As a kid, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch's dad warned him that folks might poke fun at his last name. So he is thus not too bothered by Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan's latest piece, which is structured as a memo to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley with "Subject: Life's a F ... More >>
Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-773-7755) needs no introduction. It's only the best restaurant in St. Louis. Starting July 1, chefs Gerard Craft and Adam Altnether will offer a 5-course menu of Italian antipasti and pasta dishes every Monday evening. This Summer event, dubbed Pastaria R&D, refle ... More >>
The confetti has barely settled on LouFest year three: Despite some uncooperative weather, this year's incarnation, featuring headliners Girl Talk and the Flaming Lips, was its biggest yet, with some 12,000 in attendance. And today, the festivals organizers have an announcement that will dramaticall ... More >>
As bizarre lawsuits go, it was the case that kept on giving. In 2009, Ronald Ball of Granite City sued PepsiCo, claiming he'd gotten sick from drinking a can of Mountain Dew.It wasn't the soft drink, though, that caused him to vomit up the neon green beverage. It was the mouse he says he found insid ... More >>
Lee Enterprises disclosed yesterday that CEO Mary Junck acquired 500,000 shares of company stock. That stock was worth $1.31 per share at the close of business on the date the paperwork was filed, but Junck paid nothing for it.Junck received the stock as a "Grant by the Issuer's independent Executiv ... More >>
A reprieve -- or maybe a Chapter 11 reorganization, for Lee Enterprises.Lee Enterprises, the Iowa-based owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other newspapers, including the Arizona Daily Star, announced late this afternoon that it reached an agreement with "a significant majority" of its debt ... More >>
Paper cuts: Hard to stop the bleeding.Lee Enterprises is mailing out buyout offers this week to its roughly 150 employees in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newsroom. The Iowa-based parent company of the St. Louis daily has seen its depressed stock price dip impossibly lower this summer and hopes to ... More >>
The Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital in East St. Louis will close within the next three to four months.Kenneth Hall Hospital should close by end of summer.The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted to shutter the hospital yesterday. The facility -- founded in the 1890s -- had op ... More >>
stlmedia.netMizerany and his business partner called themselves the "Decent Boys."Our condolences to the Mizerany clan on the passing of their family patriarch. Steve Mizerany, 87, passed away Friday of pneumonia. Those who lived in St. Louis in the 1970s and '80s are no doubt familiar with ... More >>
image viaBorders wants your help to make its St. Peters, Chesterfield and Ballwin stores look this...clean and well-lighted.It was only two days ago that the Borders Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and published a list of the 200 stores doomed to extinction, but the chain mea ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergMax Starkloff and his beloved wife and business partner, ColleenAs I began researching my recent feature story about the twentieth anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, I heard the same thing from person after person: "You have to be sure to interview Max and Coll ... More >>
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Image sourceWell, Missouri rates a AAA, suckas! (Huge entities like states apparently rate their own special system.) This rating, bestowed by New York-based Fitch Ratings, praised the state for its "maintenance of budgetary balance despite revenue weakness and the expiration of stimulus fun ... More >>
Epsten is out, Battle-Turner is in.In a move that could only happen in the backward world of St. Louis politics, the president of the Board of Police Commissioners was unceremoniously stripped of his title yesterday at a public meeting. Moments after losing the post, Todd Epsten resigned from ... More >>
www.mssulions.comDiscrimination against the lion prompted a "ferocious" response.Did you hear the one about the Missouri Southern State University commissioner resigning after calling the school's mascot a "fag"?No joke. The comments came during a MSSU Board of Governors retreat on Saturday. Davi ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsCirculation, print advertising and online ads this past quarter all declined (again) on the books of Lee Enterprises, the corporate parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But so did the costs of compensation, newsprint and ink. Which is good news for Iowa-based Lee.&nbs ... More >>
The St. Louis FedWhen did it all begin? This financial mess we're in? And what were the major events that have defined it? A new timeline feature available on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis helps answer that. The voyage begins in late February 2007 when Freddie Mac announ ... More >>
photo by Jennifer SilverbergWilliam Chignoli on the steps of ASC's clinic on South GrandJust two months ago, the low-cost immigrant healthcare center La Clinica closed its doors owing to lack of funding. Now Acción Social Comunitaria, a local nonprofit that offers a broad array of social servi ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/tojosanThe Wall Street Journal features a front-page story today on the shakeup since InBev's acquisition of Anheuser-Busch last year.The paper notes that the brewer managed to increase its market share three-quarters of a percentage point in the first quarter of this year (the fir ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergSt. Louis GalleriaThe company that owns St. Louis Galleria filed for bankruptcy protection today. This per the St. Louis Business Journal:General Growth Properties Inc., owner of the Saint Louis Galleria, has filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection to reorganize. ... More >>
Beleaguered coffee giant Starbucks has announced the 200 domestic stores to be closed (link PDF) in its latest round of cost-cutting. The only Missouri location on the chopping block is the Chesterfield Mall kiosk, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.
Interesting story from late last week: The upscale seafood chain McCormick & Schmick's, which just opened its first St. Louis-area location at West County Shopping Center in Des Peres, reported losses of $69.6 million for 2008. (Dayton Business Journal)Revenue rose nearly 9 percent over the year ... More >>
MSNBC reports that Starbucks will close 300 additional stores and cut 6,700 jobs, both at those closed stores and at its corporate offices. The coffee giant saw its profit drop 69% during the first quarter of its fiscal year. No word yet on where and when the closings will occur.
Via the Associated Press: Producer James L. Nederlander says he has acquired the rights for a stage version of Michael Jackson's iconic music-video spoof of horror films. The show will include songs from two of the pop king's best-selling albums, "Thriller" and "Off the Wall."... "I love the idea o ... More >>
Clear Channel, the largest owner of radio stations in the United States with more than 800 outlets, announced yesterday that it plans to eliminate 1,850 jobs across the nation. The San Antonio-based company reported that advertisement revenue fell 7 percent in the third quarter. The 1,850 jobs repre ... More >>
Anheuser-Busch InBev employees are buzzing about imminent job cuts in the wake of InBev's recent acquisition of St. Louis' corporate crown jewel. The company today announced that it would cut 1,400 jobs in the United States, about 75 percent of them (1,050 jobs) in St. Louis. According to ... More >>
In case you missed yesterday's post: Big changes afoot at Starbucks, including the acquisition of the company that makes the $11,000 Clover coffee-brewing machine. (Seattle Times) A new study finds that your gender makes a difference in what you like to eat. (AFP) -Ian Froeb
Friday, February 24 at 7 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl (6610 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
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Joint Venture Antiques
At this benefit concert, you'll get the blues and a local Web site will get the green
With bills coming due at Lambert, St. Louis considers drastic change
Lambert's billion-dollar expansion hangs on a wing and a prayer: The numbers no longer add up
Week of August 27, 2003
Week of July 30, 2003
Shock jock's found a new way to annoy people
Women contractors are tired of being asked to front for firms owned by white males
The merger of St. Louis-based Streetside Records with CD World may come at a price.
A rundown on the new kids in town
The Rev. Dickson Beall became a local champion of the First Amendment after he opened the St. Marcus Church basement to progressive theater groups in the 1990s. Few people knew what Beall was up to offstage.
The only thing St. Louis can count on is uncertainty
It's all in the game at Dave & Buster's
A local contractor gets called a fake as the dispute over minority set-aside contracts heats up. The city and some local contractors say he is; the state says he's not.