Loop revitalization and impact subject of Nov. 8 dialogue

“The Delmar Loop: Revitalization and Its Impact” will be the subject of a discussion at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Brown Hall Lounge. The event is part of “St. Louis Up Close,” an ongoing series of casual dialogues with St. Louis leaders about social issues. The series is sponsored by the Gephardt Institute for Public Service and the Community Service Office. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Nov. 8 dialogue will feature Joe Edwards, longtime Loop entrepreneur and owner of Blueberry Hill, The Pageant and other businesses; Cheryl Adelstein, director of community relations and local government affairs at WUSTL; and Richard Wilson, director of public works and parks for University City. They will discuss how planned revitalization efforts will affect residents and Loop business owners, the relationship between the Loop and Washington University, and other related issues.

The next session in the St. Louis Up Close series is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Liberman Graduate Center in the Danforth University Center. The topic will be: “North St. Louis: Promoting Sustainable Urban Development.”

For more information, contact the Gephardt Institute at (314) 935-9104 or gephardtinstitute@wustl.edu.