Friday, September 15, 2017

Jason Stockley Verdict Leads to Closings, Event Cancellations

Posted By on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 12:38 PM

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At 9 a.m. today, Judge Timothy Wilson declared former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was "not guilty" in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith.

While so far there has been just one arrest — a man was taken into police custody at 11:30 a.m. after allegedly damaging a police car at 14th Street and Washington Avenue — in anticipation of protests, some St. Louis events scheduled for this weekend have been canceled or postponed, and some St. Louis businesses, schools and attractions are closed. Below is a list of these events and places. We will update this post throughout the day as we receive more information.

Know of anything we've missed? Let us know in the comments.

See also: Jason Stockley Acquittal Draws Swift, Angry Reaction in St. Louis

Moonlight Ramble
The 54th year for this annual nighttime bike ride through the city has been pushed to Saturday, September 23. Anyone with questions or concerns is welcome to message organizers on the event's Facebook page.

The Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer's Originally scheduled for Saturday, September 16 at Scottrade Center, the walk is being postponed for a later date that has yet to be decided. Alternative Missouri walks can be found here.

Lori Coulter Sample Sale
This event has been moved to September 22 and 23 from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. on the first floor of T-REX (911 Washington Ave.) downtown.

City Museum
The City Museum is closing at 5 p.m. this evening. According to a City Museum tweet at 11:06 a.m., the museum will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Gioa's Deli
The downtown location of Gioa's Deli (903 Pine St.) is closing today and will reopen on Monday.

Center Ice Brewery
The hockey-themed brewery is closing for today and will return to regular business hours on Saturday.

Bishop DuBourg
Bischop DuBourg High School (5850 Eichelberger St.) is closed today due to the verdict.

Tiny Bar
The wee bar at 1008 Locust announced on Twitter it would not be opening tonight.

8th Annual Cards Care 6K Run/Walk
The Cardinals have canceled the annual event, originally scheduled for this Sunday.

Kirkwood High School
The student newspaper announced that all activities, including tonight's football game, are canceled. All students must head home after school is out. Details on rescheduling are TBA.

St. Mary’s
St. Mary's High School (4701 S. Grand Blvd) is closed today.

Rosati-Kain
Rosati-Kain High School (4389 Lindell Blvd.) in the Central West End is closed today.

Preclarus Mastery Academy
Preclarus Master Academy (620 N. Grand Blvd.) is closed for today.

Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School (701 N. Spring Ave.) is closed. According to Fox 2, the school's football game against Duchesne High School has been moved to Saturday morning.

Shakespeare in the Streets
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announced on its website that the Friday night performance of Blow, Winds, which was planned to take place in front of the St. Louis Public Library downtown (1301 Olive Street) is canceled. Check back to the event's website for updates.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
The symphony's 7 p.m. performance of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets —In Concert at Powell Hall (718 N. Grand Blvd.) is canceled tonight. Ticket holders are instructed to hang on to their tickets; Patron Services will contact ticket holders with more information.

Some events are still decidedly on.


Other organizations are taking a wait-and-see approach.


We'll continue to update this post, so check back as we hear more.


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