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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Image viaAttorney Eric VickersAttorney/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 >>
Photos: Chad GarrisonDaily 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
One of 9,300 properties for sale through the LRA. 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 dep ... More >>
A new casino takes its downtown development plans underground
Why does the city undercut would-be developers? Don't ask.
A south St. Louis neighborhood raises a ruckus over plans to demolish homes for a shopping center
Magic Johnson's proposed north St. Louis development is dead
The Roberts brothers fight to bring back life to north St. Louis
Bosnian refugees found safe haven in St. Louis in the 1990s. Many are on the move again -- this time to the suburbs.
Women contractors are tired of being asked to front for firms owned by white males
How a contractor on the hotel project screwed up but got paid extra
The Cardinals' promises are worth as much as the Kiel Partners'
Phase 1 construction is nearly complete. Can Washington Avenue survive Phase 2?
Slay and his Old Post Office plan allies knock down two rivals with hardball and humiliation
Slay shows up for work, but what gets done?
The mayor answers critics by giving Green the boot
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?
Say "Percy Green," and some Hispanic businessmen see red
Published the week of September 6-12, 2000
Craig Heller sees the future of downtown -- and it works
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
Is the deputy mayor's wife beyond reproach, and who started these rumors, anyway?
A tiny Indian tribe pitches a plan for a downtown St. Louis casino, but city officials aren't betting on the idea
Decertified as a minority contractor and derided as a front by local activists, Sam Hutchinson's Interface Materials Inc. has been exonerated
After more than 150 years of operation, Soulard Market is being reinvented. But the change isn't going down easily.
Former Aldermanic President Francis Slay lays the blame for his mayoral candidacy at incumbent Clarence Harmon's door
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.
Despite the efforts of rehabber Patrick Schneider, the notion of a Gaslight Square revival seems to be running short on both time and money
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?
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
Sparing an angelic intervention or an infusion of cash, the Arena is not long for this world
A coalition of St. Louis mayors looking to change the city's charter finds the going rough