Pioneer Steins & Collectibles has an outstanding selection of beer steins and related collectibles. If there is something related to beer - they are likely to have it. I personally like the "thirsty" coasters that absorb the sweat from cold drinks. The staff is always friendly as well. It may not be the most child friendly store in light of all the glass.
Past & Presents offers a wide range of music and movie related merchandise including framed albums and posters. They also have a wide selection of beer items. Most of the stuff is pretty much identical with different artists or musicians incorporated. Their prices are a little bit high, but they do have some stuff that you aren't likely to see elsewhere. Hunt down a staff member if you need some help. They do have a somewhat odd no drink or food requirement that tends to make me avoid the store.
The iceZONE is an indoor ice skating rink in the St. Louis Mills mall. Skating prices are reasonable if not a little high; however, their hours are somewhat inconvient. The rink can get crowded as well. Also, the St. Louis Blues practice at this rink and you can usually watch practice (and perhaps get a couple of autographs) for free. Overall, I would recommend for a year round ice skating rink with the only major drawback being their limited hours for open skating.
Music Outlet makes itself out to be an "outlet" store implying discount pricing. However, the items are all as overpriced as any of the major national mall record stores. There selection is severely lacking and the few discount items they have a cut bin albums, which no one would be interested in. They carry some DVDs and musical instruments as well, but all are again overpriced while the instruments are of no name brands. The staff is very unfriendly and disinterested and will not help you unless you bug them and then they will clearly make you feel that you are an inconvience to them. You may be able to get a fair deal if you can catch them on a themed sale day (ie buy one get one free), but in general its best to stay away and certainly not worth a drive.
The Missouri Mercantile is a neat little store located in the St. Louis Mills Mall. They don't have the largest selection of items, however, all of the items that they do have are in some way connected to Missouri. The items are predominately food products and you can, for example, pick up some great jams and local beers. They also have Missouri bundled gift packs with a variety of products that can make good gifts. They are a bit on the expensive side for many of the products.
These apartments are getting to be very old and outdated including the plumbing, painting and windows. The prices are fairly reasonable for St. Louis. However, my car was broken into and there were 2 fires in the complex during the three years I lived there. However, the office staff and maintenance staff are very friendly. There is an after hours number for emergency maintenance and, in general, maintenance is quick to make repairs unless they forget. A bit of a mixed bag of an apartment complex, although it is located conveniently at 270 and 70.
Star Stamps and Coins has a poor selection and is fairly expensive on most items. I went looking for something as simple as a proof set, which they did not have. The prices on the items that they did have seemed to be expensive in comparison to the prices for items available online. The staff was not helpful and did not offer to assist in locating the items I was looking for. Cannot recommend, but there aren't many other options in the area.
Fazios truly is a top notch music store. They carry a wide range of brands and can get pretty much anything you ask for you. They are extremely competitive on their prices and can price match pretty much anything. The staff is knowledgeable and really gives the store a personal feel. They offer great lessons that anyone can learn from and they can even repair your instrument.
Streetside Records is a great place to find all the music that you love and the stuff you don't yet know that you do. They have a great selection of local bands and other bands on independent labels. The staff is great and really knows their music. I cannot recommend them enough. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
Vintage Vinyl is one of the last independent record stores in the St. Louis area. They have a great selection of everything related to music: new or used. They have a bunch of great stuff that you won't find anywhere else and the staff will find it for you if they don't have. They are located right in the loop. Also, make sure that you check out there rocking instore performances - you are sure to see a variety of interesting musicians as well.