Thursday, June 7, 2007
Old North St. Louis continues to receive more attention from local publications. This time, the neighborhood was listed in St. Louis Commerce Magazine’s list of 101 things you must know about St. Louis. The places, things, foods, and businesses on the list are in no particular order, and the list is certainly not inclusive.
Here’s how the magazine describes the list:
St. Louis has a storied past and a bright future. But today is the very best day to be in the Gateway City. We’ve compiled 101 reasons why it’s wonderful to be right here, right now, in River City.
But first, how could we possibly decide what did and didn’t make the list? Well, it’s not really a list. Items are in no particular order. There are probably hundreds of candidates at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial alone, what with the Museum of Westward Expansion, the rolling grounds and proximity to the riverfront—and, oh yes, the Gateway Arch itself.
Incomparable things can’t be compared—like in the apples-to-oranges conundrum, we won’t put Bissinger’s against Ted Drewes, toasted ravioli from Pasta House up next to Imo’s thin-crust pizza, Schlafly’s products side by side with anything brewed on Pestalozzi Street, or attempt comparing Boeing to Monsanto or SLU to Wash U. What criteria should we use to determine which O’Fallon is growing faster, the Missouri or Illinois ’burb?
Can’t be done. Shouldn’t try. ’Nuff said…
So, bear with us while we attempt to humor you with a largely subjective, certainly eclectic, collection of 101 things that make our region like none other—whether you call it St. Louie, The Gateway City, The Lou, River City—or St. Louis.
Old North is listed with other city neighborhoods such as the Central West End, Soulard, Lafayette Square, the Hill, and Downtown. Other areas listed include Clayton and St. Charles. Good company in our eyes.
You can read the entire article here.