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⏳ STLduJour(nal) - 2021-293-AM Edition

On the tail end of a site rebuild and I’ve turned on the ecommerce and am going to go the “substack” route. I’ve rolled my own with Drupal and Stripe. Lots more coming soon.


PS. Balducci’s AND Caleco’s closing has made me feel sadder and older.

Events 📆

BuySTL 👜

  • A conversation with Todd Boyman, co-founder of plant-based meat company Hungry Planet - St. Louis Magazine
  • What’s fresh at St. Louis-area farmers markets this week -
  • Chuck Berry’s ‘Live From Blueberry Hill’ album to be released Dec. 17 -

Restaurants 🍲

  • Mission Taco Joint – Best Margarita in St. Louis 2021 - Visit The Loop
  • Chicken Scratch and Sureste Mexican debut this week at the Food Hall at City Foundry STL - St. Louis Magazine
  • Hi-Pointe Drive-In opens new location in Kirkwood -
  • With Webster Groves expansion, DD Mau Vietnamese Eatery both grows and excels -
  • French onion soup from Brasserie by Niche is simple, satisfying -
  • ‘There’s nothing more we can do’: Popular St. Louis County restaurant closing after 46 years - KSDK
  • Balducci’s Restaurant closes in Maryland Heights -
  • Balducci’s restaurant closing after 46 years in business because they can’t find staff - r/StLouis
  • Balducci’s Restaurant closes permanently after 46 years, cites staffing issues - St. Louis Business Journal


  • The Angad Arts Hotel Seeks Local Artists’ Work to Put on Display This November - Riverfront Times
  • You’ll own a fleet of St. Louis Metro buses if you win this auction - FOX 2

Sustainability ♻️

  • Tsokolate and Main Squeeze partner to offer more plant-based treats in Columbia, Missouri -
  • Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants -

STL99 😱

  • St. Louis church in need of help after landmark wall crumbles - FOX 2
  • Regional board to decide soon on new federal grant to restart Loop Trolley - r/StLouis
  • Supporters push for $1.26M in federal funds to get Loop Trolley in service again - FOX 2
  • If there was a Reddit St. Louis meet-up, would a fight break out? - r/StLouis
  • The struggle is real to keep a top high school marching band rolling - FOX 2
  • ‘Unlawful and outrageous’: Citizens’ group sues to block downtown district tax -
  • St. Louis police converge on Confluence Academy as multiple fights break out -
  • Man struck, killed by car near Hampton and Gravois avenues -
  • 76-year-old pedestrian hit and killed while crossing Lindbergh Blvd. - FOX 2
  • Woman who founded support group in wake of son’s killing has died, family says -
  • Deadly trend making people afraid to cross St. Louis area streets, roadways - FOX 2
  • St. Louis man’s electric wheelchair damaged by hammer, stolen outside Baden Public Library - FOX 2

STL100 💯

  • SLMPD Officer Really Into Kodak Black’s ‘No Flockin’ in Viral Video - Riverfront Times
  • Taco Bell giving away free breakfast burritos this week - FOX 2
  • Bricklayers, Tilesetters celebrate new union hall, health clinic - Labor Tribune
  • New 3-year plan to keep The Ville’s Sumner High School from closing - KSDK
  • Fredbird named finalist for Mascot Hall of Fame - KSDK
  • Pandemic pushed St. Louis job fair for ex-offenders online. It became more successful - Missouri Independent
  • Longtime friends bring old cars back to life at historic St. Louis building - KSDK

99MO 😱

  • Missouri hunter shoots first black bear during state’s hunting season -
  • Missouri’s first bear hunting season begins: Expert weighs in on increased sightings - KSDK
  • Three black bears have been harvested so far in Missouri’s 1st hunting season - FOX 2
  • Spire warns of potential natural gas shortage after pipeline deemed unlawful - KSDK
  • Contact 2: Spire awaits regulatory ruling on STL Pipeline as winter nears - FOX 2
  • ‘There is absolutely no truth to any of this’: Former Pevely police chief says he was ousted, not retired - KSDK
  • For many Kansas City refugees, job options depend on spotty public transportation - Missouri Independent
  • A rural Missouri clinic closing its doors has a final prescription for patients: Medicaid -

100MO 💯

  • When to see peak fall foliage across the Ozarks - FOX 2
  • Humane Society task force rescues nearly 100 dogs in southwest Missouri - FOX 2

Crime 🗯

  • SLMPD Daily Crime Report SLMPD
  • Reward raised for tips that could help solve killing of St. Louis teen -
  • St. Louis man pistol-whipped by 11-year-old, carjacked by boy’s mom says ‘they caught me off guard’ - KSDK
  • At least 5 people reported shot in St. Louis in two separate incidents -
  • Woman killed in quadruple shooting in St. Louis -
  • Woman arrested after man killed breaking into cars at Cardinal Glennon - FOX 2
  • St. Louis police release names of two men who died in quadruple shooting - FOX 2
  • ‘My heart breaks’- Mayor Jones on death of 19-year-old nursing student - FOX 2

DotGov 🏛

  • Federal panel rejects early set of redrawn Illinois legislative maps -
  • Funding prisons is a higher priority than funding education in most states. Why? | Opinion - Missouri Independent

CityGov 🏛

  • City spends millions on convention center expansion while county balks on funding - KSDK

LocalGov 🏛

  • Mandatory 10-digit dialing begins this Sunday in St. Louis area - KSDK
  • $16-million Dellwood-Ferguson development hopes to empower neighborhood residents - KSDK

MoGov 🏛

  • State Board of Education discusses what’s next after data breach - FOX 2
  • Missouri budget officials outline $50M cost of data breach, data monitoring for teachers - KSDK
  • Missouri education officials want to ease substitute teacher certification rules early amid ‘severe shortage’ - KSDK
  • A conversation with the state’s new health director - St. Louis Magazine
  • ‘Conversations,’ not data, led to Parson’s decision to cut off pandemic jobless aid in Missouri -
  • Democrats say Missouri governor inflating cost of fixing website flaw found by reporter - Missouri Independent
  • State education officials keep quiet on governor’s attack on Post-Dispatch -
  • Missouri budget officials outline $50 million cost of data breach -

Covid19 Info 🦠

  • New COVID-19 subvariant is spreading in UK: What we know - FOX 2
  • Missouri averaging less than 800 COVID cases for the first time in months - FOX 2
  • The Federal Government Gave Billions to America’s Schools for COVID-19 Relief. Where Did the Money Go? - Articles and Investigations - ProPublica
  • Feds seize property of KC-area companies accused of COVID relief fraud - Missouri Independent

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