Downtown in the News

Enjoy a recap of top Downtown St. Louis news. We had a week of St. Louis love, foodie ventures and more national recognition.


  • Over the weekend, Debbie Monterrey published a blog about the neighborhood, entitled: Downtown St. Louis is Alive & Well (Thank you very much). Debbie refutes the claims that Downtown is a ghost town, in actuality, our neighborhood is booming!
  • STLtoday reported that Soldiers Memorial will close on February 28th for a two-year renovation. Temperatures are looking up this weekend, I’d suggest visiting while you can!
  • Patricia Miller was named the new publisher of the St. Louis Business Journal, via the Louis Business Journal. Congratulations to Miller and staff!
  • This was a big week for the CityArchRiver Foundation, as they hit their capital campaign goal of $250M, via the Louis Business Journal and STLtoday.
  • City Museum was listed by com, as one of the top Missouri museums to enjoy with the kids.
  • STLtoday reported that Mayor’s Slay’s office is pushing for more police officers.


  • Gioia’s Deli realizes that the best salami in life is free, so today they served free hot sandwiches from their future home on Pine. Riverfront Times covered the news!
  • Social media was buzzing this week, as Porano Pasta opened their doors in the MX District. Even Mayor Slay stopped in to support our newest Downtown eatery!
  • Today both Porano Pasta and (the not even opened yet) Gioia’s Deli had 20 minute wait times. Despite rumors of a faltering Downtown restaurant scene, you can taste the excitement and success!


trexWe had another exciting week for the St. Louis start-up community!

  • The St. Louis Regional Chamber hosted their board meeting at T-REX this week and via Joe Reagan on Twitter: @JoeReaganSTL: #startups driving #stl jobs, jobs, jobs. 500% growth in 5 yrs. Today: 260 firms 4,000 quality jobs!
  • Louis was named the fastest-growing start-up city, via Business Insider! Kansas City was also listed at the number 10 slot.
  • Big news for Pulse Therapeutics, a St. Louis-based medical device startup; their team raised approximately $10 million from a group of investors led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm NanoDimension. Louis Business Journal covered the story!
  • T-REX added some exciting new swag to the Washington Avenue entrance of the building.