The City: No Squares on the Square

In the gazetteer of U.S. night life, St. Louis has never placed very high. Like Atlanta, Cleveland, Buffalo or Pittsburgh, it has been traditionally an entertain-at-home sort of town, and with the exception of a night at the Symphony or Municipal Opera, most of St. Louis spent its evenings the way much of the rest of the U.S. did: watching television or drinking beer in somebody else's living room.

But now all that is changed. St. Louis finally has a place to go at night, and the place is Gaslight Square. A three-block...

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