Tribute to One of Chesterfield’s First City Leaders

One of Chesterfield’s founding city council members, Barry Flachsbart, passed away at age 81. He remained fiercely dedicated to the city—he’d actually been at a council session the week of his death.

Barry headed Citizens for Chesterfield, which led to the city becoming incorporated. He was elected to the council in 1989 and served as mayor pro tem before becoming acting mayor during October 2010 when then-Mayor John Nations resigned to head of bi-state development. Barry again served as mayor pro tem during 2016-2017.

Barry headed several committees during his service.

Authentic Italian Groceries Added to Chesterfield’s Mix

Managers of Viviano’s Festa Italiano expanded their Chesterfield location at 150 Four Seasons Center into a full-service restaurant, including an Italian deli and grocery department. They’ve also increased their catering options. They offer fresh bread from The Hill on a daily basis, too.

Some of the Italian products they provide are imported pastas, fresh spices from around the world, different varieties of olive oil and vinegar, meats, cheeses, genoa salami, soppresata, capocolla, mortadella, coppa, pancetta, parmesan reggiano and imported proscuitto.

Call 314.878.1474 to inquire about their monthly plant, paint or specialty August “nite” theme. During “plant nite,” customers create their own rose bowl terrarium with custom sand art, seashells, rocks, pearls, moss and two beautiful air plants. Many of their events are family friendly.

Parkway Earns Another Green Ribbon School

Highcroft Ridge Elementary School in Chesterfield, along with Claymont Elementary, were two more Parkway School District communities named as 2019 National Green Ribbon Schools. Parkway received two of only four green ribbon awards given to schools in Missouri from the U.S. Department of Education.

Parkway now has six National Green Ribbon Schools—Bellerive and Green Trails elementary schools were awarded in 2018. Additionally, McKelvey Elementary and North High were named Green Ribbon Schools in 2017. 


Eaten at the New Scholtzsky’s Yet?

Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery opened in Chesterfield at 158 Long Road. The menu features sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, gourmet pizzas, soups, mac-and-cheese dishes, kids meals, desserts, Cinnabon rolls and freshly baked bread. The restaurant participates in Uber Eats, GrubHub and DoorDash, as well as offers handcrafted catering.

Schlotzsky’s is a privately held franchise chain of restaurants. The company is headquartered in Atlanta. Schlotzsky’s has more than 350 franchised and company-owned locations worldwide.

Police Officer Celebrates Three Decades of Service

Chesterfield Police Department Officer Matt Pousson recently was recognized for 30 years of law enforcement service. His veteran leadership and job knowledge especially was acknowledged. He’s participated in newer church security training programs. 

The Chesterfield Police Department is headed by Chief Ray Johnson, who has been in law enforcement for the past 37 years.

New Research and Development Facility in Chesterfield Still Expanding

A newly opened, state-of-the-art 295,000-square-feet facility in Chesterfield expands the capacity of Pfizer professionals dedicated to researching and developing potential medicines and vaccines. The new campus ultimately will employ 600-plus people, bringing more than 80 new STEM positions to the area, according to Pfizer sources.

Chesterfield-based Pfizer researchers, who are a part of the company’s BioTherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences organization, specialize in developing products and product candidates for vaccines, rare diseases and genetic medicines, oncology, inflammation and immunology, as well as internal medicine. 

Adekunle Olatunbosun Onadipe, an associate research fellow in Pfizer’s Bioprocess Research and Development group, leads the search for the ‘best cell’ among the many cells that are made in the Missouri lab.

“We’re looking for sustained performance, a seasoned rockstar, not a one-hit wonder,” Adekunle says.