As you might know, I’ve always said that one of the earmarks of a good downtown area is grocery stores. I haven’t determined if it’s a symptom, cause, or symbiosis that vital downtown areas with actual, you know, residents, have grocery stores. For much of my adult life, downtown St. Louis has been bereft of basic foodstuffs and residents. Now, however, the loft dwellers and homeless will have somewhere to shop, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Downtown bags two hungrily awaited groceries [sic].
Now, how about some housing that’s not provided by Larry Rice or that costs $300,000?