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Parma Grill & Tap at 3000 S Jefferson

Parma Grill & Tap at 3000 S Jefferson

When news hit in early January that Parma Grill & Tap was going to be opening up shop at the former location of Mattingly Brewing Company at 3000 S Jefferson it was certainly a welcome bit of info. When Mattingly’s closed in the summer of 2010, things were looking a little down for the burgeoning commercial […]

Park West Grille reopens it’s doors

It’s no big surprise when a small restaurant or bar shuts its doors. Its a volatile business, especially in these uncertain times. Considering this, I was shocked to see activity at the former location of Park West Grille this week. The former bar/restaurant at 2917 South Jefferson in the Benton Park West neighborhood shut it’s […]

The Scrap Heap: Hydraulic Brick Lofts

The Scrap Heap: Hydraulic Brick Lofts

Among the many noteworthy projects unveiled in the City of St. Louis that have yet to see the light of day, the Hydraulic Brick Lofts is certainly a standout. Located at 3109 S Jefferson in the Benton Park West neighborhood, the mixed-use project was cover half of the block on the SW corner of Jefferson […]

Streetscape project on Cherokee finally underway

The long planned streetscape project on Cherokee Street, between Jefferson and Nebraska, is finally underway in South St. Louis. It  began in  jarring fashion to those unprepared. All the trees were cut down. There was a hodgepodge of species, and many of the trees had not been well maintained, but it sure makes the street […]

$1.57 million AES Building at 3100 Gravois

Over the past year, the old run-down warehouse at 3100 Gravois in the Benton Park West neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri has been given new life. Most notably occupied by John Fabick Tractor Co. from 1941 to 1973, the property was stricken with major lead and asbestos problems, and in desperate need of rehab. The […]

State of the Market: January 2010

It’s been far too long since I have relayed my thoughts on the state of the investment real estate market, so in the spirit of the season, here is a quick rundown of my current investment market impressions in South St. Louis, Missouri: Single-Families – There is no doubt that the $8000 homebuyer credit had […]

Pointer’s Market opens

The new grocer in Benton Park, Pointer’s Market, is now open at 2901 Salena. Yours truely hasn’t been there yet, but they have been open for almost a week. Benton Park is really coming into it’s own when it comes to business and residential progress. Looks like they just got another good addition to the […]

Threshold storefront progress

It’s been nearly a year since I moved my company, Threshold Investment Properties, into my current building at 2654 Gravois and I haven’t stopped working on it for one minute. The building has quite a ways to go before its done, but the office itself is nearing completion. The best example of this transformation is […]

Downside to Local Historic Districts

Downside to Local Historic Districts

Let me go on the record as saying I love historic architecture. It humbles me to think that with all the technological advancements of the last 100 years, the buildings of 100 years ago display a level of craftsmanship that seems to be lost in the modern day. That being said, our current system of […]

Is Obama going MAD?

File this one under a non-real estate related bit of nonsense. Driving down Cherokee Street in Benton Park West this afternoon, I noticed a mural, which I have never seen before: This picture of Barrack Obama.

KIPP Charter School coming to Fox Park

With the St. Louis Public School system ready to slash the number of schools they are operating across the City of St. Louis, one of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind is what is going to happen with the shuttered schools?

Foam inches closer

Today I finally got a chance to take another look this morning at the inside of Foam, the upcoming coffeehouse/nightlife destination coming to 3359 Jefferson. Things are starting to come together and the place should hopefully be open sometime in January.

Cherokee recognition

While Cherokee Avenue in the Benton Park and Benton Park West neighborhoods as had its share of troubles in the past few years, there is no doubt that the overall outlook has looked continually positive. I’ve posted about Cherokee locations such as The Stable and Foam, but it looks like the whole area is getting […]