New restaurant opens in former Neruda in Edwardsville

June 16, 2014 


Stur Restaurant & Lounge is a new fine dining establishment at 4 Club Centre in Edwardsville.

Located at the former Neruda, an upscale restaurant that closed two years ago, the tenant also offers fine dining.

For more information, call the restaurant at 618-307-9613.

Chicken wing chain Wing Stop has opened its first metro-east restaurant in Granite City and plans to open another soon in Edwardsville.

The Granite City restaurant recently opened its doors at 3405 Nameoki Road, and general manager Migael Randall said he is opening a second location next month at 2100 Troy Road, Suite 103, in Edwardsville.

The restaurant chain has been serving up buffalo-style chicken wings and more since 1994 and has expanded to more than 500 restaurants in 30 states.

The McDonald's in East St. Louis has been remodeled and reopened. Owner and East St. Louis-native Jimmy Williams has revitalized the restaurant at 588 N. 24th St. Williams owns a number of McDonald's restaurants on both sides of the river.

The folks from Wang Gang Asian Restaurant in Edwardsville say they have plans to introduce a "new kind of Asian fusion" to the metro-east. The restaurateurs are developing a new place at 1027 Century Drive in Edwardsville to be known as Unkle Munkey's Coin Club. The establishment will include food, a bar and also an arcade. Find out more online at

A golf supply retailer and instruction service has moved from Freeburg to O'Fallon. Metro Golf Inc. has opened at 1550 Frontage Road in O'Fallon. They carry all the major golf brands, offer re-gripping services, golf lessons and are installing an indoor golf simulator. They are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 618-622-8975.

A car audio retailer in Fairview Heights is moving. Custom Sounds is planning to leave 5350 N. Illinois Street and reoccupy the former fire station on Lincoln Highway. The Austin, Texas-based business has other stores in Alton and more across the river. In the meantime, you can still reach them at 618-235-3730.

David Wittenauer, Vice President of NAI Desco in O'Fallon, reports that First Clover Leaf Bank has purchased the former Commerce Bank building at 4101 N. Illinois St. in Swansea. Wittenauer and Peter Sheahan represented Commerce Bank, and Gerry Schuetzenhofer, of Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors, represented First Clover Leaf Bank in the transaction.

Main Street Barber & Beard is a vintage-inspired barbershop that has just opened in Columbia. Owner Nick Lundholm says he established his business so he could offer classic barber services, including hot lather shaves. You can call his barber shop at 618-281-5060.

Apple computer retailer Mac Xperts in Edwardsville has closed. The business at 1041 Century Drive had sold Apple computers and provided service.

Mike Mason has expanded his metro-east roof-cleaning business to include exterior house washing with a soft-rinse system. He founded Mason's Roof Cleaning in Swansea four years ago and now operates as Bubbles House Washing. You can call him at 618-980-2277 to find out more.

And finally, Ravanelli's Restaurant at 26 Collinsport Drive in Collinsville is donating 10 percent of its sales between 4 and 9 p.m. Monday to Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis' Patient Fund. You can reach the restaurant at 618-343-9000 to find out more.

Contact reporter Will Buss at or 618-239-2526.

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