Timothy’s STL Co-Owner Tim Metz talks about Restaurant

Tim Metz Co-Owner of Timothy’s The Restaurant talks about the concept and the road he and his two friends and co-owners traveled that made this dream become a reality. Opening Aug. 6, 2021.

THE BEGINNING: Tim began talking about the beginning, when he and his two good friends, Steven and Sean, first got the idea to open up a restaurant. He said, “The whole thing came about a couple of years ago” when Steven first brought it up.

VIDEO BELOW: Watch Tim Metz in amazing interview about the restaurant, his friends and co-owners and hear him elaborate about the cork wall.

VIDEO: Tim Mets, Co-Owner of Timothy’s The Restaurant, talks about this new restaurant. video by craig currie

THE OWNERS: Tim continued, “I’m hands on and have been in the industry since I was 13-years-old. Sean, his degree is in Hotel Management. Steven is a professional server.” Tim added that Steven’s “wine knowledge is extremely extensive.”

 “The menu is everything I love doing…upscale American but it almost like upscale comfort food.” 

THE BUILDING: After Steve sparked the idea, “It kind of snowballed after that,” Tim said. “They started looking at properties and we stumbled across this…12710 Olive Street. It used to be Olive Street Café and it needed a lot of love. We’ve been working on it for four months now and it’s like this close to being finished.”

THE MENU: Tim continued with, “The menu is everything I love doing…upscale American but its almost like upscale comfort food. A very popular dish I do for catering is a Lobster Pot Pie. It has a puff-pastry top. It’s delicious. We’ve got vegan dishes, vegetarian dishes and most of our dishes can be changed into vegan or vegetarian. They’re fantastic dishes.”

TIM’S PASSION: Tim added, “My passion is homemade ice cream. It’s one of the things I just love to make. Initially we will have vanilla bean ice cream that will go with a couple of our deserts. We do a chocolate cookie with big chunks of dark chocolate. It will be served ala mode with the ice cream. It’s going to be amazing.”

THE CORK WALL: Tim tells a great story about how the corks came about. Tim explains, “Our cork wall…that was corks from the old Balaban’s. Their last night they were open, there were all the corks back there from when Balaban’s was open in the late 70s. People would just throw them back there and they had two big 33-gallon trash bags full of them and were hauling them out to the dumpster. Sean and I were sitting at the bar, and I was like, are you just going to take those to the trash? They got so much history behind them. So we took them and threw them in our car and put them in our basement thinking some day we’ll do something with them. I don’t know what and we ended up building the cork wall behind the bar…with the corks! So there is over 6000 corks up there. Yeh; it’s pretty crazy!”

WINES & COCKTAILS: Tim explained, “Here at Timothy’s our cocktail program…it’s classic cocktails. Wine list is right now at 100 bottles.” Tim starts to smiling while saying, “that’s Steven’s forte. He’s ah…incredible. He’s been working on it for a long time now to get it perfected.”

THE COOK: Tim added, “Another thing that Timothy’s is very fortunate to have acquired is our Sous-Chef, Will.” None of this would be what it is today without him. “And having him part of the family, growing together, we are very fortunate. Let’s put it that way,” Tim says with a appreciative smile.

The website reads they are going to open August 6, 2021. Let’s congratulate the owners by stopping by for a great meal.

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Thursday 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Friday – Saturday 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Sunday – Monday Closed.

Timothy’s STL – Elevated Dining
12710 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO, MO 63141
(314) 786-5301
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Tradicional 314 Mexican Cuisine, Creve Coeur Opens Aug. 2021

Tradicional 314 features Authentic Mexican Cuisine located in the Aldi shopping center at N. New Ballas Rd. and Olive Blvd., in Creve Coeur, MO. Tradicional 314 will open in August of 2021.

The exact opening date will be posted at facebook.com/Tradicional314STL

The authentic Mexican dinners are all like homemade in an atmosphere that is 100% pure Mexican. more at www.tradicional314.com

Historic Main Street, St. Charles, MO

Historic Main Street in St. Charles is part of the historic district which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The historic district in St. Charles takes up more than 47 acers and has 63 contributing buildings and counting.

VIDEO: Take a drive down Historic Main Street in St. Charles, MO on Sunday, July 11, 2021. credit craig currie

The photos were taken while touring Main Street on a rainy, Sunday afternoon on July 11, 2021. Main Street and its buildings date back 200-plus years giving you a chance to travel back in time when locally owned stores and restaurants were common place. From the red bricks that make the street to the real gaslights dotted along its sidewalks, Historic Main Street is a must see.

The Oliver STL Apartments, Olivette, MO Fall 2021

THE OLIVER STL Apartments are coming along where the former Olivette Fire Department once stood at 9473 Olive Blvd. On Nov. There is approximately 3,500 square feet of retail space planned for the southwest corner of the mixed-use development.

In November of 2020 a banner with the name ‘THE OLIVER” along with Ridghouse Capital and Mission Constructors was attached to the fence that surrounded the construction site along Olive Blvd. catty corner and across from Olivette Bowl.

The multifamily apartment complex will house 151 units which include studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms layouts. The Oliver is anticipated to be ready by Fall 2021.

THE OLIVER Apartments
3,500 square foot outparcel retail structure
117,000 SF of living and amenity space
Near ag-tech companies: Monsanto, Bayer, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

Ridgehous Capital
Mission Constructors, LLC
Timberlake Engineering
VE Design Group
Larson Capital Management

THE OLIVER Apartments
9473 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
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Fireworks Downtown St. Louis 2021

How was the Fair Saint Louis Fireworks 2021? The show was amazing and Market Street became a parking lot for firework-fans who got out of their cars to enjoy the show in downtown St. Louis.

It was Edward Jones who sponsored this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular which was the largest fireworks display Fair Saint Louis has ever produced.

The Gateway Arch was in the foreground during the fireworks that created an artistic outline and silhouette, darkened by the fireworks.

The date of the event was Sunday, July 4th and it started around 9:42 p.m. Fair Saint Louis on the Arch grounds with concerts and vendors will return in 2022.

It was so nice to see all the people enjoying the beautiful summer night in this wonderful city. This is what success looks like St. Louis….keep it up 🙂 And thank you Edward Jones.

Dr. Keisha Ross at Juneteenth talks Slavery, Past and Present

Dr. Keisha Ross, a licensed psychologist, spoke about the impact of slavery, past and present, at the First Annual Juneteenth Caribbean Heritage Walkathon hosted by Art 2063 on June 19, 2021 on the Cricket Field in Forest Park Forever in St. Louis.

Dr. Keisha Ross…

Good morning everyone, Happy Juneteenth and Caribbean Heritage Month. A very special good morning to our Mayor Ms. Tishaura Jones. Thank you for the Art 2063 organizational President Dr. James Tucker, Vice President Mrs. Beverly Tucker, staff members for the vision, organization, planning and manifestation of this First Juneteenth and Caribbean Heritage Event. And hopefully this will be a continued tradition and will have even more turnout as we move forward. 

Dr. Keisha Ross speaks at Juneteenth Celebration in St. Louis about the impact of slavery both past and present.

So today I will talk about recognizing the impact of slavery both past and present. Some may ask, why are black people talking about slavery? To which there is a simple response. There is an enduring legacy of historical trauma as well as continued unresolved racial trauma. Historical trauma is emotional, psychological wounding over one’s lifetime and generation to generation, following loss of lives, land and vital aspects of culture. 

Black people stolen from the African continent endured torture, physical and sexual abuse and separation from their culture. The primary feature of historical trauma is that trauma is transferred to subsequent generations, through biological means, phycological, environmental and social means resulting in a cross-generational cycle of trauma. 

So what this means is there is no escape. Whether it’s through the stories we hear, whether it’s through physiology being on the levels of stress. Epigenetics in which genes and DNA is impacted and changed from being under oppression, there is a long term effect.  

Although there was an Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery, it did not reverse the effects of slavery.

From slavery to share cropping, lynching to police brutality, segregation to redlining and gentrification, systemic biases and structural racism are the current manifestations of slavery. So it’s not an old notion. Right? It may not be in the colonial sense of physical change but has a system and structure that maintains racism. 

Although there was an Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery, it did not reverse the effects of slavery. Therefore racial trauma continues. Racial trauma is the result of ongoing exposure to racial stressors, such as racism, racial bias, discrimination, violence against people of color and racist abuse in the media that creates in environment in which a person of color, black people, feel unsafe, simply because the color of thier skin. So this is the enduring legacy.

In the words of Marcus Darby, ‘A people without the knowledge of their history, origin or culture is like a tree without roots. So as people who lost their cultural makeup or spiritual belief, language, rites of passage, food and views of the world, this loss impacts identity and psychological functioning and well being. So if you don’t have a connection or understanding who we are it contributes to depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder or post traumatic slave syndrome.

Also the chronic exposure of oppression contributes to the Wily Linx Syndrome which refers to the process implemented for slaves through the vision amongst themselves: the old vs the young, the light vs the dark, the straight hair vs the kinky hair. So within our community we have a lot of stuff going on. Right? We have color in them. We have a lot of isms. 

Black people stolen from the African continent endured torture, physical and sexual abuse and separation from their culture.

We see this continued division in our community which is a manifestation of internalized oppression in which levels of self hate projected by oppressors or masters onto slaves was internalized by slaves and that hate for oneself is acted out. Dr. Joy DeGruy’s post traumatic slave syndrome, PTSS theory explains the origin of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in the African American communities throughout the United States. 

This condition indicates that multi-generational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of child slavery. Child slavery is predicated on the idea that Africans were inherently, genetically inferior to whites. So many people say slavery isn’t new; slavery’s been happening since olden-times. But indentured servitude was different. Right. There was an opportunity for a person to work and gain their freedom. Through channel slavery that meant your future generations were born into slavery and had no knowledge of themselves, who they are or their culture. 

So now this centuries of oppression through channel slavery, followed by institutional racism continues to perpetuate injury. So we continue to suffer from racial trauma. Therefore we must work on healing from racial trauma. 

And we acknowledge and celebrate Juneteenth and we know that until everyone in our community is free in mind, body and spirit, none of us is free. 

Many of you may ask, who do we do this? Well what we know is healing is multifaceted. Right? There’s no  one way. It can be activated and achieve various avenues such as a higher level of cultural awareness and self knowledge, psychotherapy, emotional emancipation circles, through the association of black psychologists, healing safe spaces by community healers, study groups, advocacy and empowerment economic planning as well as discipline within ourselves and our ancient spiritual sciences. 

So Art 2063 is one of those non-profit organizations that help bridge that gap. This WalkaThon highlights and celebrates the cultural connection of Juneteenth making the emancipation of remaining slaves in America with connections to black people in the diaspora of the Caribbean.

This cultural bridge made by ART 2063 let’s us know that we are all connected. We are each other’s brothers and sisters. And we acknowledge and celebrate Juneteenth and we know that until everyone in our community is free in mind, body and spirit, none of us is free. 

Dr. Keisha Ross

Mayor of St. Louis speaks at Juneteenth in Forest Park

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones gave a sincere, heartwarming speech during the First Annual Juneteenth Caribbean Heritage Walkathon on June 19, 2021 on the Cricket Field in Forest Park Forever in St. Louis.

Mayor Jones:

Good morning everyone. I am so happy that the weather decided to cooperate. We were outside yesterday at another Juneteenth Celebration and I swear I melted in front of Sumner High School. So if you see a pool of chocolate in front of Sumner High School that belongs to me. 

I’m Tishaura Jones. I use the she-her pronouns and I am so blessed and honored to be the 47th Mayor of St. Louis and the first black female to lead St. Louis in its-over 250 year history.
I am really happy that we are celebrating Juneteenth and giving it the honor that it deserves.

Mayor Tishaura Jones speaking at Juneteenth 2021 in Cricket Field at Forest Park. credit craig currie
Mayor Tishaura Jones speaking at Juneteenth 2021 in Cricket Field at Forest Park. credit craig currie

As I was talking to Fox 2 earlier today about the significance of this holiday, I told them that I would hope this is the time for all of us to reflect and to learn the full history of this country, all of the good, the bad and the ugly…because we have to be honest with ourselves.

So many people have been ignored and flat out left behind by our government for far too long…

If we don’t know or understand our history, we are doomed to repeat it. And we also have to learn the history of St. Louis and it’s contribution to this country. And it hasn’t always been pretty either. So we are still fighting against some of these systemic policies that have ruled this city for generations. 

Please note that as Mayor it is my number one focus that we look at every policy, every dollar spent through a racial equity lens. So many people have been ignored and flat out left behind by our government for far too long, and it’s time we right those wrongs, not only within City Government but also within our City because we cannot expect our city to thrive when half of it’s left to fail.

So please know that as mayor, I will show up everyday and work hard for you except on Sundays; that’s my day of rest. As a daughter of this city, as a daughter of North St. Louis, it’s personal for me. 

Flag flying during Juneteenth 2021 in Forest Park in St. Louis. credit craig currie
Flag flying during Juneteenth 2021 in Forest Park in St. Louis. credit craig currie

And as a mother of the most adorable black son – he’s six feet tall now, he would hate it if he heard me calling him adorable but he is – it’s important that we change the environment for him to live, thrive and grow. Because when we were having a conversation about what the Mayor does, I told him that the mayor was also indirectly responsible for the police. He said, “Oh that means I will be safe.” A mother shouldn’t have to become mayor in order for him to feel safe with interactions with our law enforcement. So I use that as my North Star.

WalkaThon Juneteenth 2021 Forest Park St. Louis in Cricket Field. credit craig currie
WalkaThon Juneteenth 2021 Forest Park St. Louis in Cricket Field. credit craig currie

How do we change the environment for our children, (and all of our children) to feel safe with interactions with any of our public servants, not just law enforcement? 

Again thank you for having me be Honorary Chair for your First Annual WalkaThon. I am so honored and privileged to be here with you, and God Bless you and happy Juneteenth….