Robert Kraiberg

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    The Grove's Close Confines Have Residents and Club Owners Battling Over Noise

    On June 24, as hundreds of fans entered the Ready Room — a new 800-person-capacity music venue on Manchester Avenue in the Grove — they were greeted with a warning sign: "Tonight's show features excessive volume levels. Hearing protection available at front door." The experimental-rock g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    CHEA TER'S Changes Name to Pierre Laclede's

    ​Gabe Hartwig of the Post-Dispatch reports that CHEA TER'S Sports Grill & UltraPub, which opened only last month at 3818 Laclede Avenue, by St. Louis University, has already changed its name to Pierre Laclede's Pub & Eatery.Daily RFT reported earlier this month that there was confusion abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Tony Soprano or Mother Teresa: City Investigates Ownership of Controversial College Bar

    ​A new bar near the Saint Louis University campus featuring such classy promotions as "Free 'Till You Pee" is being investigated by the city's liquor control board amid concerns about its ownership. The bar, CHEA TER'S Sports Grill & Ultrapub, opened this summer in the space that previously ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    FoodWire: Erato on S. Grand to Become Parkside Lounge and Fusion Cuisine

    Erato, the wine bar at 3117 South Grand Boulevard, has closed. I live nearby, so I received a postcard from Excise Commissioner Robert W. Kraiberg informing me that a restaurant called Parkside Lounge and Fusion Cuisine has applied for a liquor license at that address. No further details at this tim ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2003

    Larry's Club

    Larry Rice drafts the homeless in his fight against Washington Avenue bars

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    May 7, 2003

    Bar Fights

    Owners of the Delmar want to sell, but they may be victims of their own success

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    December 26, 2001

    Peter Meter

    Week of December 26, 2001

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    December 12, 2001

    Baron Rothschild

    He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.

  • News

    June 14, 2000

    Last Call for 3 a.m. Closings

    Mediating the city's liquor-license madness is enough to drive an alderman to drink

  • News

    October 20, 1999


    When a nightclub switched to hip-hop, Laclede's Landing and the city clamped down. The fans don't fit in with the plans.