Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The owners graduated from Kirkwood and Webster Groves high schools and are opening a new pub in Warson Woods.
Out here, the big question is, "Where did you go to high school?" For Juliet and Jason Greene, you could almost say they were starcrossed lovers who met at McGurk's Irish Pub as a chef and general manager, got married and made plans for their own pub that are coming to fruition at the former Big Bear Grill location in Warson Woods. Oh, and Juliet went to Kirkwood High, and Jason went to Webster Groves High School. The Kirkwood/Webster rivalry is a part of St. Louis history, with bragging rights fought for at Turkey Day football games spanning 90 years. With that kind of home-grown feud, the Greenes plan to play up the competition at J Greene's Pub, featuring decor and pieces of history at their family-friendly bar and grill opening soon at…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Roots and Blooms, the new garden center that opened in Kirkwood this month, is seeking your help to name one of their store pets.
What's in a name? Maybe a gift from Kirkwood's new business, Roots and Blooms. The garden center is offering a prize for the customer who picks the most accomodating name for a furry feature of the store, a bunny who resides as a shop pet. Roots and Blooms has another pet bunny whose name is Tucker, but owner Jenniffer Elliott said they wanted to get creative with their method of choosing a name for the other bunny. Check the Roots & Blooms Facebook page to see the latest suggestions. Some of the ideas include "Carrot," "'Stache," "Cotton" and "Ears." What do you think? What would you name the bunny? Add your idea here and to their Facebook post for a shot at winning a gift from the shop. RELATED CONTENT:
Friday, March 22, 2013
Help out the new business in Kirkwood and share your best name ideas for one of the store pets.
Bunnies are typically not a gardener's favorite animal, but Roots and Blooms in Kirkwood lets them make themselves right at home in the garden shop. Roots and Blooms, the new garden center and gift shop at 915 South Kirkwood Road, is springing into business with a grand opening Friday, March 22. As part of the celebration that starts at 11:30 a.m., owner Jenniffer Elliott is looking for a name for one of the two store pets...that happen to both be bunnies. One already has a name: Tucker. Elliott said his name was easy: "We called him Tucker because he tends to tuck himself up into a ball." But the other bunny is nameless and Roots and Blooms is awarding the visitor with the best name suggestion with a gift from the store. Check out the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Want to know what's in a Kirkwood Roll? Sushi Bistro dedicates a menu item to its new home.
Sushi Bistro opened at 343 South Kirkwood Road Feb. 22, and its owners are proud of the restaurant's home in Kirkwood. "Kirkwood is a place you can live, have your business here, and walk from place to place with your friends and family," Jim Lin, co-owner with Jeremy Li, told Patch. "It's a good home." So much so that the Kirkwood Roll has a place on Sushi Bistro's menu, amid a mix of sushi selections as well as hibachi items. Lin said Sushi Bistro chose to keep the typical hibachi show in the kitchen so that the chefs could focus more on the flavors. "You may get the show at other places, but the food isn't as good," Lin said. "We recommend our habachi menu because we're more about the taste and the flavors." So what's in a Kirkwood Roll…
Monday, February 4, 2013
The breakfast and lunch restaurant opened in Des Peres last July and will add more St. Louis locations throughout the next several years.
The Egg & I, a breakfast and lunch restaurant chain, opened in Des Peres in July 2012. With business doing well, according to owner/operator Robert Gombas, II, the restaurant is ready to move forward with plans to add more St. Louis locations. The Egg & I, located at 11692 Manchester Road, is heading to Chesterfield next, with plans to open a location at 1722 Clarkson Road in the Dierbergs Plaza at Baxter. Gombas said the new place will open April 22 or 29. "It started out as an upscale breakfast and lunch restaurant," Gombas told Patch. He said The Egg & I started in Fort Collins, Colo., 25 years ago. "We really get to know our guests well, often by first name," Gombas added. "We're a little more family-focused than a First Watch will …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Pazzo's pizza, the third occupant of that space, closed last week. The new pizzeria will be coming in April.
Maybe the fourth time's a charm for the seemingly snakebit site at the southern end of Kirkwood Station Plaza. It's been a Johnny Rockets, it's been a La Salsa and until last week, it was a Pazzo's pizzeria—opened for only about 15 months. St. Louis Magazine reported that Pazzo's last service was Saturday. It is also reporting that Crushed Red Urban Bake & Chop Shop, a pizza/salad/sandwich spot that has so far had a successful run in Clayton, will be taking over the space at 140 S. Kirkwood Road, anchoring the southern end of the strip that includes Bar Louie, Kaldi's and the relatively new Pickleman's. Crushed Red is expected to open in April, according to the magazine, and it may be the second of three to open; a Central West End …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Construction is underway on Sushi Bistro.
Construction is ongoing at a new restaurant in downtown Kirkwood: Sushi Bistro. The best estimate so far for an opening date is another month or two, according to city officials. Patch has not been able to reach the owners of the new restaurant yet, but we'll keep trying. Kirkwood zoning administrator Ryan Spencer said Sushi Bistro is replacing Blue Water Grill at 343 S. Kirkwood Road. Blue Water was a staple in the community, open for about 20 years, before it closed in late 2008. Spencer said Sushi Bistro is about 75 percent complete in its renovations on the property and about a month or two away from opening.
Friday, January 25, 2013
With a second and final vote from council, all new liquor and tobacco stores, as well as car washes, must go before the city's planning and zoning commission.
The Kirkwood City Council unanimously approved tighter regulations on liquor and tabacco stores as well as car washes opening in the city. With its second and final vote in favor of a bill that addresses the types of businesses moving to Kirkwood, petitioners must now seek a special use permit from the city's planning commission before pursuing any kind of development of these businesses. The council voted unanimously for the bill, one Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell says will provide the city and residents more control over development in Kirkwood. Last week's decision by the council follows a first vote on the matter that followed a public hearing. The bill was presented to council after Dirt Cheap applied for an occupancy permit for 915 …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Kirkwood City Council will vote on a proposed station and convenience store at 915 North Kirkwood Rd.
Even though a U-Gas did not find the favor of the city's planning and zoning commission, it's not stopping the business from pursuing development of a station and convenience store near the corner of Manchester and North Kirkwood roads. A public hearing for the proposed U-Gas at 915 North Kirkwood Rd. has been placed on the Kirkwood City Council's Feb. 7 agenda. When the city's planning and zoning commission denied recommending a special use exception permit for U-Gas, homeowners opposed to the development considered the decision a victory. U-Gas expressed an interest in appealing the commission's decision months ago, but the city was waiting for the business to submit a revised site plan before it could set a public hearing. During the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
BARx Crossfit gains the support of Kirkwood's planning and zoning commission.
BARx Crossfit, a fitness facility that focuses on high-intensity training, moved a step closer to opening in Kirkwood Wednesday night. The city's planning and zoning commission approved the development of the fitness facility that would fill a vacancy at 11216 Manchester Rd. At the meeting, commissioners recommended that BARx replace the property's aging lights on the rear and side of the building. Other conditions for the facility include adding an ADA accessible ramp and re-striping the parking lot, according to Kirkwood Zoning Administrator Ryan Spencer. BARx will need to submit a revised site plan before the new business goes before the Kirkwood City Council for approval. The business has yet to be put on a city council agenda. Past …