Central West End

Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens listens as wife Sheena talks about her expirence of being robbed to reporters in St. Louis.
Bill Greenblatt I UPI

Updated after Eric and Sheena Greitens' Tuesday press conference - Gov.-elect Eric Greitens is praising the quick work of law enforcement, and expressing sentiments of forgiveness, after Missouri's future First Lady was robbed at gunpoint on Monday night. St. Louis police said in an emailed statement to St. Louis Public Radio that Sheena Greitens was sitting in her car near Cafe Ventana in St. Louis' Central West End neighborhood. Her car door was suddenly opened by a suspect, who then pointed a gun at Sheena Greitens and demanded her property. She gave the suspect her laptop and cell phone.

Cortex Innovation Community

The Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis’ Central West End will undergo a major expansion over the next two years. Developers announced plans Thursday for the district’s first hotel which will include a restaurant, apartments with over 200 studio, one and two bedroom units, approximately 20,000 square feet of street level retail, a new technology and lab building and an innovation hall to be used as a meeting space. The project will also include a parking garage capable of accommodating...

Henry Schvey and Carrie Houk, of Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis.
Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Tennessee Williams was not the world’s biggest fan of the town he grew up in . But that’s not stopping the first-ever Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis from happening here in tribute to one city's greatest playwrights and most beloved iconoclasts. “I think we should assume he did hate [St. Louis], but I think we confuse hatred with lack of connection,” said Henry Schvey, professor of drama and comparative literature at Washington University. ...

Karen Duffy, left, and Margaret Kelly, a Duff's waiter since 1978.
Harper Barnes | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: "Welcome to our tavern, a fine and public place to rest and talk, in momentary stay, where food loves drink, and life and art embrace." -- Jon Dressel, founder of Dressel's pub, in a poem read at Duff's

(via Flickr/Indofunk Satish)

Building in Midtown fire up to code, fire chief says City fire officials say a Tuesday night blaze that left an apartment building near Saint Louis University completely uninhabitable does not appear to be suspicious. St. Louis fire chief Dennis Jenkerson says there was some concern early on that required draft stops were missing from the attic at 3949 Lindell Boulevard. But he says a review of the plans and an inspection by firefighters proved the building was up to code. The sprinkler...