Midtown Apartment Building Burns Again

That fairly new apartment complex in midtown off of Lindell by Vandeventer were set ablaze last night…again. The same area burnt to the ground a few years back during the construction of the buildings that burnt tonight. This though, the neighboring Arby’s appears to have been saved. KMOX’s Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun) spent his night taking photos and being at the center of what the local Twitter hivemind called “#FireinMidtown” (Eh. It’s a little derivative, but not bad as far as names of stuff goes). [Read More]

You Better Hurry If You Want to Have Midtown’s Del Taco Give You Diarrhea One Last Time

Though we once described our feelings for Del Taco thusly: Don’t care how late it is or hungry we are, we will never say yes to the fast food version of rib-jobbing a sweaty Mexican donkey ride guy. …we do appreciate the unique design of the “brown nipple of Midtown“, and as such, we were a little sad to hear the news that the Del Taco might be leveled for some generic retail building. [Read More]

St. Louis Plans to Close Down the Grand Bridge Next Month

Starting as soon as March 14th, the Grand Avenue bridge (from Chouteau to the highway 40 on ramp) will be closed for over a year as plans to replace the bridge and the Metrolink station below begin. Driving factors for replacement instead of repair are that the aging six-lane bridge was not built to withstand an earthquake, and meeting modern codes would cost too much. Plus, its sidewalks aren’t wide enough for the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. [Read More]

Violent Crime Gets Slightly More Cordial

Early Monday morning, a man shot a 17 year-old in the leg. Some people like coffee, but who are we to judge? According to the victim, he and the suspect got into an argument around 1 a.m. on the 4100 block of Enright. The suspect, 28, then took out a gun and fired at the victim, striking him in the leg. Well that wasn’t very cool. The suspect dropped the victim off at an area hospital where he was listed in serious condition. [Read More]