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!

FRIDAY BPW REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

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!

 

FEATURED LISTINGS

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

3 HALLOWEEN DANCES AT CASA LOMA!

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

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

 

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!

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

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

Party of Pestalozzi

Posted by David Godbout on September 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment

This Saturday — and just for you, we have arranged for 70 degree weather.

Brazilian culture mixed with The Venice Cafe’s Street Festival – what more could you ask for?

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Are you #UpForWhatever? Join BPNA, fellow neighbors, STL Brightside, and Bud Light to help make Benton Park & Benton Park West more beautiful this Saturday, August 9 from 9am-2pm. Meet at Benton Park. Volunteers will be digging, planting, mulching and creating a beautiful monarch butterfly garden, creating a stencil art mural along Benton Park West and painting fire hydrants. Volunteers will receive Bud Light T-Shirt, Sandwich from Luvy Duvy’s and beer. Event is National Campaign for Keeping America Beautful sponsored by Bud Light and Operation Brightside. Volunteers must be 21 or older and sign up online

Check Out Other Volunteer Opportunities!

 

MVNA July 2014 Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder, tonight is the Marine Villa Neighborhood Association meeting at Irish Corner Pub (corner of Cherokee and Lemp).

The Chippewa Broadway Business Association hosts a happy hour at 6pm and MVNA business begins at 7pm. Jeffrey Boyd will be present to discuss his candidacy for license collector. Mandy Mankin will be present to discuss memberships to the Benton Park West dog park and will have applications available (please bring proof of vaccinations and record of spay/neutering). We will also briefly discuss and vote on the proposed Dollar General store at 3300 Jefferson so MVNA can issue a letter of support or objection as we have residents living within a block radius of this development.

New Benton Park Community Garden

Posted by Cipriano Medina on June 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Benton Park resident and MELT regulars, Nicole Hoffarth along with Rici Wittkugel had an idea to bring together community. Nicole, an architectural designer and Rici, an artist, are developing gardening skills. At the intersection of Pestalozzi and Indiana rests an LRA lot that is now a growing Community Garden. Formed in March and nicknamed, Hinge Garden, for the hinge they found while plotting the land, the garden currently has 5 beds, a lounge area (nicknamed “stump lounge”) and supporters. There is room for more beds and supporters. If you would like to get involved in this community project, please swing by the garden during evenings and weekends or contact Nicole.

Thursday, June 9th @ MELT (6-11pm)

Everyone is Welcome

15% of total food and drink sales and 100% of auction items and Bucket Donations will go to help the Dario/Pupillo family, as a donation to Grace Hill.

Little Sebastian contracted a STAFF infection shortly after his birth requiring hospitalization and extra care; he is fine, but the medical bills have stacked up.

Come enjoy the music (featuring Tony Pupillo, Seaby and the Rules, The Skeses, Some Incarnation of Bronson and Jack Grelle) and help out a worthy cause.

New Store Opening on Jefferson Ave.

Posted by David Godbout on June 1, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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The folks at Heaven’s Archives are passionate designers, creators, artists, restoration enthusiasts, and Great People.

The shop will specialize in Decorative Decor.

“Whether it be an Old item or New, we can make it You!”

Stop in and meet them at the Grand Opening Soiree on June 7th.

 

Free Concert in Benton Park this Saturday (5/31)

Posted by David Godbout on May 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Bpna logo 2The Brothers Lazaroff, along with Beth Bombara and The Jefferson Avenue Duo will be playing in Benton Park from 4 to 9pm this Saturday.

Come out and enjoy an afternoon in the park and celebrate the community.

Volunteers are needed, and all volunteers receive a wristband good for FREE food and drink (and drink!).  Contact BettyHalloran@me.com if you want in on the volunteer deal.

Street Performer Open Meeting

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

Wednesday, May 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar
Free parking behind the Pageant

You may have heard that the city’s overly restrictive street performer ordinance has been repealed. While the First Amendment is on your side, we want to encourage street performances while respecting the reasonable expectations of the greater public to enjoy peace and quiet in their homes and the ability of businesses to conduct commerce.

Luminary Center Grand Opening

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The news we have all been waiting for…

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We are excited to officially announce our GRAND OPENING on May 17th, 2014! Save the date for the Grand Opening event, which will offer a first glimpse into the finished space with a free party featuring music, drinks, tours of the space and an art auction. You are officially invited to come celebrate with us!

With the opening of the new space, we are equally happy to share a complete rebrand, including a new logo, new website, and new mission statement that reflects the continual evolution and experimentation of the organization. We encourage you to read more about our methodology and thought-process leading to the rebrand on our blog.

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Next weekend at fort gondo:

Saturday, March 8: Film Premiere of Sarah Paulsen’s feature-length animated documentary, Elegy to Connie

(Doors open at 7:30 PM; film begins at 8 PM)

Sunday, March 9: Animation Workshop with artist Sarah Paulsen, 4 PM – 6 PM

Join us for these two events, planned in conjunction with Sarah Paulsen’s current solo exhibition, Elegy to Connie.  Both are free and open to community members of all ages and skill-levels.

Lo-Fi Cherokee 2014

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

 About the Event
Lo-Fi Cherokee is a completely unique event conceived in 2012 that is best described as a hybrid event that brings music, video, social media and St. Louis city culture together. 14-18 local bands or solo acts from new unknowns to veterans of the scene will convene in various shops for live music video shoots over the course of a single day. When it’s all over we will have produced as many high quality performance videos. These videos will not only showcases a sample of the diversity of talent of the STL music scene but, also reflects the energy of one of St. Louis’ most dynamic commercial districts. These videos will live on indefinitely online as a testament of a compelling time and place in St. Louis history.

Cherokee Street Nonprofit

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

We need your help!

 

The Cherokee Station Business Association is in the process of applying for a 501c3 Nonprofit.  This nonprofit  will work in conjunction with the business association to create an inviting, diverse and sustainable environment on Cherokee Street and to promote arts, culture and creative innovation.  We need the community’s help in naming the nonprofit.  Bellow is a list of suggested names.  Please respond by selecting up to 3 choices below, or with a new suggestion in the comments section.  The name for the nonprofit will then be chosen out of the top three suggestions, by the CSBA Board of Directors.  All suggestions must be submitted or voted on before 5pm Thursday, February 27th.

Vote for your favorite name for the Cherokee Street Nonpofit. (Choose up to 3)

  • Cherokee Street Collective (CSC) (22%, 11 Votes)
  • Cherokee Street United (CSU) (22%, 11 Votes)
  • Cherokee Development League (CDL) (20%, 10 Votes)
  • Grow Cherokee (16%, 8 Votes)
  • Cherokee Operations in Ongoing Long-term Development of Understanding Diversity in Every Situation (COOLDUDES) (16%, 8 Votes)
  • Cherokee Street League (CSL) (12%, 6 Votes)
  • Cherokee Innovation Association (CIA) (12%, 6 Votes)
  • Cherokee Art and Development Association (CADA) (12%, 6 Votes)
  • Activate Cherokee (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Envision Cherokee (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Cherokee Growth & Sustainability (CGS) (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Cherokee Development Association (CDA) (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Cherokee Street Development Coalition (CSDC) (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Extraordinary Cherokee (10%, 5 Votes)
  • Cherokeep It Alive (8%, 4 Votes)
  • Cherokee Sustainability Group (CSG) (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Cherokee United (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Cherokee Growth and Sustainability Board (CGSB) (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Imagine Cherokee (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Cherokee Growth Council (CGC) (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 51

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