Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Maryann Gregory says she'll be keeping an eye on a tract of land near her South County neighborhood to make sure a disrupting business doesn't try to build there.
When Maryann Gregory told her son she was starting a petition drive to stop Walmart from building a grocery store in her neighborhood, she said his response was: "You can't beat 'em Mom." To which she replied, "Watch me. I've got me an army of neighbors." "Walmart has a bigger army," he reportedly replied. "But we have God on our side," Gregory said. In the end, Gregory and her small cadre of signature gatherers were able to convince the St. Louis County Planning Commission to reject a rezoning request from Walmart that would have paved the way for a Walmart Neighborhood Market near the intersection of Tesson Ferry and Butler Hill roads. Join Mehlville-Oakville Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The victory …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The store is scheduled to shutter its doors June 15. All merchandise is currently up to 50 percent off.
The South County Office Depot, located at 6263 S. Lindbergh Blvd., will be closing its doors June 15. All merchandise is currently up to 50-percent off. When Patch stopped by on Monday, the store was still chock full of merchandise, and the remaining computers and laptops were priced at 10-percent off. A store manager Patch spoke with on Monday said he did not know why the store was closing or what would become of the property, which is owned by Suntrup Auto. After the South County location closes, the two closest Office Depot stores will be in Arnold at 912 Arnold Commons Dr. and in Kirkwood at 1241 S. Kirkwood Rd. South County residents in search of office supplies may also visit Office Max at 4106 Lemay Ferry Rd., which is about five …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The St. Louis County Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday against a rezoning request that would have paved the way for a 24-hour Walmart grocery store, KMOX-AM reports.
A rezoning request by Walmart to build a 41,000 square-foot grocery store at Tesson Ferry and Butler Hill roads has been denied - for now at least. The St. Louis County Planning and Zoning Commission voted against the request at its meeting Monday, KMOX-AM reports. The commission's chairman said the county was seeking a more "low usage of the property" as opposed to a 24-hour grocery store. It would have been Walmart's first "neighborhood market" store in the St.Louis area. Some community members voiced opposition to the 24-hour grocery store, citing trafic, noise and crime concerns. The commission will present its recommendation to the St. Louis County Council, which has the final say in the matter. See previous Patch coverage:
A similar incident occurred at an Oakville home in recent weeks. Police are urging residents to report any suspicious people or vehicles they see in their neighborhoods.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Anthony Akins pleaded guilty to two first-degree murder charges and first-degree robbery in the shooting deaths of two workers at Steak 'n Shake in 2008.
Anthony Akins was sentenced to six concurrent life sentences without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to the murders of Tammy Cantrell and Mark Gerstner at the South County Steak ‘n Shake. Circuit Court Judge Richard C. Bresnahan handed down the sentence Thursday morning. Akins received a life sentence for each charge, including two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree robbery. There is no possibility of parole on the murder charges. Akins’ brother, Oundre Akins, was sentenced to 120 years in prison March 21 after being found guilty of the 2008 murders in a bench trial. In a taped confession during the trial, Oundre told police that the two planned to rob the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The owners of the building plan to raze it, rebuild it and possibly turn it into a Starbucks.
Gingham's Restaurant, which has been serving the South County community since 1990, is looking for a new home. Jack Pieschel, the restaurant's owner, leases the building. He said the building's owner want to tear it down and build a Starbucks. "We haven't received our 30-day notice yet, but it could happen as soon as the end of June or July," Pieschel said. "We're working on looking for a new spot and hope to stay within a mile or two of where we are now." The building is owned by Sherman J. Irving. John Hamburger manages Irving's real estate. Hamburger said the building, which was constructed in the 1960s, is old and needs a lot of work. "It would be just as expensive to retrofit the building as it would to tear it down and rebuild," …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The side of a home in the 5800 block of Suncrest Way was spraypainted with graffiti as were the monuments and a sign at the beginning of the subdivision.
St. Louis County police are investigating a vandalism incident that occurred in a subdivision in the 5800 block of Suncrest Way in South County. The side of a home and two monuments and a sign at the beginning of the subdivision were spraypainted with graffiti on Sunday, April 14, said Off. Dan Schroeder, of the department's South County Precinct. Schroeder said police don't believe the home was the target of the vandals. He said, "It was the first house in the subdivision, and that's probably why it was hit." He added that officers are not sure whether the graffiti is gang-related. The investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Dr. Matt Bruckel is opening his third Total Access Urgent Care Center today. It is located at 12616 Lamplighter Square near St. Anthony’s Medical Center.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The following is a list of obituaries posted by funeral homes in the South and Jefferson county areas.
Click on a name to take you to a full obituary Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home (Arnold) John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Homes (South County) Kutis Funeral Home (Affton) * For additional passings, visit Kutis Funeral Home's website. Kutis Funeral Home (South County) * For additional passings, visit Kutis Funeral Home's website.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Check out these house listings in South County.
House hunting? We've got listings from Patch communities in South County and Jefferson County. Mehlville homes Oakville Homes Fenton homes High Ridge homes Affton homes Shrewsbury homes Crestwood homes Sunset Hills Homes Arnold homes