15. February 2012
Having a climbing gym right next door wasn’t in the original plans, but we’re excited it is now…
“Is St. Louis ready for one of the tallest bouldering walls in the nation? Or a banquet facility where attendees can watch rock climbers scale a 55-foot wall? Or a corporate party that includes rock climbing? Ready or not, Climb So iLL will be opening in the historic City Hospital Power Plant in mid-March.
Ian Anderson, who co-owns Climb So iLL with brothers Dave and Dan Chancellor and taught the bouldering classes I took at SLU, gave me a tour of the one-of-a-kind space that not only includes several rock climbing walls and a bouldering wall, but also a 24-hour fitness center, two restaurant spaces and a banquet area…”
14. February 2012
Greg Edwards from the St. Louis Business Journal pulled some interesting stats from 2011. Read the story below to see how many cocktail napkins we used in one year…
by: Greg Edwards
“Palladium Saint Louis, an event space at the old City Hospital, had record sales of $1.7 million last year, up 20% from 2010. It is owned by Richard Nix, who also owns Bixby’s and Butler’s Pantry, the Palladium’s caterer. Guests served at the Palladium in 2011: 41,408. Hors d’oeuvres passed: 144, 928. Cocktail napkins used: 248,448. Number of times the staff heard “Tonight’s Going to be a Good Night”: Too many.”