Author: Ben Striker

Developers hoping to renovate former Katie’s Pizza Cafe building

The former home of the Katie’s Pizza Cafe in Clayton could have a new look next year. 6611 Clayton Partners LLC is planning $625,000 in renovations to turn the former home of the popular pizza joint at 6611 Clayton Road into space for retail and offices. The renovations, according to plans filed with the city of Clayton Plan Commission, will include a new plumbing system and flooring. Additionally, the new plans call for a new awning […]

Plans for updated Shaw Park Ice Rink to be heard at Plan Commission meeting

The Shaw Park Ice Rink could soon be getting an updated look, according to plans filed with the City of Clayton last month. In a proposal submitted to the planning development services on Nov. 20, the Clayton Parks & Recreation Department is proposing a new multi-use facility project that replaces the existing ice rink and facility with a new NHL-regulation size ice rink and facility that would address the needs of both the ice skating and tennis seasons. […]

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh opens its doors in downtown Clayton

Two proud St. Louis natives have officially opened their doors on a healthy new endeavor in downtown Clayton. Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh has been serving Mediterranean-inspired food to the people of Denver since 2009. Recently, the fast yet healthy restaurant branched out from the Mile High City, and made St. Louis the first of many new stops in the region. With the help of local investor Michael Staenberg, St. Louis native and CEO James Park has […]

Washington University purchases building in Delmar Loop

Washington University’s investment venture’s in the Delmar Loop took a step forward Monday after it acquired another building there. The university acquired the property at 6640-54 Delmar and the parking lot adjacent to the building for about $1.5 million. The building will house the Craft Alliance Education Center. The properties had a combined appraised value of about $600,000. Washington University, in a statement, said the university views the property as a long-term hold asset. Washington University […]

STL County Police reprimand officers after allegations of misconduct

The St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Professional Standards completed on Friday its 16-week investigation into allegations of officer misconduct, regarding several county officers. According to a statement issued by the St. Louis County Police Department, the majority of those weeks, approximately 12, were spent in an effort to obtain the requested information needed to conduct a thorough investigation. In total, 10 allegations were brought to the Police Department’s attention with six of the […]

STL County Police issue multiple charges against Ferguson man for resisting arrest

A man who fled police in a stolen vehicle in Dellwood was charged with resisting arrest among other crimes, police said Wednesday. Eric O’Neal, 23, of Ferguson had felony convictions at the time of the incident Nov. 9, St. Louis County Police said. The two men and a 19-year-old woman were arrested out of a stolen vehicle that fled police. A fourth suspect escaped. The Nov. 9 incident began when officers responded to the first […]

Bar Association of St. Louis hosts holiday party to help local kids

For more than 20 years, the Saint Louis Bar Foundation has kicked off the holiday season with a special party for children in the St. Louis area whose lives have been severely impacted by the criminal justice system. Motion for Kids (MFK), an annual event held each December for thousands of metropolitan St. Louis area children in the foster care system, will host approximately 2,500 metropolitan St. Louis area children on Sat., Dec. 2 at the […]

Missouri Supreme Court to consider appeal in multimillion-dollar Clayton Oil Company case

The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 6 will consider wether or not to grant a Clayton-based oil company an appeal over a multi-million dollar judgement awarded in June 2015. According to court documents, a St. Louis County jury decided against Apex Oil Inc. owner Tony Novelly in a case involving profit distributions at a Clayton high-rise at 8182 Maryland Ave. The jury awarded Novelly’s business partners a total of $5.6 million, half of which was […]

Clayton-based RubinBrown expands in Midwest following merger

RubinBrown LLP, one of St. Louis’ largest accounting firms, headquartered in downtown Clayton, is expanding north following a merger with the FLS Group. Five partners and 40 staff members from Chicago-based FLS will be joining RubinBrown as of Dec. 1, according to a statement released Wednesday. The merger allows RubinBrown, located at 1 N Brentwood Blvd, to grow nationally in the real estate industry by giving it a larger presence in the Midwest, specifically Illinois. […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen reject appeal opposing Centene’s Maryland School plans

Plans for Centene Corporation’s redevelopment of the Maryland School property will move forward despite pushback from concerned neighbors. The Clayton Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected an appeal from Protect Clayton Neighborhoods, a watchdog group trying to reinstate the Clayton Plan Commission’s original recommendation that Centene provide the public access to the greenspace on their proposed daycare and corporate education facility at 7501 Maryland Ave. during non-business hours, and for the plans to be in compliance […]