With one computer and seven employees, three St. Louisans launched Plaza Advisory Group in a 1,000-square-foot office in Clayton. Thirty years later, the financial firm has grown to 15 employees in a 5,000-square-foot office—overseeing approximately $1 billion in assets.
St. Louis is the new hotbed for startups. Recently recognized as the No. 1 startup city in America by Popular Mechanics, the Gateway City is brimming with support for entrepreneurs in a host of industries, from manufacturing, energy and technology to healthcare.
Congrats are in order for the folks at Pappy's Smokehouse. The Midtown BBQ joint has won the award for 'Tastiest BBQ in North America 2015,' from the website Chowzter.
With two large research universities located in St. Louis, both with medical schools on campus, our city is known for producing and participating in some of the most important medical studies of the past several decades.
Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the International Photography Hall of Fame (IPHF) is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of photography, as well as relevant educational aspects of the art form.
Some of St. Louis’ most cherished companies are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Join LN as we honor these tried-and-true local establishments. Cheers!
This 6-bedroom, 6 full- and 2 half-bathroom home in St. Albans is listed for $8.5 million.
She already had the stove, so Shelley Donaho jokes, “I bought the house to go with the stove.” Before becoming the keeper of one of St. Louis’ architectural gems, Donaho had visited the house before—she had even met the previous owner. Designed by Ernst Janssen, the 12,000-square foot historical marvel was originally built in one year’s time for $49,500; these days, if using the same quality of materials, that isn’t even enough money to repair the exterior railing.
WildSmoke, the smokehouse and bar that opened in Creve Coeur last January, has closed its doors. But the hiatus is a temporary one: The owners and executive team—the same group of folks behind EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery in Chesterfield—are planning to open a new concept in the WildSmoke location later this spring after some renovations and revamping. The new place will be called EdgeWild Bar & Grill, and it’ll be a spin-off of the restaurant, featuring a large central bar and focus on traditional bar food, appetizers, sandwiches and regional fare. Chef AARON BAGGETT, executive chef of EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery, will oversee the kitchens of both restaurants.
Chef and restaurateur Ben Poremba has made quite a name for himself in the local culinary scene in recent years. His places—Elaia & Olia, La Patisserie Choquette and Old Standard Fried Chicken—have brought a wide range of good food and drink to St. Louis. Poremba’s efforts have garnered him plenty of attention locally and beyond, including being named a semi-finalist for the James Beard Best Chef: Midwest award in 2014, and as one of 10 chefs who vied for Food & Wine magazine’s People’s Best New Chef: Midwest title that year, as well.
Majestic unicorn fritter. Chicken and waffle. Peanut butter and marshmallow cake. Jason Bockman and Corey Smale, the masterminds behind Strange Donuts, are as unique as their culinary creations.
Twenty years ago, four friends formed a fiduciary wealth management firm out of a lone Clayton office. Today, that firm’s focus on doing right by its clients has helped it grow to seven locations around the nation and $24.7 billion in assets under management.
Avenue Restaurant is one of the most recent eateries to open in Clayton, but it’s not exactly new. It’s the latest project from the folks behind Pomme Restaurant and Pomme Cafe & Wine Bar.
St. Louis increasingly is being recognized as a Mecca for enterprising and innovative business owners. Major news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and MSNBC have all hailed the Gateway City as the destination for startups.
It was fate that led Lisa Dolan to become a wedding photographer. When she graduated college, several of her friends had gotten engaged and asked her to capture their big days. “I just fell in love with it, and the rest is history,” she recalls.
Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. was one of the most anticipated St. Louis restaurant openings of 2014. From frequent visits since its debut, we can unequivocally say the wait was more than worth it.
As reported earlier, Home Wine Kitchen, had shut its doors for good at the end of 2014. Well, it didn’t take long before someone snapped up Home Wine chef CASSY VIRES for their kitchen. She’s taken the position of head chef at Juniper in the CWE. Can’t wait to taste her work there!
To keep the mind—and body—active, area retirement communities offer creative courses for seniors. From cooking to painting, these classes make learning a new skill exciting and unique.
Your grandmother could probably predict the weather based on her joints--and she wasn’t kidding.
So much beer news! In honor of their 23rd anniversary, the folks at Schlafly have unveiled a new brew, Imperial Topaz IPA. The beer was introduced at a pair of recent anniversary parties at The Schlafly Tap Room and The Schlafly Bottleworks.
Everyone aims to put their best face forward. And for some, that means opting to enhance one of their features. Among patients of Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center, the most common elective procedure is rhinoplasty. “Sometimes, it is necessary due to trauma or other abnormalities; but often, it is performed on patients who just want to change the appearance of the nose and how it fits the rest of their facial features,” explains Dr. Gregory Branham.
The Missouri Wine and Grape Board has recognized Chef LOU ROOK III, exec chef at Annie Gunn’s in Chesterfield, as the 2014 Friend of the Industry for his support and dedication to the state’s wine industry. Rook was presented with the award at the 45th Annual Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture last month. Congrats, chef!
Imagine petting a porcupine, hiking with a llama or even teaching a parrot to talk. Kids can experience these animal interactions and more at Cub Creek Science Camp.
The Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology hosted Bob and Dottie King, the founders of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Development Economics (SEED), as well as Tralance Addy, its executive director. More than 75 guests attended the event, where the presenters spoke about using entrepreneurship to address poverty in West Africa. Pictured: George Herbert Walker, Dorothy King, Robert King, Tralance Addy, Carol Walker and dean Benjamin Akande
Are you ready to buy a new home in the new year? Before you place the 'for sale' sign in the yard and start house-hunting, take a look at what local real estate agents have to say about the outlook for the housing market in 2015.