QuickTrip is coming soon to the corner of Graeser Rd. and Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur, MO. The There will be a demolishing crew to tear down the now vacant strip mall that once housed dry cleaners, a shoe repair shop, a hair salon, and more. Construction on the new QT structure should begin in late 2020.
CREDITS: MUSIC “Around Again” by Ian Post from Artlist.io MAP provided by Google Maps Special Thanks to Creve Coeur and others that made QT possible. VIDEO by Craig Currie
There are banners that surround the property that runs along Olive Blvd across the street from Chevy’s. The Office Max that resided on this property closed and was later demolished. Expect to see more tenants signing up in the coming months which may include eateries, a grocery store, and more.
Walmart’s Grocery Pickup option on their website is so convenient and easy to use. After ordering online you choose a time and date when you can pick it up. You will get notified by email when your order is ready to be picked up.
You will then go to the Walmart location that you picked when you placed the order. You will park at the pickup area inline with one of the numbered-orange signs and then an Associate will get with you asap and load the groceries in your trunk. It’s that simple!
There is no touching or signing involved making it a safe option during the Covid-19 outbreak for customers and Associates.
Cori Bush is about to make history at the ballot box in November while setting her eyes to be the first Black female to Serve in U.S. Missouri Congress 1st District.
Bernie Sanders was thrilled that Cori Bush had won the 2020 Primary for U.S. House District 1 and said: “She is a true progressive who stands with working people and will take on the corporate elite of this country when she gets to Congress. Congratulations to @CoriBush. What a remarkable victory.”
Cori’s Speech is below both on video and written down as well.
Only Missouri can make this happen. We’re the ones that can make change, we’re the ones that will make history. We didn’t set out to make history. We didn’t try to make history. Y’know, people say, “Y’know, if I was born back in such-and-such time, y’know, I would have done this.”
During the Ferguson uprising, we didn’t hit the streets thinking, “Oh, this protest is happening, so let me come out and look special and try to get a name for myself. When you’re in a history-making moment, you don’t know that you’re in a history-making moment.
We didn’t know we were making history. We didn’t know that we would touch the entire world. We wanted justice for black and brown people. So we were fighting for someone we didn’t know.
Understand the moment that you’re in: We are making history right now. This is a history-making moment. Teachers, nurses, farmers, veterans, store clerks, hotel workers, janitors, servers, union workers, postal workers, and unemployed and those retired: this is our moment.
To the Black women making 61 cents on the dollar; the Black families who have had the, “Just make it home safely baby,” talk: this is our moment. Gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, trans and queer: this is our moment.
To the unable to vote or unwilling to hope; the overlooked, the exploited, the movers, the breakers, the builders, the shakers, and the laborers: This. Is. Our. Moment.
Ferguson MO – (Press Release) On August 1, 2020, at 10:57 AM, officers responded to 9101 West Florissant Rd. in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Life-saving measures were started immediately and the wounded male was transported to an area hospital. We are saddened to report that the male did not survive his injuries. We are not releasing the name of the victim at this time, upon notification of the family.
What we know at this time is the shooting stemmed from a verbal dispute that escalated to a physical altercation inside the business, between two males. During the altercation, a firearm was discharged resulting in the fatal injury. The other participant in the altercation remained on the scene and is in police custody while we investigate the circumstances around this event.
If anyone was in the area at the time of this event and can provide any additional details about what happened, they are encouraged to call the Ferguson Police Department at 314-522-3100
Jason P. Armstrong Chief of Police Ferguson Police Department
The Ferguson Police Department allowed artists Linton Lovelock and Phil Berwick to paint a mural on boarded-up windows on the police department building in June of 2020. The mural reads “One Nation” and “We Hear You” at the bottom of the portrait.
The boards were on the windows for protection against protesters for George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, who was murdered by Minneapolis Police. A convenience store employee call 911 after Floyd purchased cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill.
One of the police officers kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds which killed him. During the 8 minutes and 46 seconds, Floyd was pleading, “I can’t breathe” multiple times. The other officers watched and did nothing while Floyd was suffocating due to being pinned down with a knee directly on his carotid artery which cut off blood supply killing him slowly, painfully.
Call Ferguson Police Department at (314) 522-3100 to ask them permission to paint your mural or gaffiti art on some of the unpainted boards that are still there.
MUSIC “Out in the Cold” by Josh Leake from Artlist.io
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove on March 13, 2020. There have been no arrests and no justice for Breonna Taylor.
We are all still waiting and will not give up until justice is served for her murder. Read about her story if you can and sign her petition for justice at change.org!
We want to thank Jessica B. and University City for their encouragement.
A George Floyd portrait painted by Ben Angelly was vandalized in University City. It was discovered on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Artist Ben Angelly worked hard and took off work for a few days without pay to paint the portrait to honor George Floyd. He wanted to contribute something with meaning and he succeeded. Everyone was so thankful. We shouldn’t let this get us down, though. We can still see Mr. Floyd shining through.
The Element by Westin Hotels is still under construction on Forest Park Avenue in Midtown across from The Foundry in St. Louis. The Element is anticipated to open in late 2020.
The Element Hotel boasts 153 rooms with 10,000 square feet of retail space at street level. At the top floor of the 8-story building, there is a rooftop lounge and bar. Amenities include a pool, a borrow-a-bike program, and a fitness center.
Element by Westin 3763 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO
MUSIC “A Good Mood” by Young Rich Pixies from Artlist.io