I haven't been down that way but here's one from post-dispatch... https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/80/880c4cef-cf1c-510c-b0c6-4215d87ef75f/5a624a83d2aec.image.jpg I like this... This time, the restaurant has a new location, 400 Washington ...
^ I'll also add that the smaller townhouse project further down Clayton that seemed to have stalled out a bit for some time now appears close to getting finished.
^ building permit has been issued; first big new multifamily residential construction permit of the year but there should be lots more to come.
Dire may be going a bit too far but there's no doubt it has a long ways to go. I guess the question is how much will the projects the underway move the needle and generate even more redevelopment in its wake. But unfortunately while a lot will be under construction this year not a whole lot actually...
^ I don't think they'll have problem leasing the additional office space; the issue is will it be others from downtown (boo!) or from outside (yeah!).. Supposedly they're supposed to be having an announcement on some tenants before long; I guess we'll see.
^ let's steal from the Metro campaign and use the slogan "Downtown, Not All of Use It But All of Us Need It!" anyway, it's gonna take more companies wanting to be downtown to get significantly more people... it can be done but we need some leaders to step up. Hopefully this Amazon result will have m...
The lack of talent excuse is garbage. Straight up garbage. For a company so proud of it's disruption and one that likely believes it is visionary, they clearly have no confidence in their ability to attract talent or to grow it in a region. There is PLENTY of midwest talent, and a lot more would mo...
So with all the boatload of projects going on, what's the State of Downtown? Is it a State of Optimism? Anxiety? State of Please, Please Don't Let a Recession Hit?
^ looks like 288 rooms. is it closing?
I’ve been to Denver a lot lately and they have a lot of stratup activity going on there, and young programmers like to move there, but I don’t see a top 25 University there like Wash U. Nashville has Vanderbilt, Pittsburg has Carnegie Melon. What does Indy have? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk G...
Hotel Hoedown Under Construction Hotel Indigo - LaSalle Building Hotel Saint Louis (Marriott Autograph Collection)- Union Trust Building Last Hotel - International Shoe Building Live! By Loews - Ballpark Village New Construction Incentives Approved AC Hotel - Jefferson Arms Building Hyatt Hotel - Mu...
^^ gary, crime may have played some factor but I don't think too much.... Detroit already got feedback and the primary reason was due to shortage of talent; basically said they were on the right track but still weren't there yet to make the cut. Amazon to Detroit: You didn't have enough talent to ge...
^^ with all due respect, spreadsheet, you're talking largely about perception and little with on-the-ground reality. Yes Indianapolis has a nice downtown and some overall citywide growth but it also has a poverty-ridden core with record-breaking homicide levels and a crappy public school system. STL...
BTW, all this ragging on Indianapolis is beyond stupid. It is a great place to live, with world-class amenities. The crying shame is how far past Indy is beyond STL and whether or not STL will ever catch-up.... Umm i beg to differ Indianapolis isn't a bad place however its not far past St.Louis tha...
$25M building permit issued this week.
Agreed that this is a 10-gallon bucket of ice-cold reality. And it stinks. But shows true market view of STL.... BTW, all this ragging on Indianapolis is beyond stupid. It is a great place to live, with world-class amenities. The crying shame is how far past Indy is beyond STL and whether or not ST...
^ sustainable small ball is a wild idea! I mean look at that Foxconn deal Wisconsin gave out... the billions in incentives aren't projected to pay off until the 2140s -- heck itmay not even be a company by then.
^ hubba bubba!
I don't think there are too many surprises on the Final 20 and we pretty much all know in the end this is going to a present power player like Boston or D.C. or Atlanta.. As for STL's bid, we're just going to have to wait for more details and see how it stacked up to the few of our peers that did ma...
As expected Saint Louis did not make the cut. I think our closest "rivals" that did get into the final 20 are Indy, Pitt, Col, & Nash.

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Looks like Phase One is about to start... Chippewa Park rehab of 16 historic south city buildings moves forward http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/chippewa-park-rehab-of-historic-south-city-buildings-moves-forward/article_a5327968-84b4-5d36-addb-9d0154fb3525.html#tracking-source=home-latest-1 ho...
Permits for the year were up for rehabs and down for new construction... http://www.stlhba.com/images/_HBASTL/PDF_publicpolicyDept/permit_report_comp_12-17.pdf However, this year should be a (post-recession) record-breaker for multi-family new construction when all these permits for big projects lik...
Looks like North Sarah III also wrapped up last month so move that off of 2018 under construction and put it on 2017 completed.
^ the Court Louie space looks amazing... corner of Utah and Roger at the old tea place turned comics/cafe spot. The family behind the Steak Louie food truck is behind it and is home base for several other food trucks as well... Farmtruk, LocozTacoz and a gyro one which I can't remember name of.
Sounds like police have little detail on the homicide on Gravois last week, but this story about the victim's past run-in and encounter with Saint Louis County Prosecutor Office corruption/lack of professionalism is pretty wild.. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/police-have-no-sus...