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The post office in downtown Collinsville is in its final week of operation.

 

The downtown location will close on Friday, January 31. All operations will be consolidated in the "Gateway Center", putting all postal workers in one facility. The combined operations will start Monday, February 3.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013 14:15

Closures set for downtown interstates this week

Closures are scheduled for multiple interstates in downtown St. Louis later this week.

The first closures start Thursday evening at 7 PM. Crews will close two left lanes on westbound 70 from Biddle to Branch, but they should reopen by Friday morning rush. Ramps from the MLK Bridge and Biddle will also close at 7 PM Thursday and will open by the Saturday morning. 

Weekend Closures:

· Friday, September 20: Crews will be closing the two right lanes on westbound Poplar Street Bridge starting at 8 p.m. At 12:01 Saturday, crews will close the right two lanes on the eastbound PSB. All PSB lanes are projected to reopen before 5 a.m. Monday. 

· Saturday, September 21, after 12:01 a.m. crews will periodically close either the ramp from eastbound I-70 to the Poplar Street Bridge or the ramp from northbound I-55 to the Poplar Street Bridge. Neither ramp will be closed at the same time. Both ramps will be open by 5 a.m. Monday. 

 

 

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The St. Louis CVC wants to inform the public of new lanes closures for tomorrow night's game.

The Broadway exits from eastbound 70 will close 2 hours 45 minutes before the game and one hour after the game ends. Broadway will also close between Cole and Convention Plaza 2 and a half hours before the game and for 1 hour after the game.

Another reminder, the NFL implemented a new clear bag policy.

 

Portion of Broadway to Close for 2013 Rams Games

Broadway exits off I-70 Eastbound will be closed to traffic beginning 2 hours and 45 minutes prior to game time and 1 hour after the conclusion of the game. 

Broadway between Cole Street and Convention Plaza will close 2 ½ hours prior to game time and 1 hour after the conclusion of the game.

I-70 Eastbound traffic headed downtown will exit at Pine.

To access the Lumiere Casino complex, from Pine make a right turn on 4th Street, proceed to Carr and turn right.

To access parking North of the Edward Jones Dome, from Pine make a right turn on 4th Street, proceed to Cass and turn left.

Drop-off along Broadway for guests with disabilities will be available by exiting at Pine and then making a right turn on 4th Street, proceed to Biddle and turn left, continue to Broadway and turn left, continue to the intersection of Broadway and Cole where security personnel will assist you.

Please note that this portion of Broadway is being closed in addition to the closures that normally occur 4 hours prior to game time around the perimeter of the Edward Jones Dome on Cole Street and Convention Plaza.

 

New 2013 Bag Policy

Beginning with preseason games, all NFL teams will implement a new NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums. The NFL strongly encourages fans to not bring any type of bags, but outlined below are the bags or packages that are permissible: 

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12”x6”x12.”

One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap, no larger than 4.5”x6.5.”

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at any gate. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the new public safety measures, please contact the Rams at 314-RAMS-TIX option 4.  

 

Published in Around Town

   After three years of lawsuits, developer Paul McKee is hoping to restart his stalled NorthSide Regeneration Project.

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the city's Tax Increment Finance Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday on McKee's request for some changes to the $390 million TIF package that the Board of Aldermen had approved for for the project four years ago.  

   A spokesman for the project says they need officials to restart the clock the 1,500 acre redevelopment.  

   The public hearing also gives residents another chance to chime in.  

   McKee says if he wins the TIF changes, ground could be broken next spring on the 2 square mile development site north of downtown.

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A police are looking for two suspects after a high speed chase.

The pursuit started after a home invasion in Jennings Friday morning. The suspects sped away from officers and led them on a chase. The pursuit ended in downtown St. Louis. The suspects ran into a nearby building. Police have formed a perimeter around the building.

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   Many in St. Louis are upset over the George Zimmerman verdict.  About 500 people marched in downtown St. Louis Sunday evening.  

   Many demonstrators said they were marching to show support for Trayvon Martin's family.  Most say they're calling for federal charges or a civil suit against Zimmerman who was acquitted in a criminal trial Saturday.  

   The St. Louis march was mostly peaceful, with a small splinter group getting police attention after overturning a dumpster.  Four were arrested.  

   Organizers say another march is planned for Thursday.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 04:25

Cupples demolition to begin this week

   Demolition of the long-neglected Cupples building is expected to get underway this week.  

   The seven-story building at 11th and Spruce was condemned in 2008 over fears it would collapse.  

   The last attempt to revitalize it died last week when the City of St. Louis and Vertical Realty Advisors couldn't come to terms on a $40 million plan to save the building.  

   Spirtas Wrecking Company will spend the next three months tearing it down.  Spirtas crews plan to salvage much of the building's red brick and some of the heavy-timber frame.

Published in Local News

Drivers will soon need to the feed the parking meters in Downtown St. Louis on Saturdays.

The Parking Division announced that they will start enforcing expired meters on Saturday starting July 6. People will have to pay if they are parking between 8 AM and 7 PM. The change was unanimously approved by the City Commission on May 9. This makes parking enforcement consistent across the city.

Officers will issue warnings for the first two weekends in July before they start writing tickets on July 20.

 

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   There's new hope for a long-vacant, landmark building in downtown St. Louis.  A Minneapolis developer has bought the St. Louis Arcade Wright building at Eighth and Olive Streets.  

   Dominium Developments paid $9 million dollars for the building, and plans to spend another $100 million to turn the 18 story structure into a retail and residential center.  The plan calls for about 250 apartments and three floors of retail.  

   City officials are working with Dominium to finance the renovations.  

   Work is expected to begin in December.

   This is the second proposal to revitalize the landmark building.  Six years ago a similar plan failed when the developer went belly-up.

Published in Around Town

   There's new hope for a long-vacant, landmark building in downtown St. Louis.  A Minneapolis developer has bought the St. Louis Arcade Wright building at Eighth and Olive Streets.  

   Dominium Developments paid $9 million dollars for the building, and plans to spend another $100 million to turn the 18 story structure into a retail and residential center.  The plan calls for about 250 apartments and three floors of retail.  

   City officials are working with Dominium to finance the renovations.  

   Work is expected to begin in December.

   This is the second proposal to revitalize the landmark building.  Six years ago a similar plan failed when the developer went belly-up.

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