Jay Greenberg FBI Interviewed by Rev. Darryl Gray & Adolphus Pruitt on Hallelujah 1600 AM

Jay Greenberg FBI Special Agent in Charge of St. Louis Office during Point Black radio show on Hallelujah AM 1600.
Jay Greenberg FBI Special Agent in Charge of St. Louis Office during Point Black radio show on Hallelujah AM 1600.

Jay Greenberg of the FBI, and Special Agent in Charge of the St. Louis Office, went through a fun and informative interview on how the FBI is working to make things better in St. Louis. Rev. Darryl Gray and Adolphus Pruitt, President of the NAACP, did not leave any stone unturned regarding questions. And Special Agent Jay Greenberg answered every question in great detail.

VIDEO: Jay Greenberg FBI Interviewed by Rev. Darryl Gray & Adolphus Pruitt on Point Black, Hallelujah 1600 AM

Rev. Darryl Gray, stated on his Linkden page, “What a wonderful opportunity to be the cohost on Point Black, heard on St. Louis’ #1 Gospel Radio Station every Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. on Hallelujah 1600 AM and the iHeart radio app. Proud to be part of the iHeart radio family.”

Markets at Olive Development in University City has Costco with More Coming Soon

Markets at Olive Development Holland and BEX Construction November 21, 2022 by AI.
Markets at Olive Development Holland and BEX Construction November 21, 2022 by AI.

The Markets at Olive is a 50-acre, 211-million mixed-use development under construction located on the western edge of University City at the intersection of Olive Boulevard and I-170. Costco in U-City opened October 25, 2022 Construction is concentrated next door to Costco so save this page to keep updated on what’s coming.

The Markets at Olive development will have retail, restaurants, apartments, offices and hotels as well. Companies involved include: Holland Construction, BEX Construction, Clayco, Seneca, CRG, Hutkin Properties Group, LLC. Source: Olive and 170 TIF

Olive Crossing at Olive and I-170 Construction Update

Olive Crossing construction at I-170 and Olive Blvd. 11.21,2022
Olive Crossing construction at I-170 and Olive Blvd. 11.21,2022

Olive Crossing at Olive and I-170 is a mixed-use 140-acre development by Keat Properties and Keeley Properties that’s currently under construction across from Chevy’s in Olivette, MO.

In the works is a dual brand Marriott Courtyard and Element hotel which will have up to 160-rooms. There is a Panera restaurant and residential apartments on the way as well. See more details on Loopnet.

DETAILS:
14.8 ACRES
180,000+ SF OFFICE SPACE
181 APARTMENT UNITS
160 HOTEL ROOMS | DUAL-BRAND MARRIOTT
30,000+ SF RETAIL, DINING, & SERVICES

By June of 2020, all buildings which include an Office Max and an Auto Repair Shop were removed and preliminary grading was started but was halted shortly after. But right now in August of 2022, construction is going strong with multiple building going up around the property.

Olive Crossing
9100 Olive Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63132
https://www.olivecrossing.com/

VIDEO: Megan Green, President Board of Aldermen for the City of St. Louis, Lays Out Plans on Point Black iHeartRadio Show

VIDEO: Darryl Gray, Megan Green, Adolphus Pruitt posing for picture after the Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022

Megan Green, President Board of Aldermen for the City of St. Louis, was interviewed by Rev. Darryl Gray and Mr. Adolphus Pruitt during the 2nd show of the new Point Black radio show on KATZ-AM Hallelujah 1600 which airs on Thursdays, 9am to 10am.

Darryl Gray, Adolphus Pruitt, Megan Green on Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022
Darryl Gray, Adolphus Pruitt, Megan Green on Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022

You can watch the entire interview on video while Megan Green lays out her plans for creating a better Downtown St. Louis. President Board of Alderman, Green, wants to focus was on “common goals” which need to be addressed immediately, she stated.

Darryl Gray, Megan Green, Adolphus Pruitt on Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022
Darryl Gray, Megan Green, Adolphus Pruitt on Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022

Megan Green: STL City President Board of Aldermen
Adolphus Pruitt: St. Louis NAACP Chief
Rev. Darryl Gray: Civil-Rights Activist

Adolphus Pruitt during Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022
Adolphus Pruitt during Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022
Rev. Darryl Gray during Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022
Rev. Darryl Gray during Point Black Show at iHeartRadio in St. Louis. pic by AI November 2022

STL Mayor, Tishaura Jones, Proclaims “Marvin F. Cockrell and Music Focus Month” Celebrating Musicians

St. Louis Mayor, Tishaura Jones, made a Proclamation dedicated to "Marvin F. Cockrell Music Focus Month" for the entire month on August.
St. Louis Mayor, Tishaura Jones, made a Proclamation dedicated to “Marvin F. Cockrell Music Focus Month” for the entire month on August.

Written by Dr. Maurya Cockrell November 2022

Tishaura Jones, Mayor of the City of St. Louis City, Missouri, recognized August 2022 as Marvin F. Cockrell and Music Focus Month.

Marvin F. Cockrell and Music Focus impact the St. Louis community through musical entertainment, education, and awareness.

Marvin F. Cockrell playing piano a few days after receiving his Proclamation to celebrate the month of August for musicians. Photo taken in November 2022.
Marvin F. Cockrell playing piano a few days after receiving his Proclamation to celebrate the month of August for musicians. Photo taken in November 2022.

Every August since 2004, Marvin F. Cockrell and Music Focus have hosted an intergenerational celebration of the arts recognizing the contributions of smooth jazz, r&b, blues, and gospel musicians.

Marvin was a music educator in the East St. Louis school district. His background has encouraged the development of resources in the St. Louis community and surrounding area to continue music education.

Marvin F. Cockrell sitting at his piano holding his Proclamation which celebrates the month of August for musicians. Photo taken in November 2022.
Marvin F. Cockrell sitting at his piano holding his Proclamation which celebrates the month of August for musicians. Photo taken in November 2022.

He believes the community must strive to support individuals of all ages, cultivating an environment in St. Louis City where music transcends all racial, socioeconomic, age, and access boundaries.

With his band, Focus, Marvin plans to host various workshops on music education, playing, writing, leading a band, and the business of managing a band.

Marvin standing by his piano and Proclamation for "Marvin F. Cockrell & Music Focus Month" which was awarded to him by Tishaura Jones, Mayor of St. Louis.
Marvin standing by his piano and Proclamation for “Marvin F. Cockrell & Music Focus Month” which was awarded to him by Tishaura Jones, Mayor of St. Louis.

VANDE EAST Apartments at City Foundry in St. Louis Under Construction

VANDE EAST Apartments at City Foundry in St. Louis Under Construction
VANDE EAST Apartments at City Foundry in St. Louis Under Construction. pic by AI November 2022

Apartments under construction at the City Foundry STL will be 14-stories, with more than 270 apartments, and around 480 parking spots for parking. Featured amenities will include a rooftop park, a pool, sauna and a covered dog park. The ground floor is saved for retail and office space. The project is slated to be done by 2024 if all goes as planned.

The City Foundry STL Phase 2

INVOLVED:
Cushman & Wakefield: cushmanwakefield.com
Developer New + Found newandfound.com
Lawrence Group Architect thelawrencegroup.com
ARCO/Murray Construction arcomurray.com

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum coming to JeffVanderLou Neighborhood, St. Louis

Proposed Negro Leagues Baseball Museum St. Louis Nov. 4. 2022
Proposed Negro Leagues Baseball Museum St. Louis Nov. 4. 2022

There are plans for a Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 2423 N. Spring Ave. in the JeffVanderLou neighborhood with retail and affordable senior housing to follow.

Future house of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum coming to JeffVanderLou Neighborhood, St. Louis Nov. 4, 2022
Future house of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum coming to JeffVanderLou Neighborhood, St. Louis Nov. 4, 2022.

The Museum is going to move into a rehabilitated 1908 historic building which served as street car Substation/Trouble Station for the JeffVanderLou neighborhood. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City is involved with other good people in this endeavor as well. I will try to update this page with photos in the coming months.

TOPGOLF Midtown St. Louis Under Construction

TOPGOLF Midtown St. Louis Construction Nov. 4, 2022
TOPGOLF Midtown St. Louis Construction Nov. 4, 2022

A new TOPGOLF golfing range is under construction in Midtown St. Louis at Chouteau and S. Compton Avenues in the Steelcote Square District near Grand Center. The future TOPGOLF Midtown location is a short walk from the new Target and Apartments currently under construction as well. The nearest TOPGOLF from Midtown is in Chesterfield, MO.

TOPGOLF Midtown St. Louis Construction Nov. 4, 2022

Target Store with Apartments Midtown St. Louis

Target Store with Apartments Midtown St. Louis
Target Store with Apartments Midtown St. Louis

The new Target store in Midtown St. Louis is part of the Edwin project that has three of the six floors built which can be viewed by driving on Grand Avenue. The Target store is the anchor store for the Edwin development which is multi-mixed development with retail and apartments in same building.

Now that is convenience to have a Target store in your house or in the same building in this case. Is this “too good of a good thing” LOL. All kidding aside, I think this development is amazing, with a hint of avant-garde even.

Target Store Midtown St. Louis under construction on Grand Avenue. Nov. 4, 2022.
Target Store Midtown St. Louis under construction on Grand Avenue. Nov. 4, 2022.

Come on people. It is like someone saying, “Hey! I know, let’s build a Walmart and put apartments on top of it.” I like that idea too. But to say or think it…we all do that.

But these out-of-the-box geniuses not only thought about it, these people did it. All in fun…love you guys who ever you are. Keep building theses works of art.

Target Store Midtown St. Louis under construction on Grand Avenue. Nov. 4, 2022.
Target Store with Apartments Midtown St. Louis
Target Store with Apartments Midtown St. Louis

The parties involved and sources: Pier Property Group, Steelcote Square District, SLDC Planroom and Arcturis

Target Store with Apartments Midtown St. Louis
Target Store Midtown St. Louis under construction on Grand Avenue. Nov. 4, 2022.
Target Store with Apartments Midtown St. Louis
Target Store Midtown St. Louis under construction on Grand Avenue. Nov. 4, 2022.

Play Video TARGET Midtown STL

VIDEO: Target Store Midtown St. Louis under construction on Grand Avenue. Nov. 4, 2022.

Where Are All The Cars in Downtown St. Louis?

No traffic on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.
No traffic on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.

I was visiting Downtown St. Louis on a Tuesday around 2:00 pm as was wondering where all the cars were. Is it due to people telecommuting or is there fewer jobs downtown. On a Sunday morning, downtown is desolate, but that is understandable. But on a work day in the afternoon in the heart of a major city, no.

No traffic on Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.
No traffic on Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.

I took some random screen grabs while driving on Market Street, 4th Street and down Washington Avenue. And yes I probably favored the ones with the least cars showing to make a point. I had the lens on 70mm which can show about four blocks or four intersections in each image.

Where is all the cars on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.
Where is all the cars on Market Street in Downtown St. Louis November 1, 2022.

I know decades ago downtown was sometimes gridlocked on these streets during the week, especially during rush hour. I think I am just getting too old to be doing this 🙂 I think I may have turned into my Grandmother in the last 10 years or so. 🙂