A snippet from Mayor Slay's remarks at the grand opening of City Garden yesterday:
Hopefully some of these CEOs like it enough to make their own investments in downtown St. Louis...
Now, with Citygarden, we have put in place the crucial first piece for finally realizing (the Gateway Mall's) potential. And the statement that piece is making is this: “Look. We do great things in this City. And the future here can be even greater than our past.”
For that reason, I also think this garden will act as a catalyst for the commercial and residential development of downtown. I’m already hearing from CEOs about how much they love this place. With one stroke, this garden has made downtown SO much more attractive as a place to do business.