The St. Louis-based food chain, Lion's Choice is being sold, but keeping its roots in St. Louis.
The owner and co-founder of the chain, Marvin Gibbs, is selling the chain's parent company to a private equity group headquartered in St. Louis. The Post-Dispatch reports that Mark Disper, who was the chain's first franchisee is the new CEO. Disper hopes to add as many as 15 new locations to the existing 23 in the metro area.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Drivers headed to the Cardinals games this weekend should be aware of some closures on I-64.
MoDOT will be closing lanes on 64 at the Poplar Street Bridge starting Friday night. Crews will reopen lanes for one hour before and after the Cardinals games to accommodate the additional traffic. Fans headed to the Rams game on Sunday will also be dealing with closures.
The closures are all part of the project to replace the driving surface on the Poplar Street Bridge.
Here is the work MoDOT is planning for this weekend in St. Louis City:
- Friday, September 6, crews will be closing two left lanes on westbound I-64 at the Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. At 12:01 Saturday, crews will close the left two lanes on eastbound I-64. At least one through lane on I-64 will remain open in both directions on the bridge and in the city. All lanes will reopen before 5 a.m. Monday.
- Saturday, September 7, crews will close the ramp from eastbound I-70 to the Poplar Street Bridge at 12:01 a.m. Crews will reopen the ramp before the end of the Cardinal games on Saturday and Sunday. They will close the ramp one hour after the end of the Cardinal games on each day. The ramp will reopen before 5 a.m. Monday.
- Saturday, September 7, crews will be shifting traffic on eastbound I-64 between Kingshighway and Boyle. Crews will close the two left lanes at 12:01 a.m. Saturday morning. Crews will have at least two eastbound lanes open an hour before the start of Saturday’s game. Once the game starts, crews will close lanes again. All lanes are projected to be reopened by 5 a.m. Sunday. When the lanes reopen all three through lanes of traffic will be shifted to the right.
One of the largest employers in Missouri is creating even more jobs.
AT&T plans to fill more than 185 positions in the state. They are looking to fill part-time and full-time positions across retail and business sales and U-Verse technicians. AT&T has made massive investments in Missouri's networks--nearly a quarter-of-a-billion dollars in the first half of this year.
The company employees nearly 11,000 people throughout the state.