Option 1: Prospect YardsThose are fine, sure. But the good people of SLU also left a write-in option open — leading us to believe we could do better.
At the turn of the 20th century, the area west of Grand was known as the “Prospect Industrial District” and was home to many businesses and an extensive rail yard.
Option 2: The 1818
Eighteen rail lines used to run under the Grand bridge, connecting St. Louis to the nation. In addition, 1818 is Saint Louis University’s founding year.
Option 3: The Circuit
This name hearkens back to the area’s rail yard history and acknowledges the prominence of power lines there today.
Option 4: The GRID
Short for the “Grand Rail Innovation District,” this acronym represents the area’s location, historic rail lines and bright future.
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