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.
The signs were unveiled at a city hall event Saturday marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis.
St. Louis City leaders are counting on attracting new residents Downtown as part of an urban renaissance. 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:
Updated at 4:50 p.m. with comments from the treasurer.
Take some quarters with you if you're going downtown on Saturdays starting July 1.
St. Louis city treasurer Tishaura Jones announced today 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.
Drivers coming into St. Louis from Illinois are about to get some relief from a summer of traffic congestion.
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. 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.
On May 3, 1991, the musicians of the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra played the last notes of the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, 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.
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.