New Hotel Is ‘Big on Little Things’ for Guests

Chesterfield recently gained a new hotel at 11 Arnage Boulevard: Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. Louis—Chesterfield. The hotel offers 91 guest rooms, free high-speed wireless Internet access, complimentary breakfast bar daily, 24/7 business center and a meeting space, along with an indoor pool and fitness room featuring the latest equipment.

In the Mood for Fresh Mex?

Many local residents say they waited patiently for the Chimi’s restaurant at 60 Four Seasons Shopping Center in Chesterfield to open, and some are still wondering if it is. The answer is yes, it is. The menu boasts authentic Mexican cuisine, such as Chuy’s roasted artichoke as well as chorizo dips, poblano peppers, molcajete, yolandas, chilaquiles and flan.

Area Hospital Earns Important Heart Attack Designation

St. Luke’s Hospital, 232 S. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield, earned the Level I STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) designation from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which recognizes the hospital for the team’s ability to quickly and effectively treat this most severe type of heart attack. During such a heart attack, blood flow is completely blocked to a portion of the heart.

The Level I STEMI designation specifies St. Luke’s as a heart attack center with specially trained staff available 24 hours a day to treat these medical emergencies. The national goal for treating a patient experiencing a STEMI is 90 minutes from the time they arrive at the hospital. At St. Luke’s, spokespersons indicate the median time is 47 minutes, which is “better than 90 percent of hospitals nationwide.”

To achieve the Level I STEMI designation, St. Luke’s multidisciplinary STEMI team completed an extensive two-day assessment.

Happy 30th Birthday, Chesterfield!

Chesterfield officially was incorporated on June 1, 1988. What are the top 30 things you like about this city? Would you include its vibrant 47,700-plus community? Top-rated schools? The strong local businesses? How about the variety of restaurants? And the hiking and biking? The new Veterans Honor Park? The plethora of shopping destinations? Rolling hills and green valleys? Excellent senior living facilities? The houses of worship? The unique art sculptures and classes? Its rich history? All of the recreational outlets? Free concerts and summer movies? Its 488.5 acres of parkland? Tree-lined neighborhoods? Being only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis?

City historians indicate the area previously was known by many names: Lake, Hog Hollow, Gumbo, St. Andrew, Bonhomme, River Bend and Chesterfield Village. Some people claim the name “Chesterfield” came from a potato, or a lord, or a breed of pig. The first public use of “Chesterfield” is found in the Missouri Gazette on July 22, 1819: “The citizens of Chesterfield, and its vicinity, met on the third day of July, to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the American Independence.”

PGA Spectators to Park in Chesterfield

When Town and Country’s Bellerive Country Club hosts the 100th Professional Golfers’ Association of America Championship Aug. 6-12, many attendees among the 61,000-plus ticket holders will be parking in Chesterfield. Because the championship was designated a Homeland Security event, there will be no public parking or spectator drop-off at the club. In fact, there is not supposed to be public parking allowed within 2 miles of the club.

Among the 13 parking lots slated to be used for the event are Chesterfield Mall, Maryville University and Westminster Christian Academy. Complimentary shuttle buses will drive spectators to the event site.