Richmond Heights

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    November 21, 2014

    A Look Inside Riverbend Restaurant and Bar's New Expanded Space in Richmond Heights

    As reported by Gut Check in August, restaurant owner Sam Kogos would move his popular New Orleans-style restaurant to the space recently vacated by Harvest. Riverbend Restaurant and Bar (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-664-8443) opened in Richmond Heights in early November with an expanded menu a ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Hadley Township Annihilation [PHOTOS]

    Hadley Township, the once predominately African-American neighborhood of Richmond Heights, will likely be gone within 30 days. Demolition crews began razing the neighborhood last month. First they sawed down all the trees. Now they're at work tearing down the neighborhood's single-family homes to ma ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Sandwich and Win $25 to Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream [Updated]!

    Guess where we this chicken sandwich with zucchini, squash, roasted peppers, arugula and goat cheese on grilled flatbread and you could win $25 to Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream (8130 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves; 314-962-2700). Hint: We dined at spot in Richmond Heights. Rules: To be eligibl ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    October 2012 Openings & Closings

    As has been the pattern for many, many months now, October saw far more openings than closings. In fact, Gut Check can confirm only one actual closing for the month: the Kirkwood location of Trattoria Branica. (There is one other possible closing.) Openings included a new barbecue joint at Mad Art ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    New Buffet Restaurant for Richmond Heights

    Looks like the former Outback Steakhouse at 6710 Clayton Road in Richmond Heights, next to the AMC Esquire 7, will soon have a new tenant after several years of sitting empty. Signage is up announcing Dynasty, featuring hibachi, sushi, seafood and a buffet. (Or a buffet featuring hibachi, sushi, sea ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Review Preview: BlackFinn American Grille

    Last week, I found much to admire in, of all places, an upscale national chain restaurant at a shopping mall. Will lightning strike twice this week as I visit another (slightly less) upscale national chain restaurant at a shopping mall: BlackFinn American Grill (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton R ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Sandwich and Win $25 to Olympia Kebob House & Taverna!

    Guess where we ate this vegetarian sandwich and win $25 to Olympia Kebob House & Taverna (1543 McCausland Avenue; 314-781-1299). Hint: We ate this meat-free meal in Richmond Heights. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-mail address (or Twitter handle or Facebook profile URL) in the comm ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Rev. Larry Rice Opens "Day Center" for Homeless at Galleria on Thursday

    Reverend Larry Rice is poised to pull off another high-profile attempt to house St. Louis's homeless -- in the Galleria mall in Richmond Heights. Starting Thursday afternoon, the ritzy shopping center is becoming, in Rice's words, a "day center." "We're going to get lunch for them, have a few ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    [UPDATED] Hadley Township Developers Want Huge Handouts From Richmond Heights

    Response from the city appears at the end of this article.At long last Richmond Heights believes it has a plan for the long suffering Hadley Township, the mostly African-American neighborhood east of Hanley Road and south of Dale Avenue that city officials have allowed to rot for a decade under the ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Richmond Heights Approves Protections for LGBT Community

    ​The Richmond Height City Council last night approved an ordinance providing discrimination protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered residents. The measure passed by a vote of 6-2, making Richmond Heights the fifth city in the region to offer such protection. St. Louis, Clayton, Oli ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    This Weekend, Catch Live Music at...Schnucks?

    The check out at the Schnucks in Richmond Heights is a gridlock six carts deep and ten lanes wide. The soundtrack is a chorus of bar-code beeps. But if you walk away from the registers, toward the expansive produce section, the mood shifts. The lights are softer, the ceiling higher and what you hear ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    December 1, 2011
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    March 2, 2011

    Storm Shutters Richmond Heights Restaurants [Updated]

    ​Big Bend Boulevard has reopened south of Clayton Road in Richmond Heights, but utility crews remain on the scene, repairing damage from Sunday's severe storms. Those storms have forced at least two area restaurants to close temporarily.Pointer's (1023 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-644-2000) remai ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    What St. Louis Is Stockpiling for Snowpocalypse 2011

    ​If you stopped by the Schnucks in Richmond Heights between noon and one o'clock today, hoping to find milk, eggs and bread before Snowpocalypse 2011 descends upon us in a fury of snow, ice and were in luck, actually. From what I could see, all three staples were fairly well stocked, th ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010
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    September 15, 2010

    Richmond Heights Wants to Become "Tourist Destination" -- by Taxing the Hell Out of Tourists

    Admit it: You'd pay ungodly tax rates to vacation here.​With a tax rate on hotel rooms of 15.67 percent, the suburb of Richmond Heights already has one of the higher hotel tax rates in the nation -- higher than such tourist meccas as San Francisco and New York City, the St. Louis Business Journal ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Review Preview: Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium

    Jennifer SilverbergThe "Just Beet It" salad at Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium​This week I visit Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium, a small new Richmond Heights restaurant that serves sandwiches (of course), burgers, hot dogs, salads and more. Join me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.

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    June 17, 2010

    Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium Now Open

    Ian Froeb​George Mahe first reported on Feast (the blog) that the awesomely named Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium has opened at 1170 South Big Bend Boulevard in Richmond Heights. The small free-standing building -- formerly a Chinese restaurant, thoroughly renovated -- includes some outdoor seating and ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Where Do Old Nuns Go When Their Convent Shuts Down?

    Image sourceMaybe retired nuns get to sit in the sun all day and drink piña coladas like this sister.​Do you send them to an old nuns' home? Isn't that what most convents are turning into these days anyway? In the case of the Franciscan Sisters of Mercy who live in St. Mary of the Angels Con ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010
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    March 10, 2010

    FoodWire: St. Louis Bread Co./Panera Bread Announces It'll Make Calorie-Counting A Cinch

    ​Direct from Richmond Heights headquarters today: Panera Bread says it'll be posting calorie counts on all the menus at its company-owned Panera Breads and St. Louis Bread Cos. by April 2010. The hometown baker says it expects the franchise-operated outlets to do the same by the end of 2010. "We a ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Highway 40 to Open December 7

    Interstate 64, a.k.a. Highway 40, will open December 7 -- a month before the deadline to complete the massive rebuilding of the roadwayAt a press conference this morning near the intersection of Hanley Road and the highway, Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) director Pete Rahn said the pr ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Forty Files: Highway 40 Photo Documentary, Vol. 9

    Here's the latest picture in my occasional photo documentary on the Highway 40 construction. Follow the jump at the bottom of this post to compare yesterday's pic with one from last week. Also, discover the real reason I take these photos!The view Thursday, August 20, from the Boland Place overpass ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Forty Files: Highway 40 Photo Documentary, Vol. 8

    "This project is moving along great, and that's because of the Labor Union and all the organized trades that have all played their part." Wait a second! That's the radio ad for the labor union! I've been brainwashed. Could it be because the radio spot runs every ten minutes during Cardinals games!? ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Developer Has Big Goaaal! in Mind in Richmond Heights

    ​A firm called Gateway Real Estate Partners has proposed building a $395-million soccer stadium and mixed-use development in Richmond Heights. The 18,000-seat stadium and related development would sit south of Highway 40 and east of Hanley Road on the land that was to house the failed Hadley Towns ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Forty Files: Highway 40 Photo Documentary, Vol. 7

    Wow. We forget to take a photo for one week (one stinking week!) and all of the sudden there's a highway. (Or, part of a highway at least.)​As you can see from the last photo we took on July 24 (viewable after the jump), a lot of progress has been made on the Highway 40 rebuild in the past few day ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Forty Files: Highway 40 Photo Documentary, Vol. 6

    What's going on with the Highway 40 construction? Glad you asked. As you can see from this photo captured late last week in Richmond Heights, construction crews are still pushing a lot of dirt around. That said, the project is actually beginning to look like a road. ​Comparing this photo with one ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Forty Files: We Have Sound Walls and Gravel and No Big Bend Bridge

    What's going on with the Highway 40 reconstruction, you ask? Well, it's been several weeks since we updated our photo-log of the highway project, and as you can see from the picture below everything is moving along swimmingly. In this shot from June 5, it appears they're working on installing a soun ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Friday Filler -- Fill Dirt, That Is

    So, it's been a few weeks since we updated our ongoing photo documentary on Highway 40 re-construction. Here's the scene today in Richmond Heights as viewed from the Boland Place overpass looking east toward Big Bend Boulevard. As you can see from the photo below, the crew has moved a few dirt piles ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Bye-Bye Highway 40, Hello Highway Dirty

    It's been a week since RFT uber-blogger Chad Garrison posted this photo of the dirt rut formerly known as Highway 40 (shot from the newly finished Boland Place overpass in Richmond Heights.) The shot looks directly east, toward Big Bend Boulevard.As you can see from the photo below, not much has cha ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Cheap, Cheap, Fun, Fun

    Affordable clothes make for a good time

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    November 4, 2008

    Scenes from Election Day: The Heights in Richmond Heights, St. Louis County

    I voted at the Heights in Richmond Heights today, right near the St. Louis city-county border. I showed up at 11:45 a.m., and the line snaked out the door, although it was moving quickly. As I neared the voting area, I asked an election official if this year's turnout was larger in comparison to tha ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Photo: A Sticky Election Poll, Vote with Your Gum

    Click for larger image This is from the 2008 Gum Election. The posters have been spotted in cities across the country and internationally (Brazil and Germany.) This election poll is hanging on the lamp post at the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and Westgate Avenue. More election links after th ... More >>

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    August 20, 2008
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    June 18, 2008

    The Boulevard at Sunset

    Eat, drink and donate

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    February 27, 2008
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    February 6, 2008
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    November 21, 2007
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    October 5, 2007

    Go! 10/5-10/7

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 10/5 Oktoberly Sober: Tonight is the kickoff of Soulard Oktoberfest (Lafayette Avenue ... More >>

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    June 27, 2007
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    May 2, 2007
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    February 28, 2007
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    November 22, 2006

    Sugar and Spice

    Can even make shopping today nice

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    September 20, 2006
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Way to Blow Your Low-Carb Diet

    The Pointersaurus Challenge

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    August 11, 2004

    Rat Times at Richmond Heights

    Has the MetroLink expansion unearthed a rodent invasion?

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    September 24, 2003

    Best Basketball Court

    Chaney Elementary School

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    June 20, 2001

    The Health (Club) Menace

    Competition is healthy for the marketplace -- except when the government tips the scales

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    June 6, 2001

    Taking the Plunge

    St. Louis' suburban cities have been competing for years to build the biggest and best places to play. Around here, keeping up appearances is serious business.

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