Best Local Hero/Joe Edwards

If Joe Edwards builds it, they will come.

The St. Louis businessman behind Delmar Loop staples such as the Pageant, Blueberry Hill, the Tivoli, Pin-Up Bowl, the Moonrise Hotel, the Peacock Loop Diner and even Chuck Berry seems to have the Midas touch, seeing a void and then filling it appropriately. Edwards’ latest project, a two-mile, $43 million Loop Trolley connecting the Loop to Forest Park, is expected to open next year. “Clean electric transit is a key component for revitalizing cities in America,” Edwards said in March at an event kicking off the project.

If his track record is any indication, he’s probably right. 

St. Louis Post Dispatch ©April 2015

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