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Chrysler LLC

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Bob Dylan's Super Bowl Ad: Selling Out, or Sign of the Times?

    By Erik Thompson The decades-old debate about what constitutes "selling out" in music has grown to become a tired one. The music industry itself has irrevocably changed. Music has become so ubiquitous in advertising, movies, TV, and video games, that drawing any type of line in the taste-making san ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Former St. Louis Chrysler Plant Won't Feature IKEA or Football Stadium for Rams

    Years of speculation scuttled just like that. The former Chrysler factory in Fenton won't be home to the St. Louis Rams or IKEA. Instead, the 295-acre tract along Interstate 44 will house an office park and light industrial manufacturing. Try to contain your enthusiasm, people.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    IKEA In St. Louis? More Rumors Circulate As Kansas City Moves Forward With Its Store

    The rumors of IKEA coming to St. Louis come in waves, and Joseph Roth, a company spokesman, says that for some reason, he always seems to get calls when there's a new development in Kansas City (which, tragically for us, is definitely getting an IKEA). On Wednesday, Roth tells us, IKEA began demol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Angry Handyman Launches Hammer Attack That Turns Into Gun Fight, St. Louis Police Say

    Some sort of disagreement over handiwork prompted one man to attack another man with a hammer in a fight that quickly escalated into a full-on gun battle, according to St. Louis metro police officials. In what could be the strangest incident of violence that we've heard about all week (and there i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Answers to the Riverfront Times 2012 News Quiz

    In January Riverfront Times published its annual "News Challenge" -- 78 multiple-choice questions testing how well readers paid attention to current events over the past twelve months. Within a week, more than 100 of you submitted your answers to us. A few weeks later a dozen readers e-mailed a simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Will St. Louis Actually Get an IKEA?

    How likely is it that St. Louis might actually, seriously be getting an IKEA? "Ikea is committed to having a presence in St. Louis but no decisions on a site have been made final," Stephen Heitz, vice president of development for Pace Properties tells nextstl.com, which is reporting this week that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    5 Ideas for Fenton's Vacant Chrysler Site

    Last month Daily RFT examined a Facebook campaign that seeks to bring an IKEA to the 295 acres in Fenton that -- until 2009 -- was home to a Chrysler plant. As we confirmed from IKEA, the former site of the automaker (above) is too big for one of its stores. So what might this prime real estate alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Facebook Fans "Like" IKEA for Chrysler Plant, But Is It Feasible?

    Updated at end of article with response from IKEA. "The old Chrysler plant location in Fenton, Mo., is perfect for an IKEA!" So proclaims the Facebook site "IKEA to St. Louis! (on old Chrysler Plant property in Fenton)" that has garnered more than 12,500 "likes" online. But is it true? Is the shut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Super Bowl Commercial Post, 2012 Edition

    ​Oy. Every year I keep hoping for a great return to form, and every single year I am disappointed. The Super Bowl was played yesterday -- you may have heard something about it -- and it turned out to not only be a rematch of the 2008 game between the Patriots of New England and the New York G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Local Tax Preparer Busted for Not Paying His Taxes

    ​Although Richard Gray Sr. spends some of the year working at a Chrysler plant in Indiana, he's been running a nice little side business out of his home in North St. Louis: Filing tax returns for friends, family and co-workers using TurboTax. He's even expressed a desire to do tax-prep full-time. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Peter Kinder: The American Spectator Profile

    We really just wanted an excuse to run this picture again: ladies and gentlemen, we give you Peter Kinder and Tammy Chapman.​Back in the '90s, The American Spectator famously introduced America to an Arkansas woman named Paula Jones -- and it was President Bill Clinton's attempts to fend off J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    This Year's Five Best Super Bowl Commercials

    ​That was, without a doubt, one of the worst Super Bowls I can ever remember. Oh, sure, the game was just fine. Instant classic material, I guess. Two great quarterbacks, historic franchises, a great comeback that almost happened, plenty of drama in the last two minutes, and a brilliant storyline ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Chrysler Plant Could Find New Life

    The plant as viewed from I-44 in Fenton.​A group, reportedly comprised mostly of local investors, has submitted a proposal to purchase the shuttered Chrysler plant in Fenton. According to the St. Louis County Economic Development Council, the unnamed group want to turn the plan into a technology p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    State Senator Kills Tax Giveaway to Ford; Bully for Him!

    Great company, but can Missouri really afFord it?​I like Ford Motor Company. Just like those old Remington razor ads, you could say I liked Ford so much, I bought the company.In January 2009 I purchased $500 worth of Ford stock. It was the first time I ever purchased individual shares of a company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Ford to Escape Missouri As Legislators Debate Throwing Automaker Millions in Aid Anyway

    Left, toward Kentucky.​So, here's an interesting twist to the political story du jour in Jefferson City. As you probably know, legislators are meeting in a special session this week to consider offering Ford $15-million in annual tax-incentives for a decade if it upgrades its Claycomo assembly pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Sweet! The Sixteen Best Player Names in the 2010 NCAA Tournament

    ​Let the Madness begin! Mizzou is dancing (despite their stumble in the Big 12 tournament) but unfortunately the slipper did not fit for the SLU Billikens, who were pummeled by Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 tournament and left out of even the lowly NIT, where they could have faced an Illinois te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Remembering 1983 -- The Last Year So Many St. Louisan We're Out of Work

    The St. Louis-built "minivan" was born in 1983. ​The number of people looking for jobs in the St. Louis region jumped to 10.2 percent in September, according to Federal Reserve figures. That's an uptick of nearly a full percentage point from the 9.5 percent of the region that was out of work in Au ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2009
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    August 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Worthless Crap and Notorious Scams We'd Invest in Before Buying Ballpark Village Bonds

    stlouis.cardinals.mlb.comRenderings of the elusive Ballpark VillageRadio station KMOX is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals plan to solicit wealthy St. Louisans to buy bonds to help pay for Ballpark Village. According to the radio station, the ball club hopes the bonds will raise at least $100 m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2009
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    May 15, 2009

    The Dive Bomber: Fenton Bar and Grill

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.I got a GPS for Christmas last year, which has led to me getting lost more than I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    A Look Back -- 56 Years Ago -- to "Citizen" Harry Truman's Great American Road Trip

    It was the summer of 1953. Queen Elizabeth had just been cornonated. The Braves had left Boston for Milwaukee, and Elvis was making his first recording. Back in Independence, Missouri, meanwhile, there was Harry Truman, restless in his first months of presidential retirement and itchy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Live Blogging Obama's 100 Day Meeting at Fox High School

    10:25: Hello everybody! Have a seat10:26: It's good to be out of Washington and back in the Midwest! Yes. I love you, too!10:27: Obama gives shouts out to Senator Claire McCaskill, Governor Jay Nixon, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, State Auditor Susan Montee, and everyone at Fox High School. Tha ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2009
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    March 30, 2009

    A Glimmer of Hope for Missouri Auto Industry

    Nationally the news ain't good for the beleaguered U.S. auto industry. Just yesterday, in fact, the White House forced the resignation of General Motors' chairman Rick Wagoner and told Chrysler to seek a partnership with Italian car maker Fiat if it wanted any more government assistance.Closer to ho ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2007

    God. Country (and what a country!). BRANSON.

    Join us on a guided tour of emigr comedian Yakov Smirnoff's adopted home, a veritable geezer's Shangri-La.

  • News

    August 3, 2005

    Metro Messy

    Transit chief Larry Salci knows he has his critics. Ask him if he cares.

  • Music

    May 25, 2005

    Fat Boys

    A gang of elderly, seedy Mississippi bluesmen come to your home...in DVD form

  • News

    March 2, 2005

    Battle of Normandie

    A furious fight erupts to save a storied golf course

  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Flower Power

    Nearly 900 botanists are working to chronicle our biological heritage. And boy are they a wacky bunch.

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Drop-Kick Gorgeous

    Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.

  • News

    September 15, 2004

    Back to Basics

    Unreal offers tips to the youngsters, learns about the much-desired Dodge Neon and breaks down the real cost of a Thickburger; plus, did Roosevelt High School take the name of Baton Bob in vain?

  • News

    August 18, 2004

    Crunch Time

    The demolition derby is still a gas in the nooks and crannies of mid-America

  • News

    June 11, 2003

    Carnage

    Despite the cost, local cops can't resist deadly pursuits

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    RFT Hires Disgraced NYT Pinocchio

    Jayson Blair may be persona non grata in New York, but he'll be right at home here

  • Music

    June 5, 2002

    Twang Bangin'

    The RFT music staff previews some highlights from this year's Twangfest line-up.

  • News

    January 9, 2002

    Grace Note

    Week of January 9, 2002

  • News

    June 6, 2001

    Taking the Plunge

    St. Louis' suburban cities have been competing for years to build the biggest and best places to play. Around here, keeping up appearances is serious business.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Memory

    South City's Sidewalk Vendors

  • News

    March 8, 2000

    Water Wrongs

    William Least Heat-Moon tests the current state of America's rivers

  • News

    December 22, 1999

    IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE ST. LOUIS

    Jobs are leaving, the tax base is shrinking and the population is dropping. North County is feeling the squeeze.

  • News

    November 24, 1999

    PSYCHIC STEALING

    The doors of perception opened to loss and deception when Sister White gave a reading

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    WINGENIOUS

    There's method to her madness, and Lady Luck has the prizes to prove it

  • News

    October 6, 1999
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    September 1, 1999

    The Merchant of Venice

    The McKinley Bridge is broke — structurally and financially — and everyone wants it fixed. Trouble is, Mayor Tyrone Echols of Venice isn't about to give away the city's bridge. But he could be talked into trading it.

  • News

    August 11, 1999

    AGAINST THE GRAIN

    Time and progress have conspired to end the working life of the last grain elevator in St. Louis County

  • News

    May 5, 1999

    Foul Ball

    Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose

  • News

    January 20, 1999

    Wheel Be Seeing You

    A first-timer's guide to this year's auto show

  • News

    December 2, 1998
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