Since 1979, it was John Thompson's job to welcome movie-goers to his cherished Tivoli Theater, and regulars often saw him out front changing the movie titles on the marquee with a smile on his face. Now, Thompson himself is on the marquee. After he died of a heart attack Wednesday, his co-workers k ... More >>
The Tivoli Theater experience will never be the same again. The Loop's favorite ticket taker, John Thompson, died of a heart attack at the age of 74 Wednesday, devastating the film buffs and neighborhood regulars who came to know him as the kindest man in St. Louis.
Blueberry Hill proprietor Joe Edwards could hardly have imagined what would become of the conversation he had with Chuck Berry nearly two decades ago. The rock 'n roll pioneer was at Edward's home late at night in 1996, and the two old friends were reminiscing about Berry's early days before he skyr ... More >>
Former University City Council Member Elsie Glickert filed a second lawsuit last week aimed at derailing the Loop Trolley project. Glickert -- who says she's lived in University City for 88 years -- names University City Mayor Shelley Welsch and the Loop Trolley Company in her suit alleging the cit ... More >>
The Landmarks Association of St. Louis is honoring Joe Edwards, savior of the Loop, with the H. Meade Summers Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservation. The annual event involves meeting the chefs of several local restaurants along with a cooking demonstration, food, drinks and tou ... More >>
In the lead-up to this past weekend's Grammy Awards, Gut Check received a press release announcing singer Chaka Khan's new line of chocolates and candles, which were released in the Grammy "gift lounge" this past Thursday. The singer sure had fun naming these new products. The chocolates are called ... More >>
The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>
Grab your party hat and get ready to walk the blue carpet because Blueberry Hill (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-4444) is celebrating its 40th birthday this weekend. While most restaurants are lucky to make it five years, Blueberry Hill has remained a favorite for generations of St ... More >>
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 >>
Editor's note: This post was updated with additional information late Thursday afternoon Plans for the Chuck Berry statue set to be installed on Delmar in U. City were recently wedged between a rock 'n' roll and a hard place. The statue, initiated by unofficial King of the Loop Joe Edward ... More >>
image viaU. City provocateur Andrew Wool's latest plan is to stop the Loop Trolley.Today at 5 p.m., Joe Edwards will be hosting an open house at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park to discuss the latest developments in the construction of the Loop Trolley, paid for by a $24 million fed ... More >>
Erin KinsellaChuck Berry gave fans quite a scare in Chicago on New Year's Day, when he was forced to cut his show at the Congress Theater short due to exhaustion. Such a cancellation is exceedingly rare for Berry, who's known for being punctual and a man of his contractual word. It's also ver ... More >>
Scoodog via FlickrIs that a ghost at the Tivoli/RFT offices?Way, way back in the day (well, the early 90s), before the Loop became a nice place again and the Riverfront Times was still by the river front, the Tivoli building housed a movie theater, three floors of dilapidated apartments and a ... More >>
rollingstone.comThe latest issue of Rolling Stone is receiving more attention for its cover than for its contents -- perhaps it has something to do with the naked True Blood actors splattered in "blood." (See right.) However, anyone who doesn't flip to the articles might miss something rather ... More >>
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 >>
St. Louis City Hall was transformed into something of a smooth-jazz lounge last night as Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed hosted a "Homecoming Celebration" for boxer Devon Alexander. Alexander, center, flanked by his trainer Kevin Cunningham and Cedric the Entertainer.The 23-year-old St. Lo ... More >>
Image viaClang clang clang will go the trolley! It's official: $24 million in federal funds have been secured for a trolley system connecting The Loop to Forest Park. Joe Edwards, the ponytailed Pope of U. City, just told Charlie Brennan on KMOX that the trolley path will start on Delmar near the ... More >>
Stew SmithAttention Earthlings: Is there really any better way to let your loved ones know how much you care than by buying them a piece of intergalactic property? The Lunar Embassy is currently selling one-acre parcels of land on the moon with prime Earth views, for the super-low price of $19.99 ... More >>
hollywoodcollectibles.comBob Pettit, the St. Louis Hawks great who brought this city its only NBA championship, will officially be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame this August. Pettit, who resides in his home state of Louisiana, was named to the walk last year but could not make the inductio ... More >>
Click image for larger version.Eclipse, the restaurant on the first floor of the new Moonrise Hotel (6177 Delmar Boulevard), opens for business today.The 130-seat restaurant promises fine dining at affordable prices, says Moonrise owner and local impresario Joe Edwards. Sidewalk dining will fit arou ... More >>
OK, so I've always kind of had a thing for Abraham Lincoln. My ardor has diminished slightly over the years -- I no longer believe I am he reincarnated (we do have the same initials, after all) -- but I have never forgotten that I grew up in the Land of Lincoln, where his birthday is a school holida ... More >>
7 and 9 p.m., Thursday, September 13. Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, 1260 South Main Street, St. Charles.
What does an old Munchkin have to do to earn a place on the St. Louis Walk of Fame?
The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-4444.
The arrival of Noodles & Company and Chipotle has some Delmar business owners wondering where it will end.
Elvis has found a new place to dwell. Lucky for us, that place is Blueberry Hill.
Nelly's dropping two discs on the same day. And somehow, it works.
Week of April 21, 2004
Week of April 14, 2004
A week of the drink
One of the Lou's finest female linebackers moonlights as a kindergarten teacher, and Bevinco wants to put the fire under your favorite, most generous bartenders; plus Le Many Moods of Blake Ashby (en français!)
Yackey's on the River brings hope and hush puppies to the banks of the Mississippi
Week of September 3, 2003
We're curious about Bill Roberti's intentions, Brent Feeney's exodus and Joe Edwards' alibi; plus, Missouri will taste damn good in a waffle cone
Owners of the Delmar want to sell, but they may be victims of their own success
Jack Up the Price of Parking Meters
Maplewood's Maya Café harks back to another Loop's heyday
Our footsore columnist concludes her tour of the Slammies Showcase
The St. Louis Walk of Fame honors five more worthy inductees
From Nelly to the Pageant: what went down on the St. Louis music scene in 2000
The U. City Loop's Walk of Fame glows larger
A new seafood restaurant takes the plunge in the former Thai French Caf é space