Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Affton Community Improvement Association reached out to the owners of the shopping center to see if they'd be interested in having a new grocer in the former Save-A-Lot space.
Affton resident Carol Boss isn’t the only person hoping to get Trader Joe’s to consider setting up shop in South County. The Affton Community Improvement Association, which has also served as a driving force in the effort, recently focused on a potential location: Grasso Plaza. One of its anchor stores, Save-a-Lot, closed in February. The group discussed during a February meeting whether they should reach out to Trader Joe’s about considering the space, according to ACIA Chairman Larry Stone. Member Gene Murphy reached out to Ed Cohen of Greenberg Realty, which owns Grasso Plaza. “He told me that he had been contacted by a couple of gym and exercise companies who have expressed an interest in the location. However he wasn't interested in …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Affton area shoppers will have one less grocery option to fill their weekly shopping carts.
Storm clouds are building in the Affton-Sappington area again as another local grocery outlet is closing. The Save-A-Lot store at 10047 Gravois Rd. in Affton's Grasso Plaza shopping center is closing effective Feb. 23. The store, which is an anchor tenant in the plaza, is the latest chapter in the local grocery story in the Affton-Sappington area, following the closure of long-time neighborhood grocer, Johnny's Market, 11155 Gravois Rd. in nearby Sappington. Sappington Farmer's Market, also announced it would close its operation at 8400 Watson Rd. in Marlborough. Save-A-Lot spokesman Chon Tomlin said the Affton Save-A-Lot store wasn't meeting its goals for sales and customer traffic that showed up in a re-evaluation of the store, which …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union opened an office at Grasso Plaza Monday
Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union opened a new location in Affton on Monday. The new office is located at 35 Grasso Plaza at the corner of Gravois and Rock Hill. The branch services for members include a walk-up ATM and safe deposit boxes. Gateway Metro Federal’s new office is a shared branch location. Members of other credit unions belonging to the shared branch network can do transactions at the new office. Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union is a community chartered credit union that dates back to 1935. Anyone who lives, works or worships in St. Louis County, St. Louis City or St. Charles County is eligable to join.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Welcome Smokers at Grasso Plaza was held up this afternoon, but police arrested a suspect a few blocks away.
St. Louis County police say they apprehended the perpetrator of a robbery at Welcome Smokers in Grasso Plaza this afternoon. Around noon, a man who held his hand in his pocket as if he had a gun robbed the smoke shop at 67 Grasso Plaza. It is unclear whether he had a weapon or not. No one was hurt. The police were called, and officers on the scene said police apprehended the robber soon after at a house a few blocks away on Weber Road near Valcour Avenue. The suspect was tracked with the help of a K-9 unit. About 1 p.m. three police cars and a crime scene unit were seen in front of the house on Weber. At the same time, county officers were on foot with a police dog from the K-9 unit were searching the parking lot behind the Walgreens at …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Whether novel or nonfiction, what is your favorite book?
Whether you fire up your Kindle when you're ready to read, or you still prefer paper, everyone has a favorite book. What is yours?