A new bar is closer to opening in Old Town St. Peters after Wednesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
Kenneth Farwell applied for a special use permit to open a bar located on the south side of Main Street, west of Church Street, more commonly known as 100 Main Street. Farwell intends to open a bar, called Da Elite, which caters to emergency personnel. A fire department captain in the St. Louis area, Farwell said he wanted to open an establishment for EMTs, fire fighters and police. He hopes the bar and grill provides relaxed area for the professionals.
The bar, which would join three others in the Old Town area, was met with some objections. Mike Roos, owner of neighboring Mike's Bait, Tackle & Archery , was concerned with the bars customers using a small parking lot behind his store and not having any room to turn around when the lot was full. He said parking, in general, was an issue. Ross was also concerned with an exposed gas gauge on the side of his building being hit.
Farwell said that there was plenty of street parking and a few public lots for people to use. About the gas gauge, Farwell said anyone driving on the alley can hit, not just his customers.
A resident in Old Town said she was concerned about the noise, Farwell said the area is noisy with or without his bar with three other bars in the area.
Ultimately Planning and Zoning siding with Farwell. The Commission said that the gas gauge is not Farwell's responsibility. The Commission also said that parking shouldn't be an issue.
Based on those decisions, Planning and Zoning agreed to recommend approval to the St. Peters Board of Aldermen. If the Board follows the recommendation, Farwell will get his special use permit and his bar.
- McDonald's, which has five locations exist in the 63376 area code, is adding one more to St. Peters. A site plan for a new restaurant located in Ward 4 on the east side of Harvester Road, south of Highway 94, was approved Wednesday night.
- Union Furniture Installations, Inc. was on the agenda for three months and didn't show once. Because of that, the Commission removed the request, forcing the business to re-apply if it wants a home occupation permit.
- All seven home occupation permits were approved.
- Certified Sales and Services Inc., Baalman’s Produce and Lowery Carnival Co. were granted temporary use permits.
- The Commission requested the Board approve a special use permit for R&R Sports Massage.