downtown http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Left Bank Books To Close Downtown Location http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/left-bank-books-close-downtown-location <p>Calling it a decision based on the numbers, Left Bank Books has announced plans to close its downtown store at 10th and Olive streets.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We could not make the numbers work going forward," co-owner Kris </span>Kleindienst<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said. "We tried really hard, our landlord tried really hard, and it just wouldn't work for our store." </span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:39:43 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35422 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Left Bank Books To Close Downtown Location Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-ladies-first-sometimes <p>By the time this post is published, people across St. Louis are reveling from having watched the first Cardinals’ home game of the season and are gearing up for a fabulous season.</p><p>I’m hoping that is the case because this week's rundown on economy and innovation isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Actually there could be flowers, but you’ll have to wait to read about that.</p><p>First, let’s talk entrepreneurship.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:44:12 +0000 Shula Neuman 35096 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Ladies First. Sometimes. Downtown Streets Add Old French Names to Street Signs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/downtown-streets-add-old-french-names-street-signs <p>Visitors to downtown St. Louis will soon see different names - very old names - identifying downtown streets. Eight streets will receive new street signs featuring the roads' original French names in addition to their current English names.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The signs were unveiled at a city hall event Saturday marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:58:47 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 33756 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Downtown Streets Add Old French Names to Street Signs Is Living In Downtown St. Louis Living Up To Expectations? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/living-downtown-st-louis-living-expectations <p><em>Updated following the show.</em></p><p></p><p>St. Louis City leaders are counting on attracting new residents Downtown as part of an urban renaissance.&nbsp; The area has seen recent population growth, but questions remain about the future of the area. Host Don Marsh posed those questions to our guests, including:</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:42:47 +0000 Alex Heuer 28922 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Is Living In Downtown St. Louis Living Up To Expectations? Feeding The Meters Now Required In Downtown St. Louis On Saturdays http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/feeding-meters-now-required-downtown-st-louis-saturdays <p><i>Updated at 4:50 p.m. with comments from the treasurer.</i></p><p>Take some quarters with you if you're going downtown on Saturdays starting July 1.</p><p>St. Louis city treasurer Tishaura&nbsp;Jones <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/treasurer/documents/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&amp;pageID=351495">announced today</a>&nbsp;that the parking division, which she oversees, will begin enforcing expired meter violations on July 1. That means drivers will have to feed the meters between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:24:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27515 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Feeding The Meters Now Required In Downtown St. Louis On Saturdays St. Louis Union Station sold for $20 million http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-union-station-sold-20-million <p>The sale of downtown St. Louis’ historic Union Station is set to go through in mid-October.&nbsp; The sale was first reported Wednesday by the <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2012/09/05/oloughlin-set-to-close-on-union-station.html?ana=e_stl_bn">St. Louis Business Journal</a>.</p><p>The facility’s new owners, St. Louis-based Lodging Hospitality Management, &nbsp;are hoping to succeed where a host of other developers have failed.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 23:53:32 +0000 Adam Allington 4527 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Union Station sold for $20 million Westbound I-64 through downtown will open by Thursday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/westbound-i-64-through-downtown-will-open-thursday <p>Drivers coming into St. Louis from Illinois are about to get some relief from a summer of traffic congestion.</p><p>At least one lane of the double-deck structure that takes Interstate 64 through downtown has been closed through the spring and summer as crews replaced the driving surface. &nbsp;Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will start removing the concrete barriers from the westbound lanes of I-64 through downtown tonight. All of the lanes and ramps should be open by Friday morning.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:48:05 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4489 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Westbound I-64 through downtown will open by Thursday After 20 silent years, life returns to the Peabody Opera House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-20-silent-years-life-returns-peabody-opera-house <p>On <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/66728786/May-3-1991-Program-from-final-performance-at-Kiel-Opera-House">May 3, 1991</a>, the musicians of the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra played the last notes of the Shostakovich <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._5_%28Shostakovich%29">Symphony No. 5 in D Minor</a>, to bring down the curtain at the Kiel Opera House. For 20 years, the massive structure at the corner of Market and 14th Streets sat vacant, as group after group proposed unsuccessful redevelopment plans.</p><p>Tomorrow night, the curtain will rise again as Jay Leno and Aretha Franklin headline the first show on the stage of the venue now known as the Peabody Opera House.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2148 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After 20 silent years, life returns to the Peabody Opera House City to use tax credits to retain Ralcorp http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-use-tax-credits-retain-ralcorp <p>The city of St. Louis once again plans to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/peabody-energy-stay-downtown-expand">use tax credits</a> to keep the headquarters of a major company in downtown.</p><p><a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB166.pdf">Legislation</a> that will be introduced at the Board of Aldermen on Friday gives <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=RAH">Ralcorp </a>$20 million in tax credits to upgrade and expand its headquarters at 8th and Market.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:31:35 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2105 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City to use tax credits to retain Ralcorp New city rule will require attendants at parking lots http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-city-rule-will-require-attendants-parking-lots <p>An &quot;angry and frustrated&quot; St. Louis mayor Francis Slay is responding to last weekend&#39;s rash of car break-ins with proposed new rules for the owners of downtown lots.</p><p>Vandals <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_39ffb6ea-9f7b-11e0-b882-001a4bcf6878.html">broke into at least 60 cars in the downtown St. Louis area </a>Friday night, stealing purses and GPS units. Police say there were no attendants at some of the lots to report the crimes. And Slay wants that to stop.</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:02:04 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1527 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New city rule will require attendants at parking lots