May 20, 2013 by James
This year will celebrate the St Louis Senior Olympics for the 34th year, sponsored by Missouri’s Spectrum Retirement.
On Memorial Day weekend, over 1,100 athletes aged [Read more]
May 18, 2013 by Mark
Addressing an increasingly cashless society, St. Louis, Missouri, is going to make it simpler to park and pay with plastic.
A test of the efficiency and effectiveness of parking meters that [Read more]
April 25, 2013 by James
April is supposed to usher in warmer weather, but some of the most extreme winter storms take place after the official beginning of Spring. Such storms blasted through the Midwest on Thursday, April 11, hitting Missouri and the [Read more]
April 24, 2013 by Mark
ALDI, the discount grocery chain, plans to open three new locations in St. Louis in 2013, it was reported earlier this month.
ALDI is the brainchild of Karl and [Read more]
April 23, 2013 by Mark
St Louis Earth Day Festival for 2013 was held last Sunday, April 21, at Forest Park. The event, held for 24 consecutive years, has been hailed a success as more than 30,000 people attended.
The organizer of the festival thanked [Read more]
March 29, 2013 by Mark
Stephen Peck, the son of legendary Hollywood actor Gregory, recently visited St Louis to look around the new transitional homes provided by U.S. VETS, a non-profit organization.
Peck is the national president of the organization, helping war [Read more]
March 24, 2013 by Mark
A story from this month revealed that the U.S. Bank, Grand Center, and the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis have begun studying the idea of restoring streetcar service, citing benefits to the city as the reason for considering this option. The studies suggest that new development, perhaps totaling as much as $540m, could be realized within the first five years the streetcars operate. After 20 years, the new service could increase development in the city by more than $2bn.
The two routes under study at the moment are an east-to-west route along Olive Street and Lindell, from downtown at 6th Street to Central West End. The second is a north-south line that would connect Metro Civic Center Station to St. Louis Avenue. An environmental impact study must still be done, but if everything works well, the streetcars could be in service by 2017.
The city had streetcars for decades, from the mid-1800s to the 1960s, before being replaced by the less rigid bus service. When the streetcars first went into service, they were so profitable that at least five companies competed to operate them. Of course, streetcars and St. Louis are bound forever by the 1944 film ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’, starring Judy Garland. The Trolley Song, which was nominated for an Oscar, is set on a streetcar.
St. Louis officials could work with brochure printers to develop materials explaining the project and its potential. The brochures could be distributed to business organizations in the area.
March 12, 2013 by James
Chocoholics in St. Louis have some new goodies to look forward to, thanks to a chocolate boot camp attended by local chocolatiers.
Retail Confectioners International organizes the [Read more]
February 28, 2013 by James
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) closed part of Interstate 64/Highway 40 earlier this month in order to demolish two overpasses.
The closed section lay between Forest Park Parkway and [Read more]
February 27, 2013 by Sarah
A zip line course has been approved by the St Louis County Council for Creve Coeur Park and work on the Go Ape adventure course, built in the tree tops through the park, will begin immediately.
The course will have [Read more]