Sunday, May 01, 2005

Daily Planet Defunct

Man nor woman does not live by bread alone, especially that sub species of homo sapiens addicted to news. A city is not a city, let alone a civilization, without a newsstand. Sadly, St. Louis city lost its only purveyor of newsprint and slick magazines recently with the passing of the Daily Planet on Euclid. The Daily Planet, which was located next to the Coffee Cartel at the corner of Maryland Plaza, offered a necessary fix for urban news junkies. Blame it on the Internet or Borders, the results are the same. The demise leaves the St. Louis area with only one remaining newsstand, the Clayton-based Central News.