Monday, December 10, 2007

Quiet Transformations

While looking for but not finding the NY-styled pizza place on Morganford named "Mr. X", what I did find was an amazing number of historic storefronts under renovation.

It appears that nearly every original storefront commercial building between Chippewa and Arsenal is being reopened. Which gave me an idea, why not a "Most Enhanced Streets" award for St. Louis?

There are many good ones out there, and more on the way. Which do you think belong on the list, and which are the diamonds in the rough? Oh, and any help in finding the elusive "Mr. X's Pizza" would be welcome too.

6 comments:

stlmark said...

Mr. X is just north of Holly Hills and just south of Bates. It's a Bosna-licious take on NYC-style pizza.

urbanreviewstl.com said...

Just take a good respirator in with you and order the pizza to go.

stlmark said...

They deliver too.

Rick Bonasch said...

The historic row of buildings on the east side of Broadway just south of Chippewa has made a lot of progress lately.

Dog Bonez said...

New bars, stores and high-end housing rehab has been ongoing on Morgan Ford. There has been a boom of work in this area over the last ten years, and why not.....location, location, location and several blocks from Tower Grove Park is where you want to be. I have been in many of the rehabed buildings and the work is top notch. Stella Blues, Tin Can, Local Harvest and Three Monkeys are several of the newer additions worth checking out.

Jason Toon said...

I'm glad to hear Mr. X is decent. I've been renting in Tower Grove South for eight years, and now I want to buy. But I can't afford a three-bedroom place in the neighborhood, so we're looking down around this part of Bevo/Holly Hills. Knowing there's a good pizza place nearby helps ease the pain of leaving my beloved TGS.