Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Maplewood-based eatery will open a spinoff location in Creve Coeur in June.
Creve Coeur City Council members gave unanimous final approval Monday to a conditional use permit that will bring a sports bar to the city. Post II Sports Bar & Grill, a spinoff of the original location in Maplewood, will occupy the former Growler's Pub at 763 Old Ballas. The owners had previously said that if all went as planned, the restaurant could open by June 15. The proposal was contingent on passage of a text amendment that would allow restaurants in certain zoned areas under 2 acres. Exisiting city code calls for a 25 percent ceiling. Growlers actually grew beyond that amount during the pub's time there before closing roughly two years ago. A Post II request to remove any limit was adjusted at the Planning and Zoning Commission to …
Friday, February 1, 2013
You eat the food, you're the expert. Tell us about your experience.
When it comes to restaurants, Creve Coeur, Frontenac, Ladue and Olivette have 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 certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets. 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. 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. It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us if it passes the mark. Each week in Friday Food …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Several local favorites are up for contention in the bragging rights battle of what's best in St. Louis. Vote today!
This summer Patch sites all over have been asking you to weigh in on nominees for our Readers Choice contest. Voting opened July 15 and ends Friday at Midnight. There are several Creve Coeur businesses and organizations up for contention and they need your help! Click on the links below and be sure to sign as a Patch user so your vote counts. Remember, voting ends Friday at midnight. We'll announce the winners Friday August 24.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Lindbergh Boulevard location has been home to a number of restaurants over the years. What do you think would work here?
This property at 611 N. Lindbergh Boulevard in Creve Coeur has been vacant for years. The most recent tenant was the Watercolors Cafe. An attempt to place a Senior Living facility there in 2007 failed to get past the city's board of adjustment, according to meeting minutes, after residents nearby expressed concern that the facility wasn't a good fit for the property. Proposals for the parcel have been controversial for years, dating back to Howard Johnsons' development there decades ago. A 2005 St. Louis Magazine review of Watercolors chronicles the tenants which have come and gone, and notes the built-in traffic obstacles for patrons trying to access the site. If you had your druthers, what do you think would work here? Tell us in the …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A roundup of business news we've been tracking around Creve Coeur for months.
If you've driven down Olive Boulevard in the last few days, you may have noticed the sign: Potbelly Sandwhich Works is coming "Soonish". The eatery, approved to take over part of the former Provisions market space at CityPlace, is now showing signs of construction activity. Franchise owner Todd Stimson says the restaurant is planning on an opening in late July, after first targeting the early part of the month. Fork & Screen The AMC Theatres' proposal to provide a sit-down dining experience for moviegoers at the company's 16 screen complex on Olive Boulevard received final approval last week from the Creve Coeur City Council. A company executive has said that the concept, which would ultimately include every screen in the theatre, could be…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
City council would have to approve the planning and zoning commission's recommendation for a city code amendment allowing more than 25 percent of retail space to be used for eating and drinking establishments.
The Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission this week endorsed a move to eliminate part of city code which limits the amount of space that can be used for eating and drinking establishments in areas zoned "MX" in the city. The move came at the request of the Shoppes at Westgate, the only retail area in the city under the "MX" label. Property owners are trying to fill a vacancy in the plaza and have attracted interest from concerns which would place the percentage of space devoted to food and drinking establishments over the 25 percent limit. Monday's discussion revealed nothing more than previously reported regarding specifics on what might ultimately fill the vacant space in the building. A separate hearing will be held next month on a…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Almost a year after plans for a Chick-fil-A restaurant were discussed with residents before a zoning request was denied, what do you think would go well here?
Last June, developers met with Creve Coeur residents in a bid to win hearts and minds over while moving a Chick-fil-A drive thru and a potential bank client onto a joint lot at the corner of Olive Boulevard and Dautel Lane. Last fall, a request to change city zoning to allow for the project was denied when concerns over the potential for more drive thru restaurants in the city, as well as traffic concerns at this intersection specifically, had residents up in arms. Now, almost a year later, the land at this corner appears to be subdivided once again into to pieces. Developers for both properties have not returned several phone calls seeking updates on potential prospects. While residents for years have wanted a hardware store to return to …
Friday, March 30, 2012
We have news on a bunch of businesses, some old and some new here in Creve Coeur
You may have noticed Fast Signs in Creve Coeur has a new home. The shop moved next door, staying in the Woodcrest Shopping Center near Olive Boulevard and Interstate 270. The new location has been open for about a month. The store's former home shouldn't be empty much longer. Steve Fischer, the Creve Coeur franchise owner for Kansas City-based BrightStar Care, told Patch he expects his firm's business operations to be open at 12333 Olive Blvd. in May. BrightStar offers a range of in-home services, from medical care to nanny needs. WHERE'S THE YOGURT? The summer-like temperatures we've seen in these early days of spring may have you thinking of springing for Yogurt, but customers of at least one local outlet for the treat have come up …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Plus, we have news on the Potbelly Sandwich Works planned for CityPlace.
CUTCO Cutlery, a company which sells knives, kitchen accessories and cookware, is coming to Creve Coeur next month, in the former CityPlace home of The Sound Room. CUTCO has to this point sold products through in-home visits by college students, but will use the Creve Coeur location to launch its fourth retail outlet, scheduled for a soft launch April 15. A grand opening is planned for April 24-25. District Manager Justin Donald told Patch the company-owned store here will be within minutes of 120,000 CUTCO customers in the St. Louis area. A full-time store manager will start with two part-time employees, he said. The 2,900 square foot space will also be home to CUTCO's direct sales operation. The Olean, NY-based firm also has retail …