The people behind a new factory in Grand Center hope it will help bring back an old St. Louis industry: garment manufacturing.

New York fashion and apparel industry veterans Jon Lewis and John Elmuccio’s Thursday launch of their new apparel manufacturing firm, Evolution St. Louis, drew Mayor Lyda Krewson, Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, arts patron Ken Kranzberg and others to the former city-owned business incubator. By August, the company hopes to invest about $5 million and have about 35 high-tech knitting machines installed, with an end-of-the year target of producing clothing at its new facility on 3830 Washington Boulevard. Read More