Commentary and Analysis on Businesses and Commercial Real Estate In and Around Downtown St. Louis.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Peat Wollaeger Leaves His Mark on Powell Square
The Post-Dispatch reported on Sunday that stencil artist extraordinaire Peat Wollaeger is doing his part to spruce up the decrepit Powell Square building by painting a huge 16-foot-by 16 foot mural on the side of the building that reads "I ♥ St. Louis," with his trademark eyeball replacing the letter I. Wollaeger was given permission to create the mural by the building's owner, Steven Murphy.
While the Powell Square development has stalled, at least Wollaeger will leave it looking a little better than it was. He had a great quote in the article:
"I'm tired of the haters who say they can't wait to leave St. Louis," Wollaeger said. "Yeah, there are a lot of racist people in this town. There are a lot of people who are so closed-minded and people who only will come downtown for Cardinals games. But there are also people who put a lot of heart and soul in this town to make it a better place."