Metro-East News

Foundry Public House to open in Edwardsville

Tobias Wall
Tobias Wall

A formal opening for Edwardsville’s newest pub and eatery is set for Tuesday, according to Sauce Magazine.

Foundry Public House occupies 126 N. Main St., in a space that once housed Robust Wine Bar.

Owners Greg Elmore, Jason Armbruster and Rodney Lanham say Foundry was built to be a cross between a neighborhood pub and an upscale dive bar.

“We want to be a drinker’s paradise with really good food,” Elmore told Sauce. “The bar is kind of like church. It’s the one place everyone is welcome. We want to be a neighborhood staple and be a place that’s not pretentious and everyone is comfortable.”


The professional networking site LinkedIn will soon be under new ownership: Microsoft announced Monday it would purchase the site.

Microsoft will pay $196 per share, which works out to a $26.2 billion price tag for LinkedIn.

“This deal brings together the world’s leading professional cloud with the world’s leading professional network,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said. “I have been learning about LinkedIn for some time while also reflecting on how networks can truly differentiate cloud services. It’s clear to me that the LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business and an impressive network of more than 433 million professionals.”


A company dealing in sunflower seeds says it found evidence of Listeria contamination at its site, triggering a massive recall.

SunOpta, which supplies companies with sunflower kernels, announced the contamination.

Listeria symptoms include fever, muscle aches, and diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems, fatigue, headache, stiff neck, confusion or, in serious cases, seizures. It can lead to complications in pregnancy. However, healthy people may not suffer any symptoms at all.

Check the Food and Drug Administration’s recall portal to see if you have products affected by the recall.


The price per share of stock for some American gun manufacturers was on the rise Monday, the day after a rampage at an Orlando, Fla., night club left 50 people dead and dozens more injured.

In trading Monday, shares of Sturm, Ruger & Company stock were up more than 8.5 percent. Shares of Smith & Wesson stock were up 7.1 percent.

Tobias Wall: 618-239-2501, @Wall_BND