Joe Edwards

St. Louis on the Air
5:01 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

How Well Do You Know The St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inductees?

Joe Edwards holding a copy of the updated St. Louis Walk of Fame book.

An updated version of a book profiling the 140 inductees to the St. Louis Walk of Fame is now available at Blueberry Hill and area bookstores. The original version of the book only included the first 50 inductees.

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."

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Cityscape
5:11 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Soundbites: Restaurants In The Loop

Joe Edwards
Carmen Troesser (Courtesy Sauce Magazine)

In our monthly “Soundbites” segment in partnership with Sauce Magazine, 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 Sauce Magazine.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:46 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

New Book Profiles The History And Revitalization Of Delmar Loop

Overview of the Delmar Loop, circa 1931.
(Courtesy University City Public Library Archives)

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.

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Cityscape
9:04 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

St. Louis Walk Of Fame Inducts Rocco Landesman

Rocco Landesman with his St. Louis Walk of Fame star
Marla Stoker

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.  He considered it a great honor to return to his home town for recognition on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. 

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Club rankings
12:59 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

The Pageant a top-5 concert venue worldwide

The Pageant in the Delmar Loop has been named a top-5 concert venue by industry website Pollstar for the second year in a row.
(via Flickr/Pasa47)

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.

Pollstar, an industry website, bases its rankings on reports from venues about the number of tickets sold. The Pageant was number 5 in 2011, with reported sales of 181,451 tickets.

from St. Louis on the Air
5:33 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Joe Edwards steps down but stays busy

A visualization of the Loop Trolley Project

Late last week, Joe Edwards announced that he’s stepping down as the Chairman of the Loop Special Business District after 30 years leading the board.  He stopped by St. Louis on the Air today to chat about his decision and what’s next for the six-block district along Delmar that’s been designated “One of the 10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association.

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Loop Trolley
5:58 pm
Tue January 11, 2011

Loop Trolley making progress toward 2012 opening

In July 2010, developer Joe Edwards cut a ceremonial trolley cake following the announcement that the St. Louis area received nearly $25 million in federal dollars for a new trolley system. The system is scheduled to open in 2012. (UPI/ Bill Greenblatt)
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The Delmar Loop Trolley is making steady progress toward a goal of opening sometime in 2012.

The project would span more than 2 miles and connect Forest Park to the Delmar Loop.

Joe Edwards, the man behind almost every project on the Delmar Loop, says the trolley should clear its environmental impact study next month.

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