Day: December 20, 2017

A new Italian restaurant opens its doors in DeMun

A new restaurant founded by a popular St. Louis chef has recently opened up its doors in the DeMun neighborhood in Clayton. Louie, at 706 DeMun Ave., was opened up by local Chef Matt McGuire, with his restaurant focusing on a minimalist decor and an Italian-inspired menu. The restaurant officially opened for business on on Dec. 5. The 2,800 square foot restaurant seats fewer than 80, with the decor featuring polished marble walls, varnished wooden […]

Parson, Schmitt defend rural Missouri with ‘no’ votes on ending low-income housing tax credits

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Development Commission met Tuesday, voting 8-2 to cancel the state’s tax credit match for federal low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), a move criticized by Lt. Gov. Mike Parson as one that will hurt rural Missouri by drastically limiting housing options for the disabled, the elderly, and veterans in rural Missouri. Wait list estimates for LIHTC developments soar towards 30,000 – double the population of an average city in Missouri. “I […]

Longtime kitchen and wine bar closing after more than 20 years in Clayton

Another longtime restaurant is closing its doors at the end of the year in downtown Clayton. Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, a popular and stylish gathering place focused on wine and small plate Mediterranean dining, will close on Dec. 31, owner Tim Mallett announced. The restaurant opened in 1995 and is located at 222 S. Bemiston Ave. “With specialties such as Hummus, Grapeleaves, Apple-Golden Raisin Bread Pudding, wine flights and the one-on-one service style, I […]

RELEASE: Gov. Eric Greitens commutes sentence of Judy Henderson

Jefferson City, Mo. — In 1982, Judy Henderson was sentenced to life in prison for what the trial judge described as a “relatively minor” role in a robbery-turned-murder. Today, Gov. Eric Greitens commuted Judy Henderson’s sentence to time served: 35 years and 111 days. The Governor reached this decision after he and his counsel reviewed thousands of pages of reports, court transcripts, letters, and records related to Henderson’s case. The Governor’s legal team met with […]

RELEASE: Novus international campaign raises more than $250,000 for United Way

/PRNewswire/ — Novus International, Inc. has smashed its previous records and raised $252,987 for the United Way. Annually, the Novus offices in North America band together for a fundraising campaign to help support organizations in their communities through the United Way. Events ranging from raffles to bike rides to a special golf tournament brought employees and business partners together to give back. “It’s a fun and exciting time around the office every year,” said Jeff Klopfenstein, […]

RELEASE: Mercy’s IT team named one of nation’s best

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mercy Technology Services, the IT backbone of Mercy, was recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Hospital IT Departments” by Health IT News. MTS was one of only five winners in its size category and among 20 health IT groups recognized nationwide. To qualify for the recognition, at least 50 percent of MTS’s staff had to complete an online satisfaction survey. With their survey responses, technology co-workers weighed in on a variety of […]

Gov. Greitens announces support for legislative effort to help firefighters

St. Louis firefighters and their families could soon access disability and death benefits for work-related cancers more easily under legislation endorsed Wednesday by Gov. Eric Greitens. The amendment in legislation would shift the burden of proof for firefighters on whether a cancer was job-related. That burden now rests with firefighters or their survivors and can be an even heavier burden to prove in the state. Greitens announced his support for changing the law at the […]

National credit agency praises STL County for strong fiscal management but Councilman Page disagrees

One of the nation’s premier credit rating agencies praised St. Louis County government for budgetary management but a St. Louis County councilman says it’s not all good news. The Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Financial Services LLC report, issued on Nov. 6, commended the County’s government, for its strong budgetary performance, flexibility and “very strong liquidity.” The report noted the County’s cash reserves of over $100 million was more than double the recommended governmental “best practices” […]

RELEASE: Missouri Airbnb Hosts Earned $28.8 Million, Welcomed 289,000 Guests in 2017

Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Missouri host community earned a combined $28.8 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 289,000 guest arrivals to the state in 2017. The 289,000 guest arrivals to Missouri via Airbnb represents 126% year-over-year growth. This comes as Missouri homeowners increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. There are now 6,300 Missouri hosts who […]

21st Century Transportation System Task Force holds final meeting, report expected within the next week

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s been a long six months for Rep. Kevin Corlew and the members of the Missouri 21st Century Transportation System Task Force, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Since June 28, the task force has been meeting to identify ways in which the state’s transportation system could be improved. During that time, they’ve held seven public hearings and three working sessions across the state, getting input from […]