Make the most of the holiday shopping season and enjoy a free visit with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, St. Clair Square and South County Center. These iconic characters will be heading to the four area shopping centers f
Friday, December 7, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The holiday patriarch will make visits to malls in the West County area up until Christmas Eve.
Santa Claus will be making peroidic stops in Chesterfield and the West County area up until Christmas Eve at the Chesterfield Mall and West County Center. Families can find Santa from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday in the lower level of Chesterfield Mall in the Dillard's Court. At West County Center, the jolly old elf will be in lower level in the north court. West Newsmagazine is reporting that Santa Claus will also be going high tech this year. Shoppers with smart phones can download the Santa's Fun App, which allows children to write letters to Santa and read his responses. It can also be used to organize gift lists and track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve. Visits are free, with photo packages available …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Part one of the weekly incident reports from the Chesterfield Police Department.
The following information was supplied by the Chesterfield Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Nov. 15 Shoplifting – A 44-year-old male concealed sporting equipment and left a store in the 100 block of THF Boulevard without paying. Shoplifting – A 30-year-old female concealed electronics and left a store in the 100 block of THF Boulevard without paying. Property damage, residential – A 45-year-old male damaged drywall and a basement door on a house in the 15000 block of Timbervalley Road after an argument with his girlfriend. Nov. 14 Violation of Ex-parte order – A 40-year-old male violated a court order of protection by texting his ex-wife. Burglary, residential – An unknown …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After filing for bankruptcy last month, the footwear chain is looking to drop 150 stores and become a smaller, more profitable company.
Bakers' Shoes in Chesterfield Mall will be one of 150 stores the footwear chain will close nationwide as the company undergoes a dramatic restructure. Bakers previously underwent a downsizing in 1999, dropping from 600 stores nationwide to 200 and began on Friday liquidation sales that will close 150 of its 213 remaining stores, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The company filed for bankruptcy last month. "We we were bummed," said Jessie Davidson, a manager at the Chesterfield Mall Location, when she found out that her store was scheduled to be shuttered. "None of us want to lose our jobs and we love working here." Davidson said a final closing date has not been set yet, but will probably be based on when they run out of …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Thanksgiving holiday falls as early as possible because November begins with a Thursday. You'll have more time to Christmas shop if "Black Friday" is the official start.
Some residents and businesses will start stringing up the Christmas lights as soon as the Halloween decorations come down, but hardcore shoppers know when their dream season begins. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become the accepted if unofficial start time of the Christmas rush. It's a huge day for retailers but only the first of a roughly month-long extravaganza. And thanks to Abe Lincoln, who decreed Thanksgiving a national holiday, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who signed into law that it should fall on the fourth Thursday in November, and Pope Gregory XIII, who blessed the calendar we use by papal bull, 2012 has the longest possible shopping season. To explain: With Nov. 1 falling on Thursday, the fourth Thursday and …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Make sure your child trick-or-treats safely with these tips.
Trick-or-treating is the perfect way to make magical memories with your children on Halloween. But it's not all fun and games—you also want to keep your kids safe. Mom Kim Estes makes it her mission to help parents keep their kids out of harm's way all year round. Estes, a certified child safety educator and sexual abuse prevention specialist, founded Savvy Parents, Safe Kids to teach parents strategies for how to be prepared and protect their children as much as possible. Estes said parents should make sure that costumes are safe from hazards this Halloween by making a few easy modifications. “Make sure their costumes are not too long and causing a tripping hazard, and that swords or knives are made of soft, pliable plastic because they …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The suspect took $60 from the ride's coin box.
The Chesterfield Police Department reported last week that an unknown suspect pilfered the coin box of a ride in the children's play area at Chesterfield Mall. The incident occurred sometime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 9 and netted $60 in coins for the alleged theif, according to Chesterfield Police Officer Mike Ryffel. "There was no forced entry so we suspect a key was used," Ryffel said. The locks for the coin box have been changed and the Chesterfield Police Department is continuing to investigate the unlikely theft.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The long-running St. Louis circus is trying a new format with a dinner-theater production geared toward adults.
The following information was provided by Circus Flora: St. Louis' own Circus Flora, which has brought the magic of the one-ring circus to hundreds of thousands over the past 26 years, turns its narrative to a new, delightfully intimate format: a dinner-theater production geared toward adult audiences. Sponsored by Mercy Health Systems, A Celtic Night Circus: Tír na nÓg debuts one weekend only in an intimate, yellow-and-orange big top tent erected on the northwest grounds of Chesterfield Mall, 113 Chesterfield Center, the original community where Circus Flora first performed 26 years ago. The brand-new show, specifically written and produced for this limited engagement, carries the audience to a mythical land of eternal youth, mystery and…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The pressure issue in the fire sprinkler system triggered an alarm. The incident was over in about 20 minutes
Hundreds of people poured out of the Chesterfield Mall Friday evening, shortly before 9 p.m., after a high-pressure reading in the water line feeding the mall's fire sprinkler system triggered a fire alarm. Battalion Chief Sean Porter with the Monarch Fire Protection District said the system behaved as it should and that the high pressure warning "was a typical event." No water lines were broken and there were no reported injuries or serious problems as a result. The incident was over shortly after 9 p.m.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The company that operates full-time in the Chesterfield Mall serves up Liege Waffles normally found in Belgium with toppings such as fruit and homemade vanilla whipped cream.
St. Louis-native Adrienne Chambers grew up with a love for baking and turned that passion into a successful waffle-making enterprise called Waffle-licious. She's among the vendors you'll find at the Clayton Farmer's Market, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. In an email interview, Chambers spoke about her early experiences with baking and her company's many offerings. Tell me a little bit about yourself and your transition to starting and operating Waffle-licious. How does someone with a marketing and retail merchandising degree get into the restaurant business? My name is Adrienne Chambers a native of St. Louis. I grew up nearby in Olivette and attended the Ladue School District. I later went on to attend Missouri State …