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The Railway Exchange Building downtown
Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has a simple question to people trying to draw complicated conclusions from Macy’s impending departure from downtown St. Louis:

When was the last time you shopped there?

Zack Boyers
Proivded by Mr. Boyers

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Zack Boyers remembers when somebody could organize an 11-on-11 soccer game on Washington Avenue’s streets – and not have to move out of the way.

In an interview with the Beacon on the second floor of the Fashion Square Lofts, Boyers – the CEO of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp. – said that “nothing was going on” in downtown residential development in 1997 when he arrived in St. Louis.

(via Flickr/Tim Pearce, Los Gatos)

Department store giant Macy's has announced that it's closing its downtown St. Louis location.

94 people work at the approximately 189,000 square-foot facility at 601 Olive St.

The reason? Insufficient customer activity, Macy's says.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: October 27, 2008 - Kiffin Butz hit snooze again.

The February cold outside wasn't anything to open her eyes for, but news from the day before was. Even in waking, Butz was ecstatic.

As an assistant buyer at Macy's, she'd just gotten a promotion. That day, she IM'ed her boyfriend, who worked in the I.T. department. She called her mom in Belleville, and the two met for dinner. Butz treated.