Two weeks ago I reported that Landmarks Association of St. Louis was scrambling to secure funding for a new downtown space it has planned, Architecture St. Louis. The project‚Äôs main underwriter, Larry Cohn, had pledged $500,000. He even wrote a check for a portion of that sum, but the check bounce ... More >>
Larry Cohn turned heads by making huge donations to St. Louis charities. Then he up and disappeared.
SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.
Will the Landing ever get its act together?
Why does the city undercut would-be developers? Don't ask.
Week of January 26, 2005
Amid the lofty renaissance, the hardcore of the urban core
Downtown life gets a new soundtrack
We lament the impending doom of our beloved train-trailer, talk to a guy with some great squirrel recipes and go to jail. Plus: Can taking Communion give you the flu?
Gee whiz, Wally: the Beav talks to Unreal about psoriasis! Plus, we see how the Lou stacks up to Beantown, try to understand the appeal of the Pet Building and administer a Harold Ramis quiz
Week of April 14, 2004
Week of March 31, 2004
The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis
Maybe itís time to revisit Steve Stogelís redevelopment plan for the Old Post Office downtown
The king of beers lords over a small Soulard enclave
Week of May 28, 2003
Landmarks Association raises the roof
A tour of the city with the Landmarks Association's Carolyn Toft presents views of what is and what could be
The mayor names a PR wiz to a city board and ends up with a PR problem
For eight years, the city has kept Mark Finney from replacing the historic Syndicate Trust Building with a parking garage. He says, "Buy it or get the hell out of the way." It's time to put up or shut up.
Published the week of September 6-12, 2000
Craig Heller sees the future of downtown -- and it works
Things are looking up for the Arcade Building, but what will happen to the Marquette Building is anyone's guess; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel
Neighbors want to buy and fix it. A building inspector recommends saving it. And yet the Housing Authority insists on tearing down 5950 Enright. The story of a house -- and a city's demolition craze.
Youth Build works to rebuild lives as it rebuilds the city