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. 🙂

Butler Brothers Building Apartments, Downtown St. Louis Coming Soon

Butler Brothers Building Apartments Under Construction in Downtown St. Louis. November 1, 2022. credit craig currie
Butler Brothers Building Apartments Under Construction in Downtown St. Louis. November 1, 2022. credit craig currie

The historic Butler Brothers Apartment building at 1717 Olive Street will house 400 apartments with a rooftop pool, walking track, fitness room and community areas. The project also includes an enclosed parking garage along with retail and co-working spaces.

The Butler Brothers Apartment complexe is just a few blocks away from the CITYPARK Stadium. Some of the companies involved include PARIC Corporation, Development Service Group and Trivers.

Built in 1906, the massive structure has over 700,000 square feet that spans an entire city block. Originally built for Chicago-based Butler Brothers wholesale firm, the building is still in good shape even though it has been vacant for the last ten years.

Sources:
https://trivers.com/project/butler-brothers-building/
https://www.dsginc.net/portfolio/butler-brothers-st-louis
https://www.dsginc.net/portfolio/butler-brothers-st-louis

Vintage Vinyl, Shopping for Old Poster in University City, MO

Bob Marley poster at Vintage Vinyl in University City on October 29, 2022.
Bob Marley poster at Vintage Vinyl in University City on October 29, 2022.

Vintage Vinyl is the place to go when shopping for old posters on The Delmar Loop in University City, MO. Some of the posters included Bob Marley, The X-Files poster “I Want to Believe”, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X and Mile Davis to name a few. I know you can probably get these online but it was so cool to touch, feel, smell and see at the same time. When all the senses are activated at once, it is a thrill.

Miles Davis Poster at Vintage Vinyl on The Delmar Loop in University City on October 29, 2022.
Miles Davis Poster at Vintage Vinyl on The Delmar Loop in University City on October 29, 2022.

I expected to see old records but I didn’t expect the cool vibe and feel when I walked into the door. It has a 60-70s feel with records from one end of the building to the other. In the late 70s there was a huge record store called Peaches and Vintage Vinyl resemble this but was even more real since Peaches was so commercial. And no I didn’t smell any pot LOL. But now that I am thinking about it, that would have been perfect 🙂

Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcom X Poster at Vintage Vinyl. October 29, 2022.
Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcom X Poster at Vintage Vinyl. October 29, 2022.

Vintage Vinyl is a must visit, cool vibe, cool people, cool store!
Vintage Vinyl Record Store | 6610 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130 | vintagevinyl.com | (314) 721-4096

"I Want To Believe" poster at Vintage Vinyl on The Delmar Loop in University City on October 29, 2022.
“I Want To Believe” poster at Vintage Vinyl on The Delmar Loop in University City on October 29, 2022.
Video: Shopping at Vintage Vinyl for clothes, records and old posters in University City, MO in Oct. 2022

Costco in University City at Olive & 170, a Look at Early Christmas Rush

Costco University City Christmas Rush Oct. 30, 2022. credit craig currie
Costco University City Christmas Rush Oct. 30, 2022. credit craig currie

Costco opened Oct. 25, 2022 at 8 a.m. in MARKET at OLIVE development in University City and the Christmas rush is here already. People are already Christmas shopping and the lines are long. Even though Costco is packed inside the store and out in the parking lot, people are taking their time so it is not that bad of an experience actually. SEE WHAT STORES ARE COMING TO MARKET AT OLIVE

Costco is the anchor store and part of Market at Olive, a new retail development still under construction in University City, MO. at I-170 and Olive Blvd. The jobs are estimated to be over 700 after all the stores are opened.

An Inside Look at Costco University City, MO, October 30, 2022.

The multiple commercial projects will be done in phases that will end up covering both sides of Olive Boulevard east of Interstate 170. So far in the works is a Costco, Apartments, Senior Living, Hotel and a Grocery Store to name a few. Companies that are involved with the development include the best in St. Louis: Clayco, CRG, Seneca, Holland and Hutkin Properties Group.



People Continue to Visit Memorial Five Days After School Shooting in St. Louis

People continue to pay respect to the victims by visiting the memorial at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis Oct 29, 2022. credit craig currie
People continue to pay respect to the victims by visiting the memorial at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis Oct 29, 2022. credit craig currie

A memorial is still going strong five days later in front of Central Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) High School for Jean Kuczka, a 61-year-old physical education teacher and Tenth-grader Alexzandria Bell who died before police killed the no-named shooter on Oct. 24, 2022. They were there to pay their respects by kneeling, praying and even lighted a candle at times.

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School
3125 S Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63139

Video: People continue to visit Memorial five days after school shooting in St. Louis. Oct. 29, 2022. credit craig currie

The Expo at Forest Park St. Louis Construction

The Expo at Forest Park in the Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood in University City Oct. 29, 2022. credit craig currie
The Expo at Forest Park in the Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood in University City Oct. 29, 2022. credit craig currie

The Expo at Forest Park is a two-building project that is currently under construction in the Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood founded in 1908. The plans include almost 300 apartments and 30,000 square feet of retail.

This video is a visual update of the construction and the progress of The Expo at Forest Park. This two-building mixed-use project is part of an improvement plan for the underutilized neighborhood.