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Post-Dispatch Lays Off Employees

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Cards Unveil New Plans Ballpark Village

The Cardinals released their latest plans for Ballpark Village today. From the the press release: Project Description Ballpark Village is an approximately $700 million mixed-use retail, entertainment, office and residential district being developed in partnership by the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies. Spanning seven city blocks on the 10-acre site just north of Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village will [...]

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Wednesday is Pi-Day for MX Downtown

π Pizzeria, the successful local restaurant chain who’s pizza’s are favored by the president is ready for a Wednesday, May 23rd opening at the MX development in downtown St. Louis. The new restaurant is located on the corner of 6th and Washington, right next to downtown’s Convention Center MetroLink station. Pi will be the first tenant to open in the [...]

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Coliseum Lounge Launches Tomorrow
Cocktail bar at The Coliseum

The Coliseum Music Lounge, St. Louis’ newest music venue, will be opening tomorrow, May 17 with their first scheduled event: a Show-Me Burlesque Gala with performances at 8 and 11 PM. On Friday they will feature Dirty Muggs, a Blues/Rock/Soul band from St. Louis, and to top things off, the inaugural Electric Circus will debut Saturday night. This promises to [...]

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Cupples 9 Lands Flying Saucer
The Flying Saucer

Number 9, the building of the Cupples family currently under restoration by the Koman Group, will become home to a Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in the fall, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.  Flying Saucer is a Dallas-based restaurant chain with 15 locations in Arkansas, Missouri (Kansas City), Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Flying Saucer’s owners [...]

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Meet Our New Contributor Erica Smith
Erica Smith

At Count On Downtown we are very excited (and proud!) to announce that Erica Smith, formerly the social media editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and now spreading awesomeness at Infuz Digital Marketing in downtown St. Louis, will be sharing her storified Storify Tweet stories on our website. As of today you can find them under the tab “Storified by Erica Smith”. [...]

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Schlafly Downtown BBQ & Garage Sale

Schlafly Beer presents a new festival this Memorial Day Weekend that will feature a community yard-sale of items from city residents and a pig roast. The new event is called Pork Shop, and it is scheduled for May 26th from 10AM to 6PM at the Schlafly Tap Room in downtown St. Louis. City residents looking to unclutter their homes can [...]

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Portrait of STL Artist Erin Laine Beckman

Recently, we ran into a familiar face during the inaugural Downtown St. Louis ARTWalk. None other than Erin Laine Beckman was one of the artists whose work was highlighted at the Leather Trades Artists Lofts, starting point of the ARTWalk tour.  As frequent patrons of downtown’s hip music lounge LOLA, we already knew Erin was one of downtown’s best bartenders. She [...]

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Maurizio’s Moving to Justice Ctr Garage
Clark Street Garage

Maurizio’s Pizza will be moving to a new space in the Justice Center Garage on Tucker Boulevard & Clark Avenue. The restaurant is currently building out the space and is expecting to make its move in June. The Justice Center parking garage was built at a cost of $ 12.7 million and is part of the St. Louis City Parking system. [...]

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GW Complex Becomes Nightlife Hot Spot
GW Lofts

Updated on May 2 with corrected location of The Coliseum Music Venue. If you’ve ever driven or walked to downtown St. Louis coming from the west, chances are you’ve seen this colorful quartet of buildings on the intersection of Jefferson and Washington Avenue. Named GW Lofts by developer Blue Urban, the buildings are a combination of rental lofts with commercial spaces [...]

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Fiat Studio Display Adds Test Drives
Poster Abarth

Update April 25: Fiat has added a second employee to its downtown studio. They can now offer test drives downtown without having to make an appointment. Fiat’s Studio Showroom will be open this Saturday during the Downtown Home Tour. Earlier post from March 16: Fiat now has a presence downtown. Its Downtown Display Studio Showroom has opened quietly at 1015 [...]

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Downtown St. Louis ARTWalk Review
The walls have eyes

The inaugural Downtown St. Louis ARTWalk was held last night under perfect weather conditions. The walk’s starting point was downtown’s artist hotbed Leather Trades Lofts on 1600 Locust. All floors were open to the public, from the ground floor studio spaces, to the dance studio, music studio and community room on the higher floors. The hallways were adorned with art, [...]

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Joe’s Chili Bowl New at Citygarden
Some changes were made in the bar/counter area.

A new restaurant, Joe’s Chili Bowl, opened last friday in the former Terrace View space at Citygarden in downtown St. Louis. Not much has changed as far as the interior is concerned, which is good because it is a gorgeous space. What has changed however is the menu. Joe’s Chili Bowl, owned by restaurateurs Kim Tucci and Joe Fresta features ”Joe’s Famous [...]

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A Curious Case of a Depressed Highway

Written by Frank DeGraaf  – Updated Tuesday April 17 at 8:00 PM with response from CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation. Let me start by reiterating that I’ve always been a proponent of a “lid” over I-70 at the Arch Grounds in downtown St. Louis. When Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates (MVVA) were chosen as the landscape architects for the Arch Grounds renovation [...]

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Language School Coming to Downtown
Olive Street (north) side of the new language school

Updated April 19 at 1:30 PM with comments from Conrad Wildsmith from St. Louis Immersion Language Schools: St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS) will be opening a downtown campus scheduled to be fully operational for the 2012-2013 school year. The school will be going into a former office building at 1881 Pine Street, caddy corner from the future St. Louis [...]

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Verizon’s COLT at Cardinals Opening Day
Verizon's COLT

Yes, the NRA (National Rifle Association) is in town but this a COLT of an entire different caliber. Verizon Wireless is bringing out its own pinch-hitter during the Cardinals’ 2012 season home opener to ensure that baseball fans in and around Busch Stadium won’t miss a call or have trouble sending others text, pictures or video highlights about the game. [...]

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Enterprise Boldly Goes Downtown
A mid-century modern revived

Enterprise-rent-a-car recently opened a rental center on 23rd Street and Washington in Downtown-West. They are located in a mid-century modern building, connected to the Motor Lofts to the east and situated just a block from Jefferson Avenue to the west. The interior of the building has been completely renovated and exhibits the familiar Enterprise corporate style. The new center is [...]

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Downtown Section N. Tucker Blvd Opens
St. Louis Post-Dispatch on North Tucker Boulevard

Today, the section of North Tucker Boulevard between Cass Avenue to the north and Dr. M.L. King Drive to the south has opened for traffic. The roadway consists of two lanes in each direction, separated by a median. The road deck is lined by new sidewalks, new streetlights, trees, and areas for plantings near the crossings. The new street signs [...]

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