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!


Posted by Anne McCullough on October 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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)


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


Posted by Anne McCullough on October 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment


FRIDAY OCT. 31st, Halloween Costume Dance with
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
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


Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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!

Dia De Los Muertos on Cherokee Street

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

The Beggar’s Carnivale Presents: Le Maison de Decadence

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.

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.

Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Gooseberries Opening Day – and a free breakfast!

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!

Sloup #50 @ The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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!

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.

Opening this Saturday at Fort Gondo

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment














Ilene Berman
I’ll Take 17
October 18 – November 15, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, October 18, 7-10 PM
at fort gondoVSA Missouri Anthology Exhibition
Turning the Clocks Forward Again
October 18 – November 15, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, October 18, 7-10 PM
at beverly

Upcoming:Día de los Muertos STL:
Nichos Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 3-7 PMLeft Bank Books & fort gondo present:
Crushes and Mountains 
A reading by Elisha Lim & Vivek Shraya
Monday, October 27 at 7 PM

Cherokee Antique Row Fall Sidewalk Sale THIS SATURDAY

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Posted by Anne McCullough on October 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The CSBA Board of Directors has made a motion to cancel the October CSBA Meeting.  The CSBA normally cancels one meeting a term – and have chosen to cancel the October meeting.

October Cherokee Nights

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 8, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Art, Music, Food, Discounts, Buskers, Shopping, Entertainment, Dancing, and CHEROKEE STREET!

Join us for this free monthly showcase of Cherokee during the evening hours. Galleries, retailers, restaurants, and bars offer art, music, and discounts from 5 – 10pm. Explore Cherokee Street, pick up dinner, do some shopping and grab a drink!

This free event occurs on the second Thursday of every month year round, rain or shine, and is family friendly!

Ruth’s Vintage Clothing
2001 Cherokee Street
Open Late

Dead Wax Records STL
1959 Cherokee Street
Open Late

Red Chair on Cherokee
2319 Cherokee

Come Play in Benton Park This Saturday!

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 1, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Benton Park Vintage VW Show

When: Saturday, October 4, from 1 pm to 6 pm.  Roll in slowly at anytime during that period.

Where: Benton Park, South St. Louis (corner of Jefferson and Arsenal Streets, St. Louis, MO 63118).

Enter at the southwest corner of the park and follow the signs.
Prizes: We will have prizes again this year for Best in Show and VW with Most Room for Improvement.
Registration Cost: Zilch

Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion 10th Annual Mourning Event

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment

A Death in the Family: Death & Mourning in the 19th Century
Saturday October 11, 2014 – Gates open at 11:00am – Activities last until 4:00pm

Start the 2014 fall season with one of our most interesting and unusual events, A Death in the Family. This is an open  house style event, during which guests are free to visit exhibits throughout the Mansion and learn not only about mourning customs of the 19th century but illness, medical treatments, wakes, funerary practices and more from costumed volunteers and museum staff.  As well as visiting with our informative volunteers, guests get a chance to see an amazing collection of original objects  related to death, mourning and medical practices, from private collections, that are on display just this one day every

Local theatre impresarios collaborate to bring The K of D to St Louis backyard


OCTOBER 2014: St Louis Theatre Circle Award recipients Tom Martin and Em Piro collaborate to present Laura Schellhardt’s haunting contemporary play, The K of D: An Urban Legend.

The production is brought to life with some of Martin and Piro’s favorite local theatre artists, and presented under the auspices of Martin’s company, Blue Rose Stage Collective.  Blue Rose previously featured Martin directing Magan Wiles in My Name Is Rachel Corrie, a solo show about the conflict in Palestine.  The current offering once again features a one-person performance.


Posted by Anne McCullough on September 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

contemporary altar

Día de los Muertos Altar/Shrine contest:

Participants can be:
• Business / Establishments or residents of Cherokee Street, and side streets.
• Cultural institutions, galleries, “Co-working” spaces Cherokee Street

Contest requirements:
The altars are to be placed at the main entrances of the participating entities along Cherokee Street.  Registration is open from the date this notice is published, until Wednesday October 1st, 2014 – Sign up: Go to the Facebook Community page created for the event: Día de los Muertos STL

Participating teams must appropriately research information about the items that a traditional altar must contain and follow those recommendations in the design and installation of their altar.

Benton Park West Real Estate Listings, Sept 26, 2014

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Community Development Administration Fall Housing NOFA Released

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Community Development Administration’s Fall Round for Residential Development Proposals has been issued. Interested parties can obtain a copy of the NOFA and associated requirements from the Community Development Administration website at the following link:

Important Dates:

Release – September 26, 2014
Workshop – October 10, 2014 @ 9am-12pm Closing – November 7, 2014 @ 4pm

Award Announcement – December 3, 2014

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