Posts under Tag: Olive Street
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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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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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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CBS Radio to Move to Park Pacific
Park Pacific Lobby

The local affiliate stations of CBS Radio announced today they will lease an entire floor of office space in the Park Pacific building on Olive Street between Tucker and 13th. Currently, KMOX Radio is located at the Gateway building at One Memorial Drive while KEZK (Fresh 102.5) and KYKY (Y98) are based at 3100 Market Street, not far from Chaifetz Arena [...]

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Ignacio Topped with Retro-Style Neon
The man and the hotel: Ignacio

Hotel Ignacio recently added a gorgeous new retro-style neon sign atop the building. We think it’s one of the best new neons in downtown/midtown. If you have photos of  neon signs (old or new) and you don’t mind sharing, please send it to for an upcoming post about NEON, NEON, NEON. Earlier story from April 2011 about Hotel Ignacio:   [...]

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St Louis Police Moving to New HQ in Fall
Police Headquarters on Olive Street

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) is planning to make their move from current HQ at 1200 Clark Street to its new headquarters on Olive in November of this year. SLMPD acquired the building in January 2011 for $2.7 million and is spending an additional $3 million on renovations. The building had been listed by owner Wells Fargo for [...]

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Local Harvest Expands to Old Post Office
The Old Post Office

Local Harvest Café, Grocery & Catering, the Morgan Ford staple known for their fresh and seasonal foods, will be expanding into a space on the corner of 9th & Olive Streets in downtown St. Louis. The café will be located in a 3,330 square feet corner space in the Old Post Office, facing northwest with views of the Old Post [...]

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Midtown St. Louis Shines Bright
The bar at UCBC

After attending last Saturday’s Billikens vs George Washington game we felt like celebrating SLU’s win by exploring the Midtown area. (Not that we need an excuse to visit this hopping district.) New are the blue neon-rimmed buildings in the Midtown/Grand Center area. It certainly looks good, and with nightlife options like the Fieldhouse, Triumph Grill, Urban Chestnut, and the brand [...]

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Startup Weekend Wants Entrepreneurs

Aspiring entrepreneurs pay attention. From January 27-29, 2012, the Startup Weekend organization will host a 54-hour event for startup enthusiasts to come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Startup Weekend is an event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of [...]

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Library Progress at Renovated Park
The library and the park

UPDATE: Four artists impressions added to story.   The $79 million renovation of the St. Louis Central Library on Olive, between 13th and 14th Streets is in full swing. Work is slated to be completed in the summer of 2012. In the meantime, the park just to the south across Olive has received a makeover. The newly-laid concrete walkways and [...]

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Uncertain Future for Chemical Building
Office #1214

Centrue Bank today foreclosed on the Chemical Building at 721 Olive Street. Developers from California were unable to find adequate financing to move the project forward. To get reacquainted with this beautiful building in downtown St. louis let’s go on a photo tour: All is not lost. The Chemical building will be for sale at an attractive price and already [...]

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Cafe Cioccolato Now Open

Café Cioccolato has now opened in the Paul Brown Building at 816 Olive. The store looks very stylish and spacious. Owner David Salvato moved from two blocks West on Olive. With the additional space he’s planning to start selling cigars and David is now booking private events. Café Cioccolato is looking for artists that want to display their art at [...]

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City Grocers Now City Gourmet

City Grocers has long been downtown’s staple for groceries. With the opening of Schnucks Culinaria across the street, they decided to re-invent themselves as City Gourmet. The new store features City-Dining-To-Go, Burrito City, focusing on Tex-Mex foods and Bakery City Dragon, with stir-fry dishes. There is espresso coffee and a larger beer and wine selection. Also, their dining space has been expanded. [...]

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Culinaria Open!

August 11, 2009 was the day. The opening celebration of downtown’s first grocery store in almost 25 years. It’s called Culinaria, a Schnucks market and it’s located at 9th and Olive Streets. The store, although smaller than a typical suburban store, has an open, airy feel to it. The aisles are wide and the range of products, as well as [...]

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Planet Sub

This sandwich franchise  can be found in the heart of the central business district. Planet Sub is located at 211 N 9th Street. Open Monday – Sunday 7 AM – 9 PM Phone (314) 588-7827 Share

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Peoples National Bank

On the corner of 9th and Olive Street, local Peoples National Bank Share

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On Olive, between 6th and 7th Streets, Macy’s. This store will be completely renovated. Share

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Baan Thai

On Olive Street, simple but delicious, Baan Thai Share

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