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St. Louis Automotive Icon, Lou Fusz, Sr. dies

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 06:12 Published in Local News

   The founder of one of the largest automotive networks in the United States, Lou Fusz Senior, has died. Fusz suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in Palm Beach, Florida.  He was 94.  

   Fusz was family patriarch and chairman of the board of the Lou Fusz Automotive Network.

   Funeral services will be in St. Louis.  Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Friday at Kriegshauser Mortuary West Chapel in Olivette.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of The Pillar Catholic Church on South Lindbergh Boulevard.

For Sale: Shuttered Crestwood Mall

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 06:06 Published in Local News
   A once-bustling Crestwood mall will likely never see shoppers again.  
 
   After a failed effort to secure tax incentives to revamp the former Crestwood Plaza,  its owners are walking away from redevelopment plans and putting the property up for sale.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chicago-based Centrum Partners and co-owner Angelo, Gordon & Co., a New York-based hedge fund, have contracted CBRE, a commercial real-estate firm, to sell the 47 acre site along Watson Road.  
 
   It'll be up to the buyer to decide, but the old mall will likely be raised.  A CBRE broker who's handling the sale, told the paper the site offers a good opportunity for a hospital or university to build a new campus.

Former justice to lead appeal of red-light ruling

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 04:09 Published in Local News

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - An Arizona company that installs and operates red-light cameras across Missouri has hired a former state Supreme Court chief justice to lead an appeal before that court.

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports former justice Michael Wolff will spearhead an appeal sought by American Traffic Solutions Inc. and Ellisville of a ruling earlier this month that said Ellisville's red-light camera ordinance is not enforceable.

   The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern Division said in a Nov. 5 opinion that state law requires points to be assessed for moving violations, which can be committed only by a driver or pedestrian.

   Many cities ticket the owner of a vehicle caught running a red light, regardless of who was driving, and do not report the infraction to the state to have points assessed.

 

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