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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Vernon's BBQ at 6707 Vernon Avenue in University City offers BBQ lovers a new twist on old favorites.
Vernon's BBQ is a causal place. You order at the counter, eat off paper trays with plastic forks and serve yourself from the soda machine and sauce bar. But the food is not simple. It's pure BBQ goodness, smoked right on the parking lot and served up with special dry rub spices. The sauce is served at a communal bar because each unique sauce, from sweet and tangy 'Lou style to XXX hot sauce, is served warm. Why warm? Staff at Vernon's say the sauce is just better that way. Why spoil your hot plate of ribs with cold crusty sauce that's been sitting on the table? According to the Riverfront Times, co-owners Matt Stiffelman and Tim Zolman came up with the recipes by combines flavors from around the nation. The recipes come from different …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Where do old guitars hope to go when they die? Go Music StL of course. The newest old music shop on Delmar will soon be selling custom made guitars from recycled parts.
Johnathan Ruder grew up in University City, and though he lives in Chesterfield these days, he always feels more at home on the Delmar Loop. Back in the day—when they had hair, he joked—he and his buddy Lee Shalinsky played with a college band called Backenroad. They played hotels, school proms and even a few bar mitzvahs. After a couple years the band broke up and Ruder went on to become an architect. Shalinsky got a day job with the government so he could keep playing guitar professionally. “We dreamed of opening a music store,” Ruder said. Thirty-five years later they finally got around to doing it. They bought Go Music StL, formerly known as Baton Music. The store has been around the Loop since 1947. They are doing some remodeling to …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Get your ice cream fix now, Cold Stone Creamery will close at the end of this week.
If you have an urge for an Apple Pie a la Cold Stone or an ice cream cupcake while on the Loop, you better get over to Cold Stone Creamery this weekend. The store at 6662 Delmar Ave. will serve it's last waffle cone on Sunday before getting ready for a big move down the street. The store's lease is up at the end of the week, according to a Cold Stone Creamery employee. The store is moving three blocks east, to 6314 Delmar Ave. to a smaller shop with less expensive rent. The store will remain on the same side of Delmar. The new location will open some time in the middle of March. Ice cream fans are asked to keep an eye on their website for the exact opening date. Management at the ice cream shop said they will hold the jobs open for their …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Learn about social media while helping The Loop grow online.
The Loop Special Business District Marketing committee is once again looking for interns to help promote The Loop through social media. The unpaid internship begins on January 22 and runs through May. Interns will work in the old University City library building on Trinity Ave. every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon. This semester they are focusing on strengthening The Loop's connection with the surrounding colleges and universities. Interns must have access to their own laptop to bring to and from various Loop businesses. Interns have created a weekly email blast that promotes events, sales, and discounts of Loop businesses that is sent out every week. Each week the email blast has an open ratio over 30% on every email sent. Please submit …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
One man put a knife to the victim's neck while another pulled out a gun during the Oct. 25 robbery, according to University City Police.
A man was charged for robbing a man and stealing his car just after midnight Oct. 25 at 605 Leland Avenue. The area is a parking lot behind a restaurant on the Loop on the 6600 block of Delmar Blvd. Timothy L. Valley, 19, was charged Dec. 7 with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. University City Police said Valley and another man stole a man’s cell phone and his 1996 Toyota Camry. The other man approached the victime in the parking lot and asked if he could borrow some jumper cables, police said When the man told him he had no jumper cables, Valley asked to borrow his cell phone. As the man complied, Valley came up behind him and put a knife to the back of his neck. The other man pulled out a handgun and demanded the man’s …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
University City Police said the teen acted with another person in the robbery.
An 18-year-old man faces criminal charges for taking a cell phone from a person at 6277 Delmar Blvd. in the Loop Nov. 16, police said. Darien Lewis-Wilke, 18, was charged Nov. 17 with second-degree robbery. His address was listed as Youth Emergency Services building in University City. University City Police said Lewis-Wilke acted with another person to forcibly steal the cell phone. Lewis-Wilke is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bail was set at $25,000. For more crime information on University City Patch, see the following articles:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Cameras are placed around the Loop area.
The surveillance camera system for the Delmar Loop is now operational. Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards told Loop Special Business District members Tuesday that cameras were up and the resolution was good. "They can zoom in enough to read a license plate," he said when discussing the zoom capability of the cameras. The cameras are attached to buildings and provide University City Police with a view of the street and public parking lots. While the cameras had been in the works for years, business owners really pushed for them after a particularly disruptive weekend last April in the Loop, which involved hundreds of unruly young people. Under the original budget several cameras were placed around the area. University City's Director of …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Employees said the woman may have successfully passed counterfeit bills earlier.
A teenager was charged with trying to pass counterfeit bills in two University City businesses on he Loop Saturday. Dreale Boyce, 18, of the 11300 block of Parkmount in Riverview, faces two counts of forgery. University City Police said Boyce tried to pass a $10 and $20 bills in businesses at 6662 and 6681 Delmar Blvd. in the Loop. The woman successfully used a counterfeit bill at Jimmy John's a couple of days before, and when she returned employees were ready for her, according to a KMOV-TV report. Bond for Boyce was set at $10,000. For more crime information on University City Patch, see the following articles:
Sunday, September 4, 2011
More than 100 artists of all ages came to create some artwork on University City sidewalks.
Artists from across the area made their way to University City on Saturday morning for The Delmar Loop's First Annual Chalk Festival. "I love art and I've been dying to do a chalk contest," said Sarah Curry, one of the younger participants in the event. Prior to the event, 107 participants had registered to decorate their own piece of the University City sidewalks, and more artists joined the ranks throughout the day. "It seemed like a great family activity," said Karen Handelman of 501 Creative as to why she and her kids decided to come and participate in the festival. People with chalk-smudged clothes and faces could be seen all the way from Noodles and Company to Craft Alliance on both sides of Delmar Boulevard. "I'm expecting to find …