Category: Shopping
IKEA Announces New STL Store
IKEA rendering - viewpoint from Vandeventer looking west

Update 11:05 AM IKEA today announced a Summer 2014 groundbreaking for the store in Midtown, with an expected grand opening in the fall of 2015. IKEA expects that the store will create 300 new full-time jobs and generate an expected $250 million in new taxes over the next 23 years. “I’m glad we can finally talk about what’s probably been [...]

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The Real Reason Macy’s Is Closing
The Railway Exchange Building

Macy’s announced the closing of the downtown store this week. This came as a shock to many but city leadership didn’t seem to be too bothered by the grim news: Mayor Slay tweeted: “15 years ago, an announcement that Macy’s DT would close would be tragic. Today, it is merely sad and inevitable as retail changes.” The Downtown Partnership had [...]

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MX District is Transforming Washington Ave
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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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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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Fiat Studio Display Adds Test Drives
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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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Verizon Wireless Opens at 9th & Pine
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A new Verizon Wireless Store is now open for business at 9th & Pine in downtown St. Louis. The store is open 7 days a week. Mon-Fri 9AM-7PM Sat 9AM-6 PM Sun 9AM-3PM Share

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Moto Europa Opens in Midtown

Steve Smith’s Ducati and Triumph dealership is now open on Locust near Theresa. Located on the Locust side of  the building that houses the Triumph Grille, it’s also next door to the the Motomuseum of the same owner. The store looks great. The contemporary design works well with the vintage models of Triumph and ads to the sleek designs of [...]

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Eve’s Apple Vintage

This vintage clothing boutique opened recently in the Meridian building on Washington Avenue. Eve’s Apple Vintage is located at 1136 Washington Avenue. Open  Tuesday – Friday 12 PM -7 PM, Saturday 12 PM – 8 PM, Sunday 12 PM -7 PM , closed Monday Phone (314) 540-8953 Share

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Erker’s Optical

This quality store has been in downtown for a long time. Check out their great collection of high-end frames and sunglasses. Erker’s is located at 908 Olive Street, across the street from Culinaria. Open Monday -Friday 10 AM – 6 PM,  Saturday 10 AM -5 PM,  Sunday Noon -4 PM Phone (314) 241-9410 Share

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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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Left Bank Books

Across the street from the Syndicate building,  Left Bank Books is a must for book lovers. Left Bank Books is located at 321 N. 10th Street. Phone (314) 436-3049 Share

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Quality underwear for men. Beverly’s Hill is the sister store. Boxers is located at 1305 Washington Avenue. Open Monday – Saturday  11 AM – 6 PM Phone (314) 454-0209 Share

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Beverly’s Hill

Pretty lingerie and sexy underwear at this luxurious store. Beverly’s Hill is located at 1309 Washington Avenue. Open Monday -Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM Phone (314) 621-1633 Share

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AIA Bookstore

This bookstore is operated by the American Institute of Architects. You can find a great collection of books about St. Louis and its architecture and history. AIA Bookstore is located at 911 Washington Avenue. Phone (314) 231-4252 Share

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Tattoo Shop Self Inflicted

One of the newest offerings on the 1300 Block of Washington Avenue. The store looks great. Just the art on the walls makes a visit worth your while. Self Inflicted is located at 1328 Washington Avenue. Share

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At Céci you will find a broad range of gift items. Céci is located in the Bankers Loft building at 9th and Washington. Share

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