A downtown Belleville Mexican restaurant that suddenly closed last summer has reopened.
Tienes Hambre? (that's Spanish for "are you hungry?") at 100 N. High St. opened earlier this year where The Jug restaurant and bar had closed after decades in town.
Patrons of The Jug will not recognize the restaurant inside. The interior was gutted, refurbished, redesigned in a Mexican motif and painted in bright colors.
You can reach the newly reopened restaurant at 509-9044.
In Maryville, Randy's House of Bar-B-Que closed one of its restaurants but soon plans to open another. Closed is the restaurant at 2713 N. Center St. in Maryville, but another is coming soon on Troy-O'Fallon Road in Troy, possibly opening as soon as this week. Randy's House of Bar-B-Que is also at 2649 Northtown Way in Highland, which you can call at 654-1800.
Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon in O'Fallon has closed. There's no word on why Texas-themed restaurant at 1310 Central Park Drive suddenly shut its doors.
John Eichenlaub, of Johnson Properties in Fairview Heights, said a ski and outdoor wear retailer signed a lease in Fairview Heights. Alpine Shop Four is leasing 9,600 square feet of space at 1855 W. U.S. 50 next to Ambassador Flooring Co. Eichenlaub said the new business could open before the end of the month.
Bel-O Cooling & Heating in O'Fallon is expanding to include a new fireplace division. Paul McCleery, who heads up the new division, said the business now sells gas- and wood-burning fireplaces that come in both portable and traditional stone-front models. To find out more, call 632-5750 or 531-4630 or visit www.belocooling.com.
Great Clips will open another new barber shop/hair salon in the metro-east. The newest locale will be at 2630 Mascoutah Ave., Suite 15, at Green Mount Station, at the corner of North Green Mount Road and Mascoutah Avenue/Illinois 177 in Belleville, and may open as soon as this week. This comes after another Great Clips franchisee just opened a new locale at 2708 N. Illinois St. in Swansea. The chain of barber shops and hair salons closed a location earlier this year at Carlyle Plaza in Belleville.
And finally, in honor of Veteran's Day, Arby's restaurants throughout the St. Louis area and beyond are giving a free Roast Beef Classic Sandwich for those active duty military and veterans with an ID on Mondy, Nov. 12, only. You can find Arby's at Belleville, Fairview Heights, Shiloh, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Troy, Granite City, Bethalto and Waterloo.
Contact reporter Will Buss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-2526.