If you ever wanted to hear about hospitality design and the business of architecture, you can get the story straight from the horse's mouth. Our friend Alexis Zotos interviewed Space Captain Tom Niemeier (not really a horse) for her Meet St. Louis Podcast, where they chatted about his start in architecture, and how he juggles creative work with managing a business. Alexis was a gracious host, and we think you'll enjoy the show. Here's the

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SPACE is pleased to announce that architect John Pitman has joined the board of directors for The St. Louis Art Place Initiative, an effort to create affordable home ownership opportunities for low- to middle-income artists. The first development will be in St. Louis's Gravois Park neighborhood, which is roughly the area within Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Street, Grand Boulevard, and Cherokee Street. St. Louis Art Place endeavors to create affordable housing by renovating vacant and deteriorating

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Fork and Stix has been critically acclaimed as some of the best Thai food in town, and we were excited to work with the owner to open a sister restaurant, KiiN Essentially Thai, downtown. In addition to some of the core dishes offered at Fork and Stix, KiiN would also offer traditional northern Thai “country” food. The restaurant was a former gift shop in the MX District downtown St. Louis. Featuring a wall of windows and concrete floors,

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Uh, except for awesome design inspiration for one of St. Louis’ best-known restaurant families, that is. We’re not talking about paintings of Elvis gracing some playing cards or adding outlandish, rhinestoned Liberace flair everywhere (though we’d totally be down for that). But Las Vegas has some special swankiness that makes a number of restaurants out there perfect for a romantic dinner, a night out with the guys or

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When Fox Associates asked us to help bring St. Louis’ first champagne bar to life right next door to one of the most beautiful theatres in the world, we couldn’t help but give them an extra-long standing ovation. Classy drinks and world-class entertainment? Sign us up!

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We drove by that vacant Modernist glass box on South Grand for years, hoping a brave soul would resurrect it from years of decay and dirt. Fortunately, Dave Bailey — the owner of a small empire of St. Louis’ favorite dining spots, including Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, Bailey’s Range, Rooster, Bridge, and Small Batch — could see past the crumbling brick and nasty carpet to envision a second location of Rooster. Dave enlisted us (*fist pump*) to transform this unassuming former

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