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

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

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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

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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

Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion 10th Annual Mourning Event

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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

September Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour

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Benton Park West is hosting the Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour this Month. In a new joint effort with Marine Villa Neighborhood of Saint Louis, Missouri, Benton Park West Neighborhood, Gravois Park, St. Louis and Benton Park Neighborhood Association to celebrate our prosper-ing shared border of Cherokee street, we are establishing a monthly Happy Hour. These happy hours will showcase our neighborhoods amazing drinking establishments.

This month’s happy hour will be held at The Fortune Teller Bar. Get to know your neighbors beyond the traditional neighborhood association meetings. We’re looking forward to getting neighbors to talk to each other beyond arbitrary boundary lines and forming stronger relationships with the businesses in our neighborhoods!

St. Louis – Join Cherokee Street in a celebration of the Mexican, Mexican American and Latin communities as they share in culture, traditions, food and art.  Fiesta on Cherokee is a celebration of all cultures on Cherokee Street and will be held Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th 2014 from 11:00 AM to 10: 00 PM.

This free festival will bring the local Mexican and Mexican-American communities together as they celebrate the rich heritage, history and culture of their Mexican ancestors who fought for their independence from the Spanish government during the early 1800s.

September 11, 2014


6:30 p.m. Graduated Weed & Seed Meeting Welcome Remarks -Neighborhood Representative

6:35 p.m. Break into 15 Neighborhood Groups with District Officers New Problem Properties & Calls for Service
District Three Detective Bureau-

7:00 p.m. Community Outreach Mtg. Begins: District Three Community Outreach–

Pledge of Allegiance- Introduction of Attendees

7:05 p.m. Crime Strategies/Business Crime Prevention/Crime Statistics/Arrest-Cathy Cawthorne Award presented by,

The Commander of District Three Mary Warnecke

7:15 p.m. Guest Speakers: Grand Jury Association-Good Citizenship Bob Powers & Rich Sykora-Assist. City Counselor- Problem Property/Nuisance Process
Announcements: questions, concerns, events


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Hosted by the St. Louis Independent Business Alliance
(An affiliate of the American Independent Business Alliance)
Thursday, September 25 at 5:00 PM
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave St Louis, MO 63143


Learn about this new member-driven, consumer-focused organization and discover how we may grow St. Louis’ locally owned and operated business community!

Special Charter Member Invitation: Join SLIBA on or before September 25 and as a charter member, get half off the annual $120 membership rate. SLIBA is affiliated with American Independent Business Alliance.

A launch party sponsored by the Schlafly Tap Room on September 11 is open to the public.

St Louis League Revised (Black)

For more information contact:
Cara Spencer

(ST. LOUIS / Sept. 2, 2014) The benefits of coworking is soon to get even better in the St. Louis area with the formation of The St. Louis League of Independent Workspaces (The League). Co-­‐ founded by Nebula, Tech Artista, Lab1500, The Hive44 and Claim, The League’s shared membership model provides additional spaces, resources and opportunities for collaboration between members at each of the spaces.

UPDATE: The Dollar General conditional use hearing scheduled for tomorrow has been CANCELLED! The applicant stated they did not want to continue with the application. Congrats to everyone who put in time making signs, writing letters, making phone calls, and attending meetings.

Dollar General Conditional Use Hearing
Thursday, September 4th
City Hall

A 2 million dollar proposal for a Dollar General store within the CSBA boundaries has been submitted by a developer looking to purchase the former Hoods property at 3300 Jefferson.  This is a the largest development within the CSBA boundaries in decades.


Posted by Anne McCullough on August 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Check out these for-sale properties in Benton Park West!  Be sure to share this with friends, family, 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 - $310,000

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

3003 California Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118 3 beds, 2 bath2, 1,898 sq. ft. – $15,000

“Dress as CHER and SONNY and be a part of a World Setting Attempt to be in the book of World’s Records! On Saturday, September 6th, Cherokee Street will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for most Cher impersonators.

The photo shoot will be taken around 7:15 at the corner of Cherokee and Iowa and will be submitted to Guinness Book of World Records for the most CHER Impersonators.

Participating Cherokee Street businesses will have Cher inspired cocktails and will be dressed for the occasion. Participating businesses include Casa Loma BallroomMeltThe Fortune Teller BarThe Whiskey RingYaquis on CherokeeLos Punk and Art Bar St. Louis. World renowned Cher impersonator Steven Andrade will make an appearance at Casa Loma Ballroom.

Fort Gondo poetry, Fall 2014

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the fort gondo poetry series is pleased to present its Fall 2014 readings:September 19:

Adam Clay
Ada Limon
Philip Matthews

October 17:
Alex Dimitrov
Dorothea Lasky

November 14:
Corina Copp
Karla Kelsey

All readings take place on Fridays, begin at 7 PM and are free and open to the public.

This season’s series is funded in part by the Dedalus Foundation and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis; and is sponsored by yellow bear projects, who creates unique hand-printed broadsides for each poet.

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