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Downtown St. Louis News

By Ralph Echtinaw

The following is a summary of what Downtown Development Authority Director Phil Hansen passed on the DDA members last month.

There is one vacant position on the DDA with the resignation of Monica McCloskey.

Environmental testing was done on the former Clark gas station in mid April. Results pending.

The McDonald’s restaurant renovations should be finished soon, as Hansen told DDA members on April 18 that the six-week project had just four weeks remaining. If so, it should be fully open for business next week.

The vacant storefront at 220 North Mill Street (adjacent to Delta Chiropractic) has been sold. New owner closed off the area (with plastic) where pigeons had been roosting under the overhang. Bill Coty noted that there is a lot of refuse behind the business. Hansen said he would notify Ordinance Enforcement Officer Dori Foster.

SL Biz-7The Blue Shamrock Pub is for sale.

The city pool, currently being renovated, is expected to be open for business on June 15.

New garbage cans, made by inmates at the local prison, were placed on North Mill Street, then returned to the prison for reinforcing.

The city’s Memorial Day parade is set for Monday, May 27.

The Middle of the Mitten Community Golf Outing is on Thursday, June 6.

Farmers market opens on Thursday, June 6.

Joe Scholtz Memorial Free Fishing Derby is on Saturday, June 8.

Independence Day activities occur on Saturday, July 6, and include free use of the city pool, fireworks and Clapp Park activities.

Downtown St. Louis “cruise ins” where folks are invited to park their classic cars downtown are 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays from July 10 to Aug. 14.

There will be no St. Louis Blues Festival this year on account of “increasing costs.”

the Old US-27 Motor Tour will hit down at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.

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