Teapots and a tornado at Lambert-St. Louis Airport

It’s been just about a year since a tornado blew through Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Now a restored and upgraded Concourse C, which was heavily damaged in the storm, is set to reopen April 2nd, with a “tiled corridor, brighter ceilings, oval ‘cloud’ lighting, fully renovated restrooms, new signage, digital directory maps and five sets of art glass screens created by local artists.”

There will also be new and renewed shops and eateries, including Beer Bar and Grill (C1), by local brewer Schlafly,  La Tapenade Mediterranean Café (C8) and Chili’s Too.  Brooks Brothers is back and soon Bookmark Inmotion will open.

Also set to open at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is Sky High Tea: A Teapot Exhibition, in the airport’s new Meeting Place Gallery. On display through July 8, 2012 are teapots made of glass, clay, metal and fiber by 19 regional artists.

Anne Coddington Rast, Inside Out Teapot, Fiber, 2012

The Meeting Place Gallery is located in the Terminal 1 Bag Claim at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.