Olive Crossing Construction at Olive and I-170

Updated Jan 27, 2021: Olive Crossing at Olive and I-170 is a mixed-use 140-acre development by Keat Properties will soon start construction across from Chey’s in Olivette, MO.

Update Jan. 27, 2021 of Olive Crossing construction site at Olive Blvd and I-170 on Olivette, MO.

A dual brand Marriott Courtyard and Element hotel will have up to 160-rooms. There is a Panera on the retail area-map as well. There is up to 50,000 SF of retail, dining and service space.  

June 2020: All buildings (Office Max, Auto Shop) removed and preliminary grading started.

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.

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

The DELMAR DIVINE Construction Update January 2021

The DELMAR DIVINE construction update was filmed on Jan. 26, 2021 during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in University City. Claycorp is the builder, CRG is the developer and Lamar Johnson Collaborative is the Architect.

Video show the construction progress of The Delmar Divide in University City on January 26, 2021,

The Delmar Divine is a unique space for social innovators who will work to change the old Delmar Divide inequalities to a more equitable Delmar Divine.

The 1904 building was formerly St. Luke’s Hospital. It later became Connect Care and closed in 2013 due to bankruptcy. The Delmar Divine is a mixed-use development that will have apartments, office space for services, and not for profit organizations to name a few.

St. Louis Soccer Stadium Construction Update Jan 2021

The St. Louis Soccer Stadium construction site was recorded on video on January 17, 2021. This is a visual report on what the MLS site looked like on this cold and snowing day during the pandemic in Downtown St. Louis.

The Saint Louis City SC is the name of our team. It explains on the soccer team’s website that the SC stands for both Soccer Club and Soccer Capital.

Video of the St. Louis Soccer Stadium construction site on January 17, 2021.

St. Louis City Stadium will seat 22,500
Anticipated Opening: 2023
Location: Downtown West, St. Louis, Missouri
Construction cost: 250 million USD
Owner: St. Louis Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority
Architecture firm: HOK

The Expo at Forest Park St. Louis Construction

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.

Video showing construction of The Expo at Forest Park on January, 23, 2021

Marijuana & Cannabis Shop on Delmar is Opening Soon in University City

A marijuana dispensary and cannabis shop called Jane Dispensary is opening soon at 6662 Delmar Blvd. next to Which Wich Sandwiches in University City MO.

This will be the first Jane Dispensary store to open in Missouri. The only other store is located in Santa Rose, California.

We all welcome the new cannabis shop to the neighborhood, a much needed service for the area.

JANE Dispensary Cannabis store
6662 Delmar Blvd
University City, MO 63130
(314) 464-4420
janedispensary.com

Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse

The Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse is the largest single courthouse in the United States. It is the main office of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. It was named after U.S. Senator Thomas F. Eagleton.

Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse
111 S 10th St, St. Louis, MO 63102 Google Maps

NumberBuildingCityFloorsHeight Year
1One Metropolitan SquareSt. Louis42181m 1989
2One AT&T Center909 Chestnut St. St. Louis44179m1986
3Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse111 S 10th St. St. Louis28170m2000
4US Bank Plaza505 N 7th St. St. Louis35 148m1976
5Laclede Gas Building720 Olive St. St. Louis31122m1969
6Southwestern Bell Building1010 Pine St. St. Louis26122m 1926
7Civil Courts Building10 N Tucker Blvd. St. Louis13118m 386Ft 1929
8100 Above the Park100 Kingshighway Blvd. STL36117m 2020
9Bank of America Plaza800 Market St. St. Louis31117m1981
10600 Washington600 Washington Ave. STL25 fl114m1985
11Park East Tower4909 Laclede Ave. St. Louis26101m2007
12Queeny TowerSt. Louis1998m1965
13One Cardinal Way1 Cardinal Way, St. Louis2998m2020
14The Tower at OPOP411 N 8th St. St. Louis2595m2010
15Park Plaza Apartments212 Kingshighway Blvd. STL2794m1931
161010 Market Street1010 Market St. St. Louis2090m1982
17Millennium Hotel St. Louis Tower200 S 4th St. St. Louis2888m0968
18Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis999 N 2nd St. St. Louis1988m2007
19The Gentry’s Landing400 N 4th St. St. Louis2887m1965
20Mansion House Apartments300 N 4th St. St. Louis2887m1965

Tallest Buildings in St. Louis

A list of the tallest buildings in St. Louis.

NumberBuildingCityFloorsHeight Year
1One Metropolitan SquareSt. Louis42181m 1989
2One AT&T Center909 Chestnut St. St. Louis44179m1986
3Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse111 S 10th St. St. Louis28170m2000
4US Bank Plaza505 N 7th St. St. Louis35 148m1976
5Laclede Gas Building720 Olive St. St. Louis31122m1969
6Southwestern Bell Building1010 Pine St. St. Louis26122m 1926
7Civil Courts Building10 N Tucker Blvd. St. Louis13118m 386Ft 1929
8100 Above the Park100 Kingshighway Blvd. STL36117m 2020
9Bank of America Plaza800 Market St. St. Louis31117m1981
10600 Washington600 Washington Ave. STL25 fl114m1985
11Park East Tower4909 Laclede Ave. St. Louis26101m2007
12Queeny TowerSt. Louis1998m1965
13One Cardinal Way1 Cardinal Way, St. Louis2998m2020
14The Tower at OPOP411 N 8th St. St. Louis2595m2010
15Park Plaza Apartments212 Kingshighway Blvd. STL2794m1931
161010 Market Street1010 Market St. St. Louis2090m1982
17Millennium Hotel St. Louis Tower200 S 4th St. St. Louis2888m0968
18Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis999 N 2nd St. St. Louis1988m2007
19The Gentry’s Landing400 N 4th St. St. Louis2887m1965
20Mansion House Apartments300 N 4th St. St. Louis2887m1965

Stir Crazy, Creve Coeur Permanently Closed

Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill in Creve Coeur closed on March 31, 2020 at 10598 Old Olive Street Road.

A farewell message from our owner, Andy Spann:
Dear Friends and Family,

As most or all of you know I bought Stir Crazy on November 1. My intention was to operate through the end of 2020 and then, if profitable, sign a long term lease. Unfortunately, economic conditions and other factors brought on by the Coronavirus have forced me to close the restaurant permanently. Today, March 31, is our last day of business.

Our landlord, Altus Properties has graciously allowed us to exit the lease nine months early. Our employees will all receive 4 months full pay. This is partly due to the CARES Act which was signed last Friday. For those not fully covered by CARES, I am making up the difference. Although the employees are 100% understanding, they are quite disappointed. I am as well. I wish I could have done better for them.

Vendors, including Lucky Trading, Sysco St. Louis, Vaccaro and Sons Produce and many more were all exceptional and have been or will be fully taken care of. Any outstanding gift cards purchased after November 1st will be redeemed. We announced the shutdown a week ago to our customers, so much of that has already taken place. Any customers who still have a gift card are being asked to contact the restaurant by Friday April 3 to receive a refund.

I want to single out the following exceptional individuals.
Sally Evans, Hot House Digital, for her boundless optimism and exceptional creativity. Chef Luis Lopez, for his dedication to Stir Crazy for 18 years, as well as his exceptional skills as a Chef and a manager. Managing Partner Jeff Daniels, for his integrity, work ethic, “aggressive hospitality” and above all his friendship. All the kitchen and front of the house staff for their hard work and sense of humor. God Bless You!!

I am very sorry to see Stir Crazy go. I love the customers, the staff and the food. It has been a family tradition since it opened. This is the end of an era, we are the last open Stir Crazy, once a national chain.

With regret but best wishes for all of you and your families to get through the current crisis in good health.

Andy

Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill
Asian fusion restaurant
10598 Old Olive Street Rd,
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Amazon Sorting Center, Berkeley, MO will create hundreds of Jobs

A new Amazon Sorting Center will be opening this year in Berkeley, MO in the NorthPark Business Center creating hundreds of jobs $15/hr plus.

Amazon in Berkeley, MO is currently under construction at 8850 Springdale Ave. at N. Hanley Rd. in North St. Louis County. St. Louis-based CRG and Clayco are doing the management and construction of the sorting facility.

Sortation centers
At sortation centers, associates sort customer orders by final destination and consolidate them onto trucks for faster delivery. Amazon’s sort center network provides full- and part-time career opportunities and is powering our ability to provide customers with everyday delivery, including Sunday delivery, which customers love. https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/facilities

You can apply for Jobs at Amazon anytime.

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Missouri Bar & Grille Permanently Closes During Pandemic 1983-2020

Missouri Bar & Grille opened in 1983 and closed its doors permanently on December 5, 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. In its heyday, the bar was filled with workers from the Saint Louis Globe Democratic and the Saint Louis Post Dispatch.

After 134 years, The Globe Democrat closed its doors in 1986. The Post Dispatch, in 2019, moved a few blocks away into a miniscule building compared to the 6-floor monstrosity it formally resided in on Tucker Blvd. The former building had over 1000 workers in the 90s and has decreased rapidly over the years due to tech.

The service of the bar never dwindle, it was the people. From the production crews to the writers at the Post, they would stop in morning, noon and night since the “Paper” had people working around the clock.

From blue-collar workers to big business moguls, MoBar had them all. Every now and then you would see umpires come in to cool down after working a Cardinals game to boot. It was a busy bar in its day!

The pandemic has changed the entire landscape regarding bars and eateries. The tough question is will it ever get back to normal? I hear a lot of smart people saying that wearing a mask is here to stay since doctors are reporting that Covid-19 will never completely go away. With that said, I guess masks won’t either.

St. Louis losing MoBar is a tragedy for all of us and the memories will be cherished. The website is still active for now at https://missouribarandgrille.com

Jana M. Gamble and Monica R. Butler Meet While Surviving Pandemic

Fun Birthday Magazine Cover Featuring Mentor & Mentee for Jana’s Birthday on January 14th. Photo credit
Purposed Productions via Saint Louis University Service Leadership Student Alyssa Jimenez.
Fun Birthday Magazine Cover Featuring Mentor & Mentee for Jana’s Birthday on January 14th. Photo credit
Purposed Productions via Saint Louis University Service Leadership Student Alyssa Jimenez.

A Habit of Mentoring to Make a Difference….
Servanthood While Surviving the Pandemic

ST. LOUIS, MO. | USA – To celebrate her birthday a local entrepreneur chose to honor the program that has kept both her business and her family lifted throughout the global crises and emotional rollercoaster ride of 2020. Jana M. Gamble found a flyer for Habitat for Neighborhood Business at Saint Louis University (HNB-SLU) back in 2019 outside of her home.

She was instantly intrigued about the program, but didn’t apply until months later. HNB-SLU strives to restore urban neighborhoods with new and additional business activity, job growth, and business role models.

Jana, owner of It’s A Gamble, LLC DBA Purposed Productions was accepted into HNB-SLU’s program in September 2019 and shared with Dr. Gladys Smith (Program Director), and Mrs. Linda M. Jones (Executive Director) how much it meant for her to know that she would finally be on the cusp of being paired with a mentor.

“For years I was searching for a woman mentor in film- someone that speaks my language and that can help me grow into the creative I was purposed to be! ”
JANA M. GAMBLE

(Standing) Jana M. Gamble - Mentee (Seated) Monica R. Butler - Mentor
Photo credit Purposed Productions via Saint Louis University Service Leadership Student Alyssa Jimenez.
(Standing) Jana M. Gamble – Mentee (Seated) Monica R. Butler – Mentor
Photo credit Purposed Productions via Saint Louis University Service Leadership Student Alyssa Jimenez.

It’s been said that during the most difficult times one’s character is tested and their true colors are revealed. During these dueling pandemics, Habitat For Neighborhood Business at SLU proved to Purposed Productions that they are a solid force of leadership and strength for small businesses in our community.

In 2020, HNB-SLU paired Gamble with the perfect mentor for her- Producer Monica R. Butler, QuickBooks, Website Design, connected her with a SLU Service Leadership Team, provided all of the HNB-SLU Mentees with COVID grant resources, COVID education resources, SBA resources, food coupons to support fellow business owners’ establishments, and more.

(Seated) Dyawna Gamble, (Left to Right) Monica R. Butler, Jana M. Gamble | August 9th, 2020 following Virtual
Celebrity Town Hall in honor of Michael Brown, Jr.
(Seated) Dyawna Gamble, (Left to Right) Monica R. Butler, Jana M. Gamble | August 9th, 2020 following Virtual
Celebrity Town Hall in honor of Michael Brown, Jr.

The most special characteristic that Habitat for Neighborhood Business at SLU, Saint Louis University and their
Service Leadership Program, Jana M. Gamble and her Mentor Ms. Butler has in common is this beautiful quality
called servanthood.

Having a heart to serve others at the core, besides their love for film is why Gamble and Butler connect so fluidly. Both women have a vision that is bigger than them and are reaching beyond the stars to make these dreams a reality for the future of film in St. Louis thanks to their HNB-SLU partnership.

(Left to Right) Producer Jana M. Gamble dropping gems on actress Aliyah Muhammad before her shooting her
scene for a proof of concept on November 29th, 2020. Photo credit: Monica R. Butler
(Left to Right) Producer Jana M. Gamble dropping gems on actress Aliyah Muhammad before her shooting her
scene for a proof of concept on November 29th, 2020. Photo credit: Monica R. Butler

“The great part about this mentorship program is that we get to learn from one another and grow together. We feed off of one another. It is truly a beautiful thing.”
MONICA R. BUTLER

Leadership is more important now than ever before, and no matter how old you are you can be a leader. Saint
Louis University is molding students to think ethically and to embrace servant leadership and social change in both their professional and personal philosophies through their Service Leadership Program (SLP).

In December Gamble contacted Alyssa, a SLU Service Leadership student who was assigned to study Gamble’s business in a SLU Leadership course partnership with Habitat for Neighborhood Business at SLU, to join her for the photo shoot and virtual round table that Jana and her mentor were co-producing.

Now, just as Alyssa took the time to sow her graphic design skills into Purposed Productions- Jana provided her student the opportunity to not just be at a photoshoot for the first time, but to actually take the reigns, and try shooting her first photos which she did an absolutely phenomenal job!

Monica R. Butler in her mask at the camera observes the previous shot taking place during the production on
November 27, 2020 as Producer and Director Craig Thomas instructs the talent in the background. Photo credit:
Purposed Productions
Monica R. Butler in her mask at the camera observes the previous shot taking place during the production on
November 27, 2020 as Producer and Director Craig Thomas instructs the talent in the background. Photo credit:
Purposed Productions

Purposed Productions and The Butler Group would like to thank Habitat for Neighborhood Business at SLU for the extraordinary work they are doing in the community to uplift and restore small businesses like ours- On Purpose!

Link to the Habitat For Neighborhood Business Program at Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University’s Service Leadership Program

For more information on how you can join Habitat For Neighborhood Business at SLU contact HNB-SLU at
314.977.3625 or visit www.habitatforneighborhoodbusiness.org

Want to learn more about Purposed Production’s programs and services? Email PurposedProductions@gmail.com or visit www.PurposedProductions.com

The Butler Group is paving the way for new opportunities in film email: production@thebutlergrp.com to see how you can get involved today!

For media inquiries, and interviews, please contact Jana M. Gamble at 314.349.0640 or send an email to
PurposedProductions@gmail.com.

HABITAT FOR NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS at SLU’s SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook (@HabitatForNeighborhoodBusiness) Instagram (@hfnbnational) and Twitter (@HabitatNB1)

PURPOSED PRODUCTIONS’s SOCIAL MEDIA:
For the latest news and updates, follow Purposed Productions on Facebook, Instagram @PurposedProductions, and Twitter @Purposed_Prods Hashtags include #PurposedProductions #HPNStL

ABOUT HABITAT FOR NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS at SLU:
HNB-SLU partners with Saint Louis University students and volunteer business people to help
restore economic vitality to under-served neighborhoods through mentoring, networking and
education for existing and aspiring minority entrepreneurs. In addition, HNB collaborates with
developers, the government and others sharing our interests in strengthening neighborhood
commerce.

ABOUT PURPOSED PRODUCTIONS:
It’s A Gamble, LLC DBA Purposed Productions was established in 2014 in St. Louis, MO.
Purposed Production is bringing Hollywood to St. Louis through film, tv, and providing youth
opportunities to explore history & the healing art of filmmaking. Representing dynamic Artists
and Speakers transforming the world by Speaking on Purpose. Purposed Productions also
produces virtual events catering to our clients with customized Concierge Service to serve your
virtual event needs.

ABOUT THE BUTLER GROUP:
The Butler Group is a film corporation based in St. Louis, MO. TBG is fueled by mentor driven
and creative professional industry partnerships that allow youth and learners of all ages to gain
priceless hands-on real-world experience that cannot be duplicated in a classroom setting.

Last Hotel resides in former International Shoe Building in St. Louis Garment District

The 1909 International Shoe Company building was rebuilt by PARIC Construction into a 142-room boutique hotel called The Last Hotel in the heart of the Historic Garment District on Washington Ave. in Downtown St. Louis.

VIDEO: A rooftop view from The Last Kitchen + Bar known for its tasty pre-Prohibition style whiskey and cocktails.

The old ten-story 160,000 sq. ft. building was originally designed by Union Station architect Theodore C. Link. Period originals are still intact including the terrazzo floors, exposed brick walls, and barrel ceilings. The Last Kitchen + Bar located on the rooftop is known for its beautiful view of downtown’s Garment District and its tasty pre-Prohibition style whiskey and handcrafted cocktails.