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The Loop is Open and Ready to Party!

Party in the Loop August 22There’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 let all of our construction fool you; the Loop is still very much open for business!

Even though street parking is prohibited in construction zones, there’s still ample parking available to Loop visitors. In the University City portion of the Loop, parking is available in the city-owned parking garage; between Chipotle and the Tivoli theatre; and in parking lots north of Delmar behind the commercial development. In the St. Louis city portion of the Loop, parking is available in a large park-and-ride lot next to the MetroLink station, a large parking lot north of commercial development on Delmar Boulevard, on a few small retail lots and on the street.

We recommend allowing extra time in your commute to the Loop for finding parking, especially on evenings and weekends.

Valet parking is also available for Moonrise Hotel and Eclipse Restaurant patrons and special events!

Not only is the Loop open for business, we’re celebrating it! Be sure to check out these upcoming events:

Party in the Loop II

Grab your friends and head to the Market in the Loop (next to Market Pub House) from 2 to 9 p.m.. Saturday, Aug. 22*. Enjoy live music, prizes, Racanelli’s Pizza eating contest, Market Pub House Ghost Pepper wing challenge, complimentary beer samples and more! Best of all, it’s free!

* Due to inclement weather, Party in the Loop II has been rescheduled for August 29.

Style in the Loop

Join local fashion designers for a runway show, sidewalk sales and more! The FREE fashion fun begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 and continues through Saturday, Sept. 26. Don’t miss the runway show down the Moonrise Hotel staircase!

Chalk the Loop

Artists of all ages and abilities can create their own chalk masterpieces on the sidewalks of the Delmar Loop! This colorful event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

And of course, nothing tops off a day of fun on one of America’s greatest streets quite like a delicious dish at Eclipse Restaurant or a delectable drink (or two) under the stars at the Moonrise Hotel’s Rooftop Terrace Bar or Rooftop Twilight Room!