Category: Events
Here is St. Louis Part Two
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The guys from Grain have done it again. After last year’s video “Here is St. Louis” it was time for a sequel: “Last summer, thousands of Saint Louisans fell in love with their city all over again, through our video Here is Saint Louis. We showed scenes of life and explored places that are often overlooked by outsiders, and even [...]

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St. Louis Embraces Solar Impulse
Pilot André Borschberg ready for departure from St. Louis (© Solar Impulse)

Solar Impulse took off from Lambert Airport this morning and is currently in flight on its way to Washington D.C., with a pit stop in Cincinnati. The revolutionary airplane arrived at Lambert at 1 AM on the morning of Tuesday, June 4 after an almost 22 hour flight from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in Texas. Because a tornado had (yet again) [...]

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Soccer at Busch Scores Big
Manchester City attacks

Who would have thought: Two English Premier League teams playing a friendly at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. That’s exactly what happened last night, and what a game it was: non-stop movement and 7 goals. Manchester City FC was the most offensive side during the entire game but was unlucky early on, hitting the goal post twice.  Chelsea FC laid [...]

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Cinco De Mayo on Cherokee 2013
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Last Saturday the latest installment of Cinco de Mayo took place on Cherokee Street. One of St. Louis’ premier photographers, Ben Evans, was there to shoot this truly multicultural event. We let the photos speak for themselves. Tip: If you want to wind down after a busy day we suggest checking out the hundreds of awe-inspiring photos of St. Louis’ [...]

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Update: Solar Impulse Coming to St. Louis!
Solar Impulse over the Golden Gate Bridge

Update Tuesday 2:30 PM: Mayor Slay and Airport Director Hamm-Niebruegge announced that Solar impulse will make a stop at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in late May, early June. Stay tuned. Lambert will be among only four stops – Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, DC  are the other three – on its flight from San Francisco to New York. Update Monday 3:40 pm: [...]

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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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Photos From Friday’s Balloon Glow

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Downtown Town Hall Meeting DSLRA
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This Tuesday, June 26th, from 6:30-8:30 PM, the Downtown St. Louis Residents Association (DSLRA) will be holding its annual Town Hall Meeting at Christchurch Cathedral at 1210 Locust Street in downtown St. Louis. As Vice-President of the DSLRA I would like to invite residents, business owners, and others interested in moving downtown forward, to our annual downtown get-together. This neighborhood [...]

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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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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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Schlafly Downtown BBQ & Garage Sale
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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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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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Open/Closed Aims to Shake Up, Unsettle
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Yes, it’s that time of year again, it is Open/Closed time. Just in its second installment, Open/Closed has already cemented itself as one of the premier events in the St. Louis region. Spearheaded by Alex Ihnen, Open/Closed is the collective effort of dozens of St. Louis residents. Architects, designers, planners, advocates, entrepreneurs, activists and officials collaborate to explore how vacancy and flight [...]

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Downtown St. Louis Art Walk
Art Walk

After six months of living and working together, the residents of Leather Trades Artist Lofts are showcasing their talent at the Downtown STL ARTwalk. They are opening their doors to the public and partnering with local businesses to celebrate Downtown St. Louis’ vibrant art scene, food, shops and bustling nightlife. On Thursday, April 19, the Downtown STL ARTwalk kicks off [...]

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Bike to My Lou This Saturday
Urban Shark at 10th & Locust Downtown

Bike to My Lou is a free, community-wide bike event scheduled for March 31 in St. Louis’ downtown corridor. Hosted by Griffin Delivery and sponsored by Trailnet, Urban Shark, and the Partnership for Downtown St Louis, it will boast a variety of entertainment and promises to be a blast for all who attend. Bike to My Lou is designed to [...]

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Keep the Rams? Think Outside of the Box
Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

Today will mark the start of negotiations between the St. Louis Rams and the Convention & Visitors Commission (CVC). The CVC will present the Rams with a plan that will include their vision on how to elevate the Edward Jones Dome to “top tier” NFL territory. According to the lease agreement, the dome has to offer a better experience than [...]

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Park Pacific Reception Photos & Review
Downtown after dark (Photo by Ben Evans)

Good times last Tuesday night at our New Year’s reception at Park Pacific in downtown St. Louis. Big thanks to Mayor Francis Slay for stopping by and staying for over an hour. Also in attendance: bloggers NextSTL, Gateway Streets and STLEnergized; St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalists Tim Bryant and Tim Logan; Tim Eby from St. Louis Public Radio, and, of course, [...]

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Meet Me in St. Louis, at Park Pacific
Meet me in St. Louis

We’re having a party! On Tuesday, January 24, we’re organizing a New Year’s Reception for Count On Downtown readers, downtown visitors, enthusiasts and residents. In partnership with the Downtown St. Louis Residents Association (DSLRA), Metropolis STL, Downtown Living Now and Lucas Park Grille we would like to invite you for a complimentary glass of Champagne and hors d’oeuvres at the [...]

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