May 2017 Around Town 1

Historic Store Reopens After Costly Renovation

Head’s Store, the historic and nostalgic general store in St. Albans under new ownership, reopened in February after major renovations. The store offers gifts, grab and go chef-prepared meals, eat-in breakfast, lunch and dinner items, general groceries plus other amenities from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

New owner Datra Herzog, also the owner of The Inns at St. Albans, who purchased the store in December, said her plans for Head’s also include an ice cream parlor and private event space for birthday parties and family events opening later this spring.

Herzog spent $100,000 bringing Head’s back into its own with a new kitchen, refinished hardwood floors, new coolers, counters, an island for grocery and gift items plus upstairs offices and the bones of the private event space and ice cream parlor.

CycleBar Launches in St. Louis

CycleBar, the only premium indoor cycling franchise in America, opened two St. Louis locations this spring in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur, the first in Missouri. CycleBar offers St. Louis residents a one-of-a-kind cycling experience featuring a high-energy workout in a concert-like atmosphere.

Unique to CycleBar is its emphasis on community involvement through its CycleGiving program, a turnkey program that raises thousands of dollars for area charities through energetic cycling rides that function as fundraisers. CycleBar also has a community room available to give groups a gathering space for parties, fundraisers or meetings either before or after the ride.

CycleBar unites riders of all fitness levels by creating an unparalleled multisensory workout. While many classes use high-energy, calorie-torching routines to give riders a full-body workout, other classes are offered as well. Several are available that slow the pace, calming minds, elevating moods and reviving senses of the riders engaged in the class. Additionally, specialty themed rides, from wine-down Wednesdays to Sunday brunches—with mimosas included!—provide a fun atmosphere that helps to make each ride unique.

CycleBar offers a pay-per-class model, with no membership necessary. Multi-class packages are available for purchase.

For more information about CycleBar Chesterfield, visit, sear CycleBar Chesterfield on Facebook, follow @CB_Chesterfield on Twitter or email For information about CycleBar Creve Coeur, email

Gershman Mortgage Has Moved Headquarters

St. Louis-based Gershman Mortgage has moved their headquarters from Clayton to 16253 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 400 in Chesterfield. The phone numbers 314.889.0600 and 1.800.GERSHMAN (437.7462) are the same.

Gershman Mortgage closed its Chesterfield location at 187 Hilltown Village Center. Gershman will maintain its Clayton presence with its office located at 7801 Forsyth. The new office space of more than 24,000 square feet will allow the company to grow.

Gershman Mortgage will continue to have local branch offices in Kirkwood, South St. Louis City and St. Peters.

FVC Activities Director Earns VOYCE Lifetime Award!

VOYCE has awarded Jennifer Russell, Friendship Village Chesterfield’s community life services director, with their lifetime achievement award for her 22 years serving residents at the Chesterfield retirement community. VOYCE is an organization founded here in 1979 that honors exceptional work in caregiving and recognizes excellence in person-centered care.

For years Russell boasted a reputation among FVC residents for being the chairwoman of fun by spreading cheer, decorating for all events and holidays, managing a diverse range of FVC community activities including wellness/fitness challenges, horseshoe tournaments, kayak races on the FVC lake, talent shows, an annual juried spring flower show and a 1,000 person grandparents’ day carnival along with classes, outings and plays.

Russell also develops new programs, such as a special one marrying resident veterans with local high school students who interviewed and photographed them and, then, published their stories in recognition of the veterans’ service. The interviews evolved into a wall of honor for veterans on the FVC campus.

Veterans Honor Park Dedication Ceremony

The City of Chesterfield is pleased to announce that the Veterans Honor Park Dedication Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 3.  The ceremony will begin with a social at 5:30 p.m., followed by the flag raising at 6 p.m. The Mayor and City Administrator, Mike Geisel, will deliver the opening statements for the keynote speaker. The park is located adjacent to the Chesterfield Amphitheater at 631 Veterans Place Drive. This road will be closed during the event.

The Parkway Central High Band will perform several patriotic ensembles, including the Armed Forces Medley, the National Anthem, God Bless America and various marches. 
As an educational component, there will be Living Historians representing the veterans who served throughout history. Veterans in attendance will receive a small token of appreciation for their service and there will be light refreshments available after the ceremony. This event is open to the public and is free to attend. Handicap parking and seating will be available. All donors will receive an email and formal invitation. RSVP’s are requested, but not required. Please contact Amanda Miller at 636.537.4711 if you plan to attend.

Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Ladies and Gentlemen, find your big hats and dapper duds, because the Kentucky Derby Watch Party is on Saturday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Chesterfield Amphitheater! Free to the public, this event will have plenty to offer making it the social event you and your friends must attend. All the races will be displayed on a HUGE LED wall with scrolling red carpet pictures of all of our guests in their finest spring fashion. Race day-themed drinks, food, games and partying will entertain sports lovers and fashionistas alike for a day at the park.

A DJ will be spinning much longer than “the greatest 2 minutes in sports” at this dance party. Upgrade your experience with “Millionaires Row” ticket packages and you’ll be treated to preferred parking, open bar, and reserved seating, for a VIP experience. “Grand Stand” group opportunities for larger parties are also available. There will also be plenty of themed cocktails and food for purchase to quench your thirst and fulfill that hunger. Make plans now to get dolled up because this will be a party that will have you “Running for The Roses.” Blankets and chairs are welcome. Outside coolers, food and drink are prohibited. Don’t miss the Ribbon Cutting for the Tiny House Project, presented by Habitat for Humanity! For more information about the party or to purchase your ticket packages in advance, visit General admission is free. No alcoholic beverages are allowed.