Metro-East News

Papa Vito’s Pizza coming to Millstadt

Will Buss
Will Buss

A metro-east pizzeria is about to expand, again.

Papa Vito’s Pizza will soon be reoccupying the space at the Millstadt Market Place, where Grandpa Luke’s Deli and Cafe had operated.

Papa Vito’s opened its first pizzeria in Waterloo about two decades ago and still operates there today. The pizzeria opened another locale into downtown Belleville at 318 N. Washington St. in 2011 and then a second Belleville locale at 4205 North Belt West last year.

Zapata’s leaving Swansea for Fairview Heights

When Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant opens its new location in Fairview Heights, it will leave its spot at Schnucks Plaza in Swansea. The restaurant will soon relocate down the road to Winchester Plaza at 4660 N. Illinois St. in Fairview Heights. Stay tuned.

Eye doctor will now see you in Columbia

Optometrist Jeffrey Kempf has moved his practice south, from Belleville to Columbia. He is now seeing patients at Midwest Vision Care and will continue to see patients at Fontana Eyecare Associates in South St. Louis.

U-Haul now renting in Cahokia

You can now find more U-Haul truck rentals in Cahokia. U-Haul Co. of Illinois Inc. has added Cahokia Self Storage as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer. You can find Cahokia Self Storage at 4032 Mississippi Ave., where U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items, boxes and in-store pick-up for boxes are available.

Happy trails...

And finally, this is my last Retail Roundup column. I want to thank all of the local business owners, those from the various municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, colleagues and everyone else who has helped me fill this space each week for the past 11 years. I especially want to thank you, the readers, for your leads and continued interest. Beginning this week, Tobias Wall takes over this column, as I move on to a new challenge at my alma mater, Western Illinois University, where I look forward to advising and working with student journalists. I want to thank you, again, for reading.