Bastille Day Celebration at Chatillon DeMenil Mansion

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Shouts of “Liberte’! Egalite’! Fraternite’!” will fill the air once again as the Chatillon DeMenil Mansion celebrates Bastille Day on Sunday July 13, 2014!We’ll open the festivities with “The Storming of the DeMenil Mansion” joined by the The Milice de Ste Famille and Ste Anne’s Parish Milice at 2:00 pm. The gates will open at 1:30 pm for guests to arrive and gather at the Mansion’s East Porch for the opening ceremonies. Admission is free.

A free Cherokee Historic District Walking Tour, with Doug Schneider, will begin when Dance Discovery finishes its second dance set at 4:30. The tour starts at the corner of DeMenil Place and Cherokee Street, lasts about 60 minutes, and takes place rain or shine.

 Please choose one cover design for the 2014 – 2015 Cherokee Street Directory!  Voting ends July 6th!









Which design should be on the cover of the 2014-2015 Cherokee Street Directory?

  • 4.) (35%, 29 Votes)
  • 2.) (23%, 19 Votes)
  • 6.) (13%, 11 Votes)
  • 5.) (12%, 10 Votes)
  • 3.) (11%, 9 Votes)
  • 1.) (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 82

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Dollar General Store Proposal – Town Hall Meeting

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

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.

Forward movement on the project is anticipated to happen shortly. Although the plans were submitted to the Alderman a month ago, they were not made available to the CSBA until yesterday.

This is a the largest development within the CSBA boundaries in decades. The CSBA Board of Directors would like to hold an emergency meeting, to gain broader public input, facilitate discussion, and issue a letter of support or opposition to the proposed use.

Polkarama Baklavathon @ STL Style

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Lets kick off 4th of July weekend Thursday July 3rd STyLe House on Cherokee street will be hosting Polkarama Baklavathon, a variety performance art night with drag, burlesque, pole dancing and MORE!


Featuring some of St. Louis’ finest talents in burlesque, drag, and pole dancing.

Hosted by Jeez Loueez
Also featuring,
Lola Van Ella,
Maxi Glamour,
Michelle Mynx,

Are you not sure what polka or baklava is?
You’re in luck because we have Christian Frommelt and Jenny Shirar. We also will have a human buffet with baklava and other tasty treats.


Posted by Anne McCullough on June 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The next St. Louis Sheriff’s Land Tax Sale is Tuesday, July 22 at 9:00 am in the lobby of the Civil Courts

Building (10 N Tucker Blvd). For more information, please visit the City’s site: https://www.stlouis-

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!


3325 Ohio Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118 2 beds,

2 baths, 1,190 sq. ft. – $105,000


City of Night St. Louis

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

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; food trucks; live art; and more. City of Night St. Louis will also have efforts year round to educate, facilitate, and create platforms for artists and entrepreneurs.


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

Lez Dance July 4 Poster

July 4 @ 2720 Cherokee

Celebrate FEMMEdependence Day this July 4th at LEZ DANCE – St. Louis’ hottest grown-and-sexy dance party at 2720 Cherokee. The most scintillating go-go dancers: Michelle Mynx and Scarlett Sinferno, plus Trixie Minx – all the way from New Orleans and Red Bone from Minneapolis! The jammiest dance jams ever: DJ Foxy on the ones and twos!
Big gay drink specials, and other sensational surprises!  Sexy patriotic attire is strongly encouraged #redwhiteandblue #gottaloveatheme #lezdothis  This event is designed with lesbians in mind, but everyone is welcome at LEZ DANCE! #lezbefriends
$5 Cover; Doors at 9pm; 21 and up; Presented by Jeez Loueez and Lola van Ella in association with Kristen Goodman

Summertime Safety

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Its summertime, maybe open the windows, take a vacation, have some work completed on your home, additionally business may see increases in foot traffic, time to relax right?   Perhaps, it is also time to get…………………………..


 Unfortunately despite taking extra precautions including the below/attached safety tips YOU can be a victim of a crime.

Take a moment to read the two most current examples, teach your family and friends and stay alert!


CN: 14-026505                           
Incident: Stealing O/500 
Location: 34xx Oregon                 
Neighborhood: Gravois Park      
Precinct/Beat: 311/321       
Dates/Times: 06/09/14 09:30 – 10:00            
Victim(s): DxxVxxx W/F/23                
Suspect: Unknown
Property: 2 4S I-phones, 1 Macbook pro, 1 S3 Galaxy phone, 1 HP printer, Signal Booster  
Officer(s): P.O. S. XX              
Supervisor: Sgt. XX

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.


Posted by Anne McCullough on June 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment


The Cherokee Station Business Association (CSBA) seeks a St. Louis-based artist or artist team to submit a design for the cover, a map of Cherokee Street and/or photos, art, designs to be included in the 2014 Cherokee Street Directory.  One design cover, one map and 5 photos, art, poems, stories, or designs will be chosen to be included in the pages of the directory.   2,000 copies of the Directory will be printed and disbursed throughout the St. Louis City and County.


The CSBA will allot the following amounts towards the winners of each category:

We are asking for help to remodel our bicycle shop. We need to make room for more products, and 15% of all money raised will go to Penrose Park velodrome.


We are Cherokee Street Bikes. We are an independent, neighborhood bike shop. We sell new bikes, do repairs, and sell parts and accessories. We’ve been open since March 2011.

Right now, our shop needs some help. There are a lot of things that need to be fixed, updated, and revamped. We have plans to remodel the shop, but we need your help to cover the costs.

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.


Posted by Anne McCullough on June 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Reminder: The CSBA Meeting, is this Thursday, June 19, 5:30pm @ Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson.

Please email if you have any changes to the agenda; before noon on June 19.

Speculative Spaces::Working Theses


On Friday, June 27th we are excited to open the international group exhbition Speculative Spaces::Working Theses, featuring the work of James Bridle, High Desert Test Sites, ifau and Jesko Fezer, Jason Lazarus, M12, Metahaven, Nickolaj Recke and Jesse Vogler. The exhibition will explore how prompts, speculations, rules and restrictions reconstruct our relationship to space and how we collectively negotiate its use.

In parallel, we will open Non-participation in the entry gallery, curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick, which will include a collection of texts from artists written to decline their participation in exhibitions or events for political or ethical reasons. Examples include Adrian Piper withdrawing from an exhibition at MOCA in LA to recent withdrawals by critics Dave Hickey and Sarah Thornton.

Cherokee Street needs an intern!

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Cherokee Street  is looking for a dynamic marketing and community development intern.   This person should be creative and independent, have the ability to talk to anyone, conversational or fluent in Spanish is a plus.  Looking for a self-starter to assist in the coordination and promotion of monthly events and happenings on the street.   Tasks to include, but not limited to coordination of and communication to Cherokee Street businesses, event marketing and social media.

The NEW Cherokee Shake is a third-Wednesday jazz and dance night featuring the Sidney Street Shakers at 2720 Cherokee. Dance lesson at 8:15, live music from 9 pm to midnight; vintage dress encouraged with a prize awarded to “best dressed.”

Cherokee Nights: This Thursday

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

A monthly event where you can explore the businesses on Cherokee Street during the evening hours. Second Thursdays of every month. Art, Music, Food, Discounts, Buskers, Shopping, Entertainment, Dancing, CHEROKEE STREET!

This free event occurs on the second Thursday of every month year round, rain or shine. Galleries, retailers, restaurants and bars showcase art and music and offer discounts from 5 – 10pm.  Come out and explore Cherokee Street, pick up dinner, do some shopping and grab a drink! This event is family friendly!

District 3 Police Community Outreach this Thursday!

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

Date: June 12, 2014

Location: 2832 Arsenal (The Five Star Senior Center)

Time: Weed N Seed starts @ 6:30 pm - 15 neighborhood presidents/residents, business’, Alderpersons, Neighborhood Stabilization Officers,  and St. Louis City Police representatives discuss with you calls for service, problem properties, crime prevention strategies, quality of life issues and review of past quarterly results.

Community Outreach Mtg. starts @ 7:00 to 8:00pm

Guest Speaker: S.L.M.P.D Communications Division 911 Representatives


Posted by Anne McCullough on June 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Monthly CSBA Board of Directors Meeting is Wednesday, June 11, 5:00pm at Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson.


St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers on Cherokee Street

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

Come see the women of St Louis Ladies Arm Wrestlers (SLLAW), who will be busking and brawling. This is a sneak peak of their upcoming brawl:  The Solstice Smackdown, June 21st at 8PM  upstairs at 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center benefiting Venus Envy’s scholarship fund for local ladies looking to further their art education. So, what exactly is lady arm wrestling? According to The Guardian: “Ladies’ arm wrestling is difficult to categorize: a brawl could be described equally as radical performance art, a burlesque variation on amateur boxing, or as a riot grrrl fundraiser…”


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