Friday, October 19, 2012
The longtime Creve Coeur auto dealer will hold an open house on the last day in business.
A fixture in Creve Coeur for decades, more than six in fact, will be closing up shop at the end of the day Friday. Reuther Automotive Group is making way for a Plaza Motors Jaguar/Land Rover dealership approved recently by Creve Coeur's City Council. From September: Reuther Automotive To Close Next Month To Make Way For Jaguar/LandRover Dealer On the company's Facebook page earlier this month, Reuther wrote: "Lot's of emotions going on but very thankful for the years of patronage and support of customers, friends and family. We will still have the Body Shop open and now will be doing service repairs there as well, and the Ford Store will remain open as well. " The business will host an open house, with refreshments, beginning Friday …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
New location in Creve Coeur replaces a shop in Olivette.
Ray's Donuts fans will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the product in Creve Coeur. Plans for a "soft opening" September 28 were dashed mid-month when St. Louis County Public Works crews issued a stop work order September 18 because the store in the Shoppes at Westgate plaza didn't have a plumbing permit. Reached Monday, Bill Risberg, who manages the Ray's operation, said he hoped to get approval to begin work again this Friday, with the hope of being open October 12, but more likely by October 19.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The Creve Coeur City Council approved the Plaza Motors development plan Monday night.
Creve Coeur's City Council this week gave final approval to the plan brought by Plaza Motors to build a new Jaguar and Land Rover dealership on the site of the Reuther Automotive property on Olive Boulevard. Approval came after councilmembers scuttled an amendment that could have killed the deal. Part of city staff's argument for supporting the project, despite the fact that as an automotive use it may not ideally fit long-term planning goals for building out a "downtown" district, is that Plaza Motors agreed to donate part of the right-of-way along Ham Avenue, which the city could use down the road to expand and utilize what many would consider now is a glorified private driveway. Part of that longer term vision also includes an …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The furniture firm is opening a "Mattress Gallery" in the former home of Lenny's Sub Shop.
Rothman Furniture plans an early October opening for the family-owned furniture chain's first forray into sites exclusively tied to mattress sales business, and they're doing it in Creve Coeur. Vicky Smith, Rothman's President, told Patch in a phone interview the company is merging two subdivided units at 11353 Olive Blvd into one 3,500 square foot space. One of the former occupants at the site was Lenny's Sub Shop, which closed earlier this summer. Smith said the store has been targeting the space for the past six months. In an ironic twist, the move will now give Rothman's owners, Janet, Dale and Jay Steinback a store in their own hometown of Creve Coeur. Smith says they're hoping to open four to six more locations in the next year, …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Halloween Thrills is setting up shop in Creve Coeur's Heritage Plaza.
Meet Rachel, an employee with Halloween Thrills, a newly opened Halloween costume and supply shop at 12511 Olive Boulevard, in the Heritage Plaza shopping center next to McAlister's Deli. Patch caught Rachel dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (she's Raphael) earlier this week, handing out 10 percent off coupons for the store. If you see her, tell her Patch said hi!
New Ballas Road location was busy on its first day in business.
There's a new entrant in the "Sandwich Wars" in Creve Coeur. Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs at 623 North New Ballas Road, opened Friday in time for the lunch crowd and was already seeing brisk business. The restaurant gained city council approval earlier this summer. Brian Gambino, the franchise owner, previously told Patch the city's daytime business population was an attraction for bringing the restaurant back to Creve Coeur.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Plaza Motors wants to locate new Jaguar/Land Rover dealership on Olive Boulevard.
Creve Coeur residents and anyone else interested in Plaza Motors' plans to put a Jaguar and Land Rover operation on the current site of Reuther Automotive will get their chance in a public hearing scheduled for Tuesday night. Plaza's other dealership a few blocks west on Olive Boulevard would remain. The Reuther property at 11654 Olive has been on the market for some time since it lost its status as a Chrysler dealership. The property has been seen as an attractive piece of land as the city pursues a long term vision of a "downtown development" plan. According to city leaders, Target has kicked the tires on the property but hasn't been able to cobble enough land together to make it work. A spokesperson for Asbury Motors, Plaza's parent …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Hardware Gallery has been on New Ballas for just over a year after a total of four years in business.
Not sensing an improvement in the economy that would give reason for their decorative hardware store to stay in business, Mike and Beth Will are closing Hardware Gallery in Creve Coeur Friday. The shop opened on New Ballas Road in May of 2011 after being in Kirkwood for three years. The goal of the store was to cater to shoppers who would otherwise need to go to Chicago or Atlanta to find merchandise. "I don't see any improvement in the economy," Mike Will said in a brief phone interview Thursday afternoon. While home sales in the area are picking up in general, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch noted recently, new home construction has been slow. The paper reports "St. Louis builders are on pace to complete about 3,500 homes this year, …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A China King representative has said the eatery is set to open next month in Creve Coeur.
China King, part of a chain of locally owned Chinese restaurants located in the bi-state area, gained final round approval from Creve Coeur's city council this week to open up shop in the Bellerive Plaza area. The restaurant proposal sailed through the city approval process without objection either in city council or planning and zoning proceedings. A spokesman for the restaurant owner previously told Patch the eatery was planning on a September opening.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Each week, we nominate a new restaurant for you to review. Your review could net a $10 gift card to the restaurant of your choice.
When it comes to restaurants, Creve Coeur has it covered. We have some great local places that many would consider community gems; we have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop but are unique to the area; and we have some outlets that are—for better or for worse—part of national chains. But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not. That's where you come in. It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us if it passes the mark. We could throw some money at a professional food critic, but that's not exactly what Patch is all about. We'd much rather know the opinion of the fine folks that eat there day-in and day-out. And we're ready to offer a little reward for it too. Keep reading…