Register to Vote

20th Ward Aldermanic Elections will be held on March 3rd and the General Election will be held on April 7th.  Your Voter Registration Form must be POSTMARKED by the 4th Wednesday before the election.  Your Voter Registration Form must be POSTMARKED by Wednesday, February 4th in order to vote in the Primary Election for the 20th Ward Aldermanic Elections.  You can fill out a form and mail in or drop off at the local Election Authority which is located at 300 North Tucker Boulevard.  You can find the forms to change your registration or register to vote HERE .

StL Youth Jobs Summer Employment Program

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment


The StL Youth Jobs summer employment program is right around the corner. Youth will be able to apply beginning on February 16th at Please share the application process with as many youth within your networks as possible!

Here is some information about who the program will be enrolling (attached flyer also contains this info):

Must be 16-23
Must live in the following neighborhoods: Penrose, O’Fallon, Baden, Mark Twain, Walnut Park East, Walnut Park West, Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Tower Grove East, or Bevo-Mill.
Must be able to provide necessary documents (listed on the flyer)

HSMO Super SNIP Poster

Smart owners spay or neuter their pets!  Research shows altered pets have better health and behavior and, of course, don’t produce unwanted litters that can threaten the health and safety of our communities. Millions of Americans, primarily children, are bitten by stray dogs each year, some of those bites are deadly.  The Humane Society of Missouri wants to help reduce that risk in our community.

FREE spay and neuter surgeries are now available to pet owners in the Benton Park West and Gravois Park neighborhoods of St. Louis City courtesy of the Humane Society of Missouri and Petsmart Charities.  Also included are a rabies vaccine and tag and distemper vaccine for a total value of more than $245.  Appointments can be made by calling 314-802-5717.

Workshop in Business Opportunities: Registration is Now Open!

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

The Grace Hill Women’s Business Center (WBC) is now accepting registration for its in-depth business development class, Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO). WIBO is a peer-oriented 16-week business training course for people who are in business or planning to start a business very soon.


WIBO functions as a “Mini MBA” to help participants build critical business skills and a network of peers at the same time. The curriculum includes market research, marketing campaign, sales, pricing strategy, costs, financial decision making, human resources, etc.


CSBA Meeting Thursday January 15 5:30pm @ Nebula

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

The Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 15th at 5:30pm @ Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson.

CSBA January, 15 2015 Agenda

CSBA December Meeting Minutes

Cherokee Street CID information 

Opening this Saturday @ fort gondo/beverly

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment


Alika Cooper
Have A Sex
Saturday, January 17 – February 14, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, January 17, 7-10 PM
at fort gondo

Serhii Chrucky
Saturday, January 17 – February 14, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, January 17, 7-10 PM
at beverly

Upcoming at the compound:

gondo poetry 24:
Gracie Leavitt & Zachary Schomburg
Saturday, January 24 at 7 PM
at fort gondo

1-70 Sign Show
A lecture by Anne Thompson
Presented by the Luminary Arts & fort gondo
Thursday, February 19 at 7 PM
at fort gondo


News + Spring Season @ The Luminary

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

We are excited to begin the new year with some incredible news, as well as our calendar of spring exhibitions, residencies, and music programming.

First off, we could not be more pleased to announce that we have received a two-year grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which will go to support our exhibition, residency and critical writing programs. The grant is the most significant support we have received to date and will not only sustain, but also expand our programs’ vision and reach over the next few years. We are equally happy to see our neighbor fort gondo compound for the arts andCommon Field, a national network of artist-run spaces we are founding members of, receive significant support as well!

A look back at 2014 on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 5, 2015 | Leave a Comment

2014 on Cherokee Street; 22 new business opened, masked wrestlers took over the intersection of Oregon & Cherokee for a series of Lucha Libre wrestling matches during Cinco De Mayo, Regional Arts Commission hosted the second ever placed based Community Arts Training on Cherokee Street, Faring Purth painted a much talked about mural, Blank Space opened their doors for daytime hours, Cher Impersonators showed up for a Guiness Book of World Records Title, St. Louis’ first ever Krampus Festival and Pub Crawl was held on Cherokee Street, Pokey Lafarge closed out Lo-Fi Cherokee at the Bomb Door, Raven Fox projected architectural video mapping on the Cinderella Building, and Cherokee Street Development League 501c3 was established.

2014 Openings on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 5, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Feed Your Vitality 1821 Cherokee Street, Limitless Planet 1912 Cherokee Street, Buddha Body & Bath 2304 Cherokee Street, Hazina Boutique 2306 Cherokee Street,Photomaton 2308 1/2 Cherokee Street, Future Ancestor 2617 Cherokee Street, Mr. Nice Guy 2636 Cherokee Street, Bespoke 2648 Cherokee Street, YuMe 3408 Ohio, Earthbound Brewing 2710 Cherokee Street, Los Punk 2709 Cherokee Street, Spoked Bikes & Stuff 2617 Cherokee Street, Yaqui’s 2728 Cherokee Street, Kismet Creative Center 3409 Iowa, Art Bar2732 Cherokee Street, Lilly’s Panaderia 2752 Cherokee Street, Athlete Eats 2732 Cherokee Street, Swan River Yoga 2839 Cherokee Street, Master Pieza 2850 Cherokee Street, Pianos for People 3138 Cherokee Street, Red Guitar Bread 3215 Cherokee Street, Velvet Elvis 3214 Cherokee Street

New Year’s on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment

New Year’s Eve @ Foam w/ Danny Switchblade Spinning Rekkids
Champaign, great tunes, and great peeps!  Feel free to bring food to share (or keep for yourself. Feel free to bring your favorite record.

Yaquis on Cherokee: Barrelhouse Blues, Booze, and Wine. 
A night of live piano blues, jazz, and holiday nonsense this New Years Eve! Yaqui’s will be unveiling their newest barrel-aged cocktails, pizza until 1am, and champagne toasts. Ethan Leinwand will be on the piano at 9:30 and playing until next year! No cover charge.  It’ll be a jazzy good time. Fine Wine, Fine Women, Fine Pizza.

SHOP LOYAL Holiday Pop Up Shop @ 2720 Cherokee (Dec 20 & 21)

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment


- Over 10,000 sq ft on two levels!

- 5,000 sq ft of shopping & sampling + 5,000 sq ft of lounging, sipping, dancing, dreaming and more on Cherokee Street at 2720 Cherokee

- Live entertainment by local musicians, bands, DJs & comedians


(Donations will be accepted for the local musicians that will be performing live throughout the weeked)

BUY / SELL / PROMOTE your craft or business here!

Interested in selling your stuff or setting up a booth? Contact us and find out how easy and cheap it is.

Cherokee Station Business Association will host a final community input session for a proposed Community Improvement District on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Nebula, located at 3407 S. Jefferson. The meeting will start promptly at 6 p.m.

This will be the last community input session prior to finalization of the CID petition.

The Cherokee Street CID boundaries will be comprised of the existing boundaries for the CSBA taxing district and extend west down Cherokee Street to Gravois.

Community Improvement Districts are organized for the purpose of financing a wide range of public-­‐use facilities and establishing and managing policies and public services relative to the needs of the district.

November/December Openings on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 5, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Future Ancestor, 2617 Cherokee Street/  An example and source of modern living. Now Open.

Swan River Yoga STL, 2839 Cherokee Street/  Jivamukti Yoga. Restorative. Kundalini. Hour of Power. Beginner. Kids. Bhakti Yoga. Now Open.

YuMe, 3408 Ohio/ A fusion of vintage items from Tokyo and handmade crocheted/knitted goods. Classes will be taught on how to knit, crochet, and do origami. Grand Opening December 5th.

Earthbound Brewing, 2710 Cherokee Street/ St. Louis’ smallest, weirdest beer. All beer is made in-house and open Thursday-Sunday. Now Open.

Spoked Bikes & Stuff2716 Cherokee Street/ The People’s Bike Shop. Grand Opening December 6th.

Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spreee

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment

cookie spree

Take a stroll down historic “Cherokee Antique Row” the first weekend in December and enjoy the holiday cheer as we celebrate over 30 years of “Cookie Spree”. Free cookies and hot cider, caroling, and other music venues will be featured. Its a fun event for the whole family. Enjoy some eclectic shopping this year and take in the wonders of Cherokee Antique Row. Cherokee Antique Row 1900-2300 Cherokee St. S. Louis, Missouri 63118

St. Louis Krampusnacht on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment



Naughty girls and boys, beware. The dreadful Krampus is coming to St. Louis! He’s bringing his beastly friends to Cherokee Street on Dec. 6, 2014, to punish every wicked soul they find.

Amid the frigid Alpine peaks there dwells a legendary creature. Half man. Half devil. Krampus is the bogeyman of Christmas, the dark counterpart of Saint Nicholas. While kindly St. Nick rewards good children, the scary Krampus punishes the naughty.

Krampus festivals are common in parts of Austria, Germany and other European countries. Inspired by Alpine folklore, the festivals celebrate the region’s cultural heritage. They are also good excuses to get drunk, dress up and party.

Opening this Saturday @ Fort Gondo & Beverly

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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David Rhoads
I Want to Believe
December 6, 2014 – January 7, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, December 6, 7-10 PM
at fort gondo

Cole Lu
Super Sad True Love Story
December 6, 2014 – January 7, 2015
Opening reception Saturday, December 6, 7-10 PM
at beverly


fort gondo compound for the arts
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum founded in 2002. All events are free and open to the public.

Hours: Thursdays & Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m. and by appointment.

Programs are funded in part by the Dedalus Foundation and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Events sponsored by Schlafly Beer.

2014 Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale

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


The Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale is less than a sale than a celebration of creativity, resourcefulness, and the singular joy and intimacy of the rigorously handmade

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 2014) –The 7th Annual Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale will take place on Saturday, December 6th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM and provides holiday shoppers with a unique way to complete their shopping lists, supporting both handmade artists and the local economy. Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale is St. Louis’ ONLY Holiday Printmaking Sale!


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


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

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.

CSBA_Meeting_Minutues_ 11.20.14

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.


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

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.

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