Kiener Plaza http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Activists gather in St. Louis for Occupy Midwest conference http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/activists-gather-st-louis-occupy-midwest-conference <p>Occupy movements from across the country are gathering this week in St. Louis to revive their populist protests against banks, corporations and government.</p><p>Rachael Perrotta, a media coordinator from Occupy Chicago said the regional conference will stage at least four non-violent group actions in St. Louis against various companies including Monsanto.</p><p>&ldquo;Welcome to the American Spring,&quot;&nbsp;Perrotta&nbsp;said. &quot;Our movement is expanding. We&#39;re growing. Winter was the time for internal organizing. Spring is the time to get back into the streets.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:55:54 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3269 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Activists gather in St. Louis for Occupy Midwest conference First sentences handed down for Occupy St. Louis protesters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-sentences-handed-down-occupy-st-louis-protesters <p>Eight of 10 Occupy St. Louis protestors <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/10-occupystl-protesters-arrested-st-louis">arrested in Kiener Plaza on Oct. 6</a> pleaded guilty in municipal court today to violating the city&#39;s ordinance banning people from being in city parks past 10 p.m.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 21:08:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2882 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First sentences handed down for Occupy St. Louis protesters Occupy St. Louis issues its own list of ordinance violations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/occupy-st-louis-issues-its-own-list-ordinance-violations <p>Anti-Wall Street protestors who have camped in Kiener Plaza for more than a month are blasting Mayor Francis Slay for &quot;heed[ing] the complaints of the corporate groups who control the city&quot; and calling for their ouster from the park.&quot;</p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 21:16:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2423 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Occupy St. Louis issues its own list of ordinance violations Time may be running out for OccupySTL encampment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/time-may-be-running-out-occupystl-encampment <p>Even as it launched three simultaneous protests against Bank of American in downtown St. Louis today, OccupySTL may lose its home base soon.</p><p>The protestors have been camping at the west end of Kiener Plaza for several weeks, including the Major League Baseball playoffs and a visit to the area by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.</p><p>During an appearance earlier this week on St. Louis on the Air, Mayor Francis Slay hinted that the city would soon move to take action.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 21:37:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2411 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Time may be running out for OccupySTL encampment Getting "Red-y": St. Louis anticipates Game 7 of the World Series http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/getting-red-y-st-louis-anticipates-game-7-world-series <p>In Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis Friday afternoon locals mixed with out-of-towners taking pictures of the red fountain.</p><p>Those on their lunch break, including Missi Wood and Kerry Anne, admitted they were a bit tired from <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cardinals-rally-twice-win-11th-force-game-7-world-series">the late night Game 6 World Series win over the Texas Rangers</a>.</p><p>But Anne says she never doubted the Cardinals would pull it off.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 22:00:49 +0000 Maria Altman 2367 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Getting "Red-y": St. Louis anticipates Game 7 of the World Series Kiener Plaza could be first part of Arch redevelopment project http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kiener-plaza-could-be-first-part-arch-redevelopment-project <p>Kiener Plaza is likely to be the first portion of <a href="http://www.cityarchrivercompetition.org/the-design-concept/">the Gateway Arch project</a> to be completed.</p><p>Those familiar with the project say it&#39;s slated for completion in the fall of 2013.<br /><br />The plan for the Plaza includes a performance pavilion, an eating venue, seating, and water features.<br /><br />Walter Metcalfe with the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the group that sponsored the design competition, said work on Kiener Plaza can move forward more quickly because it&#39;s not part of the National Park.</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2011 15:34:46 +0000 Maria Altman 1558 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kiener Plaza could be first part of Arch redevelopment project