commission gave Ellis their recommendation at their Feb. 6 meeting. Since she was in front of the board in November, Ellis has agreed to install additional fencing, and secured …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A four-story EZ Storage has run into difficulties with the property, according to Crestwood Mayor Jeff Schlink.
A planned storage facility on Big Bend Boulevard is on hold. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a plan for a 60,000-square-foot EZ Storage at 9900 Big Bend Blvd. last September. Mayor Jeff Schlink provided a short update on the project at the Board’s Feb. 12 meeting. “What we know is they’ve run into some difficulties with the property. To our knowledge it’s not a dead issue, it’s nothing to do with the city,” Schlink said. The facility will include driving lanes and indoor parking for tenants with larger items. When the four-story facility is completed, customers will have daily access to storage units 7 a.m.-9 p.m. All tenants would be given access codes to the facility. The site was chosen for its proximity to the …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Here's a look back on what Crestwood and Sunset Hills residents have had to say about new business, pending projects, and how they feel about tax dollars financing development.
Crestwood isn't the only place in South County where people have stood divided on the benefits of a new business. Last month the Shrewsbury Board of Aldermen approved Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and a Community Improvement District (CID) to build a new Walmart at Kenrick Plaza, despite a St. Louis County board vote against the project. Almost everyone has weighed in on the hot-button topic. More than 30 Patch readers responded to the board's final vote, ranging from outrage to grateful support. Crestwood Court, of course, hasn't gotten far enough in the process to have a TIF request officially approved or denied by the city's board. (Their rejection of a project planner halted further movement on Centrum's last proposal.) When it comes …
Monday, February 18, 2013
A ribbon cutting is scheduled for the morning of Feb. 21.
Savers is celebrating the opening of its fourth store in Missouri with a grand opening at its new Crestwood store, 9618 Watson Rd., Feb. 21-23. “We’re very excited to open our second store in the St. Louis area,” new store manager Myrten Byrd said in a news release from the company. “The support we’re able to provide the local community makes us proud, and we can’t wait to welcome both new and familiar customers to the store and introduce them to all our great deals offered throughout our aisles.” The thrift store chain has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony for 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, which will include representatives from local Savers partner Vietnam Veterans of America. The store stocks up to 10,000 gently used items every day, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
"Right now we are new enough that the menu is ever changing," said the head chef of a new restaurant that features classic deli sandwiches and other American fare.
St. Louis Deli and Grill, 8544 Watson Rd., is four weeks old. It does not yet have a permanent sign. It does not have a website. Instead, the restaurant is focusing on getting the food right. St. Louis Deli has a wide range of sandwich choices, including its signature sandwiches, Italian Beef, grilled sausage and a combination of the two. In addition, the menu features such St. Louis deli classics as the Reuben, St. Louis Cheese Steak, Phil's Grilled Cheese and Pastrami. St. Louis Deli also serves a variety of hot dogs of all sizes, with chili or not. The menu is rounded out with a standard listing of sides, appetizers, salads and soups. And although St. Louis Deli doesn't have typical breakfast hours, there are several breakfast items on…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Western Oil purchased the Lindbergh Boulevard property, located off Interstate 44, for $1.7 million.
After several months of public hearings to open a 24-hour gas station on Lindbergh Boulevard, Western Oil Inc. officially purchased the former Bob Evans site in Sunset Hills for $1.7 million, according to a news release from Savoy Properties. The City of Sunset Hills approved the project's conditional use permit last December. Western Oil Inc.’s final development plan includes a 4,080 sqare foot convenience store with eight gas-pump islands. After Bob Evans closed in 2005, Novus Development Company purchased the site with plans for a retail and lifestyle center after Bob Evans closed in 2005, according to the release. First Bank purchased the property from Novus after they were unable to move forward with the project, hoping to open a new …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The store has chosen to pair with Vietnam Veterans of America as its charitable partner.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The new restaurant in Big Bend Crossing Shopping Center opens to the public on Jan. 21.
The wait for Culver's is over. Crestwood's newest restaurant, located on Big Bend Boulevard in front of Sam's Club, started advertising its Jan. 21 opening on its flashing sign last week. Will you be stopping by for lunch or dinner? Culver's is known for its ButterBurgers, in addition to serving custard, chicken and fish sandwiches, chili and Wisconsin cheese curds. The restaurant is owned by Dale Hellenbrand, who also operates franchise locations in Arnold and Eureka. Construction at 10200 Big Bend Blvd. began in October. "Culver's is different because it is not a fast food or a sit-down restaurant. When customers walk into a Culver's the order is placed at the counter, and then they can sit wherever they like and the food is brought …