Joe Edwards http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Meet Preston Humphrey Jr.: Ambassador Of Darts For Blueberry Hill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/meet-preston-humphrey-jr-ambassador-darts-blueberry-hill <p></p><p>Preston Humphrey Jr. runs a dart league at Blueberry Hill on Wednesday nights, the same night of the week Chuck Berry plays his regular gig there. Humphrey has never thrown darts with the rock &amp; roll legend, though Berry did watch him represent the league once.</p><p>One night Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill and manager of Chuck Berry, brought the star down to the pub’s basement Elvis Room, where Humphrey was hosting the dart league. The rooms upstairs were crowded, and Berry was simply looking for a place to eat his dinner in peace.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 01:27:29 +0000 Chris King 36399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Meet Preston Humphrey Jr.: Ambassador Of Darts For Blueberry Hill How Well Do You Know The St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inductees? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-well-do-you-know-st-louis-walk-fame-inductees <p>An updated version of a <a href="http://www.stlouiswalkoffame.org/" target="_top">book profiling the 140 inductees to the St. Louis Walk of Fame</a> is now available at Blueberry Hill and area bookstores. The original version of the book only included the first 50 inductees.</p><p>The founder of the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Joe Edwards, wrote the foreword to the book, as well as many of the early profiles. He started the Walk of Fame, he said, to "draw attention to the great St. Louisans who have affected our culture on a national level."</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:01:27 +0000 Camille Phillips 31911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Well Do You Know The St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inductees? Soundbites: Restaurants In The Loop http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/soundbites-restaurants-loop <p>In our monthly &ldquo;Soundbites&rdquo; segment in partnership with <em><a href="http://www.saucemagazine.com/">Sauce Magazine</a>, </em>host Steve Potter discussed the ongoing growth of the restaurant scene in the Delmar Loop with Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill and other Loop landmarks, Ryan Pinkston, co-owner of newcomer Three Kings Public House and Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of <em>Sauce Magazine</em>.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:11:28 +0000 Camille Phillips 30598 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Soundbites: Restaurants In The Loop New Book Profiles The History And Revitalization Of Delmar Loop http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-book-profiles-history-and-revitalization-delmar-loop <p>When Edward Gardner Lewis purchased the land that would become University City at the turn of the twentieth century, there wasn't much in the area beyond an amusement park, a race track and the loop of the trolley from which Delmar Loop gets its name. But he had a vision for a magazine empire and needed space to expand his printing presses. He built an iconic octagonal building for his headquarters overlooking the street car line and in view of the site of the upcoming 1904 World's Fair. From there, a bustling street of businesses grew, full of places to eat, shop and have a good time.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:46:58 +0000 Camille Phillips 28670 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Book Profiles The History And Revitalization Of Delmar Loop St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inducts Rocco Landesman http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-walk-fame-inducts-rocco-landesman <p>Rocco Landesman has received numerous Tony awards as a Broadway producer and recently completed a three year term as Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.&nbsp; He considered it a great honor to return to his home town for recognition on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:04:21 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Steve Potter 27817 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inducts Rocco Landesman The Pageant a top-5 concert venue worldwide http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pageant-top-5-concert-venue-worldwide <p>For the second year in a row, the Pageant in the Delmar Loop is among the top-5 concert venues in the world when it comes to ticket sales.</p><p>Pollstar, an <a href="http://www.pollstar.com/">industry website</a>, bases its rankings on reports from venues about the number of tickets sold. The Pageant was<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/kevin-johnson/the-pageant-is-listed-as-th-top-club-in-the/article_c4041848-3a5a-11e1-956f-0019bb30f31a.html"> number 5 in 2011</a>, with reported sales of 181,451 tickets.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:59:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2818 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Pageant a top-5 concert venue worldwide Joe Edwards steps down but stays busy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joe-edwards-steps-down-stays-busy <p>Late last week, Joe Edwards announced that he&rsquo;s stepping down as the Chairman of the <a href="http://visittheloop.com/">Loop Special Business District</a> after 30 years leading the board.&nbsp; He stopped by <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4440"><em>St. Louis on the Air </em>today </a>to chat about his decision and what&rsquo;s next for the six-block district along Delmar that&rsquo;s been designated &ldquo;One of the 10 Great Streets in America&rdquo; by the <a href="http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/streets/2007/">American Planning Association.</a></p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:33:11 +0000 Libby Franklin 683 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joe Edwards steps down but stays busy Loop Trolley making progress toward 2012 opening http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loop-trolley-making-progress-toward-2012-opening <p>The <a href="http://www.looptrolley.org/index.html">Delmar Loop Trolley</a> is making steady progress toward a goal of opening sometime in 2012.</p><p>The project would span more than 2 miles and connect <a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/">Forest Park</a> to the <a href="http://visittheloop.com/">Delmar Loop</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.blueberryhill.com/about/joe/">Joe Edwards</a>, the man behind almost every project on the Delmar Loop, says the trolley should clear its environmental impact study next month.</p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:58:39 +0000 Adam Allington 302 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loop Trolley making progress toward 2012 opening