9/8/11-Using great care, Paric construction crews installed two limestone bears outside the 14th St. entrance to the Peabody Opera House, which has a scheduled Grand Opening of October 1st. Sculptors Chris Cassimatis and Jeff Metz both spent a couple of months carving each bear out of 9,000 lb. blocks of Indiana limestone. Metz stated, “One of the major reasons I devoted myself to sculpture was to leave a positive trace that I was here, and I’m proud that these new monuments are an example of that.” The familar bears guarding the Market St. entrance to the Opera House are made from the same material and still look like new after 78 years. (KMOX/Brett Blume)
This edition of the Reardon Roundtable featured Missouri State Senator Eric Schmitt, St. Louis Alderman Antonio French, and Kim Tucci, founder of The Pasta House Co.
Grace Marie Turner, president of the The Galen Institute, is in town to address the St. Louis Association of Health Underwriters. She’s also author of the book “Why Obama Care is Wrong for America”.
The brand new Peabody Opera House has it’s official grand opening on Saturday night. CEO Mike McCarthy tells us what to expect.