Metro-East News

Logan’s Roadhouse closes in Fairview Heights

Logan’s Roadhouse
Logan’s Roadhouse

Logan’s Roadhouse in Fairview Heights suddenly closed its doors Thursday.

The western-style steakhouse chain had built and opened the restaurant in 2007 on an out lot of St. Clair Square at 51 Lincoln Highway in 2007.

A statement released Thursday by restaurant spokeswoman Susan Morgenstern did not indicate why the restaurant was suddenly shuttered.

“Closing any restaurant only occurs after the analysis of a number of factors driving to a final decision, including the well-being of the people affected — our employees, our guests and the community that has supported our business over the years,” Morgenstern said in the statement. “We are encouraging employees to apply at other Logan’s locations in addition to other employee support programs. It’s important to remember that the people at the restaurant are good team members who did a good job, but unfortunately, it was necessary to close the restaurant. We respect our employees, which is why we have met with them to explain their status and the pay they will receive. Our goal is to treat them fairly and with consideration.”

A new eatery that serves Chicago-style food will soon be coming to Belleville. Tasty’s Chicago Grill will reoccupy the former Arby’s restaurant building on West Main Street with a menu that will feature Chicago-style hot dogs, chili dogs, burgers, gyros and more. The metro-east locale will be the second for the restaurant, which already operates another in Decatur, Ill. Stay tuned.

McDonald’s on Carlyle Avenue in Belleville has reopened after suddenly closing last week. The fast-food restaurant would not disclose the reason for the temporary shut down.

The folks at Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap in Belleville are sprucing up their entrance with a patio and landscaping. The work is expected to be finished in about another week. The restaurant at 6101 W. Main St. opened 11 years ago. You can call them at 618-239-3317.

Jim Johnston of NAI Desco said the former Fox Medical building, an 8,500-square-foot building on two acres at 1812 Vandalia St. in Collinsville, has been sold to CI Investments, a real estate company.

A new owner has taken over a Fairview Heights funeral home. Kourtney Teat has established Teat Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 10419 Lincoln Trail. The Chicago-native took over in March and brings 20 years of experience in funeral arrangement. His phone number is 618-293-6540.

And finally, Belleville natives Chad Mueller and Ed Rust have announced their plans to establish the metro-east-based franchise Mosquito Joe, a mosquito treatment and control chain. The metro-east-based franchise will be launched next month.

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