As we near the end of our first week in 2016, enjoy a brief round-up of the Downtown St. Louis articles from the past few days! Click on the hyperlinked media outlet in each section below, for a link to the full piece.
- NextSTL revealed that the Sullivan & Adler Building, located at 705 Olive, will be transformed into a boutique hotel. The 130-room hotel is planned to fly the flag of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, Blackhawk Hotel.
- EQ reported 2015 highlights and 2016 predictions for the Downtown STL Innovation Community. EQ suggests that the 2015 innovation community impact could be felt Downtown in three important areas: real estate, invested capital and jobs.
- NEXT CITY narrated CityArchRiver’s need to remove a problematic parking garage, as part of better connectivity between Downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch.
- Louis Public Radio highlighted secret treasures in Downtown’s history. This was a really fun listen, see how much you already knew!
- The St. Louis Fashion Fund scored a well-connected executive director to kick off its ambitious St. Louis Fashion Incubator program. This news was covered earlier this week by Louis Post Dispatch , St. Louis Business Journal and ALIVE Magazine.
- On Monday night, about 200 people attended a town hall-style meeting at Central Library, to discuss possible solutions for crime in the area surrounding The Bridge Outreach. Louis Post Dispatch reported on the meeting.
- And, just in case you missed Gabe Lozano’s special announcement last week. Louis Post Dispatch reported that LockerDome is going to double in size and add at least 300 additional employees, by 2020.
Despite the negative comments made in Stan Kroenke’s relocation application, St. Louis continues to get positive, national attention…
- New York Times listed St. Louis among the top 52 places to go in 2016.
- Smithsonian Magazine listed the National Blues Museum among the top 12 new museums to visit in 2016.
- Wall Street Journal named St. Louis the top city in the US, for sports in 2015.
If you have a few minutes, search #STL on Twitter, the pride and city support is undeniable.