ST. JOHN: Still cruisin': Chuck-A-Burger will stay open

It seems the eulogies delivered for a North County landmark last summer were a bit premature.

Chuck-A-Burger, born in the mid-1950s when rock 'n' roll, hot cars, and burgers, fries and a Coke were the orders of the day, will live on at 9025 St. Charles Rock Road. But it won't look exactly as it has the past few decades.

Ron Stille, son of the late Ralph Stille, who opened the diner five decades ago, finally was able to buy the land on which the burger joint sits.