Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The busy Chesterfield Valley fast food restaurant hopes to have the upgrade completed by this fall.
Any fast food fan knows that the Chick Fil-A in Chesterfield is a popular spot, with lunchtime seeing hordes of on-the-go diners filling up its single drive-thru lane. The restaurant is hoping to remedy some of the congestion caused by the rush later this year with the addition of a dual drive-thru system. The plans for the upgrade were approved by the Chesterfield Planning Commission Monday. Owner-operator Jeff Greene said space restrictions mean the drive thru won’t have two lanes all the way around, but instead the single lane will split briefly, allowing customers to order from two separate speaker boxes, and then merge back together. Join Chesterfield Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Greene added that …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A construction manager with the hamburger chain said their anticipated starting date has been kicked back to later this summer.
If your stomach started growling when you first heard the news that Wendy's would be opening a Chesterfield location, be prepared to deal with the noise a little longer. The national chain's construction manager Andy Blackburn told Patch this week that they are aiming to break ground in the first half of May and anticipate opening in late August early September. That's several months back from the June/July start date the company predicted in February. The restaurant will be located on Chesterfield Airport Road across from Villa Farotta and next to a new Valvoline Oil Change shop that is coming close to completion. Blackburn said the Wendy's will have a drive-thru and be approximately 3,300 square feet. While it would be the only one of …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The proposed gas station, convenience store and drive-thru restaurant would be located near the intersection of Chesterfield Airport Road and Long Road.
A new gas station and drive-thru restaurant planned for Chesterfield Valley has received an initial blessing from the Chesterfield City Council. The U-Gas convenience store will be located at the intersection of Chesterfield Airport Road and Long Road in a vacant lot that used to be the home of a hardware store. The project received some opposition when it was first announced over traffic concerns and from owners of nearby gas stations worried that it would damage their bottom line. On Monday, the city council gave unanimous approval for the first reading of an ordinance that will amend the site’s zoning and allow the project to move forward. The zoning change provides for a variety of business uses but was amended to exclude a check …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The retailer is moving a short distance away to the space formerly occupied by Big Lots in Chesterfield Valley and re-designing its storefront.
The vacant Big Lots store in Chesterfield Valley will soon have a new occupant, but it will be a famaliar face to the area's golf enthusiasts. Golf Galaxy has filed plans with the city indicating its interest in moving a few blocks west of its current location at 16 THF Boulevard to the 32,000 square foot space, according to Chesterfield planner Aimee Nassif. Along with the move, the national golf retailer will be unveiling a new prototype storefront design for the Chesterfield location. In plans submitted to the city, architects said it will be the first Golf Galaxy in the U.S. with the updated branding. The re-design will be meant to imply the aesthetic of a classic two-story golf course club house, complete with a mock-up of a PGA-…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The wooden frame of the oil change shop is up with the roof trusses to follow later this week.
The Valvoline Oil Change Shop near the intersection of Chesterfield Airport Road and Public Works Drive is beginning to take shape with the wooden frame of the building now erected. On Tuesday, construction workers were busy taking advantage of the 60-degree weather before a storm rolled in and brought with it cooler temps. A representative with Thill Contracting said they planned to put on the roof trusses later this week. He estimated that the business would open by the first week of April. The same lot that holds the Valvoline is always scheduled to hold Chesterfield’s first Wendy’s, although construction has not yet started on that project. According to Chesterfield Chief Engineer Aimee Nassif, the project was approved last summer …
Monday, August 27, 2012
A recent St. Louis Public Radio story calls the Chesterfield Valley, a “retail mecca.”
Two new outlets in the Chesterfield Valley have begun calling attention from St. Louis media to the area. Premium Outlets, near Rombach Farm and Prestige Outlets, at the Boones Crossing exit from Highway 40/64, are the subject of a story by St. Louis Public Radio, which explores the history of the Valley since the flood of 1993. Michael Staenberg, CEO of THF Realty, which purchased much of the land in the Valley shortly after the flood, is quoted by St. Louis Public Radio describing how smart of a decision it was for his company to buy the land at the time when the flood brought property values down. “The flood was the best thing that had ever happened to me. I’m sorry it hurt people, but it also brought recognition of what the Valley …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The AC is on, the automatic-open doors are working.
The appliance-electronics store hhgregg looks nearly finished on the outside, and Wednesday, workers were putting what looked like the last of the fixtures inside, in Chesterfield Valley. (Click through photos to see inside.) All the Chesterfield store needs now, from the looks of it, are products to sell and 60 employees. Check out the hhgregg website for jobs and hiring. The hhgregg is located next door to Amini's on Chesterfield Airport Road. Turn in at Chick-fil-A and Culver's fast foods to locate the shopping center in the back. The chain stores moved into Chesterfield Valley and three other locations in the St. Louis area this year. All stores previously were East of the Mississippi River and south of the Great Lakes. The 57-year-…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Two comments reveal not-so-good experiences.
A Patch contributor tells us Picasso's Bistro in Chesterfield Valley has closed down after about six months in operation. Located on Edison Avenue, just across Long Road on the Missouri River side, a drive-by photo shows it looked deserted. It's in the same center as PM BBQ It served what was billed as heart-healthy food, and occasionally had musical entertainment in the evenings. An employee in a neighboring hot dog/sandwhich shop said Picasso's closed down about two months ago. Tables with white tablecloths were visible still through the bistro's windows. Anyone ever go there? Eat there? Miss it? Never heard of it? Know who owned it?
Friday, July 27, 2012
Owners are Southern Baptists who say they bring their beliefs to work. Take our poll here.
Chick-fil-A restaurant President Dan Cathy says he brings his beliefs to work with him every day. His fast-food chicken sandwich restaurant is in Chesterfield Valley, next to Amini's. The company, founded by his father Truett Cathy in 1967, is known to use some of its profits on campaigns against gay marriage. Also the company's chief operating officer, Dan Cathy took to the airwaves recently to admit "guilty as charged" when asked whether he supported traditional marriages and family. "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage'. I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Redeeming your gift cards still possible.
Chesterfield Valley restaurant, O'Charley's, closed recently. It's located at 17276 Chesterfield Airport Road, near Tahoe Joe's. A spokeswoman for O'Charley's said it closed for financial reasons, and they were sorry to see it go. Other O'Charley's are listed in St. Peters, O'Fallon, Fenton, Florissant, St. Louis and Kirkwood, on its website. O'Charley's is owned by the same company that owns Stoney River Legendary Steak in Chesterfield, located at the Drury Plaza hotel. Stoney River is open only for dinner, except Sunday it opens at noon, closes at 9pm. O'Charley's diners ate some of the best hot, fresh rolls around. And you could get more for the asking. The eatery served American food favorites. For more up-to-date info like this, get …