CSBA BOD Meeting October 8,11am @ Nebula

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 6, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CSBA BOD Meeting 10.8.15 Agenda


1.) CID, signature process, property owner list review
2.) Indian Base
3.) Insurance Update
4.) CSBA Bank Account Update
5.) CSBA Elections

BPW Trunk or Treat

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Trunk or Treat Flyer (2015)

Host Your Holiday Party at The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment


The Luminary offers a unique and expansive space for your holiday party in the vibrant Cherokee Street neighborhood. Combining historic architecture dating back to the early 1900′s with a newly redesigned contemporary art gallery, the space is ideal for creating a special holiday party of any size for your office, family, or friends. 

Event rentals include access to over 5,000 square feet of space, venue quality sound system, chairs, tables, and more. Bar service, reserved parking, and other amenities are also available on request. 

The Cherokee Station Special Business District Board of Directors is requesting offers from parties interested in purchasing any of the three district-owned vacant lots located at 2836 Cherokee Street, 2647 Cherokee Street and 3415-3417 Iowa. Individuals, not- for-profits and business entities are invited to participate in this initiative to return these lots to private ownership for future development.  Please refer to the Request for Offer (RFO) more more information. 






Guardian Angel Settlement Association is looking for Volunteers

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Volunteers Angel Boutique Flier

Angel Boutique Grand Opening

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment


What’s Brewing? Series @ Gravois Park

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 24, 2015 | Leave a Comment


October 8, 2015 // Gravois Park
What’s Brewing? Series

Exploring Issues, Opportunities & Connections for St. Louis Area Neighborhoods

Why have some St. Louis communities begun to emerge from decline while others have remained stagnant or continued to decline? What strategies and strengths have made the difference?

Join us for a series of breakfast conversations to explore Emerging Neighborhoods: What Explains Neighborhood Success. Each session will focus on a different emerging neighborhood and include:

Background analysis by Dr. Todd Swanstrom of UMSL

A panel discussion featuring stakeholders who have played a key role in the community’s development

Taste of Benton Park & Other Festivities

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Saturday, October 3 * 10am to 6pm * Benton Park (the Park)
Calling all chalk artists! Come decorate the sidewalks of Benton Park! Artist registration is morning of. It is $20 for adults and you receive a new box of quality artist chalk. Spaces are available for children also for $1 and they are provided with chalk pieces! Even if you aren’t artistic, come check out these beautiful creations!

This week & upcoming @ Fort Gondo

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment


Visit us at the 2nd annual St. Louis Small Press Expo this Saturday!We will be presenting new artist zines by:Lyndon Barrois Jr., Lauren Cardenas, Rex Elliot, Paul Legault & Edo Rosenblith, Philip Mathews & David Johnson, Emmeline Solomon, Sopearb Touch, and Maria Xia alongside our existing archive of zines, poetry broadsides and gondo publication series books.

St. Louis Small Press Expo Kick-Off Party
Friday, September 24, 7-10 PM
beverly (3155 Cherokee Street)

St. Louis Small Press Expo
Saturday, September 25, 11 AM – 5 PM
St. Louis Public Library’s Central Branch


Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment


Saturday, November 7th 12pm – 7pm

In its fourth year, the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl will offer the best of St. Louis’ local jazz and blues in the cool bars, cafes, and shops that make up one of America’s most unique streets. This free, open-to-the-public event is one of the most beloved traditions of the annual Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival. Save the date and stay tuned for band and venue line-up!

City of Night St. Louis is a grassroots, multi-disciplinary arts event with themes of art, history, culture and sustainability. It will feature in/outdoor art and installations on display; live performance in the form of sound art, theater, and dance; workshops; vendors;live art; and more.

We are working hard to create an event that is open and welcoming to all. Including, but not limited to: Artists and Vendors (to connect and create crossover/ audience share), and the general public of all ages/ gender/ sexual orientation/ religious affiliation/ race/ families/ youth.

CSBA Meeting Thursday, September 17th @ Nebula

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CSBA 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 are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Information about the Cherokee Street CID will be provided during this CSBA Meeting.

Free Beer + Civic Engagement + Community

Alive Magazine Well Crafted @ The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 10, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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Join ALIVE Magazine on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 for Well Crafted, a carefully curated experience for the refined St. Louisan. The event will take place at The Luminary on Cherokee Street as part of St. Louis Design Week. Experience interactive programming throughout the space, opportunities to meet the makers of well-crafted, local goods in person and the premiere of the latest Spotlight Series film! Attendees will enjoy beer sampling and a whiskey flight, with delicious bites from local restaurants.

Entry is free, but guests must RSVP to be guaranteed entry.

Ticket link
Facebook link

 WHAT: On Monday, August 31, 2015, Mayor Francis Slay joined Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America, and Beyond Housing to announce a $4.75 million program designed to increase home ownership.

Eligible St. Louis homebuyers will be able to apply for $15,000 down payment assistance grants through Wells Fargo’s HomeLIFTSM program – an initiative effort to help revitalize neighborhoods through sustainable homeownership.  HomeLIFT program funds can applied to approved lender and renovation loans.

Fiesta on Cherokee 2015

Saturday, Sep 12th

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sunday, Sep 13th

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO

The Cherokee Street Latino Business Owners Association is pleased to announce the annual Hispanic Heritage month Festival celebration happening September 12th & 13th, 2015.  Enjoy local, national entertainment, fun activities, folkloric dances, and food vendors on Cherokee Street.

Music on two stages including:  Cana Dorada, Grupo Euforia, Desesperados del Norte, Banda Pen Asco de Zacatecas, Efecto Exclusivo, Los Patrones, Black James, MME, Trophy Mules, Tortuga, Bootie Grabbers Delight, Centipede, Hobosexuals, Light Music, Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats, Rick Steves and DJ Makossa.

September Exhibitions + Events @ The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Next week, join The Luminary as they kick off their fall season with two new exhibitionsSporadic Democracy in the main gallery, featuring work from many of their fall residents, and The Marvelous is Free in the entry gallery, curated by Anthony Romero and Matt Joynt. The exhibitions span context and media, featuring projects such as an expansion of Tania Bruguera’s Museum of Arte Util, a hybrid diy parade float and temporary housing structure, and an expansive archive of the St. Louis Black Artists Group (BAG), an influential collective of artists, musicians and poets.


Posted by Anne McCullough on August 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment





Richard Reilly
Scenes from a Journal
September 5 – October 3, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, September 5, 7-10 PM
at fort gondo

Robert Zungu
September 5 – October 3, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, September 5, 7-10 PM
at beverly



Poetry + The Politics of Joy
A collaborative event with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Saturday, September 12, 6-8 PM
Featuring poets Cole Swenson, Aaron Kunin & Renaldo Wilson
Plus, an interactive zine-making activity by Cole Lu
(at the Pulitzer Art Foundation)

gondo poetry 29:
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Justin Phillip Reed

Friday, September 18 at 7 PM

Traveling Bra Lady @ Bespoke

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment

At Bespoke, we are passionate about fit. The most stylish outfit won’t work if it is sagging, bunching, or pinching. That is true all the way down to your undergarments. Smooth fit and proper support from within allows everything you wear to look and feel better.On Sunday, September 20th, Bespoke will be hosting the Saint Louis Bra Lady, Kathi Cartwright, for a one day bra fitting event. Kathi represents Essential Bodywear, a line of bras that offer exceptional comfort and support and an amazing range of sizes. They are only available through trained fitting specialists, so this is a great opportunity to make sure you’re wearing a bra that is right for you.

BPNA Lakeside Concert

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Sunday, August 23 * 3pm-6pm * Benton Park Lake

Join us for another great concert in the park!

Featuring: The Mood Elevators

Beverages and BPNA Merchandise will be available for purchase.

Volunteers needed, please contact Mark Hasamear (mark.d.hasamear@gmail.com) or fill out the volunteer form:http://www.bpnastl.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Registration Open
10 Sessions September 3 through November 12

The Neighborhood Leadership Academy is jam-packed with information and skill-building, and NLA alums will tell you that preparing for sessions and keeping up with the topics can be work! But it’s not textbooks and lectures and tough homework assignments. NLA participants engage in exercises that help them examine their leadership skills, visit neighborhoods to explore what’s working, and build relationships that can last a lifetime

Click here to read about the facilitators and guest speakers:http://cwc.umsl.edu/nla/facilitators-spe…

Sign up for the NLA today and build relationships that will help sustain your neighborhood work! Register for the Neighborhood Leadership Academy today.

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  • Quoted

    “The beauty of the maturation of Cherokee Street over the past couple of months is that it has not shown a familiar trajectory for a St. Louis revitalization. There are no posh nightclubs with "pioneer" status nor any ultra-elite art galleries present.

    Rather, there's an organized community dedicated to improving quality of life and maintaining the uniqueness of St. Louis's most diverse and urban business district.”

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Neighborhood Resources

Cherokee People