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
The Armory, built in the 1930s, once housed the 138th Infantry of the Missouri National Guard and is now going to be remade into a mixed-use development with office space and restaurants.
The Armory’s history is unique. It became a mecca for training some of the best tennis players in the nation’s history. It was used as a concert venue, as well, with legendary names like Tina Turner and the Grateful Dead who filled the hall with classics that some of us still listen to today.
The redevelopment of the St. Louis Armory is being financed in part by US EPA Brownfields Sup-Grant Fund in cooperation with: Keeping St. Louis In Business Saint Louis Development Corporation.
For now, there is no exact target date for the Armory to be finished. And due to Covid-19, delays are commonplace around the globe.
MLS4TheLou soccer stadium has construction on both sides of Market Street in Downtown St. Louis next to Union Station. The stadium is being built on the northside of Market Street and the training fields on the south side of Market Street, the same side as Union Station. The opening is anticipated in 2023.
St. Louis MLS owner Carolyn Kindle Betz will reveal the name of the team on August 13 through a virtual event. The colors and icon for the team will be revealed as well.
7.19.2020 Update – Business owners along Washington Ave. in Downtown St. Louis had windows and doors boarded up a few weeks ago in case of looting due to the civil unrest with the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer. All the boards and sheets of plywood have been removed from the doors and windows giving the street some normalcy once more.
There was one board on a window during the drive-through. Washington Ave. and St. Louis businesses as a whole have been devastated by Covid-19. Salt & Smoke and other restaurants have shut down again due to staff testing positive for Covid-19.
Washington Avenue resides in the center of the Historic Garment District, a once-bustling manufacturing mecca with factories making shoes and clothing around the clock. Between the late 19th century and WWII, St. Louis was 2nd only to New York in terms of garment manufacturing.
MUSIC “Just Jump” by Ian Post from Artlist.io VIDEO: by Craig Currie at PhotoNews247.com
Saint Louis Ballet Spring Gala Kickoff Party & Fundraiser was held at Neiman Marcus in Frontenac Plaza. However, the actual Spring Gala was canceled this year due to Covid-19.
The Gala Kickoff party and fundraiser served cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a DJ that sounded great. There were professional models wearing garden-inspired gala fashions that were simply stunning.
This year’s Gala-theme was going to be “An Enchanted Evening in the Garden” held at The Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The theme was going to be elaborate with flowers everywhere with the entire venue decorated to resemble a beautiful spring garden.
EVENT: Saint Louis Ballet Spring Gala Kickoff VENUE: Neiman Marcus DATE: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
Saint Louis Ballet Staff who attended the Kickoff: Thomas R. Voss & Carol Voss, Patricia Whiteside, Christina Altholz, Sharon Leve, Sarah Glasser, Laurie Lock, Valerie Miller, Gen Horiuchi and Kirsten Schultz.
MUSIC from Artlist.io “Go Cowboy” by Moon “Lucky 7” by Yanivi “Rock This Joint” by Yanivi (instrumental version)
Fashion Anarchy Relaunched is a premier fashion designer competition that will be streamed live July 30, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST) in St. Louis by brainchildevents.com.
Fashion Anarchy 2020 Participants will be given 48-hours for each event to create one look based on a concept/theme given to the designer and team.
The sequel to Pins and Needles Designer Competition, Fashion Anarchy takes the concept to a more industry-related event. The Preliminary Challenge (Events 1 and 2):
Participants will be given 48-hours for each event to create one look based on a concept/theme, fabric and hair/makeup team given to the designer. Each Fashion Anarchy preliminary Live-Stream event will consist of three designers. The winner of each event will advance to the final in November.
Dates: 1. July – 1st Round [July 30 ] – Live Stream 2. August – 2nd Round [August 25 ] – Live Steam 3. November – FINAL COMPETITION [November TBD] – Onsite