Tivoli Theatre University City

HISTORY: Tivoli Theatre is an old historic movie house that opened on May 24, 1924 and recently was upgraded to a three-screen theater in the University City neighborhood of St. Louis along The Delmar Loop. The old streetcars that ran along The Delmar Loop brought theater goers to the movie house back in the day.

UPDATE: The Tivoli Theatre was recently purchased by Pastor Roam who will open the movie theater up again this fall to show movies on the big screen.

Tivoli Theater
The Delmar Loop
6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130

Blueberry Hill, University City

Blueberry Hill is pop culture–themed diner with American fare featuring late night hours. Blueberry Hill offers takeout and delivery on all orders. This is a family-friendly restaurant that requires mask wearing to get in as well.

The Delmar Loop
6504 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Menu: BlueberryHill.com | Google.com/Maps

Walmart, Lindell and Kingshighway, Central West End coming soon

A Walmart and QuickTrip will soon be under construction at Lindell and Kingshighway in the empty lot next to 100 Above the Park Apartments in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis.

Involved:
Koplar Properties
Kroenke Group

Delmar Garden Apartments Getting Renovations

Delmar Garden Apartments at Kingsland Ave. and Delmar Blvd. in The Delmar Loop in University City is getting renovated. From 1996 to 2017, Cicero’s, a popular Italian restaurant, resided in this 7,000 square ft. eatery that had over 400 free parking spaces right in back. For more details and leasing you can read the brochure.

There are still remnants of Cicero’s scattered around the place such as signs, refrigerators, stainless steel kitchen equipment and the like.

The 4-story building first opened in 1950 with retail on the 1st floor and 36 apartments on the other three floors. Not much has change since then with the exception of a few updates and renovations. This beautiful building has a lot of history and memories imbedded in its walls and has played a big part in the success of The Delmar Loop for decades. I can’t wait to see what is going on the first floor in the near future…….

Delmar Gardens Apartments
669 Kingsland Ave # 210
University City, 63130

Restaurant Space 1st Floor
6691 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

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.

Construction April 2021

Video showing construction of The Expo at Forest Park in April of 2021

Mercy Ballas Multispecialty Center Under Construction

Written by MWM Staff. March 18, 2021 at MetroWireMedia.com

Construction has began on the Mercy Ballas Multispecialty building, located at the corner of Ballas and Conway Roads in St. Louis, Mo.

The state-of-the-art outpatient center is a collaboration with Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, Alberici/KAI, a joint venture of Alberici Constructors, Inc. and KAI Enterprises.

With more than 272,000 SF of space, the high-tech, five-level outpatient center will be designed around an unparalleled patient experience and plans to open in spring 2023.

“The new facility is one of many Mercy locations in the region, but it will be a pivotal project for care in St. Louis and nationally while building on the powerful Mercy brand,” said , director of CannonDesign’s health practice.

“Incredibly future-focused concepts are embedded throughout this project to make healthcare more personal, more efficient, more effective, all to produce better experiences for the future.

The building itself is deeply rooted in Mercy’s thoughtful brand standards. The exterior embraces the history and vision of its founder, Sister Catherine McAuley, with crosses incorporated in the exterior glass, a nod to her praying toward window panes shaped like a cross. A visual lantern space pays homage to the light Sister Catherine used to hang in her window as a lantern of hope.

Transforming the patient experience was a priority for this space, and the collaborative team drew inspiration from world-class, consumer-focused brands outside health care to design personalized experiential expectations.

“From the moment we engaged with the incredible leadership at Mercy, we knew going beyond health care for inspiration was the only way to achieve the remarkable experiences desired,” said Brandy Houston, senior vice president and co-Leader of strategy for Blue Cottage of CannonDesign.

“The Mercy team had an incredible drive to innovate, think outside the box and embrace ingenuity. That passion to work together toward this common, remarkable goal is reflected in every detail and decision – from culture to experience to technology and environment,” Houston said.

Written by MWM Staff. March 18, 2021 at MetroWireMedia.com

Menu Panda Express, Creve Coeur Pavilion

Panda Express is a Chinese fast-food chain at Olive Blvd. and Pavilion Dr. that provide fast service (under five minutes) and great food that has been consistent throughout the years. The staff are always upbeat and very helpful whenever I inquire about items on the menu.

PANDA EXPRESS BOWLS $6.60

STRING BEAN CHICKEN BREAST + CHOW MEIN
String Bean Chicken Breast with Chow Mein is mild and not spicy-hot at all. The chow Mein noodles are very similar to spaghetti noodles.

BEIJING BEEF + FRIED RICE $6.60
Crispy beef, bell peppers and onions in a sweet-tangy sauce with steamed white rice with soy sauce, eggs, peas, carrots and green onion.

ORANGE CHICKEN $6.60
The Orange Chicken and Fried Rice Bowl is $6.60 and is plenty for any hearty appetite. The Orange Chicken is deliciously sweet with a hint of mild-and-spicy thrown in.

My orders are always correct and the staff really seem like they genuinely care. They are always wearing gloves and masks to keep everyone as safe as possible as well.

Panda Express
CREVE COEUR Pavilion
10445 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
PandaExpress.com| Google Maps

Menu: Casa Don Alfonso at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis

Casa Don Alfonso restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton in Clayton St. Louis will feature Mediterranean cuisine from Italian restauranteur Mario Iaccarino. On the Lunch-Dinner menu the highest is the Grilled Main Lobster at $64 and the lowest is the soup at $11.

Chef Sergio Chierego is at helm of the kitchen who will feature plates inspired by Italy’s Campania region with ingredients similar to what was grown on Iaccarino’s family farm in Southern Italy.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Call 314.719.1496 or make reservations on OpenTable

Breakfast Served Daily 6:30-10a  ·  Sunday Brunch 10a-3p
Lunch Served Daily 11a-2:30p
Dinner Tues-Th 5-9p | Fri & Sat 5-10p

Casa Don Alfonso at The Ritz-Carlton
100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105
314.719.1496
casadonalfonsostlouis.com | Google Maps

Menu Lunch & Dinner

ANITPASTI & DA CONVIDERE

Prices subject to change: see full menu at casadonalfonsostlouis.com/menus

FRESH LETTUCE  14
{GF} Greek Feta & Yogurt, Cucumber, Walnuts, Dried Figs & Apricots {contains tree nuts}

MARINATED RED SNAPPER VEILS  19
Fresh Herbs, Pink Pepper, Orange Supreme, Mint Yogurt

BEEF CARPACCIO  21
{GF} Parmigiano Reggiano, Fresh Arugula, Whole Grain Mustard Aioli {contains peanuts}

FARMER’S BOARD  24
Italian Charcuterie, Cheese, Marinated Vegetables

PIZZA BREAD BRUSCHETTA  14
Fresh Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Oregano {contains tree nuts}

FRITTO MISTO  16
From the heart of Naples. Arancino, Mozzarella in Carrozza, Potato Croquettes, Deep Fried Vegetables {contains peanuts}

TUNA TARTARE  21
{DF} Capers, Parsley, Mustard with Chili Pepper Scented Mayonnaise {contains peanuts}

CLASSICAL EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA  13
Whole Wheat Toasted Bread {contains peanuts}


ZUPPE

These anti-aging soups are seasoned at the table with crostini, aromatic herbs, dried tomatoes & chili pepper. All soups are vegan, gluten & dairy free.

TOMATO & BASIL  12

CANNELLINI BEANS  11

CASTELLUCCIO LENTILS  11

FRESH GREEN PEAS  11

CHICKPEAS FROM CONTRONE  11


PIZZA NAPOLETANA

No passport required. Our sourdough is organic & gently proofed for 48 hours for a true Italian classic.

MARGHERITA16
Fior di latte, Basil

MARINARA 15
Tomato Passata, Oregano, Garlic

CHERRY TOMATOES & BURRATA  20

NDUJA FROM CALABRIA  19
Soppressata Piccante

SICILIAN PECORINO, BLACK PEPPER & DRIED TOMATOES  18

NEAPOLITAN SALTIMBOCCA  23
Parma Ham & Arugula

WHITE WITH BLACK TRUFFLE  24


PASTA

Recipes passed down by the Iaccarino family, from Sorrento to St. Louis

GRANDMA’S ZITI  20
{DF} Anchovies from the Amalfi Coast, Cherry Tomatoes, Parsley, Chili Pepper, Garlic Clove

HOUSEMADE FRESH TAGLIATELLE  32 
{DF} Scented with Citrus & Shrimp, Bisque, Marjoram

MIXED PASTA  16
Flavoured with Potato & Smoked Scamorza, Rosemary, Onion, Pancetta

BAKED TINY GNOCCHI  16
{Sorrento Coast Style} Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, Basil

MACCHERONI GRATIN  18
{Grandfather Alfonso’s Original Recipe} Extra Virgin Olive Oil Béchamel, Ham

LA CLASSICA LASAGNA NAPOLETANA  24
Tomato Beef Ragoút, Green Peas, Eggs, Ricotta


SECONDI

CATCH OF THE DAY  37
{GF/DF} Foil Wrapped with Cherry Tomatoes, Anchovies, Onions, Vegetables Brunoise

CLASSICAL COD & POTATOES  27
{GF/DF} Capers, Taggia Olives, Cherry Tomato, Roasted Red Onion, Fennel Salad

GRILLED MAINE LOBSTER  64
{GF/DF} Mint Chimichurri

THE REDISCOVERY OF THE CHICKEN CACCIATORA  27
{GF} Rosemary, Vegetables, Tomatoes

TRADITIONAL PORK BRACIOLA  27
{GF} Berkshire Pork Roll, Raisins, Pine Nuts, Parsley, Chopped Garlic, Tomato Ragoút {contains tree nuts}