Delmar Loop

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    Insomnia Cookies to Open in the Central West End

    Late-night gooey-cookie deliveries are a great business idea -- especially if you're on a college campus. The naming generally reflects that too. Mizzou's service is called Hot Box Cookies, and the newcomer Insomnia Cookies will open this fall in the Central West End. See also: Dough to Door, A Coo ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Good Works Furniture Store Closing, Says It's the "First Casualty" of the Delmar Loop Trolley

    Good Works furniture store is closing after 23 years in the Delmar Loop, and the owners say the Loop Trolley is to blame. Chris Dougher and Rita Navarro tell Daily RFT that the Loop has changed from a neighborhood street to an entertainment district for tourists, young people and students, which br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Chubbies, Delmar Loop Burger Joint, Has Been Mysteriously Closed for Over a Week

    Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-5000), the burger, hot dog and frozen custard place in the Delmar Loop, just opened in February 2013 and seemed to fill an obvious need for American fast-casual fare in the Delmar Loop. But for well over a week now, the restaurant has been mysteriously closed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Mom-To-Be Bares Her Belly, Poses with Cop Cars in Delmar Loop Photo Shoot [PHOTOS]

    You never know what you'll see in the Delmar Loop. Among the buskers, gutter punks, student groups and activists with petitions populating one of the ten best streets in America, there's a new character on the scene: the bare-bellied mom-to-be. Just four days before giving birth, Lindsay Itzkowitz ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 24, 2014
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    March 24, 2014

    First Look: The Good Pie Now Serving its Neapolitan-Style Pizzas in the Delmar Loop

    On February 26, the Good Pie (6665 Delmar Boulevard; 314-899-9221) opened in the Delmar Loop, cooking up its Neapolitan-style pizzas in a gleaming blue wood-burning oven. The pies come dotted with char on its crisp crusts and topped with bubbling with fresh mozzerella, if requested. Guests can choos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Which Wich Location Heading for the Delmar Loop

    Gut Check noticed some papered up windows on the far west end of the Delmar Loop recently and saw that the space -- located at 6662 Delmar Boulevard -- is destined to become a Which Wich. We also noticed that the Dallas-based sandwich chain is right across the street from the Loop location of Jimm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Pizazz Furniture in the Delmar Loop Closing

    After eight years in the Delmar Loop, Pizazz Furniture store is closing its doors. Owner Dan Neenan, who's been selling furniture here and in Columbia for 40 years, says he's closing the store to spend more time with his grandkids.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Fashion Boutique Ziezo in the Delmar Loop to Close After 30 Years

    After more than 30 years in the Delmar Loop, fashion boutique Ziezo will close at the end of the year.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Piccione Pastry Now Open for Breakfast

    When Piccione Pastry (6197 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-1355) opened in the Loop in April, we were pretty excited for a pastry shop that was actually open after sundown. After all, there's never a bad time for a cannoli. Now you can get them for breakfast, too! See also: First Look: Piccione Pastry S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Bixby's and Piccione Pastry Feature Peaches in August Menus

    Peaches are ripe and ready for the picking, and Bixby's (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-361-7313) at the Missouri History Museum and Piccione Pastry (6197 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-1355) are taking full advantage of the in-season fruit. They're both offering a special menu of peach tr ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013
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    May 29, 2013

    Church's Chicken, Delmar Loop Location, is "Permanently Closed"

    The rumors are true: Church's Chicken on the corner of Skinker and Delmar boulevards is closed. The "Church's" entrance logos are all down, and the restaurant floor is empty save for a few remaining stacks of chairs. "This restaurant is permanently closed," read signs on the doors and drive-throug ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2013
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    May 7, 2013

    Is It Mission Accomplished at Mission Taco Joint?: Review Preview

    Have you been to Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430) yet? No? Really? Because every time I've been there it's seemed like half of St. Louis had packed into the latest restaurant from brothers Adam and Jason Tilford (Tortillaria, Milagro Modern Mexican). This week I recount my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Global Foods Market to Delmar Loop? Grocer, Wash. U. Comment on Unconfirmed Report

    Rumors of this or that grocery store opening a Delmar Loop location have run rampant for years. The chatter has only intensified since Washington University announced its plans to build a massive retail-residential development in the Loop. Construction on the Wash. U. project is now under way, and ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 25, 2013
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    April 23, 2013

    Chubbies and the Delmar Loop Restaurant Explosion: Review Preview

    Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-725-5000) is one of several new restaurants to open or to announce plans to open in the Delmar Loop this year. On its block alone you will find the new (and, by all accounts, red-hot) venture from brothers Adam and Jason Tilford, Mission Taco Joi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: February 2013

    February saw much activity in the Delmar Loop, with the opening of Chubbies and Mission Taco Joint as well as the news that a coffee shop called BluePrint Coffee might be joining those two restaurants on the same block. (To say nothing of the Washington Univeristy-related demolition currently taking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Pita Pit Opening in the Delmar Loop

    The fast-casual chain Pita Pit will open a second St. Louis location at 6120 Delmar Boulevard, which is in the same east Delmar Loop strip as Tavolo V (6118 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-4333). No word on an opening date as of yet, but the Loop location does have a bare-bones page on the official Pita ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2012
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    October 24, 2012

    Sir's Bar-B-Que Closed? (Again?)

    Stop us if you've heard this before. Sir's Bar-B-Que (6714 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-499-3461), which has already relocated twice -- from east of the Delmar Loop to downtown and then from downtown to University City -- and survived a shutdown at its current location last winter, might h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Buffalo Chicken Open-Faced Sandwich and Win $15 to Zen Thai & Japanese Cuisine [Updated]!

    You can win $15 to Zen Thai & Japanese Cuisine (9250 Watson Road; 314-842-0307) and all you have to do is guess where we ate this buffalo chicken open-faced sandwich. Hint: We dined at a restaurant with a full bar and hookah menu in the Delmar Loop. Rules: To be eligible, you must leave a valid e-m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    The Delmar Loop Security System Is Fully Operational

    The long-awaited security cameras are finally installed and fully operational in the Delmar Loop. University City Police, who man the cameras in real time, can now "zoom in and read a license plate," Joe Edwards told members of the Loop Special District at a Tuesday meeting.The $160,000 system was p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Seoul Taco Opening in the Loop, Gyros in the Loop Still Here [Updated]

    Update: (Wednesday, July 25, 4:15 p.m.) I just spoke with David Choi, owner of Seoul Taco, who confirms the 571 Melville address. He says that Gyros in the Loop is slated to shut down this Saturday, July 28. Why the owner -- or the person who identified himself as the owner to me -- denied the closu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Two Separate Shootings Friday Night

    ​The Delmar Loop was not the only part of the city where shots were shots were fired  this weekend. Just around 9:30 p.m. Friday night, an unidentified 20-year-old black man was dropped off at an area hospital with multiple gunshot injuries. Witnesses tell police the victim was shot by two bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: October 21-23

    Image viaA glass-blowing demonstration from a Third Friday Open House event at Third Degree Glass Factory.​It might be a little tricky warming up to the cold weather that has blasted in with the fall season, but don't let nippy Mother Nature slow you down. There are plenty of ways to take adva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    It's a Bust: Art Critic Blasts Chuck Berry's U. City Statue

    Editor's Note: RFT's critic-at-large, Anton LaFontaine, weighs in on the unveiling today of the Chuck Berry statute in the Delmar Loop.Photo: Kelly HoganPeek-a-boo, we see you!​The point of commemorative statuary is not to further the fine art of sculpture -- and the bronze homage to St. Louis' na ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 21, 2011
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    July 19, 2011

    Review Preview: Three Kings Public House

    Jennifer Silverberg​This week, I visit Three Kings Public House (6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-3355), a new restaurant taking the place of a Delmar Loop legend.For those of us who call the Loop a second home, whose office windows overlook the stretch of sidewalk where Riddle's pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    "It's Not Food, It's Frozen Yogurt"

    ​I'd like to think that this sign, spotted recently on the front door of a business in the Delmar Loop, is a clever commentary on the questionable nature of frozen yogurt, but I suspect the owner of this business is simply exhausted by the number of frozen-yogurt joints that have opened in St. Lou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Another Report Links MetroLink to Rowdy Teens in the Loop

    KMOV-TV (Channel 4) is the latest media outlet to report concerns from Delmar Loop store owners that rowdy teens are venturing into the entertainment district by way of MetroLink. The station says a MetroLink security guard told their reporter off-camera that it's "overwhelming" when as many as 60 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Chickory Griffin: Charged With Assault on Officer In Delmar Loop Melee

    Chickory Griffin is charged with two felonies.​St. Louis prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Chickory Griffin in Saturday's assault on a police officer in the Delmar Loop. Griffin, of the 700 block of Ruggles in north St. Louis County, was among a mob of some 100 youths who police were trying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    EXTRA! EXTRA! Post-Dispatch Editorial Page Staffed by Robots!

    The opinion-shapers at the Post-Dispatch editorial page pose for a photo.​So the editorial page at the Post-Dispatch responded -- sort of -- to our post yesterday calling out the daily paper for having the audacity to report that MetroLink is being blamed for recent violence and unrest in the Del ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Hypocrisy Alert! Post-Dispatch Links MetroLink to Unruly Teens in Delmar Loop

    The P-D editorial page once accused RFT of giving credence to "thinly concealed racist sentiments" -- for a view now echoed on its own front page.​Don't look now, but the Post-Dispatch has done the unthinkable! They've linked crime and hooliganism in the Delmar Loop to MetroLink! It's right there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Delmar Loop Businesses Want More Restrictions on Teenage Crowds

    Delmar Loop: Sure, it looks peaceful here. But just wait for a warm Friday and Saturday night. ​University City council members got an earful last night from business owners along the Delmar Loop. As KMOX reports, the owners of Ciceros, Fitz's and other Loop businesses told the council that large ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Loop Teens Out of Control

    Today's comment comes from the Riverfront Times' Facebook page, where some 20 people commented on our story about Delmar Loop businesses looking to restrict teenagers from congregating in the popular bar and restaurant district. Writes one of those Facebook commenters, Ellyn Hloben: I was riding th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    UPDATE: Just Smoke, No Fire at Blueberry Hill

    Kholood EidThe University City Fire Department responds to a call from Blueberry Hill in the Delmar Loop on March 24, 2011​The University City Fire Department sent trucks to Blueberry Hill late this morning, blocking traffic for at least two blocks in the Delmar Loop. But although the restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Tell Us Your Favorite Game-Time Eats and Win Blues Tickets!

    Gut Check presents an opportunity to get an early start on Fat Tuesday: Image via​ We have two pairs of tickets to next Monday's Blues game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets to give away to two lucky gourmand sports fans. What better way to prepare for Lent (or recover from Mardi Gras) than in ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011
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    December 6, 2010

    Review Preview: Snarf's and Pickleman's Gourmet Café

    Kayci MerritteSnarf's in the Delmar Loop​A fast-casual two-fer this week, as I visit Snarf's in the Delmar Loop and Pickleman's Gourmet Café in Midtown. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    October 2010 Openings and Closings

    Jennifer SilverbergNewstead Tower Public House​October was a very busy month for restaurant news in St. Louis. Judging by the reaction here and elsewhere, I'd guess the biggest news was the closing of Newstead Tower Public House. (Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch reported via Twitter on Saturday, Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Former Gyro House Location Is Now Gyros in the Loop

    Ian Froeb​This certainly won't cause any confusion: Gyros in the Loop has opened at 571 Melville Avenue. This, of course, is the former address of Gyro House, which has relocated to the eastern half of the Delmar Loop at 6152 Delmar Boulevard.I stopped inside to pick up a carryout menu and asked a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    News Tidbits from Sir-B-Que, Gokul

    Ian Froeb​More news from the Delmar Loop area, which has been undergoing many changes (not just in restaurants, but in all retail) over the recent months:A few blocks east of the Delmar Loop proper, the barbecue restaurant Sir-B-Que appears to have closed its doors at 5898 Delmar Boulevard. Newspa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Great Writers on St. Louis, Part 1

    This week's Riverfront Times explores our city's literary history. Check back throughout the week for online-only maps and articles supplementing this week's cover story. The Delmar Loop, pre-Joe Edwards, as described by Harold Brodkey "There is a certain shade of red brick - a dark, almost melodi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Great Streets of STL Wants to Know: What Makes a Street Great?

    An architectural rendering of the new and complete South Grand.​For a brief period, a quick glance in either direction outside front door of the RFT's offices in the Delmar Loop would confirm that we were on one of the ten greatest streets in America. The American Planning Association decreed it s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Teens Banned from U. City Loop after 9 p.m.

    Goodbye, teen slackers.​The University City council this week passed a new curfew on teenagers hanging out in the Delmar Loop. Teens 16 and younger are now banned from the area after 9 p.m. The council passed a similar curfew of 10 p.m. in 2008 after large crowds of teenagers began congregating in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Owner of Gyro House Murdered [Updated 2x]

    Ian FroebFlowers at the entrance to Gyro House in University City​The Post-Dispatch reports that Ahmed Eltawmi, 50, owner of the Delmar Loop restaurant Gyro House (571 Melville Avenue) was shot and killed outside his Maplewood apartment complex on Friday night.Des Peres Police Captain Charles Mila ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Racanelli's Cucina Closed Indefinitely for Renovations

    ​Racanelli's Cucina (6655 Delmar Boulevard; 314-727-8880) has closed indefinitely for renovations, according to a sign posted on the front door of the Delmar Loop pizzeria. The restaurant -- itself a thorough renovation of the Market in the Loop building -- opened in November 2008, serving a more ... More >>

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