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White Castle Coming to Ellisville

Been craving a Crave Case? The fast food place is coming soon to Ellisville.

White Castle, a fast food place known for their mini-burgers, shakes and chicken rings, is coming soon to Ellisville.

The new location will be on Manchester at Oak Hill Drive, where a Long John Silver's once operated. The 24-hour White Castle will be built from scratch with a drive-thru.

While the Architectural Review Board, managed by Ellisville City Council members, is still smoothing out final design approval, Mayor Adam Paul said the construction could take about three months to complete once it's in motion. 

Paul added the neighborhoods with access to Oak Hill would also be able to make use of a traffic light at the intersection.

"We have had several accidents pulling out of Oak Hill Drive and this will be a win-win for our community," Paul told Patch.

Keep checking back with Patch for updates on this story.

Bill Park October 18, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Will the traffic signal be moved? It is not currently at Oak Hill Drive, it is in front of the Ford dealer/Best Buy location.
Adam Quincy Paul October 18, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Unfortunately, Manchester is a MoDot road and the light stays put for now. Fortunately, the developer of White Castle gave us an easement and a nice (legal) crossover through the lot to utilize the traffic light, too. There is a lot of talk of a median from Clarkson and Manchester all the way to the (best buy) light. If this happens, this light access is huge and allows the residents to make a left turn and right turn if need be. If it doesn’t happen, the good news is you can still use the conventional exit during slow times turning both ways without waiting for a light to change. Use the light when you risk death pulling out into weekend traffic. I know it sounds confusing so call me and I will explain further if need be.
Suzanne Gundlach October 18, 2012 at 05:34 PM
The timing on that light has been funky for a couple years. Noticed it most when we were Best Buy customers needing to make a left (westbound) onto Manchester. Maybe that can be looked at by MoDot in preparation for White Castle opening, and in anticipation of the upcoming development.
Bill Park October 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Thank you, Mr. Mayor - Left turns onto Manchester can be dicey, but Oak Hill is not much different than anywhere else up and down Manchester. The center lane helps, of course, so I hope they don't put in a median. I'd hate to HAVE to use the light.
Brandon Spideyman Jones April 30, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Why are so many local businesses (Best Buy, KFC, WC, Walmart, you name it) either relocating or shutting down locations in Ellisville in recent years???? Is this all just a coincidence? o.O
Disgusted April 30, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Kudos to the developer for agreeing to the easement.
Mike K April 30, 2013 at 06:42 PM
I'm pretty sure it was "suggested" by the P&Z committee, not for the interests of the residents, but more to pave the way for one big giant strip mall along a divided Manchester that Perrillo & friends call the "Great Streets" initiative (with block after block of no left turns, u-turns, or "middle lane" (replaced by a median) as a bonus!). Just like they tried to slip the same thing in on Mr. LoPorto and the former-Gingham's property owner. White Castle, however, has a legitimate secondary need for such access.
mike k April 30, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Look no further than the election of Mayor Paul when Ellisville became a 3rd rate city.
Caffeinated April 30, 2013 at 09:21 PM
I would point out KFC was in Ballwin and contributed nothing to the Ellisville tax base and there was no Walmart in Ellisville. Hopefully, there never will be. As for Ellisville being a "3rd rate city" I'd invite Little Mikey to sell his duplex and move somewhere else. Perhaps somewhere next to a Walmart? Ellisville is certainly not a 3rd rate city, and I think most residents would agree with me.
E. Schmidt April 30, 2013 at 09:30 PM
little mikey should spend less time posting to the Patch and more time on Homeland Security for his gated millionaire enclave off Old State Rd. He ain’t takin’ very good care of his “white women.” I know times are tough…even for millionaires. He had to let the guy at the guard shack go and he's shopping at Walmart. He should just turn the security of the “white women” over to the actual women. He should just take those guns from Ruby’s (you know the ones he vaguely threatens to shoot everyone with) and arm that older lady who chewed through the tape used to bind her to her stove and some of her girlfriends. That lady’s got some scrap. Gotta respect that.
Terri Morrison April 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Mr. K. blaming the election of Mayor Paul for your perceived status of the city is just silliness. He served less than one year. In that period he served concurrently with district representatives serving their second terms and a former mayor turned district representative who had served two terms. These council members represented a significant majority of the city council. As we found out with impeachment, this majority had relatively absolute power on the council. What could the mayor have possibly done in his brief tenure as a council minority member that would have changed the status of the city so significantly?
Mike K May 01, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Not to mention, as former-Mayor, District Council Member, and two-term Mayor Pro Tempore, Matt Perrillo and City Attorney Paul Martin are so fond of pointing out, we have a "weak Mayor" form of government in the Council. Then again, comprehending sets of basic facts and drawing cogent conclusions from them are not little mike k's (or SHOUTING LITTLE MIKE K)'s strong suit.
Michael Rhodes May 01, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Is it still in the works? I have not seen or heard anything since the intial application. Does anyone know?
Mike K May 01, 2013 at 02:39 PM
I wouldn't be surprised that since this was an initiative of Mayor Paul, the anti-Mayor conspiracy in place (Perrillo, Murray, Acup, Pieper) was doing everything they could to torpedo all efforts by the Mayor, even positive ones. Remember, this is a group that is perfectly willing to spend upwards of $100,000 on removing the duly elected sitting Mayor for activities that have had no demonstrated negative financial impact on the City, allowed payment to vendors for services performed prior to any consideration or contract authorized by the Council, legal services by the City Attorney to individual council members regarding city business that are not billed or documented meetings and yet claiming attorney/client privilege, ignored Charter requirements for selecting Special Counsel (Charter violation anyone?), and other unseemly activities unbecoming of City Officers acting on the behalf of the people or acting with fiduciary prudence towards the city coffers.

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