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Sunday Poll: Millions Being Spent On Arch A Good Investment Or A Waste?

Forty years ago today the iconic St. Louis Arch was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was first nominated in 1966, but this 1976 nomination was approved the following year. Work began on clearing the site back in 1939. Previously I’d thought it was listed in 1987 —...

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

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: Board Bills 37-41

A new Board Bill was introduced at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting without being on the published agenda. A vote to suspend the rules and introduce another bill was part of the proceeding. This happened at 36 minutes into the meeting (see video). The bill not on the agenda introduced after...

Readers: Gov Greitens Should Veto Minimum Wage Bill

Nearly 85% of those who voted in the recent non-scientific Sunday Poll disagreed with the statement that Gov Greitens should sign the bill that would strip St. Louis of setting its own minimum wow higher than that of the state. More than half picked the “strongly disagree” option. Here’s the...

A Look At The New Kiener Plaza (Photos & Videos)

A week ago I posted many photos of the old Kiener Plaza, see Remembering The Old Kiener Plaza. Today we take a close look at the new Kiener Plaza that opened over the weekend. The first three images were taken the afternoon of May 8, 2017 from the SE corner of...

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

Sunday Poll: Should Gov Grietens Sign The Minimum Wage Bill?

On Friday May 12th, in the final minutes of the session, the Missouri legislature sent a bill to Governor Greitens that would nullify St. Louis’ recent increase in the minimum wage.  The House failed to adopt an emergency clause on the bill, meaning it won’t immediately take effect should Gov....

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/19/2017 (#35-#36), Update On Board Bill #34 From Prior Week

The following two (2) board bills are being introduced in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen today: B.B.#35 – Vaccaro – An ordinance protecting victims of automobile theft from paying storing, towing and administrative fees directly related to recovery of a stolen automobile by amending Ordinance 64668, approved June 11, 1999 and containing a severability clause....

Readers: Lawsuit Against NFL Won’t Be Successful

On Friday we learned about the legal team coming to St. Louis to defend the NFL & Rams against the lawsuit filed by St. Louis: To no one’s surprise, the NFL is sending in its “A-team” in the St. Louis breach of contract lawsuit over the relocation of the Rams...

Remembering The Old Kiener Plaza

The ribbon will be cut on the new Kiener Plaza at noon on Friday, May 19, 2017. Kiener Plaza is a 2-block urban park, part of the Gateway Mall, bounded by Broadway (5th) on the East, Market on the South, 7th on the West, and Chestnut on the North. Originally...

Sunday Poll: Will St. Louis’ Lawsuit Against The Rams/NFL Be Successful?

It has been over a year since the Rams returned to Los Angeles after a costly failed attempt to keep them in St. Louis.Last month a lawsuit was filed relating to the effort to keep the NFL team here: The relocation of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles...

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

St. Louis Board of Aldermen: New Board Bills 5/12/2017 (#25-#34)

The following ten (10) board bills are being introduced in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen today: B.B.#25 – Ingrassia – An Ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission, to change the zoning of property as indicated on the District Map and in City Block 2076 at 2801 & 2803 Magnolia, from “J” Industrial District to the...

Opinion: Recent Flooding An Act of Mankind, Not A Deity

The afternoon of Sunday April 29th I posted a news story to this blog’s Facebook page with a title that read: “MoDot: Very good chance Route 141 at I-44 underwater by Monday morning.” It was. Route 141 didn’t reopen again until late Monday May 8th. When posting the article I’d...

Learn From Embarrassing History, Don’t Brush It Under The Rug

Late last month New Orleans was in the news, causing me think about St. Louis’ own confederate statue.. New Orleans has taken a first major step in fulfilling its 2015 promise to tear down four prominent Confederate statues, an attempt to scrub the city’s public spaces of what many see as...

Sunday Poll: Was Recent Flooding An “Act of God”?

Many in the St. Louis region have been affected by the recent flooding. People have died, lives disrupted, property damaged, etc. Flooding, like tornados. are often called an “Act of God.” “Acts of God,” for insurance purposes, are defined as events that occur through natural causes and could not be...

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