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The Woman’s Exchange is ankling its space at 9216 Clayton Rd. in the Ladue Clayprice strip owned by the Charles Cella family. It’s speculated that the 130 year-old, not-for-profit exchange may be moving into the nearby Colonial Marketplace.  Founding principle: “helping others to help themselves.”  The Woman’s Exchange has reportedly given away millions throughout the years.  It houses a tea room, children’s boutique and a gift shop. . .After 16 years of ownership, Bob Sanderson of the marketing communications company, AlphaGraphics of St. Louis, said that Mike Donnelly of Donnelly Creative Partners and a former Maritz exec, has purchased the business. . .Holiday Inns began the trading-up to new flags, while almost 2,500 hotels have been re-flagged in 2011.  Steve O’Loughlin, prez of St. Louis-based Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM), which bought Union Station and converted its Marriott into a a DoubleTree, told The New York Times the company could use a DoubleTree for overflow from the company’s Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark.  The article, “Dressing Up For Success,”  points out that while the conversion of the Union Station hotel is barely underway and will be a year before everything’s in place, “many claim to be satisfied with the changes.”  One exception: on TripAdvisor – “aging rooms and decor.”  LHM owns 18 hotels and office buildings. . .Notes from a New Year’s Day Democratic inauguration:  Almost 150 celebrated the swearing in of St. Louis county council members Kathleen Kelly Burkett, Mike O’Mara and Steve Stenger in the council chambers.  Conspicuously absent was County Exec Charlie Dooley due to a “Republican bug,” joshed a guest.  In the closing benediction, Monsignor Mike Turek of the St. Joan of Arc parish referred to O’Mara as one of his “more favorite sinners.”  Spotted chowing down from Pat McVey’s Maggie O’Brien buffet: prosecutor Bob McCulloch; the Kellett clan of Dick, Pat and Dick, Jr.; Tom George; Gary Earls and John O’Mara; Marty McClimens; newly-elected State Rep. Bob Burnes; the mayoral trio of Tom Schneider (Florissant), Matt Robinson (Hazelwood) and Norm McCourt (Black Jack); Lou Aboussie; Sean Weller; Tim Rone; Mike Hepburn; Pat Dolan and Hazel Erby; Tom Ott and Tim Tighe. . .The top-grossing films in 2012: “The Avengers” with $1.5 billion; “The Dark Knight Rises” – $1.08 billion; “Skyfall” – $978 million; “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” – $778 million; “The Amazing Spider-Man”” – $752. . .


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