Charlie Brennan

New Park To Honor Tennis Legend With St. Louis Ties

Charlie Brennan
March 20, 2018 - 2:03 pm
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Arthur Ashe, the first and only African-American male to win singles titles at the U.S. Open (1968) and Wimbledon (1975), lived with his tennis coach Richard Hudlin at 1221 Laclede Station Road in Richmond Heights while attending Sumner High School in 1960 and 1961. The City of Richmond Heights and the Richmond Heights Historical Society invite everyone to the Ashe-Hudlin Park Dedication Ceremony on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3 p.m. The new park, located just northeast of 1221 Laclede Station Road, honors Ashe and Hudlin, as well as the Bennett Avenue Historic District.

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Congrats to St. Louis-based Drury Hotels for receiving the “Best Mid-Range Hotel” award in the April 2018 edition of MONEY magazine. In its annual “Best in Travel” issue, MONEY cited Drury’s great hot breakfasts, free wi-fi, and Free 5:30 Kickback which includes free drinks, hot dogs, soup, salad, baked potatoes, chili, nachos, pasta and more—essentially dinner.

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Now this is unheard of: four local builders (McBride, F&F, Payne, McKelvey) are working together (that’s weird because they are competitors) with seven local unions in the so-called Neighborhoods Built by your Neighbors program. The companies promise to use union workers for one year and, in exchange, the unions will offer cash incentives up to $10,000 to homebuyers. The purpose is to create more jobs for the unions and stimulate the home building industry. It is the first and only program of its kind in the United States. However, there is a $1,000,000 limit to the cash incentives and when the money runs out, the program ends. For details, visit mcbridehomes.com.

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