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

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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.

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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.

Third District Crime Alert

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

With the dropping of outdoor temperatures brings the desire for people to warm up their vehicles while leaving them unattended. While the St. Louis Police Department understands the desire for people to have a warm vehicle for themselves and family members to get into, we ask that you please do not practice this.

In the last week the Third District has already had numerous auto thefts of this kind. The morning of Tuesday, November 18th alone we had 2 of these thefts within a 30 minute period.

CSBA BOD Meeting Tonight 5:30pm @ Nebula

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

The CSBA Meeting is tonight at 5:30pm at Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson.




Next Tuesday, Nov. 25th Lewis Reed’s office will host a community-wide conference call for small businesses and community leaders planning on participating in Small Business Saturday or have interest still in doing so.

They are excited to have joining  members of the Small Business Saturday Coalition – the national group behind the #ShopSmall movement! The Coalition will answer any questions you might have and help inspire creative ways to encourage shoppers to support their local-independent businesses on November 29th – one of the busiest shopping days of the year!

Garfield Commons Open House

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Peter and Paul have at last completed their renovation of the Garfield School building at Wyoming and Jefferson. Their offices and staff have moved in and, as reported at our neighborhood meeting….tenant applications are being reviewed and leases created. We have been invited to an Open House and I hope to see all of you there to welcome our new residents. The invitation is attached and here is the pertinent information:

NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Join us for an Open House at:

Garfield Commons
2612 Wyoming Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Fortune Teller Bar 2 Year Anniversary

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 7, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Fortune Teller Bar is celebrating 2 years in business with old fashioned style Saloon Party on Saturday November 8th from 7pm till close.

A piano from Jackson Pianos will be on-site banging out the tunes for merriment and revelry. They’re also working on a few special surprises to be announced day of… stay tuned. Hint: GIANT WHEEL

Dress the part! $6 classic cocktails specials for anyone sporting Old Timey Saloon-style dress. Think: prohibition era meets the Southside. That’s right, dress the part and choose any of the following classic cocktails for only $6: Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Gin Martini, Moscow Mule, Dark and Stormy.

Cherokee Nights

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

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A monthly event where you can explore the businesses on Cherokee Street during the evening hours!


Ruth’s Vintage Clothing
2001 Cherokee Street

Dead Wax Records
1959 Cherokee Street

Scarlett Garnet Jewelry
2619 Cherokee Street

2650 Cherokee Street

Velvet Elvis
3214 Cherokee Street


The Fortune Teller Bar
2635 Cherokee Street

The Whiskey Ring
2651 Cherokee Street

El Leñador
3124 Cherokee Street

Cielito Lindo
2812 Cherokee Street

2712 Cherokee Street

2720 Cherokee
2720 Cherokee

Blank Space
2847 Cherokee Street


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


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    “Known for its antique shops, kitschy-cool vintage stores and art galleries, Cherokee Street has always been a local gem. But now this artsy area is burgeoning into a neighborhood with the making of the next “it” spot.”
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