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  1. If anyone knows such trivia about the construction schedule I notice that FNB and Lowes have window washers in progress on the outside of the building. Does that indicate some point in the project? (other than the glass is installed)
  2. The largest graffitti tag on the building is TRISTE
  3. Yes, I was there yesterday afternoon and the ground floor set back from Camden and retail windows signaling "come in", make an attractive streetscape.
  4. My source for the Versailles project said it is the same as the former Colony apartments. SYNCO Properties that is. No independent corroboration. Also, as to KJH comment, this is a years-in-the-making sort of project, if at all.
  5. My guess: With the continued rollout of vaccines and the apparent increasing acceptance by the population I think that by maybe 4 July we will have inoculated as many as would be possible. By then there will be vaccine options at drugstores, every doctor office, mini clinics, company and school health officer/nurses, colleges, and as convenient to all as possible. The supply will be well ahead of demand by then. We will have, say 70% coverage of whatever is acceptable as "adult" population. Then we announce success regardless of other data. Some hospitalizations will continue, outbreaks among the recalcitrant will continue, Travelers will be monitored and some destinations and origins limited. It will more closely resemble the seasonal flu pattern on contagion. Do all one can then claim victory.
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    UP Forum Meetups

    I hope to make it. Wearing StL Cardinals cap, my visual ID
  7. Heard from an owner of a unit at Dilworth Edge condos which is at the intersection of Kenilworth/Scott and Park road. These 1960's, née Versailles*, were apartments turned condos and some are again rented. The condo association received an offer of 32 million$ for the property entire. According to my source the condo bylaws require 100% approval for this type of transaction. The bylaws may be amended with 75% approval. Source believes 75% is possible and would approve of transaction. Identity of bidder is unknown and purpose of purchase unknown. Apparently there are opportunities to purchase a unit that is in need of renovation at a price that would be attractive for this overall sale. Arbitrage, in other words. *any place named with such grand origin as Versailles can be certain that it is far from that. Cf : Tiffany
  8. Buying a laundry set, washer and dryer, delayed for weeks at least, months in many cases due to supply issues including steel, chips, and supply chain issues. If you need a new laundry appliance take what you can get. I know.
  9. This is before even my time but department store purchases were delivered to the rear, workmen came through the alley for service and only white guests entered by the front door. These are generalizations but mostly true for the 1890 to ~1920 period. After that the alleys were taken by the property owners and became garden or yard or went natural depending on the location. The rear ten feet, (sometimes 12 feet) were owned by the street facing property owners and reserved for use in common with all owners on the block. In other words, the owner of those 10 feet strips could not prohibit a fellow block owner from using the alley for access and in many cases the utilities used those alley strips also. Once rubbish collection moved to the front and coal delivery and other deliveries moved to the front door and motor vehicles ruled the streets these 10 foot strips became oddities where an adjoining owner could require the strip owner to place his fence ten feet closer to the fence owners home, even if no current use of the alley were apparent. This "common use" deed restriction was a source of disagreements throughout the forty years I lived there. Owners assumed the strip appeared on their deed and survey but the restriction was valid if a property owner on the block asserted his right.
  10. In the oldest part of Dilworth, Park Avenue to Tremont and Cleveland to Park, there were many (most?) lots built without regard for off street parking because in 1890-1910- there were no automobiles. There are alleys because rubbish was carted from homes and coal carted into homes and maids entered from the rear. A few alleys became access for the first two or so lots from the side street but the rest did not. Also those streets have one-side parking since with parking both sides opposing vehicles cannot pass and even a single trash collector or firetruck would be blocked with both curbs covered. The Greek Festival makes a nightmare of this area for parking but it can be difficult at any time. I know, I lived there.
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