Metro-East News

Indoor trampoline park opens in the metro-east

Sky Zone in Fairview Heights was scheduled to open its 40,000-square-foot facility Saturday, May 13 in Fairview Heights.

The facility is the first out of the more than 170 parks in the Sky Zone system to introduce its new trampoline-based laser tag attraction, according to a news release. Sky Zone Fairview Heights also has a state-of-the-art warrior course, similar to what people see on American Ninja Warrior, two foam zone pits, a challenge zone that includes jousting pits and a slack line, in addition to classic activities such as freestyle jump, ultimate dodgeball, and SkyFit.

The Sky Zone Fairview Heights is at 10850 Lincoln Trail inside of the former Hobby Lobby.

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MetroEast Motorsports expanding

MetroEast Motorsports in O’Fallon is building a 30,000-square-foot addition to its business. The multi-million dollar project, which is receiving Small Business Administration assistance, started in April, and is expected to be completed by August.

LaDonna Boyd, who co-owns the business with her husband, Brett, said they plan to add more motorcycle lines with the additional showroom floor space. LaDonna Boyd could not comment on what the additional lines would be.

The expansion will be two stories with a basement and will have winter storage units for customers, LaDonna Boyd said.

She said the project will allow the dealership to be a destination for the motorcycle community. The business also does repairs and will also be an Allstate Insurance location.

The Boyds, of Collinsville, purchased MetroEast Motorsports, at 1714 Frontage Road, in January 2016 when the dealership was under performing, LaDonna Boyd said.

The location has about 87,000 vehicles drive by it a day, LaDonna Boyd said.

Restaurant to reopen in Millstadt

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Brandon Carillo the current manager of the Mariachi’s in Millstadt is reopening the Farmer’s Inn in Millstadt with help from the owners of the three area Mariachi’s restaurants. Carrillo is planning an American style menu for the restaurant and is planning for a May opening. Derik Holtmann

Brandon Carillo, 23, who manages another Millstadt restaurant, is working to reopen the Farmer’s Inn Restaurant and Bar at 7157 Illinois 158, which is south of town.

The two-story building, which is 121 years old, was built in 1896 and has previously been a dance hall, saloon, general store, and multiple restaurants.

Carillo currently manages the Mariachi’s in Millstadt.

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Endocrinologist joins HSHS Medical Group

HSHS Medical Group has added Dr. Mireille El Hayek, to its group of providers. El Hayek specializes in endocrinology, and will see patients at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group in O’Fallon.

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Dr. Mireille El Hayek, has joined the HSHS Medical Group. El Hayek specializes in endocrinology, and will see patients at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group in O’Fallon. Provided photo

El Hayek has a medical degree from St. Joseph University in Philadelphia, and completed internal medicine residencies at Hotel Dieu De France Medical Center in the country of Lebanon and St. Louis University School of Medicine, according to a news release.

She completed an endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at St. Louis University School of Medicine, the news release said.

To schedule an appointment with El Hayek at Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group in O’Fallon, call 618-589-9051.

Joseph Bustos: 618-239-2451, @JoeBReporter