Vodka tasting room moving to former site of Falstaff Museum
Jun12

Vodka tasting room moving to former site of Falstaff Museum

BENTON PARK – When the owner of a vodka distillery went looking for a better location in St. Louis, he was thinking only about finding a good place to produce its product and show it off to the public. He wound up with a location that had a major place in the south side’s history of beer making. Mastermind Vodka is going through the process of obtaining various licenses to have a distillery and tasting room at 1937 Shenandoah...

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Tower Grove Park horses get award-winning stable upgrades
Jun11

Tower Grove Park horses get award-winning stable upgrades

TOWER GROVE PARK – You won’t find two horses as pampered as Moonshine the Clydesdale and Sheffield the Shetland pony. While other Clydesdales are moving beer wagons, Moonshine does light duty pulling carriages around Tower Grove Park. Sheffield’s jobs include making sure Moonshine’s not lonely and getting petted by swarms of kids at children’s programs such as the Wednesday morning summer childrens’...

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Blues superfans wait for Stanley Cup win
Jun10

Blues superfans wait for Stanley Cup win

TOWER GROVE SOUTH – Dennis Morhaus was 7 when his uncle brought him to a St. Louis Blues game in 1969. He saw the Montreal Canadiens trounce the Blues in a Stanley Cup game that year and has been waiting ever since for the Blues to win a cup. Scott Goding hasn’t been waiting that long but still is passionate to see his team win the finals. Morhaus and Goding hoped to see the Blues win the Stanley Cup when they joined a rackety...

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Little damage in city from River des Peres’ cresting
Jun10

Little damage in city from River des Peres’ cresting

ST. LOUIS – Along the River des Peres on Sunday, floodwater came up almost as high as it could go without spilling out of the channel. On the north side of the river, just below the Interstate 55 bridge, a trickle made its way past sand bags onto Germania Street. Whatever happened elsewhere, there was little indication that  flooding had damaged homes or buildings around the River des Peres in the city. “We’re bending, but not...

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Charter forbids public vote on airport privatization, city’s lawyer says
Jun10

Charter forbids public vote on airport privatization, city’s lawyer says

CITY HALL – Does the City Charter allow the Board of Aldermen to ask the public to make a decision on a public issue? Apparently not, City Counselor Julian Bush said. Bush told the Board of Aldermen’s Transportation and Commerce Committee on Thursday that a bill calling for a public vote on any plan to privatize St. Louis Lambert International Airport may violate the city’s charter. The committee met to consider a bill...

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