Thursday, April 28, 2011

Datotel Leads the Way at Electronics Recycling Drive

Datotel, a leader in cloud computing and colocation, proved itself to be a great corporate citizen this week by participating in the electronics recycling drive held by Web Innovations & Technology Services and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Datotel employees donated four stacked pallets worth of old computer monitors, servers, desktop computers, keyboards, fax machines, printers, paper shredders and VHS tapes.  Hopefully there were no back injuries or strained muscles from loading and unloading all that equipment!

Maybe next year, other downtown firms can compete to see if they can out-recycle Datotel!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Downtown to Get Upscale Movie Theater

Since the closing of the Union Station Cinema in 2003, one amenity that downtown St. Louis has been lacking is a movie theater.  That's about to change, as Harman Moseley has announced plans to operate an upscale, three-screen cinema on the second floor of the former St. Louis Centre - now known as the Mercantile Exchange building.

The new theater will show art house ("prestige") films and feature a 21-and-over admission policy, along with leather couches and a full bar and basement.  If it's anything like Moseley's Moolah Cinema in midtown, it should be amazing.  Taking a high-end approach is probably a wise move for this market.  Moseley's theater in the Chase Park Plaza offers complimentary parking, so I'm curious to see if free parking will be made available to theatergoers in the Mercantile Exchange garage.