Shuttered since 1959, the once bustling Cotton Belt Freight Depot is a 750-foot-long concrete ruin of graffiti, rot and trash. The structure is virtually invisible to city dwellers, hidden as it is behind a row of factories on the north riverfront. But with the opening of the nearby Stan Musial Ve ... More >>
Today Attorney General Chris Koster is expected to release details of the St. Louis Rams' counter-proposal on how to fix up the Edward Jones Dome -- despite objections from the football team and the Convention and Visitors Commission. We're not saying who, but someone very close to the negotiations ... More >>
Perhaps you missed it in the run-up to last night's rather big game, but Jim Thomas over at the Post-Dispatch reported late yesterday that the Rams and the Convention and Visitors Commission are very close to an agreement concerning that troubling proviso in the lease. As you may recall, the Rams ... More >>
As November wanes toward its inevitable tryptophan haze, and St. Louisians begin preparations for the holiday slog, a quick reminder of the not so distant past -- 75 degree days, sunlight until 9 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. -- is more than welcome. The Sheldon recently debuted a new St. Louis anthem, " ... More >>
Finally!Our river city might play second fiddle to Memphis when it comes to barbecue, and the Delmar Loop might not offer the bluesy, boozy embrace of Beale Street, but when it comes to God-friendliness, St. Louis is now entitled to bragging rights.COGIC and the STL Convention & Visitors Commiss ... More >>
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 >>
Ever hear the one about the unions and the convention bureau?
Christmas in St. Charles gets a commercial sheen
SLU president Lawrence Biondi says he leased his Trova from the city fair and square, for $10 a year. Others beg to differ.
Lodging revenues are down since Sept. 11, and that could mean trouble for the arts
Published the week of July 5-11, 2000
Published the week of March 1
Convention and Visitors Commission honcho John Ferrara gets hot and bothered about the RFT's treatment of the Trans World Dome deal; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles
Ex-Mayor Vincent Schoemehl swings a headache ball at the city's convention-center-hotel deal -- and misses
Ten years ago, Grand Center Inc. set out to create the region's "premier arts, entertainment and education district." They fixed the sidewalks and brought in the lights. It's a nice place to visit, but nobody stays.