Historic Restoration Inc.

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    February 9, 2009

    Renaissance Grand Hotel: Doomed From the Start?

    The marriage between the Renaissance Grand and St. Louis was rocky from the start.The Renaissance Grand & Suites downtown goes on the auction block today, having not made enough money to keep pace with its debt payments.The owners of the hotel, Historic Restoration, Inc., lament the sale, but se ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2002

    No Strings Attached

    Virvus Jones says he opposed a contractor that fumbled hotel job

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    April 17, 2002

    Little Fix

    How a contractor on the hotel project screwed up but got paid extra

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    March 27, 2002

    The Way We Were

    Week of March 27, 2002

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    November 29, 2000

    The Hotel from Hell

    Meet the worst city project ever. And it's growing every day.

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    November 22, 2000

    The Mayor and Mr. Jones

    Clarence Harmon gears up for his re-election effort without his go-to guy

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    October 25, 2000

    The Accidental Politician

    After five years in office, enigmatic Darlene Green has become a force to be reckoned with in St. Louis

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    August 30, 2000

    True Believer

    Craig Heller sees the future of downtown -- and it works

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    July 26, 2000

    As Mr. Koresh Suggested, God Will Have to Sort That Out

    Last Friday was a big day for Our Town

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    March 29, 2000

    Not Such E-Z Terms for the E-Z Hotel

    The St. Louis Board of Aldermen have passed a bill funding the new convention-center hotel, but many of the lawmakers aren't very happy with their handiwork; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

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    February 2, 2000


    Ex-Mayor Vincent Schoemehl swings a headache ball at the city's convention-center-hotel deal -- and misses

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    November 10, 1999


    A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel

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    June 30, 1999

    A Boondoggle for the Ages

    Convention-hotel plan makes past fiascos look like genius

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    December 23, 1998

    Hotel Tab

    The developers of the proposed downtown convention-hotel complex are asking for $116 million in public funding, but they refuse to guarantee that the jobs they create won't be mimimum-wage