Popular south county destination closes after over 50 years

AFFTON, Mo. – After more than 50 years in company, a sports complex in south St. Louis County is closing. Visitors to Tower Tee (6727 Heege Rd.) will have the ability to golf and utilize the batting cages through Saturday, then the business will host a goodbye celebration on Sunday (July 8).

The totally free goodbye concert will be held from 1-9 p.m. on the driving variety. Three bands will play live music. Rogers & & Nienhaus will carry out from 1-3 p.m., followed by Joe Dirt and The Dirty Boys playing from 3:45 -6 p.m., and That 80s Band will conclude the party from 6:45 -9 p.m.There will

be food and beverages for purchase. All are invited.Tower Tee opened in 1963 and has run on rented land considering that. Last summer, the land was put up for sale.Tower Tee’s golf course, driving range, mini-golf

and batting cages could quickly be replaced by a new neighborhood. The landowner, Tegna, is working out an agreement with a developer that wishes to construct The Arbors at Tower Tree, an area with nearly 160 homes.Many popular athletes and stars have actually checked out Tower Tee over the years including Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, John Goodman and Ozzie Smith, but Steve Lotz, whose family has owned and operated Tower Tee for 3 generations, said it is the every day St. Louisans he will keep in mind.”To me the stars are the moms, daddies, and kids that have actually been here,”stated Lotz.

“Just viewing kids establish. We have actually had individuals come up to us that appearance like they’ve got white hair and stated,’I learned how to play golf here when I was a youngster.’ “Dave Swatek, who handles the batting cage operations at Tower Tee, discussed the numerous longtime consumers who went on to bring their grandchildren to Tower Tee.Tower Tee will host an auction including devices and memorabilia on Monday, July 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.