Posts under Tag: St. louis
Flying Saucer Swoops into Downtown
A good-looking Cupples 9

The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium opened a few weeks ago in the beautifully renovated Cupples 9 building at 900 Spruce Street. Here at Count On Downtown the verdict is in: We like it. We like it a lot. First of all, it’s big. Besides plenty of space inside, there is a huge deck on the east side, as well as [...]

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St. Louis and Chicago: Fiction vs. Reality
CDOT rendering Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago is working on connecting itself to its riverfront. CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein touted the Chicago Riverwalk as an addition to the city’s sustainable transportation network, breaking down the barriers between Wacker Drive and the waterway. The pedestrian walkway will help connect people to water taxis, bike-share kiosks, buses and trains, as well as recreational boating, he said. “This will be [...]

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TAGG Logistics Moves to FTZ at Lambert
TAGG Logistics' new facility near Lambert Airport [Photo: Loopnet]

St. Louis-based TAGG Logistics, a third-party distribution, fulfillment and logistics provider to mid-sized manufacturers, is consolidating its three St. Louis locations into a single, expanded logistics center. Scheduled to open in April, the new facility will increase the company’s capacity by 35 percent and feature high-volume material handling equipment and a state-of-the-art warehouse management system. The new facility will use [...]

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How Deep Was the Snow?

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A Plan for a Sustainable Taxi Fleet
Count On Downtown Rendering STL TAXI

Mayor Slay has made it clear: He wants St. Louis to become a more sustainable city. His plans are laid out in the city’s Sustainability Action Agenda. Some of you might shiver when hearing the word sustainability. Solyndra comes to mind, and other expensive programs that have not always proved to be successful. This doesn’t mean we should give up on [...]

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Will IKEA build in the City?
Potential site IKEA in Midtown/CWE

Our friends at, via WhoLou’s Geoff Whittington,  hit the interwebs today with a scoop about IKEA planning a store on Forest Park Avenue, between Vandeventer and Sarah Streets. A few outtakes from the story: Several WhoLou sources are alleging that highly-coveted Swedish-based furniture chain IKEA intends to develop their first St. Louis store close to the campus of St. Louis [...]

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Join our Party at 20th & Locust!
2007 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO

This time we were looking for a special location to hold our annual party. And holy hole in a donut did we find one! This year’s locale is a two-story loft at 2007 Locust, next door to Pepper Lounge. The ground floor is an industrial/commercial space serving as the majestic entrance to a large freight elevator, which will take you [...]

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Downtown is Moving Up with MX Movies

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, 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 – 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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Photos From Friday’s Balloon Glow

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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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The World Remembers Neil Armstrong
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland

After Neil Armstrong died last Saturday,  I did a quick check-up on how the news was spread around the globe. It was amazing to see how this man and the Apollo moon program still captures the attention of the world. Armstrong took his first steps on the moon on July 20th, 1969 and uttered the now historic words: “That’s one small [...]

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St. Louis Remembers Neil Armstrong

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CVC Final Dome Plan Submitted to Rams
New rendering CVC

The CVC has released their amended tier 1 plan for the Edward Jones Dome submitted to the Rams last Friday, August 17th. Read the entire proposal in the embedded PDF below: Share

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Time to Light Up The Park Pacific Garage

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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