Downtown Kirkwood's shopping district could see an Andy's Frozen Custard in the coming months.
The popular dessert chain is asking the City of Kirkwood for a special use exception permit to open a restaurant with a drive thru at 311 South Kirkwood Rd., next to Grapevine Wines & Cheese and across the street from Culpeppers Grill and Bar.
If development is approved, the restaurant would be the first Andy's Frozen Custard in the St. Louis area, according to a map of store locations. Andy's has 10 locations in Missouri, three in Illinois, three in Arkansas and one in Texas.
A petitioner for Andy's Frozen Custard will present plans for the store to the Kirkwood Planning and Zoning Commission tonight at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at Kirkwood City Hall. The commission will then assign a subcomittee to conduct an on-site review with the petitioner.