Support Local This Holiday Season!
Bloody Marys * Hot Cocoa * Gift Wrapping * Ornament Crafts
Make sure to check out all of the small businesses around Benton Park, especially on Cherokee Street as you search for the perfect gifts for all of your loved ones.
Stop by 2626 Cherokee to get a map and gift bag to start your day, or to have your gifts wrapped at the end of shopping. Perennial will host a “Make and Take” ornament craft table, and you can keep warm with complimentary bloody marys and hot cocoa.
For more information, visit: SHOP CHEROKEE STREET
Community Input: The Cherokee Station Business Association needs to be included decisions and legislation that affects Cherokee Street and businesses within the business district
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Last night at the Cherokee Street Business Association meeting a record number of new businesses announced openings and many requested various letters of support for occupancy permits, conditional use hearings, and liquor licenses. One of the new businesses is Saint Louis Hop Shop, a craft beer store set to open at 2606 Cherokee.
The controversial liquor control bill which restricted liquor licenses and prohibited package liquor and beer sales in the 20th ward recently expired on October 20th. Earlier in the week Justin Harris, the owner of STL Hop Shop reached out to Alderman Craig Schmid to setup a meeting to discuss his business. Last night the CSBA voted unanimously 29 to 0 to support the issuance of a package liquor license for STL Hop Shop. The alderman was not in attendance.
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) is working with partners around the region to make sure you are aware of the insurance options that are available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
If you don’t get health insurance coverage through your employer, union or a government-funded health plan, like Medicare, you can choose an affordable insurance plan that covers everything from doctor and hospital visits to maternity care and prescription drugs. You cannot be denied coverage if you have a pre-existing condition.
With the dropping of outdoor temperatures brings the desire for people to warm up their vehicles while leaving them unattended. While the St. Louis Police Department understands the desire for people to have a warm vehicle for themselves and family members to get into, we ask that you please do not practice this.
In the last week the Third District has already had numerous auto thefts of this kind. The morning of Tuesday, November 18th alone we had 2 of these thefts within a 30 minute period.
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment
The CSBA Meeting is tonight at 5:30pm at Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson.
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Next Tuesday, Nov. 25th Lewis Reed’s office will host a community-wide conference call for small businesses and community leaders planning on participating in Small Business Saturday or have interest still in doing so.
They are excited to have joining members of the Small Business Saturday Coalition – the national group behind the #ShopSmall movement! The Coalition will answer any questions you might have and help inspire creative ways to encourage shoppers to support their local-independent businesses on November 29th – one of the busiest shopping days of the year!
Peter and Paul have at last completed their renovation of the Garfield School building at Wyoming and Jefferson. Their offices and staff have moved in and, as reported at our neighborhood meeting….tenant applications are being reviewed and leases created. We have been invited to an Open House and I hope to see all of you there to welcome our new residents. The invitation is attached and here is the pertinent information:
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Join us for an Open House at:
2612 Wyoming Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Posted by Anne McCullough on November 7, 2014 | Leave a Comment
The Fortune Teller Bar is celebrating 2 years in business with old fashioned style Saloon Party on Saturday November 8th from 7pm till close.
A piano from Jackson Pianos will be on-site banging out the tunes for merriment and revelry. They’re also working on a few special surprises to be announced day of… stay tuned. Hint: GIANT WHEEL
Dress the part! $6 classic cocktails specials for anyone sporting Old Timey Saloon-style dress. Think: prohibition era meets the Southside. That’s right, dress the part and choose any of the following classic cocktails for only $6: Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Gin Martini, Moscow Mule, Dark and Stormy.
A monthly event where you can explore the businesses on Cherokee Street during the evening hours!
Ruth’s Vintage Clothing
2001 Cherokee Street
Dead Wax Records
1959 Cherokee Street
Scarlett Garnet Jewelry
2619 Cherokee Street
2650 Cherokee Street
3214 Cherokee Street
EAT/ DRINK/ MUSIC
The Fortune Teller Bar
2635 Cherokee Street
The Whiskey Ring
2651 Cherokee Street
3124 Cherokee Street
2812 Cherokee Street
2712 Cherokee Street
2847 Cherokee Street
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment
TRICK OR TREAT ON CHEROKEE STREET, pick up your treat bag at 2900 Cherokee, snap a photo in the photo booth and visit participating businesses along the street from 6-8:30pm!
FAVORITE LOCAL BANDS GET INTO THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT AT MELTwith So Many Dynamos as Devo, Demonlover as Prince, Trauma Harness as Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Humanoids as The Damned, Shaved Women as Rudimentary Peni & Mark Willey’s Rag Tag group of weirdos as Roxy Music.
HALLOWEEN DANCE W/ MISS JUBILEE AT CASA LOMA BALLROOM, with dancing, great music, costumes, and candy with all your STL swing dance pals! Miss Jubilee will be fueling the fun with her swingin’ Humdingers!
Check out these for-sale properties in Benton Park West! Be sure to share this with friends, family, co-workers, or anyone interested in investing in our neighborhood. Thank you!
3219 Iowa Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118 3 beds, 3.5 bath, 2,907 square feet - $299,900
LRA PROPERTY: 2821 Texas Ave Single family, 2,006 square feet (NSP)
SINGLE FAMILIES – PRIVATE LISTINGS
2854 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO 63118 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,940 sq. ft. – $30,000
3258 Compton, St Louis, MO 63118 3 beds, 2.5 bath, 1,100 square feet - $110,000
3223 Iowa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118 3 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,700 sq. ft – $30,000
GET YOUR MONIES’ WORTH ON YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUME….THIS WEEKEND….
FRIDAY OCT. 31st, Halloween Costume Dance with
MISS JUBILEE & THE HUMDINGERS
Doors open 7:30pm. Swing Dance Lesson 8-8:30. Dancing untilMidnight Prizes and Contests
Adm. $10 per person / $12 if under 21
SATURDAY NOV. 1st Annual Halloween Costume Dance and Contest with
THAT 80′S BAND
Doors open 7:30pm. Music 8:30-12:30am.
Adm. $15 per person Must be 21 Reserved seating with pre-paid admission
SUNDAY NOV. 2nd. A Mexican Halloween Dance with 3 Bands
Sponsored by Radio Station 880AM La Tremenda
Doors open 7:00pm. Music until 2:00am. Costume Contests
Admission $15 per person
Get the night started with Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street! Pick up your treat bag at 2900 Cherokee, snap a photo in their photo booth and visit participating businesses along the street from 6-8:30pm!
3rd Annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl
Saturday, November 8th 12pm
The 3rd ever Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl (part of the Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival) takes place on one of America’s greatest streets and features St. Louis’ incredible cast of local jazz, blues, and swing musicians in and out and up and down Cherokee’s eclectic stretch of shops, restaurants, bars, and venues.
This event is free and open to the public. Tip the bands and support the businesses who make this possible!
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment
10/22 – 3:00 p.m. “Nicho” (Shadow box) workshop fort gondo compound for the arts - Nichos are a common feature in Latin American homes. The workshop will consist of decorating a wooden frame to display in the participant’s Altar/Shrine. Participants will be educated in the history, design, and creation of Nichos and will be assisted in creating a frame that reflects their own style. The Nichos will be displayed on their “Día de los Muertos” Altar/Shrine. All materials provided. Duration: 4 hours. Cost: Free. Group size: 10 persons. Registration: Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts. Jessica Baran: (314) 313-5787
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment
We invite you and yours to come on in
To an unparalleled soiree of beauty and sin
as The Beggar’s Carnivale proudly Presents
Le Maison de Decadence
A completely original, gorgeous, and immersive theatrical experience unlike anything the Beggar’s Carnivale has attempted yet!
Le Maison de Decadence will be an evening of stunning burlesque, vaudeville, music hall, and cirque performances tied together in whimsical narrative; inspired by Victorian brothels, Parisian cabaret, technicolor cinematic musicals, and London music halls. Le Maison de Decadence will feature large ensemble acts, impressive original performances and a live score by the Three Penny Orchestra.
Posted by James McKee on October 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Let’s rally up one more time in 2014! This time, #MarineVilla is hosting this month’s Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour at Irish Corner Pub. Come out, have a drink, and get to know your neighbors. It’s a fun way to reach beyond arbitrary boundaries and build a stronger community with our friends in Benton Park West Neighborhood Association, Benton Park Neighborhood Association, and Gravois Park.
Posted by David Godbout on October 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment
On Tuesday, October 21st, Gooseberries (2754 Chippewa Street, USA) will open its doors for business.
In honor of this, and of all of Kim and Ross’s hard work coming together, Novation Church (no affiliation with Gooseberries) is buying breakfast for whosoever will. All you have to do is get to Gooseberries (did we tell you it is located on Chippewa, a very up and coming street?) tomorrow between 8:00 and 9:30am, and utter the words, “put it on Novation’s tab.”
9:31am will be too late!
For the third October in a row SLOUP will be eating soup on Cherokee Street right in the middle of Dia De Los Muertos celebrations! This year, they will gather in the Luminary Center for the Arts’ beautiful new space.
Their event will kick off a full week of Day of the Dead related activities on Cherokee.
The amazing and generous food sponsors this month are Don Carlos Restaurant, Latino Americana, and The Royale!
Posted by Anne McCullough on October 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Cherokee Print League is a collection of businesses dedicated to the art scene on Cherokee and Saint Louis. Cherokee Print League will be hosting the seventh annual holiday print sale on Saturday, December 6th.
The print sale showcases local artists and businesses whose work is print-related including printmaking, letterpress, screen printing, and printed fabrics. The sale is Saturday, December 6th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM and provides holiday shoppers with creative ways to complete their shopping lists.
Organized as a sale rather than an art show, the event promises a huge turnout and will be a great way to make some cash before the holiday season. Hosting businesses will be advertising the event extensively: 100% of participation fees go toward advertising.
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