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Wondering

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Mar 12, 2012
I know this might not count as "Florissant", but last week I was driving up Halls Ferry towards Hazelwood Central, and I noticed that Wedgewood Pool was closed and has a For Sale sign in front. The grass is all grown over and it looks a little trashed.
Does anyone know what happened to it?
Answer to Wondering

Florissant, MO

#2 Mar 12, 2012
Yes, a friend of mine worked there 2 Summers ago. They were having trouble balancing the books and an accountant told them if it was his place, "he'd shut the doors tomorrow". That was in July, 2010. Well, they ended up finishing out the 2010 pool season but did not open at all in 2011. There were not enough members to sustain operation. My guess is with the economy being what it is today, an aging population in a lot of areas near this location and also the change in demographics - it all spelled doom for this once thriving pool.
instigator

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Mar 13, 2012
I didnt even know that was the wedgewood pool, I just thought it was a private club that closed up. In all my years here (35), that place has always looked undermaintained. Im surprised it took that long for them to close up. Hopefully the land will be used for something good, maybe walmart can go there.
Lakers fan

Troy, MO

#4 Mar 13, 2012
Put some hoops up there. Put some lights on them. That place would be perfect for hoops. Great area for it as it would draw from the surrounding neighborhoods.
Retired Army

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Mar 13, 2012
Lakers fan wrote:
Put some hoops up there. Put some lights on them. That place would be perfect for hoops. Great area for it as it would draw from the surrounding neighborhoods.
You could bring your head over for them to use since it clearly has nothing but air inside just like a basketball.
Now go get a beer, put your Snuggie on and curl up in front of the TV to watch reruns of your favorite reality shows.
HSD

AOL

#6 Mar 13, 2012
Retired Army wrote:
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You could bring your head over for them to use since it clearly has nothing but air inside just like a basketball.
Now go get a beer, put your Snuggie on and curl up in front of the TV to watch reruns of your favorite reality shows.
Hazelwood School District should purchase for Tennis and Swimming
B Ball Flava Flav

Florissant, MO

#7 Mar 13, 2012
Retired Army wrote:
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You could bring your head over for them to use since it clearly has nothing but air inside just like a basketball.
Now go get a beer, put your Snuggie on and curl up in front of the TV to watch reruns of your favorite reality shows.
So since this person made a fairly decent suggestion and wasn't being a total jerkwad like you are, what's your excuse for being one? Instead of being an a z z hole, tell us Mr. Army loser, what's wrong with basket ball? You got something against basketball or is it something else that maybe you have a problem with? You're probably a retired klansman and just use the 'army' handle to try an impress people. Well, being a a z z wipe doesn't impress me.
instigator

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Mar 14, 2012
B Ball Flava Flav wrote:
<quoted text>So since this person made a fairly decent suggestion and wasn't being a total jerkwad like you are, what's your excuse for being one? Instead of being an a z z hole, tell us Mr. Army loser, what's wrong with basket ball? You got something against basketball or is it something else that maybe you have a problem with? You're probably a retired klansman and just use the 'army' handle to try an impress people. Well, being a a z z wipe doesn't impress me.
The other guy was being a jerkwad by implying that blacks like basketball and blacks are the only people that live there. Just another dumb racist knocking Florissant for being more diverse than his city. I for one am proud to live in a city where people can accept people of other races. He can stay wherever he is at, and cry as the population of other cultures moves that way.
HSD

AOL

#9 Mar 14, 2012
Hazelwood School District could purchase for Tennis and Swimming
Lakers fan

Moscow Mills, MO

#10 Mar 14, 2012
instigator wrote:
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The other guy was being a jerkwad by implying that blacks like basketball and blacks are the only people that live there. Just another dumb racist knocking Florissant for being more diverse than his city. I for one am proud to live in a city where people can accept people of other races. He can stay wherever he is at, and cry as the population of other cultures moves that way.
Sounds like YOU may be the racist here. Never said a single thing about race, YOU did. The location of it is surrounded by neighborhoods. Seems like it would be a good draw for local kids that like to shoot hoops. I guess one could infer from your slanted argument that white kids don't like basketball? So do you live in Wentzville or just work there like you always allege? There's a great cultural mix there just like what you are claiming exists in Florissant. You seem to take great pride in talking trash about anybody that doesn't agree with you, particularly if they live on the west side of the river. Instigator is a fitting name for a person of your ilk.
Lakers fan

Moscow Mills, MO

#11 Mar 14, 2012
Retired Army wrote:
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You could bring your head over for them to use since it clearly has nothing but air inside just like a basketball.
Now go get a beer, put your Snuggie on and curl up in front of the TV to watch reruns of your favorite reality shows.
Wow, you have some real issues. Did PTSD erode part of your brain?
instigator

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Mar 14, 2012
Lakers fan wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like YOU may be the racist here. Never said a single thing about race, YOU did. The location of it is surrounded by neighborhoods. Seems like it would be a good draw for local kids that like to shoot hoops. I guess one could infer from your slanted argument that white kids don't like basketball? So do you live in Wentzville or just work there like you always allege? There's a great cultural mix there just like what you are claiming exists in Florissant. You seem to take great pride in talking trash about anybody that doesn't agree with you, particularly if they live on the west side of the river. Instigator is a fitting name for a person of your ilk.
Maybe I am just used to people who post from O'Fallon making racist remarks. Thats how it usually works. You do realize your giving me crap for my location, when yours says o'fallon right? To answer your question, yes I work there. Check my posts on the weekend,and at night, they say Florissant. Trust me, I am not racist.
Bro In The Know

Ballwin, MO

#13 Mar 14, 2012
Lakers fan wrote:
Put some hoops up there. Put some lights on them. That place would be perfect for hoops. Great area for it as it would draw from the surrounding neighborhoods.
With ya on that one. GOt lights already. Florissant should fix that up for a youth center. Could have leagues with the guys at Keeven and Cross Keys.

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Omalley Sainte Patty

Florissant, MO

#14 Mar 14, 2012
instigator wrote:
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Maybe I am just used to people who post from O'Fallon making racist remarks. Thats how it usually works. You do realize your giving me crap for my location, when yours says o'fallon right? To answer your question, yes I work there. Check my posts on the weekend,and at night, they say Florissant. Trust me, I am not racist.
Daytime posts, nighttime posts, weekend posts? Sounds like a bad case of O.C.D. or real boredom to me. Either way, he/she is spot on. You are very much an instigator. Why the name change? You used to be a Crab. Scratch that, you still are.
Yeah Right

Saint Peters, MO

#15 Mar 14, 2012
instigator wrote:
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Maybe I am just used to people who post from O'Fallon making racist remarks. Thats how it usually works. You do realize your giving me crap for my location, when yours says o'fallon right? To answer your question, yes I work there. Check my posts on the weekend,and at night, they say Florissant. Trust me, I am not racist.
I know you hoosiers from Wentzville are way more racist than us Ofelon hoosiers.
instigator

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Mar 15, 2012
Omalley Sainte Patty wrote:
<quoted text>Daytime posts, nighttime posts, weekend posts? Sounds like a bad case of O.C.D. or real boredom to me. Either way, he/she is spot on. You are very much an instigator. Why the name change? You used to be a Crab. Scratch that, you still are.
I am not crab, I know crab. He lives up the road from me in paddock hills. I've known his family for years. My real name is Steve.
In this case I am not trying to start any trouble, I just misinterpreted something that I read. When you are constantly insulted for where you live you start taking things not meant to be insults as insults. I dont mean just on topix either. theres not a racist bone in my body which is evident by some of the friends I hang around with. My original purpose for my screen name being instigator was to give a particular person posting on this site grief for the things he was posting and to go to the forum he should be posting in and do the same thing he was doing, bash a city I dont live in. I am sorry you dont believe I live in florissant but I do.
innocent bystander

O Fallon, MO

#17 Mar 15, 2012
Yeah, right. A youth center for drive by shootings!

PEOPLE, YOUR COPS HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS WHEN BASKETBALL GAMES LET OUT TO HOPEFULLY CONTROL ANY GANG AND GUN VIOLENCE.

Naive much?
Guess What

Florissant, MO

#18 Mar 15, 2012
Trouble from the visiting team. Poor losers.
skaarson

United States

#19 Apr 3, 2012
Demolish the site, till it up, and make it something useful. Like a cotton field.
jackie mason

United States

#20 Apr 4, 2012
instigator wrote:
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. Just another dumb racist knocking Florissant for being more diverse than his city. I for one am proud to live in a city where people can accept people of other races.
you call a population that's majority black, some white people and a couple of mexicans diversity?
that's a stretch.

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