Golterman's 2008 book blames the business group Civic Progress with stalling renovation of the Kiel.If you haven't heard yet, the Kiel Opera House will have a name change when it re-opens next year following a $78-million renovation. St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Corp. has purchased naming ... More >>
Jim HanifanLast week Daily RFT conducted a poll asking readers to choose the next provocateur of KETC's (Channel 9) popular Donnybrook talk show. Our field of geezer candidates to replace the program's current host -- 88-year-old Martin Duggan -- included local geriatric celebrities suc ... More >>
Martin DugganIf you haven't heard the "schmooze" yet, Martin Duggan, the host of KETC's Donnybrook, plans to retire in December. The 88-year-old Duggan has served as "provocateur" (host) of the Thursday evening talk show since its first airing in 1987. In a previous lifetime, Duggan was editorial ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/dduckworthEd Golterman, your ship has come in. This morning, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved a plan to subsidize $29 million of the $74-million redevelopment plan for the Kiel Opera House. The city's money will come from an amusement tax on Blues hockey tickets. Developer ... More >>
No one wants to talk about what it will cost to reopen Kiel Opera House and who should pay for it. But now comes yet another consultant -- paid $100,000 by St. Louis 2004 -- saying Kiel should not be reopened.