Thursday, April 18, 2013
Patrick Connolly is an asset to the new Richmond Heights restaurant, according to RFT's Ian Froeb.
When Cheshire Inn re-launched, it debuted four different restaurant concepts: The Market (deli), Fox & Hounds (tavern), The Restaurant at The Cheshire (traditional dining) and Basso (pub-style food). Despite its location in the basement, Basso has a secret weapon--James Beard award winner Patrick Connolly. Basso "strikes me as having greater potential than the Restaurant at the Cheshire's play-it-safe upscale approach," RFT's Ian Froeb writes. Read his full review of Basso on RFT. Have you dined at Basso or another Cheshire restaurant? Tell us about your experience in the comments. Read the latest on the new Cheshire restaurants:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Less than three months after its re-opening, The Cheshire Restaurant's husband-and-wife executive chefs resigned just weeks apart.
The Cheshire's The Restaurant, 6300 Clayton Rd., which re-opened to the public in November after renovations, has already seen its first major staff shake-ups. Executive chef Wilfrin Fernandez-Cruz resigned from his post in mid-January, according to Sauce Magazine. Last week St. Louis-Post Dispatch reported that his wife, pastry chef Lisa Fernandez-Cruz, resigned from her positions at The Restaurant as well as Basso. The Cheshire has plans to move forward. Read the full story on St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Related articles:
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The general manager of the Richmond Heights hotel shows off the interior of a royal room.
Royal rooms at The Cheshire hotel will feature a presidential look, general manager Harry Lunt told members of the Richmond Heights Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. In total, the hotel will have 108 guest rooms and suites, including 22 royal rooms. He spoke as part of a tour of the renovations, which began in January. The hotel is expected to re-open Aug. 5.
Monday, April 4, 2011
The Richmond Heights City Council also approved several ordinances related to the Cheshire Lodge renovation Monday.
The Richmond Heights City Council is meeting Monday to vote on several issues related to the Cheshire Lodge hotel renovation project. This is an overview of comments made during the discussion. 7:54 P.M.: The council has approved a petition to establish the Cheshire Community Improvement District. It also approved an ordinance tied to the Dale Avenue Great Street project. The meeting has moved into close session. 7:51 P.M.: The council is considering whether to designate the tract of land on which the Cheshire Lodge sits as a blighted area and to approve a development agreement with the development company. District 2 Councilman Mike Jones was the only dissenting vote on the ordinance. "I can't believe any of their figures," he said of the…
Monday, March 21, 2011
A look at issues discussed Monday by the Richmond Heights City Council.
The Richmond Heights City Council met Monday to discuss a variety of issues, including a blighting analysis as it relates to the Cheshire Lodge. The following is a look at the discussion as it happened. 8:18 P.M.: The council has voted to go into closed session. 8:17 P.M.: Erma Nevels is telling the council that she was startled to see a surveyor digging a hole near where she lives. Jones said he had experienced a similar situation in the past and that the digging was happening on an easement, not on his property. 8:13 P.M.: Reggie Finney, a Hadley Township resident, is asking why people were surveying in the neighborhood about a week ago. "Was the city aware of this, and why was there such a rush to do it on a Saturday and Sunday versus …
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Richmond Heights group met Thursday.
The Richmond Heights Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday to discuss the Cheshire Lodge project and possible zoning ordinance changes. This is a look at highlights from the meeting in reverse chronological order. 8:14 P.M.: The meeting has ended. 8:11 P.M.: A new restaurant is expected to open in University Club Tower by early May, Reary said. 8:08 P.M.: Kopolow asks whether there have been any updates on Hadley Township. Reary said City Council is still working on the issue. 8:05 P.M.: The discussion over code amendments stems from recommendations made by city planning consultant Todd Streiler. 8:01 P.M.: The commission is discussing how fences should be placed along the buffer zone. City code requires fencing between commercial …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The storm came through St. Louis late Sunday night.
A Richmond Heights City Council member said he's thankful that people were safe during a powerful storm that rolled through St. Louis on Sunday night. We've "got to be thankful that nobody was injured," District 2 Councilman Jim Thomson said. He said he hadn't received feedback about the storm from his constituents as of early Monday afternoon. His neighborhood, located south of Highway 40, had downed trash cans and limbs but didn't appear to have received the brunt of the storm. The western portion of Richmond Heights, which borders Brentwood, appears to have escaped the worst of the storm with "just a few branches here and there," District 4 Councilwoman Connie Williams said. "Overall, we were real fortunate," Williams said. She hadn't …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
All 107 rooms in the Richmond Heights hotel are expected to receive $101,000 each in upgrades.
A preliminary funding agreement aimed at paving the way for upgrades to a hotel expected to generate $98 million in revenue over a 20-year period received the approval of Richmond Heights City Council on Jan. 4. "It is a Main and Main project and will help the whole city," Mayor James Beck said before the council's vote. Cheshire Lodge, 6300 Clayton Rd., is expected to open to guests in August and will feature 107 rooms that are to include canopied beds, showers, framed pictures and 37-inch high-definition TVs, said Craig Cobler, senior vice president of development for Lodging Hospitality Management, the company overseeing the project. He gave City Council an overview of the project at its regular meeting Jan. 4. The rehabilitated site is…
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Cheshire Lodge, partially located in Richmond Heights, is expected to open in June.
- Nate Birt
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Plans for the multi-million dollar renovation of a St. Louis hotel are expected to move forward following a Richmond Heights City Council vote Dec. 20. The council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $8 million in bonds toward the Cheshire Lodge project, communications coordinator Irene Johnson said. She referred further questions about the project to City Manager Amy Hamilton. Hamilton could not immediately be reached for comment. The renovated Cheshire, 6300 Clayton Road, is expected to open in the summer, according to a message posted to the Web site of Clayton-based Seven Gables Inn. The Cheshire will become a part of the inn's boutique hotel collection, the Web site states. The project is expected to …