Welcome to the "Lofts in the 'Lou", an interactive community site unleashed on the City of St. Louis to make public the beauty, excitement, concerns, complaints, and gossip surrounding the urban renaissance in St. Louis.
The St. Louis loft district, for those not immersed in it, is growing outward from what was once the "Garment District" in St. Louis along Washington Avenue. My love of this area began as a college student when the Garment District was a wasteland of largely vacant buildings with a sprinkling of night clubs. It was a deteriorating wealth of castle-like, ornate factories. It was a symbol of better times for our city.
Today a new life is being breathed back into the once dormant city center. The loft district in the heart of metropolis; where people living and working have an uncanny 'small town' connection. Welcome again to "Lofts in the Lou," a place to promote and connect the loft district community of St. Louis, Missouri.