By JW | Thu, 08/17/2023 - 00:55


STL: Thursday, August 17, 2023

I napped early, woke up late and am going back to bed for another nap in a bit.

Here’s the news roundup.

Events 📆

BuySTL 👜

  • Missouri Botanical Garden and 1220 Spirits team up to launch a botanical gin -
  • 3rd Fields Foods store temporarily pauses business in the St. Louis area - KSDK
  • St. Louis grocer faces push for eviction at another location - KSDK
  • New details in redevelopment of riverfront area south of Gateway Arch - FOX 2
  • St. Louis Downtown Airport celebrates $5.4M upgrades to propel aerospace industry - FOX 2
  • Rail Tour Highlights Key Freight Transportation Assets Within the St. Louis Region’s Rail Freight Network - St. Louis Regional Freightway
  • Proper Brands Acquires N’Bliss Dispensaries and More - Riverfront Times
  • Southwest Airlines adding nonstop service from St. Louis to Los Cabos, Mexico - FOX 2
  • Starbucks workers at Maryland Heights store vote to unionize - KSDK
  • Union resistance stalls sale of blast furnaces at the Granite City Works - The Labor Tribune

Restaurants 🍲

  • Salsa Rosada is Pink Sauce Paradise - Good Food St. Louis
  • Three Little Monkeys Brings Great Pizza and ’80s and ’90s Vibes to Morgan Ford - Riverfront Times
  • French Creperie delivers mixed-culture dining - KSDK
  • Locoz Tacoz Is More Than a Delicious Taco Spot - Riverfront Times

Neighborhoods 🏡


Recipes 📇

Sustainability ♻️

  • Sustainability Proponent Elysia Russell Selected as City of St. Louis Sustainability Director - City of St. Louis - News
  • St. Charles reopens water treatment plant after ammonia-drop concerns - FOX 2
  • St. Charles restarts water treatment system after 2-day shutdown -
  • St. Charles water well no. 10 back up and running - FOX 2

Nature 🦝

STL99 😱

  • Major chess broadcaster cuts ties with St. Louis over sexual assault investigation - STLtoday
  • Neighbors frustrated with sidewalk squatters - FOX 2
  • Task force formed to help sidewalk squatters - FOX 2
  • Does St. Louis Have a Serial Stop Sign Slasher? - Riverfront Times
  • Hawthorn charter school for girls in St. Louis closes due to low enrollment -

STL100 💯

  • Apple picking season starts today at Eckert’s Farm - FOX 2
  • Pick-your-own apples now open at Eckert’s Farm - KSDK
  • St. Louis Zoo unveils new attractions - FOX 2
  • Hundreds get financial burden taken off at St. Louis County back-to-school event - KSDK
  • Mini-pitches to be installed around St. Louis region by CITY SC - KSDK

99MO 😱

  • Cannabis recall in Missouri: Dispensaries pulling 60K products - FOX 2
  • University of Missouri System data breach impacts thousands, investigation launched - FOX 2

100MO 💯

Crime 🗯

  • Case of St. Louis firefighter, charged with felony stealing, going to grand jury -
  • SLMPD Daily Crime Report SLMPD

DotGov 🏛

CityGov 🏛

  • Board of Aldermen Special Committee on Reducing Red Tape Meeting - City of St. Louis, MO
  • Ideas for future of former St. Louis jail known as ‘The Workhouse’ site narrowed - KSDK
  • The City of St. Louis Community Development Administration launches Vacancy Strategy Initiative - KSDK

LocalGov 🏛

  • Boeing Tax Breaks - The Big 550 KTRS
  • Plan to provide tax incentives for $1.8B Boeing project advanced by St. Louis County Council - KSDK
  • Multiple Jennings employees walk out of City Hall on Tuesday - KSDK
  • Multiple people quit within hours at Jennings City Hall - FOX 2
  • St. Louis County Council vote advances proposed Boeing development - FOX 2
  • St. Louis County Parks removes walk nights, carriage rides from Winter Wonderland - FOX 2
  • University City Bill Would Exempt Its City Hall Remodel from Its Own Energy Standards - Riverfront Times

MoGov 🏛

  • Missouri education board approves ‘innovation waivers’ for districts to opt out of state tests - Missouri Independent
  • Missouri AG could take nearly a year to turn over Sunshine records - FOX 2
  • Missouri Parents Can Be Jailed If Their Kids Miss Too Much School, Court Finds - Riverfront Times
  • Operations at 3 cannabis facilities suspended by Missouri regulators - KSDK

FedGov 🏛

  • Feds lean on Hazelwood firm to help pay for cleanup of Manhattan Project waste -

Covid19 Info 🦠

STLhelp ☎️

  • Where kids can get free after-school meals in the St. Louis area - KSDK

Jobs 📄

  • Career Central: SLATE hosts job fair for laid off Yellow and DHL employees - KSDK
  • Yellow Corp. shutdown leaves more than 500 St. Louis employees out of work - The Labor Tribune
  • St. Louis-area hiring is slowing and employers need to prepare for the long term, experts say -

History 🦕

  • Carlos Santana sought help from God for famed Woodstock performance - KSHE 95
  • Nearly 100 years ago, downtown St. Louis looked a lot different - KSDK

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