Cinnabon, that staple of mall food courts and airports, is eyeing an expansion in St. Louis and across the river. The only two at the moment are at West County Mall (2 West County Center; 314-821-0122) and St. Louis Mills Mall (5555 St. Louis Mills Boulevard, Hazelwood; 314-227-5900), but shopping i ... More >>
Update below: In May, we wrote about the controversy surrounding Patrick Hayes, a St. Louis county police lieutenant who is accused of ordering cops to profile minorities for arrests, allegedly making statements like "Let's have a black day" and "Let's make the jail cells more colorful." Since the ... More >>
"Let's have a black day." "Let's make the jail cells more colorful." These are statements that St. Louis County Police Lieutenant Patrick Hayes allegedly made while encouraging other officers to specifically target black residents for arrests, the Post-Dispatch reports. Police spokesman Randy Va ... More >>
As we grudgingly made out our income tax checks to the government last week, we felt relieved that our annual nightmare was over. Then we turned to our gas bill and noticed this printed on the bottom: "University Ci Tax: $4.30." And at the bottom of our receipt from the Brentwood Target: "Incl 1% Ha ... More >>
What am I thankful for this holiday season? That I don't work in retail. Specifically, that I don't work for any of the malls operated by CBL & Associates. Yesterday the company announced that its five St. Louis malls -- Chesterfield, Mid-Rivers, South County Center, St. Clair Square and Wes ... More >>
Julia GabbertPaige Jung, Mark Viviano, and Brandy and Randy Jung stand at the Doc Popcorn kiosk in South County Center. The tantalizing smell of popcorn wafts through the lower level of South County Center. It's from Doc Popcorn -- a kiosk run by Randy Jung and his family. Randy, alongside ... More >>
image viaIs there anything sadder than an empty bookstore?The end is here, after months of being near. To anyone who has been spending time at area Borders stores over the past week or so and seen people carrying out the shelves and the tables and other fixtures, this news should come as no s ... More >>
Gut Check loves us some wine. We want a bottle with bang and a bang for our buck, so every week we will visit a local wine shop, where an expert will recommend a good-value wine priced under $15. We'll drink some and tell you wether we want to continue -- because the only time Gut Check has our nose ... More >>
image viaIs this what lies ahead for Borders?Update February 16, 2 p.m.: Borders in Brentwood has been spared! But on the slated-to-close list are the stores at Central Plaza in Ballwin, Chesterfield Mall and Mid-Rivers Mall in St. Peters. Along with the Brentwood location, the Borders store ... More >>
America's favorite celebutante, Paris Hilton, returns to St. Louis next month (March 14) to promote her new fragrance, Fairy Dust. As you may recall, Hilton made a similar trip to the Gateway City last year when she touched down at South County Center to endorse a perfume called Can Can. This time a ... More >>
With his snappy threads, fancy footwork and sordid past, Vance Thompson has cut a swath through St. Louis
Bi-State is losing riders and money. Mike McGrath, who has driven a bus for more than a year, thinks he knows what's wrong.
The little flower shops wound extra rolls of floral tape, and the photographers wound fresh film, and the Bosnian seamstresses stitched poufs of netting to strapless bodices. DuBourg High was planning its prom.
Well-heeled cities and developers keep TIF reform at bay