Thies Farm draws shoppers from around the region throughout the growing season and into the fall.
It's a family-run operation that began as a truck farm in 1885 on North Hanley Road, a location that has been in continuous operation ever since. Today, the fifth generation of the Thies family operates that location as well as the one in Maryland Heights, which is "only" around 30 years old, and a new location in St. Charles.
The Maryland Pointe project would REPLACE Thies Farm. It is the height of irony that this truly unique and sustainable family business would be paved over with dime-a-dozen stores such as PetCo, WalMart, Target and Home Depot. How "sustainable" and "unique" are enterprises such as TCBY, Sonic or a gas station?
Help stop this madness -- come to the August 23 Planning Commission meeting and speak against this proposal.