Friday, November 16, 2012
As Hostess fans flock to the Manchester Road store to purchase the tasty treats before the doors close, they and employees say they're shocked by the news of the shut down.
Friday's announcement by Hostess that it will shut down comes after the company issued striking bakery workers an ultimatum earlier this week. The employees did not return to work so the company said it is closing down. (Read Previous Story: Manchester Road Hostess Closing, Employees Learn on The News) The West County Hostess store, located at 13885 Manchester Rd., was busy Friday as customers flocked to grab their favorite treats. "Absolutely crazy," said store manager Patty Bartholome who said she had lines half-way through the store Friday. Bartholome said she's worked for the company for 19 years and had no idea the company was closing until she heard it on the news. She said she and other employees don't even know their last day. "…
The store manager tells Patch that the West County Hostess employees found out they were immediately losing their jobs on the news.
"Hostess Brands is Closed," that's the message on the official Hostess website Friday. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The news comes after the company issued striking bakery workers an ultimatum earlier this week. It said it would be forced to liquidate if sufficient employees did not return to work to restore normal operations by 5 p.m., EST p.m., Nov. 15. That did not happen, so the company stated that is the cause for the shut down. Hostess said it made the decision Thursday evening and issued the following statements on its website Friday: We are sorry to announce that Hostess Brands, Inc. has been forced by a Bakers Union strike to shut down all operations and sell all company assets. Hostess Brands …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Kirkwood Public Works Director Todd Rehg says the street is in very bad condition.
Reconstruction will begin on Ann Avenue in Kirkwood Sept. 4. The street that runs from Couch Avenue to South Ballas Road will be closed to all drivers except those who live on Ann, according to the City of Kirkwood. The closure is due to the narrowness of the street, the city says on its Facebook page. "With Ann, the street is in very bad condition with a street condition rating of 32 out of 100," Kirkwood Public Works Director Todd Rehg said. "With the culvert being replaced at Windy Hill (Road), the street will be replaced at the same time to minimize disruption to the residents and motoring public." City engineers gave Ann a 32 out of 100 rating based on factors including buckling and various forms of cracking, according to Rehg.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Construction on replacing the Des Peres bridge begins Monday.
Starting Monday the City of Des Peres will begin work on removing and replacing Highland Avenue Bridge, a process that is expected to last three months. The cost to replace the bridge that was built around 1950 is about $890,000. A federal highway grant is funding 80 percent of the project with remaining funding coming from the city's Capital Improvement Sales Tax approved by voters in 1995, according to the city's website. Drivers will be able to access Highland Avenue from the south from either east or west Glenwood drives in Kirkwood. For more information, residents can contact the city's public works department at 314-835-6130.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
All lanes on eastbound I-64 in downtown St. Louis will close this weekend.
What's a bigger Traffic Troublemaker than a driver/texter/talker? Not much, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said this week. An August, 2010, collision on I-44 in Gray Summit, MO, killed two and injured 35. One driver was "most likely distracted from the driving task by a text messaging conversation at or near the time of the accident," according to the NHSB. The national board recommends that every state ban nonemergency use of portable electronic devices for all drivers. Do you agree? Take our poll below! From MoDOT, work zones for December 15-21 All lanes on eastbound I-64 in downtown St. Louis will close this weekend In downtown St. Louis, all lanes on eastbound I-64 from Jefferson to 6th Street will close this weekend…