Category Downtown

New Life On The Old River: Delta Queen Coming to St. Louis

St. Louis’ underutilized downtown riverfront is set to receive a big bump with news that the majestic Delta Queen steamboat will be arriving later this year as part of a “last-blast” river tour. The Delta Queen moored at St. Louis’ downtown riverfront. The vessel, which is listed both as a National Historic Landmark and on […]

Bottle It Up or Shake It Up

[Update on 12-16-11: A news story on KMOV Channel 4 provided a few pictures of early Bottle District plans from Clayco and McEagle Properties. Those screencaps are included below with my brief thoughts.] In light of today’s approval by the Board of Alderman to allow the purchase of the Bottle District by Paul McKee, current […]

The Mississippi (1.2) Mile — Part 2

Despite owing its existence to the river that runs along its eastern edge, St. Louis has severely underutilized this powerful resource as both a natural destination for tourists and locals alike and also as a place for merchants, art and innovation. A new “Mississippi Mile” would stretch from Chouteau Ave. to (and through) Laclede’s Landing […]

And The Winner Is…

Following is my online submission to the National Park Services competition comment page. I don’t know if they’ll consider it when judging (since it doesn’t necessarily adhere to their Four Question format), but I can only hope it guides them in picking SOM Hargreaves as the winning design team — and helps them target some […]

The Shopping Line Effect

Back in college, I took an economics class — an Intro to Economics class actually — and while it was purely meant to fill out some required credit or another, there was one part of it I took away with me, which I think about a lot: The Shopping Line Effect. The Shopping Line Effect […]

Some Intern Discusses the I-70/City to River/City+Arch+River Debate

Some guy over at FOCUS St. Louis (wait a minute – that guy’s name seems awfully familiar…) wrote a blog about the City+Arch+River competition, the efforts of City to River and the compartmentalizing effects of city highways and Interstates. Check it out over at FOCUS St. Louis’ blog and leave some comments. Or just leave […]

Sweet Home, St. Louis: A Returning Traveler’s Pictorial

Interesting fact: I haven’t had a car for five years now. No, I’m not particularly environtmentally-minded nor was there some horrific accident that turned me off of personal transportation. I just haven’t had a car. My old ’89 Bonneville shuffled loose its mortal (motoral?) coil and I just didn’t feel inclined to get another. Considering […]

Free Sandwiches!!! I mean…Landshire, Inc. Relocates to Laclede’s Landing

  Governor Jay Nixon was in town today to welcome the newest business to St. Louis. About 100 people were in attendance – all of which enjoyed complementary Landshire brand sandwiches and snacks afterward. Landshire, Inc., the makers of ‘quality and convenient’ microwaveable sandwiches, hot dogs and burgers, is relocating it’s offices from Belleville, IL […]