Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Vine is first on Main Street to offer live music under new city law.
The Vine will be the first restaurant on South Main Street to serve alcohol to offer live music. The St. Charles City Council on Tuesday approved the restaurant's application for a permit to have live music. Live music was previously banned on part of South Main Street for restaurants and bars that served alcohol. The city changed that law in 2012. The Vine owner, Michael Gatto, said as soon as the weather is nice, they plan to have soft acoustic guitar music. Gatto said having live music will help them expand their business to offer wedding receptions. "It's going to be fun to find out and see what works best," he said. Three neighbors submitted letters of concern to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission about The Vine's …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
While many in the community seem to support the idea of live music on South Main Street, others have their concerns. Where do you stand on the issue?
When the owners of The Vine on South Main Street were the first to apply for a permit to have live music in the area since the city council lifted a ban last fall, folks who live in and near St. Charles started making their thought and opinions on the topic known. In fact, several people spoke out last fall with concerns that allowing music and alcohol on South Main would lead to an increase in crime in the area. Still, when we asked our Facebook connections what they thought of the idea of live music in that area, most everyone said that it was a good idea. Several residents simply said that yes, they would like to see music on South Main. Others had more to say. Plug-in to the St. Charles community! Like Patch on Facebook. Pro-Live …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Restaurant is first in area to seek approval to have live music indoors and outdoors.
The owners of The Vine, a restaurant on South Main Street, are the first to apply for a permit to have live music in the area since the city council lifted a ban last fall. Live music was previously banned on part of South Main Street for restaurants and bars that served alcohol. Now, establishments that serve alcohol can apply for a conditional use permit which will allow them to have unamplified live music. The law requires the music to end by 8 p.m. if outdoors and 9 p.m. if indoors. The St. Charles Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday approved the application. The City Council will consider the request during the March 5 meeting. The Vine is located at 325 South Main Street, next door to Patches, etc., a shop with an apartment …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The city's Landmarks Board has already given approval to demolish an addition to an old stone mill on the property.
An addition to a 150-year-old stone mill on South Main Street is expected to be demolished soon and a new banquet center built in its place, pending approval from the St. Charles City Council. Sheri Steffans, owner of the Heart of St. Charles, is hoping to build the Old Stone Chapel and Banquet Center at 1106 South Main Street, which is currently the site of the mill. Steffans has been working toward building the banquet center for the past year despite opposition from some South Main Street business owners who raised concerns that a banquet center would lead to more problems with late-night revelry downtown. Banquet centers were not a permitted use in the area until the city council in March changed the zoning codes to allow them in the …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
St. Charles City Council changed a law that's been on the books for decades to allow restaurants that serve alcohol to have live music.
Restaurants on South Main Street in downtown St. Charles will be now able to have live music if they apply for a permit. Councilwoman Mary Ann Ohms, Ward-1, sponsored a bill that allows unamplified live music at restaurants that serve alcohol until 9 p.m. indoors and until 8 p.m. outdoors. Business owners would have to apply for a conditional use permit for live music and further limits could be placed on the business. For more news, follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook. Council members voted 7-2 to approve the change with David Beckering, Ward-7, and Tom Besselman, Ward-2, voting no. Councilman Jerry Reese, Ward-6, was absent. Ohms said the bill is a compromise that reflects meetings with residents and business owners. "That's why it's…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Current ordinance restricts restaurants that serve alcohol from having live music.
St. Charles City Council members on Tuesday mulled a change to the current law that bans restaurants that serve alcohol from having live music on South Main Street during a work session. Councilwoman Mary Ann Ohms brought the ordinance forward for discussion. She's seeking a compromise that might allow live music but limit it to unamplified music during certain hours and perhaps be allowed inside only. Council members were reluctant to say whether they'd support a change without seeing the specific rules outlined. But many shared their thoughts on the issue. Allow live music indoors only Several council members said they could not support a change that would permit live music outdoors at restaurants with alcohol. Councilman Dave …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
South Main Street will close between Boone's Lick and Barbour Street.
South Main Street will be closed to thru traffic starting Aug. 20. On Monday and Tuesday, city's contractor R.V. Wagner will close the Reservoir intersection for removal of the old abandoned water main and excavation. On Aug. 22 and 23, the contractor will excavate and place roadway base rock on the street. The contractor will use existing brick pavers which will be cleaned and relaid on a new base by hand. It will take contractors about 15 days to lay brick between Boone's Lick and Barbour Street on South Main. From there, contractors will continue laying brick on a block by block basis.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
St. Charles Police reports, July 3-5.
St. Charles Police Reports are provided by St. Charles Police Department. An arrest does not indicate conviction. A purse was stolen by strong-arm robbery from a 19-year-old woman on North 4th Street around 11:42 a.m. July 5. Stealing Assault Harassment Property Damage
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Also, juveniles reportedly broke into a home and stole alcohol from a fridge.
St. Charles Police Reports are provided by St. Charles Police Department. An arrest does not indicate conviction. For more crime news, follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook. A 51-year-old man reportedly drove his motorcycle to dinner on South Main Street around 7:30 p.m. June 22. When he returned around 11:55 p.m. it was missing. The bike is valued at more than $16,000. Traffic Accident Motorcycles Stolen Driving While Intoxicated Thieves Hit Car Twice in 12 hours Juveniles Break into Homes, Steal Alcohol from Fridge Lawn Ornaments Stolen Purse Snatching You might be interested in these related articles:
Saturday, May 26, 2012
MoDOT will move westbound traffic on Interstate 70 to the eastbound span of the Blanchette Bridge for one year starting in November 2012.
St. Charles business owners on Friday listened as city leaders explained their plans for telling people how to find a new route to St. Charles come November when one span of the Blanchette Bridge will close Walsh Construction Co. is expected to close the westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge starting in November 2012 as part of a major rehabilitation project. The steel truss will be replaced in this $63 million project that's expected to last two years total. Soon after the westound span is closed, westbound traffic will be diverted onto the eastbound bridge. The bridge will be restriped into three, 10-foot-wide lanes in each direction. After crossing the river, traffic will be diverted back to westbound I-70. See maps of the diversion …