Metro-East News

August 4, 2014

What's moving into the former Shenanigans in Edwardsville?

A restaurant and bar is moving into where the former Shenanigans Bar and Grill had operated in town.

Edwardsville economic planners have confirmed that Ohio resident Mike Graber is planning to open Social Gastropub at 2 157 Center in Edwardsville.

A goastropub is a tavern which serves high-end beer and food. Graber opened the first Social Gastropub in Perrysburg, Ohio, where the menu includes short rib tacos, calamari and buffalo chicken egg rolls.

For more information, visit their Facebook page at Social Gastropub Edwardsville.

A Fairview Heights jewelry store has been remodeled. Olde World Jewelers at 4614 N. Illinois St. has added carpeting, a coat of paint, chairs and TV monitors for customers to view products that the jeweler manufactures. The store has been doing business at Winchester Plaza since 1994. You can find out more online at or by calling 618-233-2445.

Prudential One Realty Centre is changing names. The real estate firm with offices in O'Fallon and Edwardsville will be renamed Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties as Prudential One Realty Centre has signed on as an affiliate of the new company. The move will take effect Aug. 12. You will still find them at 1941 Frank Scott Parkway, Suite C, in O'Fallon (618-628-240) and 1012 Plummer Drive, Suite 301, in Edwardsville (618-655-4100).

Wealth management firm Visionary Wealth Advisors has merged with Meridian Financial Group, a company that has served Edwardsville and surrounding areas for the past 15 years. The newly merged company is operating from 1254 University Drive in Edwardsville. Visionary Wealth Advisors also has an office in St. Louis. You can reach the new Edwardsville office at 618-659-5151 or go online to

And finally, the latest edition of Wine Spectator spotlights a couple of metro-east restaurants for their wine selections. Among the winners of the 2014 Restaurant Awards are The Wine Tap at 223 E. Main St. in Belleville and Porter's Steakhouse at 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive in Collinsville. The magazine is on news stands now.

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

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