Ballpark Village Phase III, 3 New Towers Downtown St. Louis

Ballpark Village Phase 3 parking lots for proposed towers.
Ballpark Village Phase 3 will build three more high rise buildings in three lots currently being used for parking lots. Credit Craig Currie

Ballpark Village Phase III was proposed recently and it consists of three new high rise towers in three lots currently being used for parking lots in Downtown St. Louis. The three mixed-use developments will put the finishing touch on Ballpark Village.

With hope, and a lot of work, these towers should be up sometime around 2028 and 2030. Build it and they will come; a phrase that seems to be working for Mr. Bill Dewitt III, owner of the St. Louis Cardinals and the man behind Ballpark Village.

Ballpark Village Phase III with three new mixed-use towers. Google Earth
Ballpark Village Phase III with three new mixed-use high rise building in place of parking lots. Google Earth
Ballpark Village Phase 3 will build three more high rise buildings in three lots currently being used for parking lots. Credit Craig Currie

Fake News: Alien from Roswell NM Found in Forest Park

Alien from Roswell NM Found Forest Park St. Louis MO. Nov.2021 Credit Craig Currie
Tom Friedman’s alien creation stands at St. Louis Planetarium Looking Up for his friends to come pick him up to no avail.

Artist Tom Friedman dropped off his alien friend at the Planetarium in Saint Louis in 2017, and no one has picked him up yet. It is said that this particular alien may be connected to the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell New Mexico… But since this is fake news, this too is unsubstantiated baloney.

I really love doing fake news because I can say anything I want and it makes it true since I said it. And then once it hits the internet, it’s really true because its, well the internet. Kidding aside, this is just for entertainment. and Tom Friedman is a wonderful artist. Happy Holidays whoever listened to this.

Alien sculpture by artist Tom Friedman Nov.2021

Steinberg Skating Rink, A Safer Alternative for Outside Fun

Steinburg Skating Rink at Forest Park in St. Louis in November of 2021. Credit Craig Currie

Steinberg Skating Rink is Saint Louis’ premier winter destination in Forest Park. The rink is outside making this a safe alternative for having fun this winter with family and friends.

There is open skating for the public every day of the week. Open skating on Friday goes from 11 AM to 11 PM. The facility includes bumper cars on ice, skating lessons, skate rentals and its own Steinburg Cafe that serves eats outside and inside.

You can rent Steinburg for events and parties as well. For more information visit steinbergrink.com.

Steinberg Skating Rink
400 Jefferson Dr,
St. Louis, MO 63110
www.steinbergrink.com
Phone: (314) 367-7465

VIDEO. Bumper Cars on ice, skaters and fun at Steinburg Skating Rink in Forest Park in St. Louis in Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie

Broadway Tower, 100 N. Broadway, St. Louis Under Construction

Broadway Tower under construction in Downtown St. Louis in Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie
Broadway Tower under construction in Downtown St. Louis in Nov.2021. Credit Craig Currie

Broadway Tower at 100 N. Broadway at Chestnut Street is under construction with an estimated cost of 7 million on the permit.. The building has 21 floors and was built 1977. It is located across the Street from the Old Courthouse.

INVOLVED IN PROJECT: LARSON | HERMANN | PARIC |Trivers

See building permits for St. Louis City at: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/data/dashboards/building-permits/30-days.cfm

Railway Exchange Building, Vacant in Downtown St. Louis

Railway Exchange Building with signage at front entrance in Downtown St. Louis, MO in November 2021. Credit Craig Currie
Railway Exchange Building with signage at front entrance in Downtown St. Louis, MO in November 2021. Credit Craig Currie

The Railway Exchange Building is a 21-story high-rise office building that has been vacant since 2014 in Downtown St. Louis, Mo. It’s tied up in court with multiple parties involved. The building was the flagship for Famous Barr for years and then Macy’s moved in and in 2008, just a few years later, they moved out.

In 2017, the Railroad Exchange property was purchased for $20 million by Hudson Holdings, a National Historic Property Developer based in Delray Beach, Florida.

Since the Pandemic, these high-rise buildings are becoming less attractive to businesses due to Zoom and telecommuting (working from home). Groups looking at the property are most likely thinking about a hotel or another mix-used development with retail on the bottom floor and apartments above. The Railway Exchange Building is located at 600 Locust Street in Downtown St. Louis and was still vacant in November of 2021.

VIDEO: A look at Railway Exchange building from the sky and streets of St. Louis. credit Google Earth Studios

Reign Restaurant Completely Boarded Up, Downtown St. Louis

Reign Restaurant Boarded Up Downtown St. Louis
Reign Restaurant Boarded Up Downtown St. Louis Nov. 2021. Credit Craig Currie

Reign Restaurant was permanently closed and is now completely boarded up along Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis. Before it closed, a few windows were already boarded and now the entire length of the restaurant that runs along Washington Avenue has plywood on all of the windows. City authorities closed it down due to multiple complaints from residents and business owners within the area.

Reign Restaurant -closed
1122 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

Reign Restaurant Completely Boarded Up, Downtown St. Louis November 2021. Credit Craig urrie