A new Starbucks opened Friday in a Midtown St. Louis building often called the 'flying saucer.'
The modern building faced an uncertain future last year when Del Taco closed and the developer Rick Yackey wanted to tear it down.
Preservationists and even some politicians fought for the saucer, and Yackey changed his mind, instead luring national tenants.
St. Louis architectural historian Michael Allen says it was a big save.
2011 was an excellent year for historic preservation in the region, and here are some of the reasons why.
St. Louis is freeing up $1 million dollars to fund repairs to a historic north side neighborhood damaged in last year’s New Years Eve tornado.
The storm damage in St. Louis was not enough to qualify for federal disaster aid.
City officials announced on Monday that uninsured property owners on Lewis Place could qualify for up to $30,000 for repairs.
The storm damaged roughly 150 buildings on Lewis Place, a site know for its lush green median and historic footnote in St. Louis’ Civil Rights struggle.
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