SPECIAL THIS WEEK AT CASA LOMA

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 22, 2017 | Leave a Comment

FRIDAY MARCH 24 and SATURDAY MARCH 25
A DOUBLE SWING NIGHT SPECIAL!
Come Friday night for ROBBIE AND THE ROCKIN’ FOOLS
Complimentary Dance Lesson 8-8:30 then dancing until midnight.
Admission $10 / $12 if under 21 THEN PURCHASE A TICKET
FOR SATURDAY for  MISS JUBILEE & The Humdingers and get a coupon for a Free Drink and complimentary water Saturday night.
Doors open 7:30pm. Dance lesson 8-8:30. Music until 12:00am.   Adm. $10 / $12
NEW TIME FOR “WRASSLIN’ AT THE CASA LOMA”
This Sunday, March 26th  Doors open 5:15pm First bell 6:00pm.
General Admission Tickets only $15 at the door. Reserved seating on-line at WWW.FIGHTSTL.COM  All matches will be on Sundays.
The Best of the Best will be competing for the Missouri Title.

 

The first meeting of the CHEROKEE STREET COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, at 12pm at Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63118.

This meeting is open to the public; however, that a portion of the meeting may be closed to discuss legal, real estate and/or personnel matters as provided by Sections 610.021(1), (2) and/or (3), RSMo. Representatives of the news media may obtain copies of this notice, and persons with disabilities wishing to attend can contact: Anne McCullough, 3407 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO, 314.304.0932, anne@cherokeestreet.com

 

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Curio Shoppe’s Grand Re-Opening-Call for STL Creatives

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 14, 2017 | Leave a Comment

PLEASE PASS AROUND AND SHARE WITH ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN BEING INCLUDED IN THE ST. LOUIS CURIO SHOPPE”S INVENTORY!!!

Artists, Crafters, Musicians, Small Business Entrepreneurs, Authors and Makers of all things Awesome come be part of recreating the hub for promoting the talented folks we have working hard in the St. Louis Region.

We are accepting applications for vendors who live in the area to consign and sell their wares at our fantastic new storefront at 2626 Cherokee Street beginning on Monday, March 13th through the Grand Re-Opening on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Announcing Spoked Adventures

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

 

Spoked Adventures

 

Announcing Spoked Adventures- a new business dedicated to providing all-inclusive adventure guide services which enable guests to explore by bike, canoe, and more.  Adventure With Us.

Spoked Adventures specializes in guided day and overnight cycling trips around the Greater St. Louis area.  We help participants engage with classic Missouri landmarks in new ways.  Experienced guides will escort you to exotic locations that you may have never known existed just miles from your home.

No-Hassle Exploration

More Options To Try & Suds To Sip! @ Saint Louis Hop Shop

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 5, 2017 | Leave a Comment

Here we are again, top of a new month and the beer releases are still ramping up! We have some delicious brews that just hit shelves locally & a few others that may grab your attention. We have some hot releases you don’t want to miss with a lot more on the way. We will personally be opening up different styles of beer to taste all weekend at the shop. Pop in and see what special brew is flowing at the tasting bar.

IndiHop RFP

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)-

GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR INDIHOP 2017

 IndiHop is a unique event showcasing two of St. Louis’ most eclectic neighborhoods: Cherokee Street and The Grove.

 

What is IndiHop? 50 Participating businesses in both neighborhoods provide samples of 50 different types of locally made brews.  As you travel from venue to venue, enjoy entertainment by an assortment of live musicians, artists and street performers. IndiHop provides shuttles, between each neighborhood. 2017 IndiHop will take place on Saturday, May 20th from 1pm to 7pm.

 

Save the Date: Lot 49 Contemporary Art Auction

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The Luminary is pleased to announce our 2nd annual Lot 49 contemporary art auction + fundraiser on Friday, March 24th from 7pm to 10pm.

Lot 49 is a unique artist-centric auction initiated and shaped by artists as an annual fundraiser for The Luminary and a direct means of support for artists in the region and beyond. The interactive auction will feature acclaimed artists nominated by their peers, with participating artists receiving 51% of all proceeds and the remaining 49% going to support our ambitious programs – hence the name, Lot 49.

BIG WEEK @ Hop Shop For Beer & More!  

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 1, 2017 | Leave a Comment

 

 

 

We have an exciting month ahead of us with some crave-worthy brews that recently hit local distribution plus many other restocks. We are also tapping some delicious beers for you to drink while you shop. This week we’re hosting 2 tastings that you don’t want to miss! There is much to choose from and explore here at the Saint Louis Hop Shop. Come by 2606 Cherokee St. and stock your fridge with some amazing beer. February is kicking off with a BANG…keep scrolling for the breakdown.

Cherokee Street Community Improvement District

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 20, 2017 | Leave a Comment


Board Bill No. 229 | Session 2016-2017

Ordinance establishing the Cherokee Street CID

BOARD BILL #229 INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN KENNETH ORTMANN, ALDERWOMAN CARA SPENCER An ordinance approving the petition to establish the Cherokee Street Community Improvement District, authorizing the district to impose special assessments, finding a public purpose for the establishment of the Cherokee Street Community Improvement District, and containing a severability clause.

Cherokee Street CID Petition 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO APPROVE CHEROKEE STREET COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A public hearing will be held on January 19th, 2017 at 9 am in Room 208

at City Hall, 1200 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103 to consider Board Bill 229

to approve the establishment of the Cherokee Street Community Improvement District within the

City of St. Louis in accordance with the Community Improvement District Act, Sections 67.1401

to 67.1571 of the Missouri Revised Statutes (the “Act”).

The Register of the City of St. Louis has received a petition for the establishment of a

This Friday – LAB: ICE

Iced Out 1600 x 900

ICED OUT NIGHT
JAN. 14, 2017
AN AUDIO / VISUAL / 3D / EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE CURATED BY ICE.
$10

~I THINK OF NOTHING. EVERY1 HAS TURNED N2 THE SMOOTHEST STONES. WE SIT IN THE CREEK AS THE WATER BABBLES OVER US. THE MOON IS NEARLY FULL N WINTER IS COLD. THE ICE TWINKLES AGAINST THE BLACK UNIVERSE. WE HAVE BEEN STACKED CAREFULLY AND WE R STILL.~

Join us on January 14th for the return of our musician-led series, LAB, featuring performances by ICE, BLOOM, Eric Donte, Jvckss, and Zado as well as 3D digital architectural dreamscapes. More information available here.

January Schedule for Casa Loma

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 2, 2017 | Leave a Comment

A Love Letter from Fort Gondo’s founder Galen Gandolfi

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 23, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Dear friend, foe, any and all,
Our fifteen year experiment on Cherokee Street reaches its glorious end come January 7, 2017.  My canoe beached at 3151 Cherokee Street in July 2001 via Chicago, Washington DC and Boston.  The land of opportunity that ultimately realized fort gondo compound for the arts, Beverly, Typo Café, Art Parts and Radio Cherokee laid in various stages of ruin and imagination.
My buddy, brother and partner in crime Dave Early, along with then Bevin Fahey-Vornberg and Mike Schuh, set out to conquer two blocks of Cherokee Street with no budget and no plan.  We needed neither, seemingly, as evidenced by the throngs that populated our exhibitions, events and related happenings.  Both the media and law enforcement seemed equally interested.  Police once chased me down an alley as I fled an art performance wrapped head-to-toe in tin foil.
By mid-decade, fort gondo was no longer merely a gallery space or a collection of buildings, but rather a movement.  It coalesced in my tenure as president of the Benton Park Neighborhood Association and failed run for 20th Ward alderman, where I was labeled the mutually all-exclusive anarchist, communist, socialist and artist.  It was purported that I ran on a platform of “pro-graffiti and pro- nudity.”
Through divine intervention, Jessica Baran parachuted down upon my entropic free-for-all, instilling a semblance of structure heretofore unknown.  Jessica turned my “pro-debt incurring” operation into a formal non-profit organization, complete with by-laws, interns and embossed orange pencils.  Penning national and regional grants, Jessica, along with assistant director Cole Lu, took fort g’s programming to new levels, both in the visual arts and in the realm of poetry.  The esteemed fort gondo poetry series was a cultural by-product of a gifted curatorial team which included, along with Jessica, Jennifer Kronovet, Paul Legault and Ted Mathys.
Hundreds upon hundreds of artists have shown at fort g.  Many more thousands of individuals have experienced everything from baptisms to strip shows within the walls of 3151 Cherokee Street.  Fort Gondo was equal parts art gallery, animal shelter and half-way house; it was a forum for the emerging and non-emerging artist, activist and community resident.
The afterlife, however, manifests in Jessica and Ted’s new poetry series “100 Boots” at the Pulitzer in 2017 and Fort G’s furthering of G-CADD, the Granite City Art and Design District under the curatorial direction of Marianne Laury and landscape execution of Christopher Carl.
In closing, I want to thank the community, be they art, literary, musical or otherwise, that has so generously supported and sustained fort g over the last 15 years.  Proof, indeed, that we are all in this together.
Thank you, Jessica.  Thank you, Cole.  Thank you, St. Louis.
Love,

Cherokee Street Business Association, Special Business District and Cherokee Street Development League meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm.  All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee Street are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Below is the December agenda and November meeting minutes.

COME, CONTRIBUTE, LEARN, LISTEN about everything happening on the street and surrounding communities. This is one of the many ways to learn about what is happening in the area. If you cannot make it, or would like to contribute or provide input in a different forum, feel free to email me: anne@cherokeestreet.com. All voices should be heard and everyone can be contributing to the growth and development of the street!

Updates + News at The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 13, 2016 | Leave a Comment

NEA Award +
To Make a Public Book Release +
LAB: ICE

The Luminary Receives NEA Award for our International Residency Program

2016 Residencies

The Luminary is proud to announce that we have been awarded a highly competitive Art Works grant of $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts to support our international residency program and related exhibitions.

The Art Works category focuses on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. “The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as The Luminary, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

Shop Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Cherokee Street is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping! Check out all of these retail businesses on Cherokee Street. Shop Local. Shop Cherokee Street! 

Feedback and Takeaways from Public Kick-Off Meeting

Hello! Thank you again for your participation at the Public Kick-Off event for the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan.

Over the past few weeks, we have been working with residents and local stakeholders to determine community assets, challenges and opportunities; focus areas for intervention and community-led development; and priorities for the planning effort. With information gathered at our Kick-Off and our second Steering Committee meeting on November 10th, in addition to one-on-one and group meetings with people living and working in the area, we have compiled information that offers insight into our neighborhoods. You can check out all of the feedback and insights we gathered by CLICKING HERE.

The Fat Babies @ Casa Loma Ballroom

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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This weekend
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Friday, November 11 at 7 PM:
gondo poetry series #40
featuring poets Dana Levin & Monica Youn
at the compound

Saturday, November 12, 6-9 PM:
G-CADD Exhibition 8
Granite City Art & Design District
1800 Block of State Street
Granite City, IL

Saturday, November 12, 12-4 PM:
Last day to view our current shows:

JE Baker
For
at fort gondo

Bad Habits (Remember Me)
Brandon Anschultz, Jeffrey Michael Austin, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Michael Byron, Jessica Caponigro, Sage Dawson, Snow Yunxue Fu, Hideous Beast, Lily Randall, Andy Roche, Rafael E. Vera, and Deborah Alma Wheeler
Curated by Allison Lacher and Cole Lu
at beverly


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