Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Bottle Restored


Just north of downtown, a couple of vacant lots beyond the football-dome-without-a-team, lies a rehaber's fantasy called The Bottle District. It proved to be another St. Louis restoration project that fizzled.

The name comes from a local icon, a huge model of a bottle of Vess Lemon Lime soda. Vess is a soft drink brand that has been made and sold in St. Louis for a century. The bottle has been there for as long as I can remember and had become rather decrepit. With no fanfare, someone brought it back to mint condition earlier this summer. Don't know who or why. Maybe it's a good sign.             

5 comments:

bill burke said...

What a very nice gesture to restore the bottle.

Sharon Anck said...

I'll drink to that!

William Kendall said...

Hopefully it is a good sign.

RedPat said...

It's good to see this kind of thing restored!

Jack said...

Vess . . . can't say I have ever heard of that.