Downtown St. Louis


From its days as the 20th century epicenter of St. Louis’ garment and shoe manufacturing district, downtown St. Louis has undergone a myriad of changes and modifications. What was once considered just another depressed urban core has been reinvented as a neighborhood for the 21st century Midwesterner. Downtown’s Loft District blurs the line between work and play, thanks to its cohabitation of major corporations, small businesses, residential lofts, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and nightspots. The neighborhood’s evolution has returned the once proud historic buildings to service and succeeded in making the heart of the region pulse with activity and life.

Areas throughout downtown offer unique experiences for visitors like the Mercantile Exchange District located in the convention corridor along Washington Avenue, offering a popular destination for dining, entertainment and lofts in downtown. The MX district is the newest development project within walking distance of the America’s Center Convention Complex featuring: MX Movies, Sugarfire Smoke House, Robust Wine Bar, Snarf’s Sandwiches, Porano Pasta, National Blues Museum, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Pi Pizzeria, Taze Mediterranean Street Food, Crazy Bowls and Wraps and more.

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