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Preventing roof leaks due to ice buildup

Fighting roof leaks on a flat roof can be a struggle. Even with the highest quality roof  you are constantly in a battle against gravity.  It’s not a question of if, but when gravity will win and water will find a way inside. Whenever a flat roof is hit by freezing rain, sleet, or a significant amount snow,  the […] More»

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Rams proposal for Edward Jones Dome revealed

The Ram’s proposal for the Edward Jones Dome in Downtown St. Louis has finally been revealed to the public. It looks nice, but it also looks expensive. If this is what the team expects the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC) to provide St. Louisians might want to start pondering what it will be […] More»

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Gas or electric appliances?

When it comes to the real estate, you can never build to accommodate everyone’s tastes. But it never hurts to try. One issue that seems to be hard to get a true grasp on is people’s feelings towards electric and gas appliances and utilities. Stoves, furnaces, water heaters… that kind of thing. We get calls […] More»

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St. Louis Zoo to buy Forest Park Hospital site

Think the St. Louis Zoo is too small and that it doesn’t have enough parking? Apparently the Zoo agrees with you. To remedy the problem, they now have the former Forest Park Hospital under contract to purchase. The 13.5 acre site is located at 6150 Oakland Ave. in the Clayton-Tamm neighborhood (part of Dogtown) of […] More»

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Making your apartment showings matter

You’ve been trying to lease that apartment for weeks and you finally have an appointment for a showing. The prospective tenant shows up and says how much they love the apartment. Flash forward a few weeks later and the apartment still hasn’t been rented and you are still losing money. What went wrong? Was the unit not right […] More»

Perennial Artisan Ales in St. Louis' Patch Neighborhood

St. Louis Microbreweries: Perennial Artisan Ales

With St. Louis’ new love affair with microbreweries, it is nice to see the far south-side of the City is not being left out of the fun. Since September 2011, Perennial Artisan Ales has been brewing beer in the former Coca-Cola syrup plant at 8125 S Michigan in the Patch Neighborhood (near  Carondelet). The redeveloped industrial plant is now […] More»

St. Louis Microbreweries: Civil Life Brewing

Originally started in late-summer 2010, Civil Life Brewing Co. is now officially open for business after about a year of construction. Located in the South St. Louis neighborhood of Tower Grove South, the brewery is owned and operated by the former owner of 33 Wine Shop and Tasting Bar in Lafayette Square, Jake Hafner. The company is currently […] More»

The Georgian - City Hospital

Climbing wall, gym and two restaurants coming to the Georgian

While much of the construction at the Georgian (formerly City Hospital) has been complete for years, the project has been slowly growing since it began in the mid-2000’s. Nestled between the Lafayette Square and Soulard neighborhoods, the complex is very visible and has huge potential. Despite this, while most of the 104 condos at the site are now complete, (A number of  condos are […] More»

Unfinished renovation at 1836 Gravois in Benton Park

The Scrap Heap: 1836 Gravois

The St. Louis neighborhoods of Benton Park and Soulard are what most would consider a success story. Both have come a long way in the last 10 years, to become two of the area’s premier neighborhoods. Which is why the rotting husk of a building  at 1836 Gravois Avenue stands out so much. Tucked away […] More»

Northside Regeneration project progresses with land sale

Despite the continued legal appeals over losing out on $390 million in tax increment financing (TIF) money for infrastructure improvements, St. Louis mega-developer Paul McKee is pressing forward on his ambitious Northside Regeneration Project. Just this morning, City officials quickly approved McKee’s offer to purchase 1,233 city-owned parcels and option on the neglected Pruitt-Igoe for roughly […] More»