Editor's note: We put crime stories in their own separate article (else they'd probably take up all five slots), read it here.
5) Missouri Statewide Ballot Measures: What You Need To Know (Nov. 5)
Two election-related stories made this month's Top Five list, starting with this story that gave a breakdown of the various ballot issues before Missouri voters. It's an example of the kind of information Chesterfield Patch provides to make your life ridicously easy.
4) Take a Virtual Tour of the New Schnucks at Kehrs Mill (Nov. 1)
"The doors open at 9 a.m. for the latest Schnucks store in the St. Louis area, a smaller-scale version of what the company called its flagship location in Des Peres.
At 41,000 square feet, however, the store is far from tiny and Chesterfield Patch was offered a sneak preview of the new location Wednesday as employees made final preparations for today's opening."
3) St. Louis Premium Outlets Now Planning Aug. 22 Opening (Nov. 20)
"The battle to build continues between the developers of two Chesterfield outlet malls with Simon Property Group announcing St. Louis Premium Outlets will now open Aug. 22, 2013.
The announcement is the latest maneuver between Simon Property Group and Woodmount Outlets, developers of St. Louis Premium Outlets, and Taubman Centers and Outlet Partners LLC, developers of Taubman Prestige Outlets."
2) Election Day 2012: Five Views from Chesterfield Voters (Nov. 5)
"Chesterfield Patch spent this morning at the polls, talking with voters about the issues that are important to them and how they influenced their decisions.
I've put together some highlights from the experience with five short profiles of voters representing different political views, age groups and perspectives."
1) (Nov. 22)
"If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year —starting on Thanksgiving Day!
Last week, Walmart announced that it would open its doors at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22 and offer holiday doorbusters while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39."