Friday, May 3, 2013
Maryland Heights will provide upfront costs to hire a consultant to look at financing incentives for planned improvements.
The Maryland Heights City Council approved a resolution at Thursday's meeting that allows the city to hire consultant to review financing incentive offers related to continued renovations and improvements to Westport Plaza. Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) is Westport's newest owner. The company began making renovations to the plaza near the start of 2013. Although the city has agreed to provide $30,000 in upfront costs to hire the consultant, the resolution specifically states LHM will reimburse the city the money. LHM is headquartered at Westport Plaza. It bought the Maryland Heights-based development last summer for $33 million from a Boston company. Remember you can like Maryland Heights Patch on Facebook. Don't forget to visit …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Maryland Heights City Council will also discuss leasing government center parking spaces to Bellevue Pharmacy. Will you be attending Thursday's council meeting?
The Maryland Heights City Council will convene Wednesday at 7 p.m., to discuss city business. The council will meet in its chambers at Maryland Heights Government Center located at 11911 Dorsett Rd. City Council will consider new business matters including: Preview the full Maryland Heights City Council agenda here. Remember you can like Maryland Heights Patch on Facebook. Don't forget to visit Twitter: @MarylandHtPatch, or signup for the Maryland Heights Patch newsletter here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dierdorf & Hart's will close for good on May 18. The restaurant in Westport Plaza will stop serving lunch, however, on Friday.
Dierdorf & Hart's Steakhouse, which Patch reported was closing earlier this month, has announced an official timetable for its departure from the Westport Plaza dining scene. According to a release, the restaurant will end its lunch service this Friday (April 19) and stop serving dinner—and officially close its doors—on May 18. Dierdorf & Hart's has been a staple at Westport Plaza for nearly 30 years and is closing when its lease expires in June. "We encourage you to dig out that gift certificate you have been intending to use and redeem it before we close; we will honor all valid offers until we turn out the lights," said owner Lou Garesche. The closing comes on the heels of Lodging Hospitality Management, Westport's new owner, saying …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Lou Garesche, owner of Dierdorf & Hart's, said he will not renew a lease to keep Dierdorf & Hart's at Westport Plaza. The restaurant will close sometime over the next several weeks.
Dierdorf & Hart's Steakhouse, a staple at Westport Plaza for nearly 30 years, will close when its lease expires in June, St. Louis Magazine reports. The report says Lou Garesche, owner/operator of Dierdor & Hart's at 323 Westport Plaza, decided to not renew the lease following a decision that he couldn't commit to the level of dedication it takes to sign a lease. The closing comes on the heels of Lodging Hospitality Management, Westport's new owner, saying it was looking to return the popular Maryland Heights shopping and dining plaza to its glory years in the early 1970s. LHM, which has its corporate headquarters in the Maryland Heights-based development, bought Westport in June last year for $33 million from a Boston company. Garesche…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Throughout the past year, the new owners of Maryland Heights' Westport Plaza have developed the plaza and added new tenants. The owners hope to revive Westport to its status from the early 1970s.
Notice anything different at Westport Plaza? Lodging Hospitality Management, Westport's new owner, has been sprucing up the plaza with a number of renovations and has even added a few tenants over the last several months. LHM, which has its corporate headquarters in the Maryland Heights-based development, bought Westport in June last year for $33 million from a Boston company. The company already owned two of Westport Plaza’s hotels, the Sheraton Westport Hotel Plaza and Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, and also recently purchased St. Louis Union Station. “Our purchase of Westport was in part to add value to the two Sheraton hotels that we already owned,” LHM Senior Vice President of Development Craig Cobler said. “We felt that Westport…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Three months ago, Maryland Heights and Westport Plaza opened their arms to Family Nuts.
It’s not everyday a small business owner chooses Maryland Heights’ Westport Plaza over St. Charles’ Main Street. Main Street St. Charles, by most standards has greener pastures. But it’s what’s in store for Westport that has Nicole Yeager and Beth Wilson excited. The pair chose Westport as the perfect location for their specialty shop—Family Nuts. Yeager said they chose Westport because of its plans for the future and revitalization. “There is a sense of community here,” she said. “We wanted to be a part of [the revitalization]. They are going to make this place what it used to be.” Yeager and Wilson opened Family Nuts in Westport Plaza late last year after seeing the success of a peanut store in Lansing, MI, where the two are originally …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Missouri Winefest will feature wines from nearly a dozen wineries and be held on Feb. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. inside the Indoor Pavilion of Westport Plaza.
Wine-lovers rejoice. The 27th Annual Missouri Winefest is this weekend at Westport Plaza. Even better? The event will be supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event, which will feature wines from nearly a dozen wineries in the region, will cost $25 at the door—$20 if you get a ticket in advance—and be held on Feb. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. inside the Indoor Pavilion of Westport Plaza. You can call The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society directly at 314-590-2230 for advance tickets. Those tickets are available through Feb. 15. Each ticket gets you wine sampling, a commemorative wine glass and live entertainment. Here's a list of wines being sampled or sold by the bottle: According to the Westport release, food will be sold or sampled by…
Friday, January 25, 2013
We're hoping the answers will help better inform Maryland Heights residents—and visitors—on where they should be spending their dollars.
It's a simple question: Would you eat at the Drunken Fish inside of Westport Plaza? Maryland Heights Patch has, in the past, asked for readers to review various nearby restaurants. Sometimes, we get a bunch of reviews. Other times, just a few. And occasionally, we'll get nothing. We're chalking that up to the fact that sometimes, you don't want to leave an entire review. So to simplify the process, we're looking for a one word response. Yes or no? Would you eat at the Drunken Fish inside of Westport Plaza? We're hoping the answers will help better inform Maryland Heights residents—and visitors—on where they should be spending their dollars. Of course, if you leave a lengthy response as to why you chose the way you did, we'll be …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Nationstar Mortgage, a Texas-based mortgage company, is opening a Loan Originations Operations fulfillment center in Westport Plaza.
Hundreds of jobs are on the way to Maryland Heights. That's according to a KSDK report, which says Nationstar Mortgage, a Texas-based mortgage company, is opening a Loan Originations Operations fulfillment center in Westport Plaza. The move will create roughly 300 jobs for area residents. For more on this story, read KSDK's report.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Maryland Heights Police Department is looking into the placement of KKK flyers on car windshields parked in the parking lot near the gold tower in Westport, KTVI reports.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012