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Serving the community for over 28 years

At family-owned St. Charles Restaurant Equipment, customers are part of the family, too. The business began when owners Clark and Denise Morelli started looked for solutions to their Pantera’s Pizza franchise. From there, they got into kitchen equipment sales.  The business has grown and expanded to a store-front location right along Hwy. 70 in St. Charles County [next to Cabinets to Go and Lumber Liquidators].  St. Charles Restaurant Equipment has formed long, committed friendships with many area restaurant owners, and is building new business partners and friendships every day. St. Charles Restaurant Equipment invites businesses to come see them and ...

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Legendary food and service spells success

Keeping it fresh while holding true to tradition has made Spiro’s St. Charles a culinary landmark. It’s also a commitment owner Steve Karagiannis takes seriously.  “While we’re doing new things to the menu, we don’t stray far from what made us famous. And that’s our steaks, service and prices,” Steve said.  Spiro’s St. Charles has made a reputation for itself as a dining destination renowned for excellent tableside service and an eclectic menu where steaks, lamb and classic Greek dishes are signature items.  In addition to traditional Greek fare, Steve is always adding new additions to the menu, which are ...

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Providing professional care to patients across St. Louis

For those experiencing discomfort from ear, nose and throat problems, Sound Health Services may be the perfect solution. Sound Health Services is the largest, private practice ENT doctor, audiology, speech pathology and allergy practice with 16 locations in the St. Louis Metro area. Sound Health Services is excited to announce that Mary S. Czerny, M.D. will now be seeing patients on the St. Luke’s Hospital campus as she joins Dr. Sheldon Davis with Ear, Head, and Neck Specialists.  Dr. Czerny is an experienced otolaryngologist specializing in both pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat disorders and is also board-certified by ...

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An American spin on Mexican fare

Whether it’s a night out with friends or date night, Salty’s Fresh Mex offers fresh Mexican food with 10 different flavors of hand-shaken margaritas to wash it down.  Co-owned by husband and wife team Paul and Angie Wegeng, Salty’s Fresh Mex opened in Cottleville in 2016. The cozy space has both indoor and outdoor dining options. Its menu includes burritos, tacos, nachos, fajitas and Mexican-inspired bowls – all made fresh to order. In addition to serving lunch and dinner, come February, the restaurant will offer breakfast on weekends. The menu will feature both Mexican and American breakfast fare.   Paul ...

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Ballet brings joy, teaches discipline

Dancers of all ages and skill levels will find a home at the Saint Louis Ballet School. Registration is open now online, and classes begin August 4. Administrator Tanya Strautmann, who danced professionally with Saint Louis Ballet for 16 years, praised the art as something that “helps you in your entire life.” “It teaches you a discipline, how to achieve certain goals,” Tanya said. “Most students in ballet class are actually doing really well in school, because they have that discipline in ballet class. Every day you’re coming in and doing the same steps over and over again, but you’re ...

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Celebrating 25 years in business

Choosing the right flooring for a home can be a daunting task. Basye’s Abbey Carpet & Floor and its team of flooring professionals have been working with customers across the region since 1993 – 25 years! “We offer just about any type flooring that you could want,” Office Manager Sharon Mills said. As a premier floor covering showplace in Saint Charles County and Saint Louis County and one of the largest flooring showrooms in the area, Basye’s Abbey Carpet & Floor is a one-stop shop for carpet, hardwood, luxury vinyl tile, stone, ceramic, porcelain, and laminate as well as specialty ...

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Solving pain with cutting-edge, chiropractic treatments

Dr. Lynn Vitale with Balanced Body Chiropractic holds a wealth of experience in chiropractic techniques designed to treat the whole body. Dr. Vitale, who specializes in pain relief, said she uses multiple disciplines including acupuncture, rehab procedures with a Class 4 Cold Laser, physical therapy and soft tissue modalities, and the Activator and Thompson techniques. One specialty of Dr. Vitale’s currently receiving notoriety is her neuropathy treatment, which helps heal damaged nerve tissue. “People walk around with a burning sensation or a loss of sensation [in their hands and feet],” Dr. Vitale explained. “The neuropathy treatment is not a pill; ...

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Buying “as-is” homes and properties since 1999

Robang Properties, LLC prides itself on being a local, family-owned, general contracting company that has been buying “as-is” homes and properties since 1999. Robang Properties Owner Michael Robinson said the company was started as a way to help families in the greater St. Louis area who are faced with foreclosure or unwanted properties. Perhaps a home owner needs to sell their home in a short amount of time, or perhaps they are looking to get a home that needs excessive repairs off their hands.  Robinson said Robang Properties buys houses regardless of their condition. Whether it be fire damage, water ...

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Serving the community and their vehicles

Autotech Auto Center is a locally-owned, small business that truly cares about the members of the community and their vehicles. Autotech Auto Center Owner Mark Foppe and his team devote each day to offering the best quality service and keeping customers’ best interests at the forefront. “We’re here through the whole process; we’re going to let you know what’s going on with your car and upcoming repairs that will be due soon, in order to keep you in your car and off the tow truck,” Mark said. “I’m the owner and I’m in the store every single day, usually the ...

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Inspiring a brighter future, one child at a time

St. Charles County’s preeminent independent elementary school, Andrews Academy, is founded upon respect for child development, a thorough grounding in the basic skills and the encouragement of independent thinking. The academy’s ultimate goal is intentionally equipping each student with the skills and attitudes for success in the 21st century. The faculty and administration at Andrews Academy collaborate to design personalized lessons and innovative experiences that engage students in learning. The experiential approach to learning at Andrews challenges students to think critically, develop empathy, collaborate with others and to communicate effectively. All the while, the students demonstrate a love of learning ...

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