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One Hundred Kingshighway - 2016 St. Louis City Talk Favorite

Last but certainly not least on my list of twenty favorites from 2016, the skyscraper proposal at One Hundred Kingshighway Boulevard between West Pine and Lindell in the Central West End Neighborhood. This one was announced in December, so I had already assembled my list of top twenty projects when this one came in. Show More Summary

Upcoming Scooter Rides

Hey fellow scooter and St. Louis enthusiasts, if you'd like to join me for a ride, or suggest a route feel free to send a note to stlouiscitytalk@gmail.comIt's always good to get another perspective.Cheers!

Scooter Ride #2

So I'll share some photos of what I saw on a June 11, 2017 scooter ride. The week before, I went up north to check out the NGA site and meandered about in those parts. The reason I chose to head south for my next ride was the fact that the Southern Funeral Home building was being razed. Show More Summary

Tower Grove Park

Between June, 2013 and October, 2014 I blogged on all 108 St. Louis parks. As part of that project, I chose not to include Tower Grove Park since it's technically not a city park. Per the official city designation, Tower Grove Park is an Independent Park: But it would be wrong not to cover it here for completeness sake. Show More Summary

Scooter Ride #1

I jumped on my 2010 Kymco People S250cc scooter on a sunny, hot morning for a long ride this weekend. North and Central parts of the city are my favorite places to ride. So much is changing in these parts of St. Louis, sometimes I feel like I loose my bearings on where I'm at. Show More Summary

City Garden's Latest Restaurant Tenant Hits The Nail On The Head

I've been spending a lot of time lately at Kiener Plaza and City Garden taking photos and enjoying the spaces. When you have kids, this place is even more exciting. They love hanging out in both places. City Garden opened in July, 2009. Show More Summary

Kiener Plaza - 2017 Version

When I blogged on all 108 St. Louis parks, my visit of Kiener Plaza took place in May, 2014. This was the 1980's version of the park that was dedicated in 1962 complete with Reagan-era amphitheater. This version of the park was deadShow More Summary

Placke Chevrolet and Other By-Gone Auto Dealers

I was recently reminiscing about my first trips to St. Louis back in the 1990's delivering windshields to auto dealerships all over the bi-state region. I was trying to find photos of some of these new car dealerships from the past. Turns out, it's pretty hard to find online history and photos of long gone businesses. Show More Summary

Colombia School For The Gifted in the Jeff Vanderlou Neighborhood

If you pay attention, great things are happening in the St. Louis public schools. One such item of good news is the growing popularity and options around gifted-learning magnet schools. Notice the plural on schools? Yes, there are now three separate gifted schools. Show More Summary

Charleville Brewing Company Opens First St. Louis Location

Yeah, we are the Brick City. We are also becoming the Beer City of the Midwest. The history is certainly there, but the influx of microbreweries since Schlafly broke the mold in 1991 has been amazing to witness. 1991, the year STL malt...Show More Summary

Infrastructure Updates - Wells Drive In Forest Park

Forest Park continues to assert itself as the premier park in the region. Of St. Louis' 108 parks, and Tower Grove Park, it is the crown jewel. Largely due to the successful public/private partnership that is Forest Park Forever; their...Show More Summary

How Did St. Louis Arrive at 79 Neighborhoods?

One of the questions I've been asked over the years is who named and plotted out the 79 neighborhoods of St. Louis. Through a recent Twitter conversation with someone trying to understand how old the name of their neighborhood is, the topic is once again top of mind. Show More Summary

Earliest Memories of St. Louis

Growing up less than ten miles east of St. Louis, my family rarely brought us kids to the city even though my dad worked downtown. The occasional visit was to the Zoo, a Cards game, Union Station, St. Louis Centre or the VP Fair/air show. Show More Summary

Residency Requirements and Preference for Citizen Hiring - A Change Of Mind

I'm writing this blog to share some thoughts on the future of hiring civil servants and searching for candidates to fill important city offices and positions. This issue became top of mind when a recent ballot initiative in April, 2017 came up called Proposition C; it's goal was to provide hiring preference for citizens of St. Show More Summary

A New Mayor For St. Louis!

While I'll hold who I voted for in the primary and general elections close to my chest, I will say that I'm really happy to have Lyda Krewson as our next Mayor. The first woman Mayor of St. Louis! That's history right there! Whew, it's time for some fresh faces, no? Now, I realize a Mayor doesn't really do a whole lot in St. Show More Summary

The Sunshine Makers, LSD and a St. Louis Connection

Netflix recently made "The Sunshine Makers" available for streaming. This 2015 documentary chronicles the life and times of two men, Nicholas Sands and Tim Scully, who together set in motion the psychedelic revolution of the late 1960's. Show More Summary

Follow Up Post RE: The Evening Whirl

So I recently stumbled across a St. Louis original, the Evening Whirl. The story is all right here. Happenstance and the Whirl made it's way into my afternoon today when I picked up two Sprites and a bag of Skittles (don't judge me) and asked the gas station attendant for the Whirl. Show More Summary

Historic Codes, an Empty Lot and a Proposed Mosque In McKinley Heights

I attended the Fox Park neighborhood association meeting this past January and was pleased to find an agenda jam packed with topics and speakers. It was exciting to just sit back and listen to all that is going on in my neck of the woods. Show More Summary

The Evening Whirl - My Path To Discovery

Seems with many things, I'm late to the party. And just discovering the nearly 80 year old African American owned and operated Evening Whirl is the latest example. Here's how I stumbled upon this local newspaper. My drive time to and from work has recently been filled with podcasts to pass the time and keep the brain stimulated. Show More Summary

Charless Village Update - McKinley Heights Neighborhood

Back in November, 2016 I did a blog on some new construction I stumbled upon in the 2200 block of Shenandoah Avenue in the McKinley Heights Neighborhood. It was a fun blog for me because it started with simple curiosity of a CF Vatterott housing development called "Charless Village" on an empty lot. Show More Summary

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