Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fire destroys Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe

STLtoday and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are reporting that a fire early on Sunday morning has destroyed the Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe.

"No one was injured in the fire, which started in the Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe, 3425 North Highway 67, about 1:30 a.m.," the story said. Known for years as simply the Halls Ferry Inn, the restaurant and bar reopened under new ownership last fall with a new menu, new look, and live music policy, featuring musicians such as saxophonists Rod Tate and Michael Fitzgerald.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire, the Post story said. Local CBS affiliate KMOV also has a brief story and a photo of the Cafe's burned-out storefront here. No word yet on whether the owner, Florissant businessman Lozell Stiles, plans to rebuild, but if/when there's more information released, we'll have it for you here.

UPDATE - 4:45 p.m., 2/20/12: The other local TV news operations also covered this story; you can see the report from NBC affiliate KSDK here, and the one from Fox affiliate KTVI here.


Anonymous said...

Lozell Stiles has 6 pages of law suits and failure to pay property taxes on This fire has all the elements of Jewish Lightning. Just sayin some investigator should look at this angle.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,

"Jewish lightning (AmE) Arson, the deliberate burning of insured property. A type of fraud ascribed in anti-Semitic terms to being typically perpetuated by Jewish businessmen or landlords."

It seems your statement points to you as a bigot.


Dean Minderman said...

Commenters, please watch your language. If there are more slurs or name-calling, I'm shutting down the thread completely.

Anonymous said...

When you consider the following info an interesting picture begins to appear.
Dr. Stiles and his wife are founders of and head the church Remnant Worship Center International. In 2007 they sold their home to the church. In May 2009, their church bought another home, which is their current residence. In June 2009, they resumed ownership of the first property, but went into default in Nov 2011. By the way, did I mention that Dr Stiles also owns and operates a real estate company?