Does anyone here travel for their job? I do. 2 things: 1) Our reputation, as Dogtown stated, is awful. And Fodor and NAACP don't help with their statements about St. Louis and Missouri. 2) Many cities have ridiculously passed us by. It's a fact. We suck right now. And for some of these rose-colored...
The angle we seemed to be hoping for—that Amazon was also out to make good in the world—seems to be sorely lacking from this list. Looks very much like they were seeking big cities or boom towns. On the other hand, the inclusions of Indianapolis and Pittsburgh over St. Louis should be embarrassing f...
newstl2020 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:54 pm
I believe this has been recanted. They are hiring 20K between their two existing HQs in Cuppertino and Austin.
Where are you seeing that? I can't find anything.
I'm unclear if Apple has already picked or if they're looking, but nonetheless, I've already sent a plea to Tim Cook ([email protected]).
Weird project in my opinion... I can definitely echo the sentiments about this working as a museum or law school. Oh well. For what it's worth, more than likely either of those two things would be tax exempt, I believe. In this case, it will be a for-profit entity and generate taxes (assuming they ...
Michael Hamburg, who leads the development group behind this project and the Woodward lofts, did respond to my email. Here's what he had to say about the site plan for the building. You are correct, the rendering is facing east (shows the west side of the building) for optics to show what the roofto...
Forgive me, but why do you have to up and move just because of a few gunshots down the street? And what neighborhood in the city are you moving to where there won't be gunshots down the street? First off, I have to move anyways because we need more space. And my wife isn't going to let us stay in a...
I agree 100% with the points about guns, and yet, I almost don't even want to go there in this thread. Not because it's wrong or even off-topic. Not even because it's unrealistic (though it kind of is for some reason). Really just because it doesn't address much that we can do at the local level. So...
I'm not leaving the city, I'm just disappointed to realize I'm going to have to leave Tower Grove.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-shot-to-death-in-tower-grove-south-neighborhood/article_7c3ed624-f037-59e2-bb02-95b7379b3615.html#tracking-source=home-latest-1 Damn. That's not the incident I was talking about either. There was a call for shots fired into a dwelling at 4300 ...
Gunshots just around the corner from us at 7am this morning in Tower Grove south. On Arsenal. It was light out. Kids wait for the bus right there typically. It was cold, but on a warmer day people would be out walking, including usually my wife and dog and/or kid. I'm not sure what happened, but the...
I've reached out to the developer to see if he can answer these questions. Not sure if I'll get a response, but can't hurt.
For context, the annual St. Louis City budget is $1.053 Billion. The $4 million which would have been allocated on an annual basis to a civic asset downtown and adding social collateral to our region would have represented 00.38% of that. Our treasurer brings in over twice that amount in parking re...
I just don't have a lot of nice things to say about the MLS2STL ownership group. As Ray Hartmann said in his article, it might be unfair to expect this wealthy men to just pony up for the whole thing because that just doesn't happen, but these wealthy, supposedly wise businessmen did have other opti...
I'm no fan of Mayor Krewson, but that's really fine with me. The city shouldn't block MLS, but there's no need to contort ourselves as a city to make it work. If an ownership group isn't there to put forth the right proposal, so be it. MLS doesn't need to be on the Mayor's plate.
On a more general note, stlgasm, if you guys printed a "Future SLPS Kid" or "Proud SLPS Parent" tee/onesie/whatever makes sense or some combination of the sort, I'd be all over it.
Some nice two to three story housing would look well where Tim Horton's on Lafayette is at. And somewhat abate the vehicular onslaught to Bohemian Hill the last five decades. That whole area is already tax abated or something, right? Complete sidenote, but I wish Walgreens would put a gate or remov...
Not sure how it overlooks the kids that need funding. Schools are supported by property tax, which is still paid at the local level, private school tuition is deducted at the federal level. Fine. It doesn't overlook the funding. It overlooked the involvement and achievement factor of the parents an...
Parents in Missouri can now claim tax deductions for private schools. This looks like it will be a huge blow for the St. Louis public school system where most upper class residents send their children to private schools. Just another way for republicans to shut down the evil public school system. h...
If I had any faith at all that McKee would execute any of his previous promises, I could deal with these developments given their location and the service they'll provide. But I don't, so it's pretty disappointing.
It's one thing for a small municipality to exist in St. Charles County (those less so now than 15 years ago) where it's simply not built out as a dense place. But for St. Louis County to have so many arbitrary borders of small populations is silly, no matter what the makeup of that population is. I...
Seems silly to arbitrarily set a number at population, though. Some of the ones left out are Ladue, Maplewood, Brentwood, Olivette,Shrewsbury, Fenton, Eureka, Sunset Hills, Des Peres.... Personally, I don't think it's silly at all. Not in an area as dense as St. Louis County. Just because those mun...
So I googled this. And I found a similar post, but from one of our real posters all the way back from 2005. And now I am wholly confused.

https://urbanstl.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1916
Mothers Brewing out of Springfield, MO posted on twitter Rollin’ into St. Louis February 20th, 2018. See you soon, lovers No idea what this means. Seems like short notice for a tasting room. Maybe just a pop up and a larger distribution launch? Although you can already find them in several stores, ...
An acquisition of Target could be a huge blow to the Twin Cities economy if it would go the way typical acquisitions have gone. Even if that acquisition meant Amazon establishes the HQ2 there? This is enough to make me a little nervous, but with that said, this is also just one guy's prediction. It...