So this is how it all ends. With Macy’s chugging along, and apparently the Cheesecake Factory and the movie theater locked into long leases or owning their own buildings, Chesterfield Mall seems to have finally bit the dust. There are… Continue Reading
Due to an eagle-eyed reader, I learned recently that the historic freedmen’s settlement of Westland Acres recently sold for a substantial amount of money. Inhabited by the descendants of freed slaves for generations, I suspect that property tax pressures finally… Continue Reading
The cutting through of a new section of Wild Horse Creek Road off of the old Olive Street Road, which began its life as a plank road, has opened up new pieces of land for development out in Chesterfield. The… Continue Reading
I guess I don’t understand why it was a good idea to tear down the ice rinks out in Gumbo Flats. Was it low quality? I just remember friends in high school having to practice at 2:00 AM in the… Continue Reading
We had the opportunity to see a restored B-25 bomber out at Spirit of St. Louis Airport a few weeks ago. There are few left, and it was fun to see the plane up close.
I never thought Chesterfield Mall would join the ranks of Crumby Run-Down Malls of St. Louis. But it has, and despite surviving the Great Recession, was done in by the two new outlet malls further west. I used to love… Continue Reading
This old motel, out Chesterfield Airport Road, is a mystery to me. I vaguely remember the motel being in business several years ago, but I don’t remember much about it. I like the log cabin theme, and many motels of… Continue Reading
African-Americans, brought to West County as slaves, have a rich history that dates back to the beginning of the American settlement of the area. While the church has now moved, the cemetery, dating back to the Nineteenth Century, remains.
Awesome! I can’t wait until two competing outlet malls, two miles apart, and right across the interstate from the partially vacant Chesterfield Commons and just a stone’s throw from Chesterfield Mall, open in Gumbo Flats! My parents and I drove… Continue Reading
Will this farm be turned into a subdivision one day? I hope not since it sits right on Clarkson Road, reminding everyone how much better the county could have turned out.