No one needs coaxing-the outflow of people and travel-for-entertainment dollars to Chicago in one direction and now to downtown Kansas City in the other is staggering. And of course to the Lake. When Gov Quinn hits us with 'high speed to Chi Town', it gets worse. Trouble iswithout MUNY and Kiel Opera House going full boat right now there are few reasons forpeople to chose St. Louis as a holiday weekend destination. We do get weddings andgraduations travel. As it continues to waste its best, St. Louis is a 'cup of coffee on the way to someplace else. Be a tourist in your own town is lame.