Friday, June 8, 2012
Re-Designz offers contemporary jewelry and gifts along with retro furniture.
Vintage shop Re-Designz settled into the Loop earlier this spring to become another spot for shoppers on the hunt for all-things retro. In addition to an assortment of tables, chairs and other pieces from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Re-Designz will also help shoppers customize their personal look with contemporary bracelets, necklaces and earrings, according to the store's website. Re-Designz had formerly been located in Crestwood Court's ArtSpace and moved out of the mall in February as part of a redevelopment plan, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Re-Designz is located at 6352 Delmar Blvd. For more information, call (314) 330-1974.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Here are some suggestions of things to do in or near University City this week.
SNOW BALL AT THE MOONRISE Friday the Moonrise Hotel hosts the 2nd annual Snow Ball in St. Louis. The soiree is a precursor to Saturday's Delmar Loop Ice Carnival. There will be cocktails and cuisine. DJ Mahf will spin the tunes. Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest fiery red and icy white attire. Tickets are $30 per person. CLICK HERE for ticket website. LOOP ICE CARNIVAL The 7th annual Ice Carnival takes over the Delmar Loop area Saturday. The all-day event is fun for the entire family. There will be a putt putt pub crawl, human dog sled races, ice carving demonstrations and game booths. A highlight for the kids - ice slides. Visit the the official Delmar Loop website for more information. The event is FREE. It'll cost you for …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Joe Edwards said he'd like to see the camera system up and running by March at the latest.
In its bid to hire a firm to oversee the installation of a video surveillance system in the Loop, the City of University City said the system will need to be operational by June. However, Joe Edwards wants the security system up and running a lot sooner than that. At Tuesday's meeting of the Loop Special Business District, Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill and other popular Loop destinations, said he'd like to see the surveillance system operational by March at the latest. While the cameras had been in the works for sometime, business owners really pushed for them after a particularly disruptive weekend last April in the Loop, which involved hundreds of unruly young people. "Maybe they can speed it up," Edwards said to Raymond Lai, Deputy …
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Loop Trolley is expected to run from near the lion gates in University City to DeBaliviere Avenue, and then south to Forest Park and back.
There's been a change of plans in the design of the Loop Trolley cars. Originally, the plan called for the trolley to use hybrid cars, which are battery operated in combination with power from overhead wires. However, the system will now be made up of heritage cars. Those are used trolley cars from the 1920s and 1940s that will be retrofitted for today's needs. The heritage cars will require electric lines along the entire route, said University City Mayor Shelley Welsch in a blog posting on her personal website. Welsch is a member of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District. "I was told that progress has been made in making such lines less visually obtrusive than they have been in the past," she said on her blog. "This may …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
University City Patch's resident foodie Natalie McLaury shares the scoop on her latest dining experience, Ranoush.
If given the choice, I will always dine out somewhere where I can enjoy foreign cuisine as opposed to your standard American fare. Thankfully, University City has a plethora of diverse options, everything from Ethiopian to Vietnamese. One of my all-time favorites thus far, however, is Syrian food, found at the Loop restaurant Ranoush. After two visits to this wonderful restaurant, it was high time I shared the experience with my Patch readers. Though the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining, both times my husband and I have taken advantage of the nice weather and found ourselves enjoying the sights and sounds on Delmar over lunch. Service here is fast and friendly; each employee we came in contact with was kinder than the next. On …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
University City resident Brent Roam, pastor of U-City Family Church, will will conduct Sunday service at the Tivoli Theatre in the Loop, reports the Riverfront Times.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Teens at last week's Youth in the Loop forum want to see the Delmar-Harvard School building into a teen center.
The No. 1 priority for teens who turned out for last Wednesday's Youth in the Loop forum is the creation of a teen center. “We need freedom,” said a teenage girl, one of about 50 people who took part in the forum Wednesday at Heman Park Community Center. “To have a place to call our own,” said another teen. “To have a place where we can just hang out and not be harassed and not be like, 'You have to leave at a certain time.'" She said the teens want a place to hang with friends, study and talk. “Just our building.” The goal of the forum was to discuss youth issues within University City. The teens said the ideal location for the teen center would be the old Delmar-Harvard Elementary School building near The Loop. They’d like to use the …
Fifth Third Bank plans to open its doors for business in the Loop the first week of September.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A new Fifth Third Bank will open its doors for business in University City next month. A bank official said the bank will open the first week of September. The facility is located at 6680 Delmar Blvd., which most recently housed Screenz Computing Center. Fifth Third Bank is headquartered out of Cincinnati. The bank plans to employ ten full-time people and four part-time people. Fifth Third Bank has other branches in St. Louis including in Clayton, the Central West End and Brentwood. To learn about employment opportunities at Fifth Third Bank on Delmar click here.
Monday, August 8, 2011
The '57 Chevy Car Club shows off vintage wheels next to Fitz's restaurant.
Big tail fins, soft tops and giant chrome grilles filled the parking lot next to Fitz’s Restaurant on Sunday. The ’57 Chevy Car Club held a small car show, drawing a steady flow of pedestrians to check out a half dozen of the iconic cars. “Very nice,” said Steve Laury of St. Louis. “It takes a lot of work getting them to look like this,” he said after snapping a photo of one car. The show was a surprise to many, with Laury saying his skateboarding teen son texted him to check out the cars. Richard and Anice Etz, of Richmond Heights, stopped by after having lunch at Blueberry Hill. Describing himself as a gearhead, Etz admitted having three vintage cars of his own: a ’68 Corvette, a ’76 Triumph TR6 and a ’68 Firebird in need of “a lot of …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Two Washington University graduates have opened a store in University City that sells hip streetwear.
Two Washington University graduates are the newest business owners in The Loop. Seth Feldman and Lucas Olivieri, both 22-year-old, opened their streetwear clothing store SWEDLIFE on Friday. The SWED part stands for "Swagger Every Day." The store is located at 6378 Delmar Blvd. The store will sell exclusive hats, t-shirts, belts, socks and skateboard hard goods. "We kind of hope to be a street culture center...bringing together skateboard kids and hip-hop artists," Feldman said. Feldman said customers will be able to buy merchandise that isn't widely sold in St. Louis. "There is a definitely a little of a premium price for the fact that you're not going to see that stuff on everyone," Feldman said. The guys hope to build their own brand in…