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Olde Towne Fenton
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Olde Towne Fenton Business Association sets Trivia Night for Jan. 25.
The Olde Towne Fenton Business Association is asking everyone to put on their thinking caps to attend the group's Trivia Night starting at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Andre's West, 211 S. Old Highway 141, Fenton. It will be the second year for the Olde Towne event, following the group's inaugural fundraiser in 2012. The Olde Town Business Association is on a mission to bring improvements and more visibility to the area by recognizing businesses in Olde Towne and honoring the city's historic past. Ther Olde Towne Trivia Night will include dinner, an open bar, auction items, raffles and prizes. Tickets are $25 per person for tables of as many as 10 to a table. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained by calling 636-349-3344 or via …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Crafts and arts store to take over former Green House Market location.
Pat Dreyer, of Fenton, had never painted yellow lines on a parking lot before Monday, but she seemed to have mastered the job on the lot at 313 Gravois Road in Olde Towne, laying down fresh parking lanes on the lot serving a new arts and crafts business called Gilded Crafts. While Dreyer was rolling on the yellow paint, several others were busy with the inside work of laying floors, power washing the basement and applying fresh paint to the interior of the building that most recently ws the site of the Green House Market. More information to come as this business prepares itself as the newest Olde Towne enterprise.
Friday, August 17, 2012
"Halleluiah" was the comment from Fenton Mayor Dennis Hancock on the long-awaited opening of the bridge between Olde Towne Fenton and Sunset Hills. He also said: "I feel like I just gave birth to an elephant."
Without any fanfare or ceremony, the new Meramec River Bridge in Fenton opened to motorists Friday morning. It's been a long time coming. The old bridge was closed in August 2007 after a St. Louis County inspection found extensive deterioration to the bridge deck and support system. Numerous weather delays, including historically high river levels, not only delayed demolition of the old bridge, but also delayed the completion of the new connector between Sunset Hills and Olde Towne Fenton. The new bridge is the fourth to span the Meramec River at or near that location in Fenton. According to the archives of the Fenton Historical Society: "A ferry boat was established in 1833 for ease in crossing the Meramec River, and in the same year the …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Olde Towne Fenton Business Association goes to work sprucing up the old business district.
Those folks in lime green shirts out in the Olde Towne Fenton business district Saturday morning were part of a cadre of business people and friends who were spreading mulch, washing windows, power washing sidewalks, trimming trees and otherwise sprucing up the Old Towne area. Mayor Dennis Hancock was there for a time and Alderman Harold Bade spent all morning in the district. Neither ran for office promising to clean up Fenton, but it was exactly the agenda on Saturday as the fledgling Olde Town Business Association scheduled its first Beautification Day. The workers were given their marching orders by Michelle Van Tuyl, owner of Unique Ideas and More, as teams of workers fanned to complete a variety of specific projects. The old Commerce…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Meramec River Bridge dedication to be part of the festivities regardless of whether it is open to traffic yet.
The new Meramec River Bridge will be dedicated Aug. 25 even though it may not be open for traffic. And it probably won't be open. "We don't think it will be," said Fenton City Administrator Mark Sartors. Alderman Harold Bade, who attended a meeting of the Olde Towne Fenton Business Association Tuesday, said, "What we're calling it is the dedication of the bridge. It' not an opening. There's lots of little stuff to be finished." The final "stuff" includes the construction of fences on the bridge and some of the approach areas, completion of the roadway approaches to the bridge on the Fenton and Sunset Hills side of the river and asphalting of certain streets and parking areas in the construction zone. Sartors said the new bridge likely will…
Friday, May 18, 2012
New business group makes plans for beautification effort and a festival to mark the opening of the Old Gravois Road Bridge and Fenton's 175th birthday.
Members of the Olde Towne Fenton Business Association met Tuesday to discuss plans for the district where the City of Fenton got it start. A festival this August commemorating the reopening of the Old Gravois Road Bridge and the founding of the City of Fenton is in the works. "We want to make a big 'to-do' about it," said Christine Manes, who heads up the Olde Towne group. The bridge between Fenton and Sunset Hills has been a focal point of the city for decades. Just upstream from the bridge is where a ferry boat was established in 1833 to transport passengers and goods across the river. A covered toll bridge, built in 1854 was in use until 1885 when it was replaced by an iron bridge that was used until the so-called old bridge was built …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Arnold Farmer's Market debuted Saturday.
Although there has been talk of opening a Farmer's market in Olde Towne Fenton in recent weeks, there is a new one next door in Arnold. The Arnold Farmers Market opened at Fox Middle School, 745 Jeffco Blvd., on Saturday. The Olde Towne Fenton idea for a farmer's market will be a key element of a new pavilion the city is building at the Meramec Greenway trailhead at Old Highway 141 and Gravois Road. In Arnold, a committee of volunteers organizerd by the city will operate the market, which is expected to comply with all local health and safety codes.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A group of Olde Towne Fenton business owners is looking for ways to attract more people to the city's original business district.
Committees were formed, plans were hatched and ideas were launched Tuesday as a group of Olde Towne Fenton business owners met to develop ways to revitalize Fenton's original business district. Located virtually in the shadows of the massive Gravois Bluffs shopping area, the Olde Towne group hopes to atttract more visitors to the, mostly smaller, businesses along Old Gravois Road. Much of the planning will center around the reopening of the Meramec River bridge between Sunset Hills and Fenton that will funnel traffic again into the Olde Towne area. The bridge is scheduled to open in late August or early September, according to the city Signage will be an important consideration to developing an identity to the Olde Town area and group …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Fenton business group to discuss ways to bring more visibility to the Fenton's original business district. Patch Readers choose Olde Towne Fenton Bridge as a name for the new span that will link Olde Towne and Sunset Hills.
The business owners who are trying to revive an Olde Towne Fenton business district will get together Tuesday to plan its next steps to bring greater visibility to the business district. It will be buoyed possibly by its recognition by Patch readers who overwhelmingly voted in a recent poll to name the new bridge being built between Sunset Hills and Olde Towne Fenton as the Olde Towne Fenton Bridge. The name was the overwhelming choice of readers who participated in the poll with 51 percent of the 90 votes cast. The fun poll asked readers to weigh in on a name for the new bridge, even though the City of Fenton itself has no plans to name the new span, which is scheduled to open in late August or early September. A namesake bridge is only …