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Gov. Blunt & St. Louis Business Journal Expand Downtown

September 16, 2005 Books 3 Comments

From today’s St. Louis Business Journal:

“The State of Missouri approved a total of more than $3 million in state tax credits for three downtown St. Louis redevelopment projects, said Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt Friday.”

The article goes on to explain the three “downtown” locations: the Bee Hat Building at 1021 Washington Ave., Ely-Walker Building at 1520 Washington Ave., and the South Side National Bank at 3611 South Grand Blvd.

It seems our boy wonder Governor and the St. Louis Business Journal have managed to expand the boundaries of downtown St. Louis to include the South Side National Bank located at Grand & Gravois – nearly five miles from the other two buildings on the list.

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– Steve


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  1. Paul says:

    Well the City is Downtown to most suburbanites.

  2. Joe Frank says:

    I’ve heard it said by some civic leaders that “Downtown now extends to Clayton.” Sheesh.

    Even Mayor Bosley considered SLU and Anheuser-Busch Headquarters in his ‘downtown’ employment totals. I recall he got a fair amount of flack for that from the Post-Dispatch. On this, meanwhile, I suspect the PD will be silent.

    I guess now I can tell my students at WashU that I live downtown! I live about 3/4 mile northeast of the ol’ SSNB.

    It’s almost as bad as the SLPS admistrator who justified moving Bunche and Central High school by claiming that SOUTHWEST High School was in the “Central Corridor.”

    Hello, people? “South Side” National Bank? “Southwest” High School? These were major SOUTH St. Louis institutions at one time. They are not downtown nor central corridor.

    History matters not to some of these folks, it seems.

  3. Matthew H. says:

    Hey, you can’t blame the governor for being completely clueless about Saint Louis geography.

    After all, according to Governor Runt, Saint Louis is a place “where no one wants to live”.

    Unfortunately, this is the mere tip of the iceberg when it comes to our governor’s many displays of ignorance.


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