Monday, February 1, 2016

The Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media

The Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media, (LJWC), is located in Grand Center. Grand Center is a unique cultural and historical treasure, located in the heart of St Louis. The building's purchase and extensive renovations cost around $3.5 million and its 13,000 square feet is three times larger than the space KDHX previously inhabited.  

The Larry J. Weir building, Center for Independent Media,
St. Louis, MO

After 25 plus years at 3504 Magnolia Avenue, KDHX moved to 3524 Washington Avenue in the heart of Grand Center. This much larger building is the broadcast facilities for 88.1FM, as well as the Magnolia Café and The Stage at KDHX. The L. J. Weir Center also contains the offices of and the Folk School whose classes take place just down the street at 3323 Washington Avenue. The second floor is semi-public space for DJs, volunteers, and hundreds of musicians the station records every year during in-studio visits.

I came across a website site where there are tons of stunning photos of the KDHX studios, the control rooms and other interior shots taken by Sara A. Finke. Also in this photo gallery are the different construction phases of erecting the exterior kdhx logo which is a very interesting engineering feat. At night the kdhx logo with the words "The Stage" are lit up with orange and yellow sun beams extending from the upper right and lower left of the logo as pictured in the photo below.

 The Stage at KDHX logo, lit up at night on the east
side of the building.
The Stage, located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts & Entertainment District, is a unique venue that provides an intimate setting from informal to formal mid-sized events. Company training sessions, product launch events, corporate meetings, private parties, concerts and celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries are all available at your disposal at The Stage. The Stage can accommodate up to 120 seated at 4-top tables to 150 seated theatre-style. The venue comes equipped with a professional projector and screen and can facilitate any entertainment need for your event from solo artists to full bands to Dj rigs with full stage lighting. 

The Stage, before a live band performance.
Supporters about to enjoy a live band.

Magnolia Cafe
The Magnolia Cafe offers healthy and delicious options for breakfast and lunch. Sourcing locally for fresh ingredients Magnolia Cafe offers a coffee & smoothie menu, a salad & sandwich menu and light fare for early evening dinner or event nights at The Stage. Noon time boxed lunch orders and light catering are also available.

Magnolia Cafe serves Brunch at The Stage every Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
$15 (includes coffee, tea or juice)
Live Music from 10am-noon

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