A Chick-Fil-A would do very well downtown, especially during the lunch rush. The company policy of being closed on Sundays would also work out well since one could fire a cannon down many streets in the CBD and not hit a soul on a Sunday. I see the Brentwood location is ready to go, but what about t...
I don't know if dramatically exaggerating our problems helps anything. I don't think it's 'dramatically exaggerating' to suggest that Boston and San Francisco have many more people and are more compact than St. Louis, yet they have significantly lower violent crime rates . That is fact, not opinion...
The Post has their annual piece bashing St Louis City in crime rankings on Stltoday.com. Why does the Post insist on promoting the worst rankings scientifically. "City Limit" rankings like this fail to normalize effects of wildly varying political boundaries exaggerating danger in older i...
I still think Nashville is better off because it never really had the widespread blight of St. Louis, Detroit, Cleveland, and most other Rust Belt cities. There are other factors as well, but the blight here is hard to ignore.
Well said, Shimmy. I agree with you, and I respect MH's perspective as well.
Agreed. That does look pretty nice! If other locations are any indication, the interior decor should be cool as well.
It's quite simple really. If you point a gun at a cop, you're going to get shot. If you loot a store, you're going to be condemned. If you throw objects at police, you're going to get arrested. No matter what your social, racial, or economic background, these are known truths of our society. So if ...
^^I'd like to see her run. She's done a good job as treasurer, unless I'm missing something... Compared to her predecessor, she's great She's started to modernize the parking meters, which is great, and comes across as a competent person. But seriously, I wouldn't count on a legacy candidate (daugh...
I have no way to know if this is true, but I wonder if they're focusing on one store at a time? I know they also have a location planned for Springfield, Ill., on an outlot by White Oaks Mall, but the start date was pushed back from spring to fall.
I shudder in fear of what will happen when Chick-fil-A opens a South City/St. Louis Hills location People will enjoy tasty chicken sandwiches and consistently friendly service? It would make the madhouse "Chick" in Chesterfield Valley look calm. Just wait to see what happens when the Bren...
I don't understand this logic: The "protestors" committing crimes are actually victims because it's society's fault that they're committing crimes, but the legal gun owners who were a victim of a crime are criminals. Uh, what? That makes at least two of us. These people who steal guns and...
I think he might just be getting at the number of people and frequency of the enjoyment. Yeah, I was being facetious. Traffic backups are nothing new on Chippewa Street thanks to Ted Drewes and the awkward drive-throughs at Starbucks and Saint Louis Bread Company, so it's something the city should ...
Sunset Hills seems like a good location for Mellow Mushroom. If anything, that area could accommodate more restaurants. Exactly. Demographics are pretty strong in that area, especially with Kirkwood just to the north, so I believe it could support more restaurants as well. I liked Mellow Mushroom w...
I don't think protesting an injustice imparts a moral obligation to protest every other injustice exactly as vociferously, and I don't think not protesting all injustices equally implies anything like a lack of credibility, even if we assume those injustices are all intrinsically equal to begin wit...
dweebe wrote:
I shudder in fear of what will happen when Chick-fil-A opens a South City/St. Louis Hills location


People will enjoy tasty chicken sandwiches and consistently friendly service?
I agree with many of you here. I like the waterfall, but I think it's time for the amphitheater to go. I wish we knew more about the plans for this space, but then just about anything would be an improvement at this point.
In the Memphis area, there's also a Mellow Mushroom in Germantown, which is why the news about the Sunset Hills location is neither surprising nor disappointing to me. I'd be no less shocked if they built in the Chesterfield Valley as well. I suppose there's always the chance they could build in the...
Agreed. I think there's a balance to be struck between paving the way for growth and preserving the small town character that can be found in so many Metro East communities. I've long thought that Fairview Heights, Swansea, and/or Shiloh should consider the development of a downtown area, or at leas...
Not sure where exactly to post this as it has to do with Illinois, but I find it to be relevant for the city, especially for downtown. For years on this board we have lamented the growth of Clayton at the expense of downtown due to Clayton being more central to the metro's population. Due to this, ...
ok, my post was a bit harsh- to each his own... I just think Kinman is a joke and as someone who knows the history of CCC, I think it's sad someone like him is now leading it. He is NOT helping the improvement of downtown and in a way seems to have become a fancier version of Larry Rice or perhaps ...
^ I ignored the first portion of that comment, but I'l say this now for what it's worth: Can we please avoid statements like the one quoted above about religion? I don't appreciate it when my fellow Christians marginalize people of other faiths, or people who choose not to believe in a god, so I thi...
What was the reason for the protest downtown? Scare more companies into leaving it? I wish someone would think about that. It certainly doesn't help. At some point, the protests will also jump the shark, if they haven't already. I realize there are participants with peaceful intentions, but people ...
^Not close enough at all, it seems. The local mentality, for the most part, in my opinion, doesn't nurture (or believe) in that possibility. Downtown is disproportionately bars, booze, entertainment and restaurants. I truly believe that it will take an insider who knows (or insiders who know) peopl...
I don't understand why Ferguson can't enforce a curfew for protests, basically limiting it to daylight hours only. They tried before and got pilloried by the media for obstructing people right to speech and assembly but there is strong legal president for such restrictions. The violence has ALMOST ...
There's the kind of study that a lot of people want, as it reflect the metro area as a whole and masks the realities of city living to an extent in my opinion. This makes St. Louis look better of course, which is good in a way, but it doesn't change the reality within city limits or in parts of Nort...