Friday, April 5, 2013
The Lake Saint Louis Farmers Market, now in its second year at The Meadows, is set to open April 6 at 8 a.m. This year, the market is looking to bring in local wineries and microbreweries.
Spring is here, and the Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market at The Meadows will open for the season on Saturday. This year, the market is hoping to bring in a new addition: local wineries and microbreweries. Carl Saunders, a director on the board of the nonprofit that organizes the event, attended the Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen work session March 25 to request the board's assistance in allowing liquor sales at the market this year. "I was approached by a couple different wineries interested in coming to the market," Saunders told the board. The market would only include wineries and microbreweries inside a 100-mile radius, keeping the local flavor of the market intact. Saunders estimated there were 10 to 12 wineries and …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Meadows shopping center in Lake Saint Louis hosts the Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony and lots more holiday fun.
The Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony The annual ceremony in Clock Tower Plaza welcomes the holiday season with caroling by the Green Tree Elementary Choir, complimentary chocolate chip cookies from Max & Erma's, hot chocolate from The Meadows, horse-drawn carriage rides and a visit from Santa. The free event is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Free Pictures with Santa The Meadows is offering a free professional 4x6 picture with Santa and encourages guests to bring their own cameras. The complimentary service is sponsored by The Meadows and Von Maur and is provided by Thomas Warwick of Warwick Photography in Brentwood, MO. "The highlight of the holiday season is about the magic that a visit with Santa brings to a child," Meadows Marketing …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
After two aldermen abstained from the vote to grant Rocktoberfest a liquor license, city staffers brought out a copy of Robert's Rules of Order to settle the issue.
Two events with similar names were at the center of a controversy at the Lake Saint Louis board of aldermen meeting Monday night. The first, Oktoberfest, is a fundraiser for the Lake Saint Louis Ambassadors, a Community Association organization that is dedicated to promoting and improving the city. Last year's one-day festival was so successful, the organizers made it a two-day event for 2012 and moved it from its original home at The Meadows to the Lowe's parking lot at the Shoppes of Hawk Ridge. Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 6 and 7. The second, Rocktoberfest, is the brainchild of Greg Jones, who has spearheaded many charity events for Lake Saint Louis and the Lake Saint Louis Pleasure Boating Club. Jones is working with two foundations …
Friday, August 31, 2012
We nominate a Wentzville or Lake Saint Louis restaurant. You review it—and you could win a prize!
The Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis area has some great local eateries that many would consider community gems; we have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop but are unique to the area; and we certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets. But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not. That's where you come in. It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us if it passes the mark. That's why we have The Friday Food Critic column: You tell us how you feel about it, what dishes are good, who has the best drink specials and so forth. This week's restaurant is BC's Kitchen, located in The Meadows in Lake Saint Louis. To add your review of BC's Kitchen, …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Post your best example of 80s fashion and get inspired for the 80s-themed 5K run/walk on Aug. 11.
And you thought you'd never use those shoulder pads again. Here's your chance to drag out those 80s styles, along with the big hair and mall bangs of the 1980s while you help raise money for a good cause—Crider Health Center. Crider urges every one to dress in their wildest 1980’s inspired fashion and come have a bodaciously good time at Crider Health Center’s Totally 80’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. For inspiration, we've posted trailers from some iconic movies of the 1980s. Help us drum up some excitement for the event by posting a pic of yourself or your family in your best 80s style. The run will take place at The Meadows Shopping Center in Lake Saint Louis. After the run participants can stick around for …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The store closing will lay off seven workers.
The St. Louis Business Journal reported Tuesday, July 31, that the Backwoods store at The Meadows shopping center in Lake Saint Louis will close Aug. 13. The store, which sells a variety of outdoor clothing and equipment such as backpacks and rock climbing gear, was the only St. Louis-area location for the company, which is headquartered in Texas. Backwoods has been open at the Meadows since 2009. Company officials blamed the poor economy and difficulties in maintaining the location for the store's closing. Seven employees will lose their jobs when the store shutters. Want to keep up with the latest business news? Subscribe to our newsletter and get the headlines delivered to your email inbox every day, FREE! Just click here to sign up.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
One-of-a-kind ceramic bowls were donated by local artists and students.
(The following is a press release issued by The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis.) Operation Food Search will be hosting their 3rd Annual Empty Bowls ceramic bowl sale on Saturday, June 9 at The Meadows. One-of-a-kind ceramic bowls created by local artists, teachers and students will be on sale at the fund-raiser with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting OFS’s O’Fallon food distribution center. New to this year’s event, Operation Food Search will sell bowls at two locations within The Meadows: at the new Lake Saint Louis Farmers & Artists Market from 8 a.m. noon and in the Clock Tower Plaza from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event will also feature a pottery demonstration by noted St. Charles ceramist Bob Allen of the Foundry Art Centre beginning …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Sunshine and mild temperatures brought a crowd to the new market at the Meadows this Saturday.
If you're looking for the unusual or unique, plan a trip to the Lake Saint Louis Farmers' and Artists' Market at The Meadows. Wentzville Patch visited last Saturday and saw booths displaying handcrafted jewelry, wood and metal sculptures. Also offered for sale were home-made baked goods and jellies, all sorts of plants and flowers, vegetables, and even locally raised meat. Live music adds to the festive atmosphere of the market, which is held in the southeast parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, until October 13.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Altar'd State will offer fashions, shoes and accessories for women.
(Altar'd State issued the following press release on May 31.) Altar’d State, the next big thing in retail, announced today it will open a store in The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis early this fall. Altar’d State is an energetic retail concept offering a distinctive shopping experience for women interested in the latest fashion finds, the most anticipated accessories and that next great gift. Whether she is 16 or 60, the common thread is her desire to share her personality through stylish, comfortable, on-trend clothes, shoes and accessories. Aside from providing all the latest trends, Altar’d State distinguishes itself by supporting charitable causes in the community. Through what is known as Mission Mondays, the company donates 10% of…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Rock This Boat, a tropical rock band, is set to kickoff the summer concert series in Lake Saint Louis.
The Meadows in Lake Saint Louis will kickoff its 2012 Music On The Meadows Summer Concert Series tonight as Rock This Boat prepares to take the stage. Rock This Boat is a tropical rock/island party music band—best defined as Jimmy Buffett concert fun, according to the band's website—that plays in and around the St. Louis-area. All Music on The Meadows concerts are from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. will be held in the Clock Tower Plaza of the popular shopping center. According to the The Meadows' website, guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair for seating. Concert goers are also invited to bring their own food and drink—no glass bottles—as well as enjoy food and drink available for sale by Max & Erma's and LuLu's Concessions. Here'…