Category: Restaurants and Clubs
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

View Downtown Restaurant Week 2013 Interactive Map by 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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Anheuser-Busch Biergarten Opens Tuesday

The Anheuser-Busch Biergarten at the Budweiser brewery in Soulard will open to the public tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. Seventeen beers will be on draft in the 10,000 square foot facility with a capacity of 300 guests. Grilled foods and sandwiches are on the menu. A large “B” from the old neon “Budweiser” sign on top of the brewery marks the entrance [...]

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MX District is Transforming Washington Ave
The MX in downtown St. Louis

It’s been almost two years since the Washington Avenue skybridge between the old St. Louis Centre and the abandoned Dillard’s department store fell.  Since then, a lot has happened at the Mercantile Exchange (MX) district. Let’s take a look at the transformation that’s taken place on the eastern end of downtown’s entertainment strip. The famed Lindell Hotel once stood where [...]

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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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Alpha Opens First Brewery in Loft District
Mural by local artist Piva Piwowarczyk

Today, downtown proper’s first microbrewery, Alpha Brewing Co., opened on Lucas Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets in the back of the building of the 1st Financial Federal Credit Union and Lindenwood University’s downtown classrooms.  The entrance to the building is a block east of Citymuseum and just south of Europe Night Club. Before entering the actual brewery, one will [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MX Development Lands Asian Restaurant
The MX in downtown St. Louis

 The St. Louis Business Journal reports that The Mercantile Exchange (MX) development has landed yet another tenant. Takaya New Asian Restaurant will be opening in the fall of this year. The restaurant will seat 120 in a 3,300 square foot space. Restaurant owner Eric Heckman, who operates Tani Sushi Bistro in Clayton will also provide food and beverage consulting for [...]

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