Day: July 13, 2017

Legislation that would replace Riverside Bridge in Ozark passes in Senate committee

Legislation that seeks to replace the Riverside Bridge in Ozark passed in committee on Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., introduced the bill in April which seeks to expedite the construction of a new bridge, adjacent to the Riverside Bridge, by eliminating statutory restrictions that prevent new construction in the area. Blunt said the bridge will help alleviate flood-related closures to the area businesses and speed up emergency vehicle response times. “Replacing the Riverside Bridge […]

St. Louis County Port Authority selects company to remove hazardous waste at Jamestown Mall

The St. Louis County Port Authority announced on Thursday that they have selected a company to remove hazardous waste from the site of the former J.C. Penney and Macy’s at the Jamestown Mall. St. Louis based Environmental Management Alternatives, Inc. will begin the work in August and was selected through a proposal process. According to St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, any waste or hazardous material must first be removed before demolition work can begin […]

BRIEFS: Panera, Center for Genome Sciences, MyClayton App

Panera agrees to merger deal with JAB Holdings  At a special meeting on Tuesday, Panera Bread Co. announced its stockholders approved a proposed merger agreement between Panera and JAB Holdings. Panera Bread Co. is locally known as St. Louis Bread Co., and is based in Sunset Hills. When the sale finishes, every share of Panera’s common stock will be cancelled and converted to receive $315 in cash. JAB Holdings is based in Luxembourg, and also […]

EDITORIAL: Playing politics with pension funds is always a bad idea

With reports filling the news of the financial problems of our neighbor to the east, no not the one just east of Skinker, our other neighbor to the east with financial problems across the river in Illinois, a great deal of which caused by decades of playing politics with pension funds. You would think the last thing St. Louis County would want to do is play politics with their pension funds – well you would […]

Thousands of diners head downtown for Clayton Restaurant Week

Monday marked the start of the 4th Annual Summer Edition of Clayton Restaurant Week (CRW), one of the city’s most popular annual events. This year’s lineup includes 15 restaurants, each offering a special $25 or $35 three-course dinner promotion. “You get a lot of first-time diners, a lot of people that normally wouldn’t venture into Clayton,” said Ryan Krassinger, general manager for 801 Fish. Last year, more than 13,000 people attended CRW, spiking business up […]