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ShopLicensePlates now accepts Amazon Pay

Posted by Terry Hammer on 11/18/2018 to News is pleased to offer Amazon Pay as a payment method for our customers.  As payment methods and technology evolves, we'll continue to update our systems so that making a purchase on our website is as easy as possible.  

CocoVail Beer Hall, Barcelona, Spain. A Must Stop And See.

Posted by Terry Hammer on 5/14/2018 to News

Picture this:  two friends who lived for 8 years in the United States had a vision.  Creating a Beer Hall in their native Barcelona, Spain that would be a must see destination for residents and travelers alike.  In August 2016, Creators Andres and Toni transformed an 18th Century textile factory into Barcelona's first Beer Hall.  CocoVail Beer Hall was born.

Andres and Toni have been steadily filling their historic old, red-brick building with collectible license plates, college pennants and other interesting memorabilia which add a touch of flair and ambiance.  Because they wanted to have real, authentic vintage and old license plates from the United States and the World, CocoVail founders Andres and Toni selected ShopLicensePlates as their supplier of choice.

CocoVail Beer Hall is a must stop, must see destination for both residents and travelers.

Earth Day 2018 - Confluence Academy Campus Renewal

Posted by Terry Hammer on 4/21/2018 to News

Confluence Academy’s South City location serves students from grades 3 through 8.  Directly behind the Academy is Providence Place, a street with 7 homes that adjoins the back side of the entire length of the building.  The entire block along Providence Place had a "double row" of sidewalks that were old and cracked.  


There was also an original old 35 foot long driveway that had settled over the years.  Patches from years ago had worn and also needed repair or replacement.  In the “old days”, the drive was used to access a grease dumpster which was located there.  Pumps in the kitchen of the School would send the old grease through a series of pipes which dumped into this container.


Rather than replace the sidewalks that were cracked, and to replace or re-patch the old driveway, a “green solution” was called for.  One row of the "double row" of sidewalks was removed entirely.  Sidewalk areas that were in need of replacement were replaced.  The old driveway was removed entirely and the curb was replaced.  


Collaborators include:  Confluence Academy South City Campus, the building occupant;   St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, the owner of the property; Residents on Providence Place; St. Louis City Alderwoman Cara Spencer; and Holloran Contracting who did the sidewalk removal and replacement.  


The project included:  removal of 325 feet of concrete sidewalk and driveway, which is an entire City block; placement of 20,000 lbs of topsoil;  replacement of 35 feet of sidewalk area and curb where the driveway used to be;  and 2 truckloads of mulch.  20 trees will be planted in Spring 2018, which will create a “boulevard” or “canopy” of trees for those walking on the sidewalk.  The City of St. Louis has this included as a featured project for sustainability.


Terry Hammer, the owner of St. Louis-based, provided the funding for this project and will handle the ongoing maintenance and planting that will be needed.

KSDK Channel 5 St. Louis News Anchors Like ShopLicensePlates

Posted by Terry Hammer on 4/21/2018 to News
KSDK Channel 5 St. Louis News Anchors Christina Coleman, Ryan Dean, and PJ Randhawa like ShopLicensePlates.  They are pictured here signing the "mascot" license plate.  Hats off to the professional and dedicated news crew at KSDK Channel 5 in St. Louis.

Historic Missouri City License Plates

Posted by Terry Hammer on 4/21/2018 to News
In depth details and information about Historic Missouri City license plates from the turn of the 20th Century can be found on our non-profit website MOCITYPLATES.ORG goes Hollywood

Posted by Terry Hammer on 4/8/2018 to News
Movie Production Companies are turning to to furnish real, genuine license plates.  Actor Josh Hutcherson, highly acclaimed for his role in Hunger Games, is pictured here holding a license plate that is being used in the upcoming thriller movie "Plume".  The use of old license plates has increased as HD technology has shown the use of real license plates enhances the movie experience.  The use of "prop plates" that worked with old camera technology isn't compatible with HD cameras.


Actor Josh Hutcherson's profile is here:

Terry Hammer announces donation of baby grand piano to Pianos For People

Posted by Terry Hammer on 3/14/2018 to News
Terry Hammer, Proprietor of ShopLicensePlates, is pleased to announce the donation of a baby grand piano to the St. Louis based Pianos for People, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing both free pianos and lessons to worthy students who may be disadvantaged.

Terry also wanted to express his gratitude to City of St. Louis 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer who was crucial to making this donation a reality.  Terry noted that he feels so lucky and fortunate to have Cara Spencer as his Alderwoman.  Cara has been so proactive and engaged in making the City of St. Louis a better place to work, live, and play.

Please see the related article in the Riverfront Times.

ShopLicensePlates now accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express online payments

Posted by Terry Hammer on 1/26/2018 to News
Secure online credit card payment options enhanced.

Missouri changes mind on new base plate design for 2019

Posted by Terry Hammer on 6/20/2017 to News
After much deliberation, the State of Missouri has decided on a new license plate design that will hit the streets in January 2019.  A picture of what they've selected is below:


Originally, in October 2016, the license plate design that Missouri was considering is below:


2018 ILLINOIS Base license plate already getting revisions

Posted by Terry Hammer on 6/20/2017 to News
After a lot of discussion, the State of Illinois issued its new Illinois base plate design for 2018.  These started hitting the streets this year.  A picture of what they selected is below:


The State of Illinois is already needing to make revisions to its new base license plate because of law enforcement complaints.  The new Illinois license plate and the design issues that they've experienced is related to readability.