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sustainable growth
H&M is set to expand at West County Center in Des Peres, with a larger selection of ladies’, men’s and teens’ items, as well as the addition of H&M kids. The expansion should be complete by the fall, and the company plans to open a new location at the Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters around the same time. H&M has 521 stores around the country and touts its affordable fashions and focus on sustainability.

reduce, reuse, renew 
The Ritz-Carlton is doing its part to go green. The luxury Clayton hotel has completed the first year of a program that reduces its carbon dioxide emissions and focuses primarily on composting in the facility’s stewarding, in-room dining and banquet divisions. In the program’s first 11 months, 415,000 pounds of unused foods were brought to a facility in Belleville, Illinois, to be mixed with yard waste and allowed to decompose. The resulting product is sold to St. Louis-area homeowners and landscapers to help boost soil nutrients.

lights, camera, action!
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is coming to St. Louis next year! The new movie theater will be part of City Foundry STL, a midtown development that is repurposing 15 acres of former industrial space into shops and offices. The venue will feature 10 movie theaters with reclining seats and a full-service restaurant and bar. Alamo Drafthouse was named the No. 1 theater in America by Entertainment Weekly.

smokin’ the competition 
If you like to smoke cigars and you wouldn’t mind them coming to you, Gran Cruzin VIP Mobile Cigar Lounge could be headed your way. The new local business can travel to any event to provide a climate-controlled space for clients to enjoy a premium cigar in a high-backed chair. Or staff can set up an outdoor space at your next gathering. The team works with Gran Cru Cigars in Soulard—local helping local! Check it out at