Joe Edwards, the man many say is behind the revitalization of the Delmar Loop, was recognized for his work.
The Landmark Association honored Edwards with a lifetime achievement award. The group is citing his preservation and rehabilitation work on the Loop. Edwards owns Blueberry Hill and is responsible for bringing the Walk of Fame, Pageant, and Moonrise Hotel to the area. He also rehabbed a dozen buildings, filled them with boutique retailers, and restored the Tivoli Theater.
Edwards received the award September 12.
Good news for the growing resident population in the Delmar Loop: A grocery store is coming.
Washington University will formally announce on Thursday that specialty grocer Global Foods Market has agreed to lease nearly 15,000 square feet in the five-story student apartment building going up at Delmar and Eastgate. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it will be the second Global Foods Market in the metro area. The first opened in Kirkwood in 1999.
The paper reports that Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards will put his new Peacock Loop Diner in the building next door.
The Lofts of Washington University will house about 600 students beginning in August of next year (2014).