Attendees can help a master builder create a giant superhero at the upcoming event.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Des Peres Board of Aldermen reportedly approved a contract to design a monument and landscaping near West County Shopping Center.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Des Peres Board of Aldermen approved the contract last week to design the monument and landscaping at the southwest corner of Manchester and Ballas roads near West County Shopping Center. The article states that the original landscaping placed in that area did not achieve the "desired results," so this new design will focus on creating more of a "park-like" look. According to the Post, the contract for the design was approved for up to $58,500 and will be paid for with funds that the city reserved as part of the Manchester/Ballas Tax Increment Financing District for West County Center. (Read complete St. Louis Post-Dispatch …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Russell Stover Candies reportedly plans to move into the former Ahner Nursery site on Manchester Road this year.
According to the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the Des Peres Board of Aldermen issued approval for Russell Stover Candies to open a location at the former Ahner Nursery site at 11697 Manchester Road. As previously reported by Patch, Ahner Nursery closed in 2011 after 64 years in business. The Times reports the new restaurant will sell mainly candies, but it will also offer some baked goods, ice-cream, coffee and patio seating. The restaurant is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving, the article states. Read the Webster-Kirkwood Times article here.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Des Peres police reportedly helped catch bank robbery suspects in connection to a number of St. Louis area robberies, including the bank inside a Des Peres Schnucks store.
According to the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the Des Peres Public Safety Department helped catch three people wanted in connection to 14 area bank robberies. Two of those robberies took place at a bank inside the Des Peres Schnucks at 12332 Manchester Road, the Times reported. As previousy reported by Kirkwood Patch, the robberies took place at the Des Peres Schnucks bank in January and November. In January, authorities stated they believed the same people were suspected of both crimes. According to the Webster-Kirkwood Times, the three arrests came after a joint investigation involving police departments from Brentwood, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Florissant, Maryland Heights, Overland, St. Louis County, and Jefferson County. Read the Webster-…
The SouthSide Early Childhood Center will break ground next week thanks in part to Tim Burke who ran an ultra marathon for the cause.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Des Peres has granted permission for the nonprofit to open a "ReStore" behind Sam's Club.
Habitat for Humanity plans to make a home in Des Peres after the organization received a variance from the city's board of adjustment Wednesday night, according to KMOX. KMOX reports that Habitat for Humanity St. Louis wants to open its second "ReStore" in the region. The store would be located behind the Des Peres Sam's Club and fill a vacancy that formerly housed a granite and marbel retailer. The re-store would sell new and used construction materials to the public with proceeds going toward the nonprofit. Learn more by visiting KMOX.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Two employees at Rong Hua D-Stress were charged with prostitution Monday; the city has pulled the business license.
A Des Peres business had its license revoked after an investigation discovered prostitution at the establishment, which offered massages. Two of the business’ employees were charged Monday with miscellaneous sex violations, breaking the city’s ordinance prohibiting prostitution. Rong Hua D-Stress, a massage business formerly at 11730 Manchester Road, closed after a St. Louis County Special Investigations Unit determined prostitution occurred at the establishment. One of the business owners, Jing Yong, provided $500 in bail for each of the women. Yong told police he had the women sign documents that stated they would not perform acts of prostitution while working for him. The documents were printed in Chinese and had not been interpreted …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Leaders of a grassroots effort say a project to combat erosion will have a devastating effect on a Des Peres neighborhood.
Mosquitoes and the risk of West Nile Virus has spurred a Des Peres couple to file a lawsuit against the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to stop construction of a project that aims to combat erosion of Two Mile Creek. William and Pamelah Oakey filed suit in U.S. District Court Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Patch Partner Fox 2 spoke with William, a member of the Two Mile Creek Alliance, who said that concrete blocks used by MSD to stop erosion will become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and destroy the habitat surrounding the creek. Learn more, by clicking the video link above.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Des Peres eatery is asking the city for an amended conditional use permit to serve alcoholic drinks.
Alcoholic beverages may appear on Des Peres' Jilly's Cupcake Bar a-Go-Go menu in the near future. Jilly's, the immensely popular cupcake bar which has seen success with its Des Peres expansion, has applied for an amended conditional use permit to allow for the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink in the restaurant at 1131 Colonade Center, according to the City of Des Peres' website. A public hearing for the permit is set for Dec. 10. Jilly's original University City location serves a variety of alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine and cocktails and, on the Jilly's website, describes its unique approach to beverages: Jilly’s puts as much unique whimsy and fun creativity into the drinks as into the food and cupcakes Where else can …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Aldermen gave the okay for the Des Peres Medical Office Building to expand the Des Peres Eye Center at 12990 Manchester Road to about seven acres, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.