Posts under Tag: downtown
Sunday Snow in Downtown St. Louis
Igor's Head

As we were snowed in at the Count On Downtown HQ this morning, we decided to layer up, clip on the ear warmers, put on a snow hat, strap on the gloves and brave the urban blizzard in downtown St. Louis. As we were plowing through the streets with snow blowing in our eyes, we were still able to snap a [...]

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Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge
Aerial night view of Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge (Photo: MoDot)

The new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi river is set to open to traffic on Sunday, February 9, 2014. The public is invited to an event to help both Illinois and Missouri celebrate the completion of the bridge on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Details of the event are still being working out, but include a period where the public will [...]

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Interactive Restaurant Map
Interactive Map picture

This map lists all restaurants alphabetically. Restaurants in Downtown, Downtown-West, Midtown, Grand Center, Lafayette Square and Laclede’s Landing are included in the map. View Count On Downtown Restaurant Listing St. Louis, Missouri in a larger map The listing will be updated frequently, as restaurants close and new participants enter the market.  Restaurant and bars that offer live music are depicted by [...]

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Mississippi Mud Coffee, Art St. Louis Open
Mississippi Mud Coffee

Mississippi Mud Coffee and Art St. Louis have opened in a shared space on the south side of the Park Pacific building. Art St. Louis moved to the space from their former location on Washington Avenue. Mississippi Mud is a locally roasted coffee, also available at The Mud House on Cherokee Street and other outlets such as Dierberg’s stores. Previously, [...]

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Restaurant Week 2013 Interactive Map
DTRW-large

View Downtown Restaurant Week 2013 Interactive Map by countondowntown.com in a larger map Interactive Map sponsored by About the map Click on “view in a larger map”. A list of all restaurants, in alphabetical order, will appear on the left of your screen. By clicking on a restaurant in the list, a text balloon will appear inside the map with [...]

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The Real Reason Macy’s Is Closing
The Railway Exchange Building

Macy’s announced the closing of the downtown store this week. This came as a shock to many but city leadership didn’t seem to be too bothered by the grim news: Mayor Slay tweeted: “15 years ago, an announcement that Macy’s DT would close would be tragic. Today, it is merely sad and inevitable as retail changes.” The Downtown Partnership had [...]

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Gentle Garden Gets Killer App
There's an App for that

Citygarden, downtown St. Louis’ gem on the Gateway Mall,  is so pleasing and attractive that it’s easy to experience it without mining all it has to offer.  That’s why a new app the garden introduced May 1 is going to be so significant for thousands of visitors. The new app, which is free, is downloadable from the iTunes App Store [...]

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Downtown St. Louis Makes Me Smile
A rainy Olive Street

  On a rainy, gloomy Saturday morning, why was I hanging out of the Culinaria parking ramp taking a picture of the view down Olive Street? Because it made me smile. Because it inspired me, made me happy and lifted my black mood. I’d spent the previous 45 minutes muttering under my breath, seething with anger and irritation over a [...]

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Construction Ballpark Village Underway
Rendering north facade birdseye view

Spring is (kind of) in the air. This means we can go back to exploring on foot what’s happening in downtown St. Louis. The other day we had a chance to take some photos of the work in progress at Ballpark Village. The good news is that the project finally seems to move along swiftly. Dirt is being moved and [...]

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Downtown is Moving Up with MX Movies
Concessions

Last night the new MX Movies in the Mercantile Exchange (MX) development opened up for a festive preview. The official opening is scheduled for today. The theater will start its run downtown with “Les Misérables”, “Lincoln” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”, which we had the privilege of seeing last night and if we may say so, it was excellent.  The [...]

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New Mississippi River Bridge Progress
Opening 2014

The construction of the new 1,500 feet long cable-stayed Mississippi River bridge is progressing nicely. Currently, the towers have topped out at their designed height of 400 feet. Crews are now attaching the cables that hold up the bridge deck. The gap between East and West is shrinking continuously. Earlier post about the New Mississippi Bridge: As New Bridge Rises [...]

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A Sneak Preview of the Central Library
The main south entrance

The completely renovated downtown Central Library will be opening to the public on Sunday, December 9.  The downtown gem underwent a $70 Million renovation and finishing touches are still being made. Over 4 million books were displaced during the construction but they have now carefully been returned to their home on Olive Street. Soon, almost a century after it first [...]

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Collective Opens in MX on Washington
Collective

Collective, a retail co-op has opened in the MX district, in the former St. Louis Centre. Collective features more than 35  boutiques and unique retailers from around the St. Louis region and Chicago. These retailers have each leased a space in this chic and  urban retail environment. Currently available at Collective are: Adam Foster, Alternative Apparel, Beltshazzar, Genovese Jewelers, Ivy Hill, Juxtapose, Kate Pollman, Oh Lolli Lolli, Q [...]

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Le Grand Ballroom to Open on Locust
Entrance Le Grand Ballroom

A new gallery annex furniture/antiques store will be opening its doors at 1123 Locust Street  in November. The store will be named Le Grand Ballroom and a website – www.sstyler.com- is coming soon. The store will be occupying the former Salt of The Earth space on the ground floor of the Alexander Lofts Building across the street from Rooster.  We [...]

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A Summer Night At The Central Library
From the park

The renovated Central Library, which will be opening late November/early December, has recently begun to show off its new lighting system. It looks fantastic. It’s simply amazing to see the transformation that has happened to the library and the park just to the south of it. Time for a nighttime tour of Library park and its surroundings. Related: CBS Radio [...]

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Post Dispatch Laying Off Editors

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Time to Light Up The Park Pacific Garage
park-pacific-after

Built in 1928, the Park Pacific is a beautiful building. The proposed parking structure and residential addition was at one time beautiful as well. Of course something is nearly always lost from rendering to final project. In this case, the cancelled residential component left just another bland garage. And that’s basically as promised, minus some signage and screens. With the [...]

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Lucas Park Closing for Improvements
Lucas Gardens

Lucas Park, the somewhat hidden gem bound by St. Charles, 13th, Locust and 14th Street, will be closing in June for a comprehensive renovation project. During the renovations, which will include burning off the old grass and seeding and regrowing new grass in August, the dog park on the north side of the park will stay accessible. Among the improvements [...]

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