St. Louis Development Corporation

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    March 5, 2014

    Maude's Market and CSA Calls It Quits

    After three years, Maude's Market (4219 Virginia Avenue; 314-353-4219) is closing. The market and CSA was a locavore's paradise in Dutchtown, but owner Maude Bauschard tells us she just couldn't make it work anymore. See also: Maude's Market: Recipe for Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash "Essentially it p ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Cupples 7: Vertical Realty Is Last Interested Developer As City Begins Demolition Prep

    One of the last two remaining developers hoping to save the historic Cupples 7 building in downtown St. Louis has decided not to purchase the historic property given the high cost of fixing the structure and the immediate threat of collapse. That leaves one interested party: Vertical Realty Adviso ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Anti-Coal Activists Want City to Wake Up to "Peabody Takeover"

    When it comes to Peabody Energy Corp., it's hard to tell who's being naughty or nice. This week, the activist group Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment has been staging demonstrations against Peabody, the largest private-sector coal company in the world, headquartered in downtown St. ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    New Initiative Promotes Produce, not Chips, at Corner Stores

    Step away from the brown banana. Don't touch the bruised apple. And forget about that slimy hard-boiled egg you grabbed from the cooler. When was the last time you stopped at a convenience store for a snack and didn't see "healthy" fare that looked more congealed than what's in the back of your frid ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Wanna Start a Business? St. Louis is One of the Best Places to Do It

    With the recession still in full swing and likely to continue for several more years, it seems like it would be a foolhardy proposition to start up a small business. But there is something infinitely appealing in working for yourself -- particularly since that makes you immune to layoffs. And accord ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Appeals Court Goes Inside the Toolkit of a Burlgar

    ​As the saying goes, a good carpenter never blames his tools. But in the case of Brad Mills, who apparently arrives to the job very well prepared, the blame for his legal troubles can be placed squarely on his toolkit. Earlier this week the Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals r ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Northside Gas Station Owner Claims City Seduced and Betrayed Him

    Image viaAttorney Eric Vickers​Attorney/activist Eric Vickers has made something of a cottage industry out of championing the little guy against City Hall (see his case against Paul McKee's Northside Regeneration project, or the one against St. Louis Public Schools). Now he's at it again: Last Thu ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    So, What's to Become of President Casino Entrance on St. Louis Riverfront?

    Photos: Chad Garrison​Daily RFT was on the St. Louis riverfront the other day when we came across the sight above. It's the porte-cochere (that's fancy for "car port") for the President Casino. The only problem with this picture? The President Casino is no longer there. The Missouri Gaming Commiss ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Under Fire, City Warms Up to Private Rehabbers

    ​Last spring, two big cannonballs were lobbed at the city's mechanism for handling properties that have fallen through the cracks and into the public hands. The first blow landed on April 19. That was the day  Audrey Spalding of the Show-Me Institute, a conservative think-tank, released her o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Got a Plan for Pruitt-Igoe? St. Louis Preservationists Want to Hear It

    image viaDo you have any idea what to do with these 37 acres?​Since 1977, when the last remnants of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project were destroyed, most of the 57-acre site at the corner of Cass and North Jefferson avenues has lain dormant. Some developers, notably Paul McKee of NorthSide Deve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Better Business Bureau Contemplates Move to St. Louis

    The Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois may serve St. Louis -- but the business is actually based in suburban Maplewood, in the Sunnen Business Park.The BBB may be moving on up.​That may be changing. As the BBB's director of communications, Chris Thetford, confirms to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Could St. Louis Have Casino King to Complement East St. Louis Casino Queen?

    ​Monday was the deadline to submit bids with the St. Louis Development Corporation for a new downtown casino to replace the President, which is closing this summer. As the St. Louis Business Journal reports, three companies have thrown their name in the hat. They include Isle of Capri, Koman Prope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    St. Louis Solicits Bids For Casino to Replace the President

    City rolls the dice for a new casino.​Now that the license for the President Casino is up for grabs, St. Louis officials are scurrying to bring a new gaming facility to the city. Rodney Crim, executive director for the St. Louis Development Corporation, announced yesterday that the city is issuing ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    State Auditor Rebukes St. Louis City Agencies for Shoddy Record-keeping, No-Bid Contracts

    State auditor Susan Montee scolded two city agencies in financial audits released yesterday. The audit of the city's Community Development Agency (CDA), responsible for administering federal housing funds and managing vacant properties, cited the department for failing to advertise proposals or docu ... More >>

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    October 29, 2007
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    March 16, 2007

    Small Plates: Friday, 3/16 Downtown St. Louis is about to get a new restaurant or seven. Want to open a restaurant downtown? You might have to stand in line. The Downtown St. Louis Partnership recently announced that seven new restaurants will open downtown in the coming months, the fruits of the grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Cherokee People: So Proud to Live, So Proud to Die

    Welcome to Cherokee Street. Please behave. Business owners voting in Wednesday's Cherokee Station Business Association officers election placed their ballots in a shoebox decorated in green Christmas wrapping paper. Its lid read "Warm Wishes," but the district's recent history suggested that the ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2005

    Tunnel Vision

    A new casino takes its downtown development plans underground

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    June 1, 2005

    Land Grab

    Why does the city undercut would-be developers? Don't ask.

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    December 1, 2004

    Hell No, We Won't Go!

    A south St. Louis neighborhood raises a ruckus over plans to demolish homes for a shopping center

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    October 13, 2004

    No-Look Pass

    Magic Johnson's proposed north St. Louis development is dead

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    March 17, 2004

    The Kings of Kingshighway

    The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis

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    March 5, 2003

    Keeping Up With the Jasarevics

    Bosnian refugees found safe haven in St. Louis in the 1990s. Many are on the move again -- this time to the suburbs.

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    August 7, 2002

    Dressed for Deceit

    Women contractors are tired of being asked to front for firms owned by white males

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    April 17, 2002

    Little Fix

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

  • Culture

    March 27, 2002

    Phantom of the Opera House

    The Cardinals' promises are worth as much as the Kiel Partners'

  • Music

    March 20, 2002

    Desolation Row

    Phase 1 construction is nearly complete. Can Washington Avenue survive Phase 2?

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    March 20, 2002

    Wrecking Crew

    Slay and his Old Post Office plan allies knock down two rivals with hardball and humiliation

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    March 6, 2002

    Perfect Attendance But No Presence

    Slay shows up for work, but what gets done?

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    October 3, 2001

    No Mercy for Percy

    The mayor answers critics by giving Green the boot

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    May 23, 2001

    Grand Funk

    Where's the live-rock venue or big dance club on South Grand, catering to the area's mass of young hipsters and music lovers?

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    April 25, 2001

    Certifiably Mad

    Say "Percy Green," and some Hispanic businessmen see red

  • News

    September 6, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of September 6-12, 2000

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    August 30, 2000

    True Believer

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

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    August 2, 2000

    Wages of the City

    Even if the living-wage proposal passes, don't look for any drastic changes for many St. Louisans eking out a living on minimum pay

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    April 26, 2000

    That Mike Jones Is Good, But He's No Caesar

    Is the deputy mayor's wife beyond reproach, and who started these rumors, anyway?

  • News

    December 8, 1999


    A tiny Indian tribe pitches a plan for a downtown St. Louis casino, but city officials aren't betting on the idea

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    October 13, 1999


    Decertified as a minority contractor and derided as a front by local activists, Sam Hutchinson's Interface Materials Inc. has been exonerated

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    October 6, 1999


    After more than 150 years of operation, Soulard Market is being reinvented. But the change isn't going down easily.

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    September 22, 1999


    Former Aldermanic President Francis Slay lays the blame for his mayoral candidacy at incumbent Clarence Harmon's door

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    White Out

    A local contractor gets called a fake as the dispute over minority set-aside contracts heats up. The city and some local contractors say he is; the state says he's not.

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    June 23, 1999
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    June 23, 1999
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    June 9, 1999
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    May 19, 1999

    Lights Out

    Despite the efforts of rehabber Patrick Schneider, the notion of a Gaslight Square revival seems to be running short on both time and money

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    March 10, 1999

    Reconstructing Larry

    City Treasurer Larry Williams used to be known for bounced checks, bad audits and bogus talk. Now he's emerging as the savior of downtown. Who'da thunk it?

  • News

    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

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    December 9, 1998

    Barn Razing

    Sparing an angelic intervention or an infusion of cash, the Arena is not long for this world

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    December 9, 1998

    City Limits

    A coalition of St. Louis mayors looking to change the city's charter finds the going rough

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