Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Olivette bakery with a deep history in Creve Coeur and University City closed several weeks ago.
Pratzel's Eastgate Bakery may have closed its doors but its baked goods live on. The St. Louis institution for almost a century closed its doors sometime in late summer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Off the Menu blog reported that Kohn's Kosher Deli on Olive bought the recipes for some of the Pratzel's time-honored sweets, including its upside down cupcakes. Store Closing Pratzel's had reopened in summer of 2011 at its former manufacturing plant at the Dielman Industrial Park in Olivette after the original owners closed up shop in January. Filmaker Jon Mills, who bought rights to the Pratzel brand and recipes from the Pratzel family, told Patch last summer that he had faced some bureaucratic hurdles in reopening the business, and that …
Friday, August 31, 2012
All lanes of eastbound I-64 double-deck structure to close Thursday night.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will suspend all construction in all work zones Friday at noon for the Labor Day holiday. Some permanent work zones will remain in place, but work will not resume until Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Robyn Hamlin releases YouTube ad that points to Clay family dynasty.
Although she has to wait until the Aug. 7 primary to find out who she will face in November, Republican candidate Robyn Hamlin is taking aim at the man who currently holds Missouri's 1st District Congressional seat. Hamlin released an ad on YouTube citing the decades-long history of Clays in the seat. Rep. William Lacy Clay succeeded his father to the seat in 2000. Rep. Bill Clay held the seat for 32 years. Hamlin's ad comes one week after Clay and his Democratic challenger in the Aug. 7 primary, Rep. Russ Carnahan, released their first ads. Clay and Carnahan, both incumbents, are facing off in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary. Carnahan's district was eliminated during redistricting after the 2010 census and he now resides in the 1st …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Man is charged with acquiring identification, passwords, checks and then withdrawing money over a nine-week period.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A University City man was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 25 counts of forgery, four counts of identity theft and three counts of stealing. Creve Coeur Police said in a report that Ernest D. Bams, of the 7000 block of Melrose Avenue in University City, acquired other people’s identitification, passwords and checks at the person’s bank and then withdrawing money. He then made withdrawals at 15 bank and ATM locations throughout the St. Louis County area, including Creve Coeur, Shrewsbury, Oakville, Crestwood, Hazelwood and unincorporated North County, according to the report. The thefts occurred over a nine-week period from June 7 through Aug. 12, 2011.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
David Freese and Molina Healthcare worked together to distribute donations of food to Operation Food Search.
Cardinals playoff hero David Freese was in University City Wednesday lending a helping hand to Operation Food Search. Freese helped load frozen turkeys into vans and onto trucks that take the donated turkeys to metro St. Louis charitable organizations during the holiday season. The turkeys were donated by Creve Coeur-based Molina Healthcare. “I’ve done this before with (Cards trainer) Barry Weinberg, and I had a blast doing it,” Freese said, after spending nearly an hour loading the more than 700 frozen turkeys into nearly a dozen delivery vehicles. “And to see the people’s faces that are getting these turkeys, that’s what it’s all about.” The Cardinals third baseman also spent a good part of his morning signing autographs and taking …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The St. Louis section of the National Council of Jewish Women is relocating the organization's office and resale operation to Lindbergh Blvd.
The St. Louis arm of a national organization dedicated to helping women and families has decided to relocate to Creve Coeur. The National Council of Jewish Women is moving the agency's offices, and the resale clothing shop which funds the organizations initiatives, to the former Hopper Furs building at 295 North Lindbergh Boulevard (near Joseph A. Bank.) Both are moving to Creve Coeur from separate locations in University City. NCJW-St. Louis Executive Director Ellen Alper walked Patch through the work in progress last week, prior to this past Monday's soft opening for the store, which will feature clothing, housewares, and eventually furniture. A more formal grand opening is scheduled for November 10-11. Alper said typical items would …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The Colts get a career night at tailback and stay undefeated in 2011.
CHESTERFIELD – The Parkway Central Colts jumped out to a 29-0 first half lead, and rode the wave of that big advantage to a 57-27 Homecoming night win over the University City Lions in a critical Suburban South Conference game Friday night at PCH Stadium. Senior running back Alan Gasanli had the night of his life carrying the ball for the Colts. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound speedster finished the night with 254 yards on 21 carries and five touchdowns, including scoring jaunts of 2, 8, 70, 29, and 30 yards, in Central’s fourth straight win to start the season. University City quarterback DeAndre Williams also had a big night, rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown, and passing for 255 yards and three touchdowns in the Lions’ losing effort. …
Friday, September 16, 2011
The Colts are out to put on a homecoming show against their upstart conference rivals.
It’s homecoming week at Parkway Central High School, and the Colts and their fans are excited for the big game on Friday night at 7 p.m. against Suburban South Conference rival University City. The Colts come into the matchup at Parkway Central Football Stadium with a 3-0 record, and are ranked No. 6 in this week’s statewide poll. They claimed their second-straight 42-0 win of the season last week over Northwest). Senior quarterback Cole Gorman was the big star for Central on offense last week, passing for 133 yards and three touchdowns. Sophomore defensive end Jonathan Bonner led the defense with seven tackles and two quarterback sacks. But the marquee name for the Colts all season has been star wide receiver and top college recruit, …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Jovonte Suber manages a three touchdown day as the Vikings' new lead running back.
UNIVERSITY CITY–After two weeks of intermittent great plays one moment and poor throws and decisions the next, University City quarterback DeAndre Williams decided it was time to put it all together and show off the total package. And boy, what a show he put on Friday at Muhl-Schemmer Stadium, when he threw three touchdown passes, ran for a fourth, and made all the key plays in the fourth quarter to lead U. City to a thrilling 25-20 win over Suburban South Conference rival Parkway North. “I’ve always thought that at critical times, you give the ball to your best player,” U. City head coach Carl Reed said. “If I’m going down, I’m going down with the ball in DeAndre Williams’ hands.” And Reed made sure to go all in with Williams, with the …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
A relaunched Pratzel's Eastgate Bakery has been making wholesale orders in preparation for a commercial opening later this summer.
Bakery fans around the St. Louis area, and judging by reaction to previous Creve Coeur Patch reporting on the subject--around the country, may have reason to celebrate. Pratzel's which until earlier this year, operated as a commercial operation out of Kohn's Deli in Creve Coeur with the bakery in nearby Olivette, is back open filling wholesale orders and next day requests out of rehabbed facilities in the Dielmann Industrial Park. Jon Mills, a documentary filmmaker, bought the rights to the Pratzel brand and recipes. He told Patch Friday that his team, which includes roughly 15 former Pratzel's employees, has been cranking out the wholesale and next-day orders for the last five weeks. Operating under the name Pratzel's Eastgate Bakery, an…