Saturday, August 4, 2012

The effort to save the Historic St. Louis Palladium / Club Plantation building gains momentum.

There have been a lot of postings to the Save-The-Palladium-Building-At-Grand-Center Facebook group -
and they should be posted here as well, so here they are in random order:

Stride piano player Buck Washington and the legendary rhythm tap dancer John Bubbles Sublett performed with Brooklyn, Illinois' George Hudson in 1944 at the St Louis Club Plantation as announced by this clipping from Billboard magazine.

More graphics donated to the preservation effort.

There was a strange news report made by the John Cochran VA Medical Center with the misleading title, "Sweetie Pie's offered buyout for VA expansion." Strange, because the VA is not trying to buy Sweetie Pie's, nor do they say they want it, nor do they admit to anything. "Associate Medical Director" Keith Repko, having called the TV station out to interview him, does not discuss his scheme, nor any expansion options such as the surrounding lots, North, East and West, and he makes no acknowledgement of the bigger property next door, the 100 year old Palladium building.
Either they want to scare the new employees of Sweetie Pie's or our Veteran's Administration is playing around to create a false dilemma of which building, the new one or the old one, should be razed.

Could VA Hospital Expansion Force Sweetie Pies Upper Crust Out?
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An expansion is planned for the John Cochran VA Medical Center, but it could affect...

The Five Red Caps appearing at the St Louis Club Plantation in the Forties playing their hits: Mama Put Your Britches On, Sugar Lips, Mary Had A Little Jam, Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night, and It's Got A Hole In It.

There will be more to come as the effort gains support. Please spread the word and like the Facebok page! Thank you.

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