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Womens Closet Exchange Is St. Louis’ Designer Resale Boutique

Exclusive, Designer Labels for Less at Women’s Closet Exchange ST. LOUIS, MO/April 2, 2017 (STL.News) — Dressing well isn’t just a matter of personal taste.  It’s a matter of style, of first impressions, and of self-expression.  Well made clothing fits better, looks better, and boosts confidence.  It feels great to know your clothes look good. … Continue reading Womens Closet Exchange Is St. Louis’ Designer Resale Boutique

GO VIRTUAL AT THE ST. LOUIS GALLERIA

Go Virtual at the St. Louis Galleria

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – St. Louis Galleria is getting an extra boost from Facebook later this week. Facebook is introducing virtual reality via Gear VR at the Galleria.

It will be a two-month display of virtual reality technology along with the opportunity to share a .GIF of themselves in the virtual reality headset.

In 2014 Oculus, the virtual reality platform, was bought by Facebook for $2 billion.  Oculus had announced early in 2016 that it was going to allow Facebook users to connect their accounts to the Samsung Gear VR headset and then they would be able to watch an estimated 360 videos from Facebook feeds.  Facebook users would also be able to connect with friends and watch other streams of content.

Facebook is a social networking service that was launched February 4, 2004.  It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University student Eduardo Saverin.

Per Forbes 2016 billionaires list Mark Zuckerberg moved up to number 6 with an estimated worth of $44.6 billion up from $33.4 billion in 2015.

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset developed and manufactured by Oculus VR and was released on March 28, 2016.  First built by 18-year-old Palmer Luckey in his parent’s garage in Long Beach, California.  Palmer Luckey ranks number 26 on Forbes’ 2015 list of America’s richest entrepreneurs under 40.

The St. Louis Galleria is a large mall located at 1155 Saint Louis Galleria, St. Louis, MO 63117.  The Mall hours are 10 am to 9 pm. Stores hours inside the Mall vary.

Facebook will be hosting like events in other cities across the United States.  Facebook Inc. is expected to report a 70% increase in earnings thanks to strong sales and advertising growth when it reports third-quarter earnings after the market closes Wednesday.

Contributing Editors: Chris and Karen Cushing

THE FORE HONOR FOUNDATION

The Fore Honor Foundation HOUSE SPRINGS, MO: (STL.News) – Through offering assistance and wellness programs, Mission and Vision of Honor, Respect, Healing, and Wellness (The Fore Honor Foundation) was created as a 501c3 non-profit organization with plans to provide a network of services and resources, house partner organizations, as well as host events and fundraisers needed … Continue reading THE FORE HONOR FOUNDATION

Bring Out Your Inner Child At The Missouri History Museum

Bring Out Your Inner Child at The Missouri History Museum ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – We all had that favorite toy when we were growing up so what a great way to share it with your kids than going to the Missouri History Museum for the “TOYS of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.” The new … Continue reading Bring Out Your Inner Child At The Missouri History Museum

VACANT CATHOLIC SCHOOL GETS CONVERTED TO APARTMENTS

Vacant Catholic School Gets Converted to Apartments ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The Catholic Parish school, located in Tower Grove East, has been vacant for more than a decade and will become apartments.  The school formerly known as  St. Pius V school is located on Utah Street.  There will be 25 apartments in the four-story … Continue reading VACANT CATHOLIC SCHOOL GETS CONVERTED TO APARTMENTS

JIM BEAM AND UNION WORKERS STILL DISAGREEING

Jim Beam and Union Workers Still Disagreeing ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – There has been an ongoing labor dispute between workers and the infamous whiskey maker, Jim Beam.  Two distilleries working exclusively with Jim Beam rejected a contract that had been previously revised.  The distilleries are located in Boston and Clermont.  Union workers voted just … Continue reading JIM BEAM AND UNION WORKERS STILL DISAGREEING

ANHEUSER-BUSCH NEW SPONSOR FOR MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

Anheuser-Busch New Sponsor for Memphis Grizzlies ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Anheuser-Busch has become the new studio sponsor for the National Basketball Associations, Memphis Grizzlies. About 2 years ago, Pyramid Vodka, became the key sponsor for the studio, that resides in the FedExForum arena.  Over the course of the next 2 years Anheuser-Busch will be … Continue reading ANHEUSER-BUSCH NEW SPONSOR FOR MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD ADD 600 JOBS

Cushman & Wakefield Expands, Adds 600 Jobs ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Cushman & Wakefield will be adding over 500 jobs in the St. Louis area.  The commercial real estate company has announced that most of the jobs will be in Town and Country.  With the creation of the new jobs, the company will qualify … Continue reading CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD ADD 600 JOBS

RETAILERS NOT OPENING FOR THANKSGIVING

Retailers Not Opening For Thanksgiving ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Things are changing this year for the traditional Black Friday shopping.  Over the past 3 years, retailers and malls have chosen to open their stores or place of business late Thanksgiving evening in hopes of getting more sales.  The plan has worked of course but … Continue reading RETAILERS NOT OPENING FOR THANKSGIVING

FLORISSANT PARK PLACE HOME STILL AN EYESORE FOR RESIDENTS

Florissant Park Place Home Still An Eyesore For Residents ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The development known as Florissant Park Place or Fleurissant Parc Place, is still only half built.  As soon as the developers received approval on their plans from the city, building started immediately.  Then the recession of 2008 came and that halted … Continue reading FLORISSANT PARK PLACE HOME STILL AN EYESORE FOR RESIDENTS

PROPOSED DIRECT FLIGHT FROM LONDON TO LAMBERT

St. Louis Mayor Pitching Direct Flight from London to Lambert Airport ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The beloved Mayor of St. Louis, Francis Slay, has flown to England to pitch a direct flight from London to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.  He took trusted advisor, Brian Kinsey who is the airport’s assistant of marketing and business … Continue reading PROPOSED DIRECT FLIGHT FROM LONDON TO LAMBERT

FULL-SIZED PICKUP BATTLE

Full-sized Pickup Battle ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Carmakers all around the United States are trying to help out the full-sized pickup market continue to grow.  Incentives on these vehicles are some of the biggest offered since late 2008.  Chrysler, Ford and General Motors all have been been providing big incentives to buyers to purchase a new … Continue reading FULL-SIZED PICKUP BATTLE

REGIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL – AWARDING GRANTS

Regional Business Council – Awarding Grants ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – $115,000 is going to be distributed from the the St. Louis Regional Business Council to 29 organizations.  These distributions will make a large impact for these groups while requiring small changes. CEO’s and presidents, make up the Business Council, from St. Louis companies are … Continue reading REGIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL – AWARDING GRANTS

GRIZZLY CUBS HEADED TO ST. LOUIS ZOO

Grizzly Bear Cubs Headed To St. Louis Zoo ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The St. Louis Zoo will be getting two new grizzly bear cubs.  The bears currently reside at ZooMontana, a 70-acre wildlife park located in Billings, Montana, U.S. and is Montana’s only zoo and botanical park.  It is home to over 100 animals. … Continue reading GRIZZLY CUBS HEADED TO ST. LOUIS ZOO

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY BILLIKEN MASCOT GETS MAKEOVER

St. Louis University Billiken mascot gets a makeover…again ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – St. Louis University has been in the process changing the image of their infamous mascot of the St. Louis University Billiken.  Many fans took to social media to express their animosity for the newest Billiken mascot design.  St. Louis University President Fred … Continue reading ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY BILLIKEN MASCOT GETS MAKEOVER

IKEA ST. LOUIS TURNS ONE YEAR OLD

Ikea St. Louis Store Turns One Year Old ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The St. Louis Ikea store turned one year old ‌in September.  Ikea decided to celebrate in the same fashion as it did when it opened its doors last September by enticing the crowd to come out to receive special gift cards.  Once customers made their … Continue reading IKEA ST. LOUIS TURNS ONE YEAR OLD

CENTENE EXPANDING IN CLAYTON

Centene Expanding In Clayton

CLAYTON, MO: (STL.News) – Downtown Clayton has been approved to expand Centene’s campus and bring around 2,000 employees with it.  Phase 1 will include a 28 or 29 story building built on a parking garage and Phase 2 would include a 34 story structure with hotel, parking retail space and event areas.  Surrounding people have expressed doubts and issues with the possibility that this would crowd Clayton streets with more people and traffic but possible tax breaks for residents could help alleviate these concerns.

“You can’t always decide not to do something because you’re afraid of the future,” said Alderman Ira Berkowitz.  The last undeveloped land in Clayton has agreed upon developing the land for high-rise office, hotel, and retail space but requires zoning architectural reviews and approvals of the four phases of development.

Centene continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the Midwest region and have added over 600 people in St. Louis this year alone.  They plan to pull in around 1,000 current employees, working within the company, and additionally adding another 1,000 to its main headquarters.  Centene’s development may add space for nearly 5,000 new workers as early as 2020, but no official dates have been set and other phases could exceed those numbers by leasing out space in their building.

National Headquarters
Centene Corporation
Centene Plaza
7700 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-4477

 

ST. LOUIS GREAT PLACE FOR STARTUP COMPANIES

St. Louis Great Place For Startup Companies ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Startup companies are always looking for a way to save money in the beginning of their adventure, and it can be the difference of making it or not. The East and West Coast cities are the most cost prohibitive for technology startup companies. … Continue reading ST. LOUIS GREAT PLACE FOR STARTUP COMPANIES

Captivating More Cupcake Lovers – The Cup

The Cup Expands Wholesale Operations ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) It was more than a Sweet Tooth Lovers dream when The Cup opened as St. Louis, Missouri’s first gourmet cupcake bakery in 2007.  Owner, Ericka Frank, had already made a success with The Cakery, which had been creating custom designed cakes, cupcakes, and cookies in St. … Continue reading Captivating More Cupcake Lovers – The Cup

ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITIES FIND EXTRA REVENUE

St. Louis Universities Find Extra Revenue Despite Limited State Funding ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Missouri’s universities are currently faced with a legal cap on tuition increases which is spilling over to St. Louis Universities.  State funding has decreased severely which caused the universities to increase fees to have another revenue stream.  The Missouri Audit … Continue reading ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITIES FIND EXTRA REVENUE

HOTEL CHANGES IN ST. LOUIS UNION STATION

Hotel changes in St. Louis Union Station ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Big changes are coming to the St. Louis Union Station Hotel.  The hotel has announced plans to drop the DoubleTree name and rebrand as Curio. Both DoubleTree and Curio are brands of the Hilton Hotel chain.  According to Steve O’Loughlin, Lodging Hospitality Management … Continue reading HOTEL CHANGES IN ST. LOUIS UNION STATION

CHAUVIN COFFEE COMPANY MOVES TO KIRKWOOD

Chauvin Coffee Company Moves to Kirkwood KIRKWOOD, MO: (STL.News) A local coffee company dating back as far as the 1930’s, Chauvin Coffee Company, has moved to Kirkwood, MO.  They moved to better serve the metro St. Louis community.  Their coffee can be found in Dierberg’s, local coffee shops and restaurants around the St. Louis, MO … Continue reading CHAUVIN COFFEE COMPANY MOVES TO KIRKWOOD

ST CHARLES’ AMERISTAR OPENED NEW RESTAURANT – ASIA

Asia Opens at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, MO ST. CHARLES, MO: (STL.News) Ameristar Casino in St. Charles opened a new restaurant called “Asia” on September 1, 2016.  It is located on the casino floor featuring a 70-seat, full-service restaurant blending traditional as well as contemporary Asian cuisines in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The … Continue reading ST CHARLES’ AMERISTAR OPENED NEW RESTAURANT – ASIA

HISTORIC SHAW ART FAIR

Historic Shaw Art Fair

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – Every fall since 1993 the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) has hosted the Historic Shaw Art Fair and this year it will be returning on October 1st and 2nd, 2016 at the beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue. The Shaw Art Fair is one of St. Louis’s premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the area! Highly rated by art fair magazines and artists, the Historic Shaw Art Fair selects about 135 great artists from across the country to participate and professionally jury the event. There will also be live music, great foods from local restaurants, and a children’s art area. The following musical line up is from the event website.

Musical Line Up

Saturday, October 1 – Music Stage

  • 9:15 am – 10:15 am
    • Central Visual & Performing Arts High School
    • Various ensembles
  • 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
    • The High Dives
  • 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
    • iLLPHONICS
  • 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Cave of Swords
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Jans Project

Sunday, October 2 – Music Stage

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Jazz St. Louis – Jazz All-Stars
    • Jazz
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Grooveliner
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Wire Pilots
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Karate Bikini
    • Rock original
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Cave States
    • Americana alt country Performers

Saturday, October 1 – Art Activity Area center of 4200 block

  • 11:00 am / 1:00 pm / 3:30pm
    • Blaque Berry Puppets

Sunday, October 2 – Art Activity Area center of 4200 block

  • 11:00 am / 1:00 pm / 3:30pm
    • Blaque Berry Puppets
  • 12:30 pm – 3:30pm
    • STL Balloons

Dates and Times

  • Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 2nd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location

4100 & 4200 Blocks of Flora Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

 

SIX FLAGS ST. LOUIS FRIGHT FEST

Six Flags St. Louis Fright Fest EUREKA, MO: (STL.News) – Fright Fest returns to Six Flags St. Louis starting Friday, September 30th, 2016 through to October 30th, 2016.  Presented by SNICKERS, Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis will run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.  Six Flags St. Louis will be as it normally … Continue reading SIX FLAGS ST. LOUIS FRIGHT FEST

BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET

Best of Missouri Market ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The 25th annual Best of Missouri Market returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden on the weekend of Friday, September 30th through to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.  The Best of Missouri Market will feature over 120 food producers along with crafters at the event.  There will be … Continue reading BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET

COLLEGE STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES

Newly Formed Alliance Provides College Students Opportunities ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The dawn of a new partnership is rising for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and T-REX, which is already home to more than 180 startups such as Prosper Women Entrepreneurs and ITEN, is providing college students opportunities.  This alliance could prove to be mutually … Continue reading COLLEGE STUDENTS OPPORTUNITIES

ST. LOUIS ARTS EXPERIENCE

2016 St. Louis Arts Experience ST. LOUIS, MO: (STL.News) – The annual St. Louis Arts Experience returns in 2016 with a fantastic festival of great cultural events occurring within the St. Louis area starting Friday, September 30th, 2016 through to October 16th, 2016.  The theme for this year’s St. Louis Arts Experience will be to … Continue reading ST. LOUIS ARTS EXPERIENCE