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World Famous Delmar Loop

The Loop is Open and Ready to Party!

There’s a lot of buzz on the Delmar Loop these days – not to mention a lot of digging, hammering and all-around machining, too! Crews are hard at work laying down tracks for the new Loop Trolley, which is scheduled to open in late 2016 and will connect University City with Forest Park. But don’t Read More…

Lights, Camera and Happy Birthday to Shelley Winters!

Today we’re wishing a happy birthday to a true Hollywood trailblazer: actress Shelley Winters! Winters, a two-time Academy Award winner, was born Shirley Schrift on August 18, 1920, in an apartment on Newstead Avenue in St. Louis. Her father was a men’s clothing designer and her mother was a singer with The Muny. The family Read More…

The Delmar Loop Welcomes Wash. U. Students!

It’s that time of year again when scholars from around the world make their pilgrimage to Washington University for another school year. Whether you’re brand new to this whole “dorm” thing or renting your last apartment in University City before venturing into the post-grad world, the Delmar Loop has plenty to offer. From weekly groceries Read More…

Step up! It’s Josephine Baker’s birthday!

One of the many things we love about the St. Louis Walk of Fame is that each of its inductees is a star in more ways than one – and world-renowned dancer, singer, actress and civil rights activist Josephine Baker is no exception! Baker, whose birthday is today, was born in 1906 in St. Louis. Read More…