CBRE Lists 11 Olive Link Properties

CBRE is a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate company that does business in over 60 countries. It is the largest commercial real estate service and investment firm in the world, with over 70,000 employees and revenues of $10.9 billion in 2015. The company has been in the Fortune 500 since 2008. CBRE has been present… Read More

Featured Business – Smith Optometry

The Olive Link is more than just a business district. It’s a tightly knit neighborhood where the business owners see their regulars as friends and even family. Nowhere is this dynamic clearer than at Smith Optometry. Dr. Robert E. Smith and his wife, Alverta, are referred to by many who know them as the “Mom… Read More

Featured Business – Professional Revenue Management

  Medical billing can be a nightmare for healthcare practitioners. Inefficient billing practices and bothersome, ever-changing rules and regulations can cause doctors to leave significant amounts of money uncollected for the services they provide. In fact, it is estimated that doctors leave approximately $125 billion on the table annually because of billing errors. Luckily, solutions… Read More

The Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse

  University City is known for its eclectic array of urban amenities and dense neighborhoods. With all of the premier restaurants, chic clothing stores and unique communities that define the area today, it’s easy to forget that this town used to be farmland. But there is a small reminder of U City’s rural past in… Read More

Featured Business – Beyers Lumber and Hardware

   Ask anyone about the business scene in the Olive Link, and they’ll probably mention ethnic restaurants such as De Palm Tree or retailers like Mound City Shelled Nut Company. While these kinds of businesses are integral parts of the Olive Link’s identity, there’s a side of the neighborhood that is rarely mentioned: the industrial… Read More

Façade Improvement Program and Other Economic Development Programs

Olive Boulevard Façade Improvement Program The Olive Boulevard Façade Improvement Program offers financial assistance to commercial property or business owners seeking to rehabilitate commercial building facades in the International District, and a High Speed Fiber Feasibility Study is underway to determine the best options for technological improvements in the Link. Landscaping and streetscape improvements are ongoing. View… Read More

Featured Business – Olive Supermarket

   Looking for some fresh tilapia, pompano or lobster? How about some hot pot, tofu, or pork sung? If you said yes to either of those questions, then Olive Supermarket is the place for you! Located in The Olive Link’s International District (home to St. Louis’s China Town), Olive Supermarket boasts a huge assortment of… Read More

Sculpture Exhibit Photo Journal: Evolution of Balloon Chairs

The Balloon Chairs are two sculptures resembling over-sized, oddly shaped chairs. The sculptures’ steel skeletons are wrapped in metal mesh, and the mesh is covered with three layers of mortar. The sculptures have been painted with inviting colors and designs in order to give them a playful, friendly quality. Witness the evolution of these impressive structures below.