Michael Gross

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Lemmons Sold to Grbic Family [UPDATED]

    Longtime fans mourned Lemmons (5800 Gravois Avenue) when it closed and even began a social media campaign to save it, but owner Michael Gross didn't want to run the business anymore. It turns out that the space has just been sold to the Grbic family, which owns Bosnian restaurant Grbic (4071 Keokuk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Lemmons Oral History - The Lost Interviews

    In this week's music feature, we talk about Lemmons, the beloved  south-city spot for punk rock and pizza. The dive bar closed recently to the surprise, and dismay, of many. We were unable to fit all the interviews of people's favorite memories from the bar's twelve-year existence into the print ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Making Lemmonade: Locals Remember South Side Dive Bar

    by Joseph Hess and Mabel Suen "Like anything, there are ups and downs. When there are more downs, it's time to get out. I'm just exhausted," says Michael Gross, former owner of Lemmons, beloved south-city spot for punk rock and pizza. The dive bar closed last week to the surprise, and dismay, of ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Lemmons to Close, Owner Says "The Real Problem...Is Me"

    Word began spreading rapidly last night that Lemmons (5800 Gravois Avenue; 314-481-4812), the beloved bar, pizza joint and music venue in the Bevo Mill area, is closing after twelve years. Owner Michael Gross says he came to the decision, then began telling staff members individually yesterday. He ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Vanity Fair Article on Sarah Palin Hatches Local Conspiracies

    The article that started it all.‚ÄčThe political blogosphere is on fire with allegations surrounding writer Michael Gross's profile of Sarah Palin in this month's Vanity Fair.Much of that brouhaha comes from the opening two graphs of the article, a seemingly innocuous scene-setter describing Palin b ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2004

    A Shot in the Arm

    A federal appeals court says Darryl Burton might very well be innocent of the 1984 murder of Donald Ball. But there's nothing they can do about it.

  • News

    August 8, 2001

    When the Levy Breaks

    Two years and more than $4 million later, a downtown tax is drowning under charges that it was illegally imposed