Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Steve Stenger opposes the relocation of a Value Village thrift store from Shrewsbury to the former Hanneke Hardware, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger, who opposes the relocation of a thrift store from Shrewsbury to Affton, says he wants what's best for his hometown, according to a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article. The owner of the Value Village thrift store in Kenrick Plaza is trying to have the store moved to the former Hanneke Hardware, 10042 Gravois Rd., Post-Dispatch reports. (The Shrewsbury Board of Aldermen recently approved a Walmart Supercenter in Kenrick Plaza.) "Affton is poised to join other inner-ring suburbs like Brentwood, Maplewood and Richmond Heights...,” he told St. Louis Post-Dispatch, adding he doesn't feel the resale shop is a "good fit for the area." Read comments by owner Robert West and Affton Community Improvement…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Affton Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on Affton Diner, The Teachers' Lounge, and America's Incredible Pizza and State Farm Insurance.
The Affton Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed four new businesses to the area with ribbon cutting ceremonies. Find out more about these businesses from the Affton Chamber:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Rainbow Shops is located at 9523 Gravois Road in the former home of Fashion Bug.
A new women's clothing store is bringing the latest fashions to Affton. Rainbow Shops recently opened in the former home of Fashion Bug at 9523 Gravois Rd. As Patch previously reported, 600 Fashion Bug shops across the country closed in early 2013 after the parent company was acquired earlier this year. Rainbow carries items for children, juniors, plus-size fashion and a wide variety of shoes. According to the website, the boutique got its start in New York in 1935 and today has grown to include two sister brands and stores in 37 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "We firmly believe that every woman, regardless of shape or size, should enjoy fun, fashionable, and feminine clothing at an affordable price," states the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Enjoy a pizza buffet, go-karting, bumper cars, games, and laser tag at this Route 66-themed entertainment center. Around 8,000 people have visited the renovated Lindbergh Boulevard space before its Dec. 20 grand opening, staff said.
America's Incredible Pizza Co. recently invested $1.5 million to renovate the former Hammer's Food and Fun, 5254 S. Lindberg Blvd. The Crestwood-Sunset Hills, Affton, and South County Chambers of Commerce welcomed the rejuvenated pizza place and family entertainment center to Lindbergh Boulevard this week. It officially opens to the public on Dec. 20. Some customers may remember the space was once called America's Incredible Pizza Co. The previous franchise owner broke away from AIC and opened as Hammer’s Food and Fun earlier this year, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The 60,000 complex behind Ronnie's Plaza is vibrant with 1950s and Route 66 themes. The buffet includes pizza, pasta, other finger foods, soups, and desserts. In addition …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Meet Dr. Eric Werner, the new chiropractor on Gravois Road.
Welcome to Dr. Eric Werner, one of Affton's newest business owners, who celebrated taking over Morris Family Chiropractic this week with a ribbon cutting. Affton Patch asked Werner for a quick bio as well as the answers to some get-to-know-you questions (including our favorite question, What is it like to work with your mother?) Read more about Werner's background here: Dr. Werner is a St. Louis native and grew up in the Fenton area. He attended DePaul University in Chicago where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. Following graduation from DePaul, Dr. Werner was employed in a scientific research capacity for DePaul University and Northwestern University and was published in several national scientific journals. He …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The center was honored by U.S. News & World Report and is building another location in South County.
The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has been ranked a top 10 cancer center nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The recognition is part of the overall ranking of Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University, which are No. 6 on the news magazine’s 2012 “Best Hospitals” list released Tuesday. The top 10 listing comes only eight years after the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Siteman as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest federal designation for U.S. cancer centers. In Missouri, Siteman is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the only cancer center to make the U.S. News & World Report top 10 list. Siteman jumped six spots, from No. 16 …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The specialty pizza restaurant is coming to the corner of Shrewsbury and Murdoch.
A new pizza joint is coming to the heart of Shrewsbury. Pizza World, part of a small chain, is moving from its current location at the Deer Creek Center in Maplewood to the former Cleaning Concepts building at 7504 Murdoch Avenue. The restaurant hopes to open by early August, after completely redoing the interior. “It’s the best pizza you’ll ever eat,” said Cathy Miller, whose son Sam owes the franchise. “For me, it’s the bread and the dough being baked fresh that makes it so good.” Miller, her husband Tim and her two sons all work at the restaurant in various capacities. “It’s turned into a family affair,” Miller said. Pizza World offers specialty pizzas, made on fresh dough. They also have salads and subs, which are made of fresh baked …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union is located at #35 Grasso Plaza at the corner of Gravois and Rock Hill in Affton.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Profits from the business will go to support Disabled American Veterans.
The former Weekends Only furniture outlet on Gravois Road will soon be the home of Red Racks, a thrift store whose profits go entirely to support Disabled American Veterans. The cavernous space at 8445 Gravois Road once filled with mattress and love seats was being organized into rows lined with clothing racks and shelves Tuesday afternoon. Manager Ryan Nabard said if progress continues as planned the store will open May 24 and sell clothes, furniture, housewares, electronics and much else. Donations will also be accepted. "This is probably the biggest store we have," said Nabard, who has been with the company for more than three years. "We've got anything and everything you can think of." Red Racks was formerly known as the Disabled …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The new restaurant is worried about its proximity to the new Teppanyaki Grill at Mackenzie Pointe.
Th Affton and Grantwood Village area has another new choice for diners: Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet. The new restaurant opened Tuesday at the site of the old Ryan's Steakhouse at 8925 Watson Rd., near Grant Road. It's been completely renovated with an oriental decor that includes a fish water fountain at the main entrance and a stunning chandelier as you walk into the dining room. It offers more than 250 items on its buffet each day, as well as a hibachi station where you can choose your own meats and vegetables and have them prepared right in front of you. The buffet foods include Chinese, Japanese, American and Mexican choices. Hibachi also offers a fresh salad/fruit bar, a sushi station and dessert area. I'm not into sushi at all, but …