December 14, 2012Cupcake lovers can now enjoy a glass of wine with their sweet treat at Jilly's Cupcake A Go Go.
The Des Peres Board of Aldermen on Monday approved the restaurant's request to serve alcohol at its 1131 Colonnade Center location.
Jilly's also serves sandwiches, salads and soups, and according to David Pollman, Jilly's representative, diners had requested liquor service.
"The layout of the restaurant does not include a bar," City Administrator Doug Harms said. "It includes liquor service at the table."
Jilly's hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Board Member John Pound said he was concerned that the restaurant's location at the end of the center would create a problem with neighbors to the rear, as far as automobile lights being a disturbance.
"Solomon Gershman (owner of the center) just installed a sight-proof fence at the rear of the property," Pollman said.
A larger restaurant may be in the future. The tenant next door to Jilly's is on a month-to-month lease and has "paved the way to expand into her bay," at a future date, Pollman said.
He added a portion of the shopping center lot has been repaved with 15 parking spaces added.
Hospital To Expand Energy Plant
The board also approved a request Monday by Des Peres Hospital, 2345 Dougherty Ferry Road, to expand its energy plant.
Kristopher Mehrtens, ACI Boland Architects, said part of the expansion would replace the hospital's aging equipment including boilers and generators to make them more efficient and quiet.
Included in the expansion is a fence on the property of five property owners in Windemere Subdivision that abuts the hospital to the north.
"We will provide a 12-foot- high-sight-proof fence built on the homeowners' property, and after the expansion, it will be turned over to the homeowners' association for maintenance," Mehrtens said.
The project is expected start in March or April of next year, and take 18 months to complete.
"I would like the fence to be in place before you start expansion," Board Member Mark Becker said.
"I would hope so," Mehrtens said. "This has been conveyed to the hospital. It is my understanding that the fence will be one of the first things done."
Becker, one of the five homeowners abutting the hospital, said he would like language in the bill to say that should any of the five homeowners not consent to the fence, the fence would be built on the property of consenting owners.
"They have all consented," he said. "But I will get it in writing."
The Des Peres Board of Aldermen cancelled its Dec. 24 meeting.