Hmmmmm...Apple is planning a 2nd campus (devoted to customer support) and 20,000 new hires in the next 5 years. http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/apple-to-build-nd-campus-hire-in-billion-pledge/article_047d9e1d-728f-5c0a-a4db-3dc81f505e81.html#tracking-source=home-latest-2 If they don't pick M...
STL's financials for the 2017 financial year (ending June 2017) were uploaded just before Christmas. Landing fees were down 30 cents to $7.65 Cost per enplaned Passenger were down 60 cents to $11.23 https://cats.airports.faa.gov/Reports/reports.cfm (form 127) Those both seem very high when I do a q...
STLrainbow wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:31 am
Miracle Bar poo-up for the holidays.
Seems like a crappy idea.
I mean...there's considerable dumping on Chicago in these parts. Last few replies in the M&A thread can't even fathom why a business would want to locate there... Difference being that urbanstl is not a professional journal. Also, not just a business locating, it’s one of our largest businesses pot...
FrankRider wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:41 am

Plus I could image a western setting sun creating some pretty bad reflections of this baby. I hope they consider that in the design especially for batters at the plate.
I can't imagine any other type of setting sun than a western setting sun.
I know this article on the Hyperloop is a few months old, but I stumbled across it and got pissed. Who in the hell do these KC people think they are, fn Chicago or Dallas? This new found arrogance is getting ridiculous! They are so obsessed with one-upping STL.( nothing new ). KCStar never passes u...
Thank goodness for Police Bullet Proof Vests. Vests stop bullets when officers shot in north St. Louis County http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/vests-stop-bullets-when-officers-shot-in-north-st-louis/article_155e02e1-5575-5c09-955c-deac2bbd7f72.html?mode=comments#_=_ Here is anoth...
BellaVilla wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:16 am
Oh btw I know this news stings, but take solace in this...

Avg High 12/13-12/21
St. Louis Chicago
50.1 degress 37.25 degrees
Word on the street though is the HQ will be inside.
Especially given that they're on the fringe of almost every one of those conferences. Being on the fringe is exactly why...makes for a perfect middle point for traveling packs of fans. All that matters for big sports events like this is a big title sponsor and a TV deal. Finding a sponsor/attractin...
dredger wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:21 pm
^ This is a great map. I'm still dumbfounded on why MO statehouse doesn't bump up state gas tax by 4-5 cents. They would still be on par with Arkansas and Tennessee.
Because then, obviously, everyone in MO would drive to OK to get their cheaper gas.
The sports commision is a joke. We should have an NCAA football kickoff weekend. SEC/Big10/Big12/American/C-USA/MAC. Turn Laclede's Landing into one big host. Concerts and games and almost a spring break vibe. 6+ groups of fans all in town for one weekend. Could also do a FCS/Div 2 weekend concurre...
It'll be interesting to follow the anti-trust review of the CVS-Aetna acquisition. If they are forced to divest any Aetna businesses that could be an opportunity for Centene to scoop up some more market share. Quick guess at the anti-trust review. Does any stakeholder have a tie to the current admi...
chaifetz10 wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:34 pm
stlcards311 wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:33 pm
Any one able to get pictures of Air Force One landing at Lambert today?
I'm surprised he didn't fly into Scott AFB instead. I'd have imagined security would have been easier...
That's suggesting forethought, or at the very least, thought.
This, but also part of me thinks Chicago and some of these other meccas are not in the running. If Amazon wanted to go to one of those cities, why would they set the floor at one million people? Why not just set it at 3? I agree, but the skeptical answer is that the cities of 3 million offer up bet...
This, but also part of me thinks Chicago and some of these other meccas are not in the running. If Amazon wanted to go to one of those cities, why would they set the floor at one million people? Why not just set it at 3? Because you'd limit yourself on competition for it. Make everyone drop their p...
urban_dilettante wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:41 pm
But we do know. It’s on video. If he was, it was in response to being pulled over without having committed any violations and in response to the officer being sarcastic first and then outright belligerent.
I was being 100% facetious.
To be fair to the officer, we don't know if the driver was being a [double expletive]
http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/3d/83dd9c3d-e0de-50ac-b092-b372bd78efc3/5a02197071421.image.jpg I guess there's no prohibition to using police vehicles when campaigning for a raise for yourself? This is gross. Sent from my iPhone using Ta...
imran wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:48 pm
Not crazy about two curb cuts on the first floor for a ?circle drop off I guess ( zoom in to the rendering to notice) . Magnolia and Embassy suites downtown each somehow manage to operate without one.
I assume that "closer" cutout is to allow access to the Chase garage, no?
^Too bad! Guess we'll have to drive a good distance to the nearest driving range in the future. ^^ If i'm not mistaken, somebody on this thread said that the Rothman property is already under contract. You're right about it being privately owned, but I'd assume the County and Shrewsbury would be pr...
^It seems you could swap out marijuana for alcohol in that write up and it would be exactly the same. So, it should probably be regulated similarly as well, which would mean no sale to minors (or those under 21) and no operating of motor vehicles while intoxicated. Pretty straight forward. Totally....
Ha! Maybe we don't want Bourdain here after all: Uh Oh: Pittsburghers are very upset with Anthony Bourdain http://www.post-gazette.com/life/food/2017/10/23/Pittsburgh-reacts-blasts-Anthony-Bourdain-Parts-Unknown-CNN-episode-food-cooking/stories/201710230112?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&ut...
The fact that Bourdain flat-out dismissed St. Louis as a city he plans to highlight on a future episode when he was here several years ago on a book tour just adds insult to injury. Was there justification given for this? I've always thought it odd he hasn't yet come to STL on No Reservations/Parts...
Hi-Pointe is in its own neighborhood (the aptly named Hi-Pointe). I think I'd have called that neighborhood Dogtown more or less. Dogtownish. I've never heard of a neighborhood called "Hi-Pointe," but there are a quite a lot more officially designated neighborhoods than neighborhoods people actuall...
Chalupas54 wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:05 pm
whitherSTL wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:02 pm
Yes, 27,000. We have a huge need for a state-of-the-art indoor arena. HUGE...
There's already one just a few blocks away. Scottrade is already large as is. It fits the market perfectly.
I think it was sarcasm.