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


Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street

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

Get the night started with Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street!  Pick up your treat bag at 2900 Cherokee, snap a photo in their photo booth and visit participating businesses along the street from 6-8:30pm!



3rd Annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

3rd Annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl

Saturday, November 8th 12pm

The 3rd ever Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl (part of the Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival) takes place on one of America’s greatest streets and features St. Louis’ incredible cast of local jazz, blues, and swing musicians in and out and up and down Cherokee’s eclectic stretch of shops, restaurants, bars, and venues.

This event is free and open to the public. Tip the bands and support the businesses who make this possible!

Dia De Los Muertos on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

10/22 – 3:00 p.m. “Nicho” (Shadow box) workshop fort gondo compound for the arts - Nichos are a common feature in Latin American homes. The workshop will consist of decorating a wooden frame to display in the participant’s Altar/Shrine. Participants will be educated in the history, design, and creation of Nichos and will be assisted in creating a frame that reflects their own style. The Nichos will be displayed on their “Día de los Muertos” Altar/Shrine. All materials provided. Duration: 4 hours. Cost: Free. Group size: 10 persons. Registration: Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts. Jessica Baran: (314) 313-5787

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!

Sloup #50 @ The Luminary

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

For the third October in a row SLOUP will be eating soup on Cherokee Street right in the middle of Dia De Los Muertos celebrations! This year, they will gather in the Luminary Center for the Arts’ beautiful new space.

Their event will kick off a full week of Day of the Dead related activities on Cherokee.
The amazing and generous food sponsors this month are Don Carlos Restaurant, Latino Americana, and The Royale!

Cherokee Print League is a collection of businesses dedicated to the art scene on Cherokee and Saint Louis. Cherokee Print League will be hosting the seventh annual holiday print sale on Saturday, December 6th.

The print sale showcases local artists and businesses whose work is print-related including printmaking, letterpress, screen printing, and printed fabrics. The sale is Saturday, December 6th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM and provides holiday shoppers with creative ways to complete their shopping lists.

Organized as a sale rather than an art show, the event promises a huge turnout and will be a great way to make some cash before the holiday season. Hosting businesses will be advertising the event extensively: 100% of participation fees go toward advertising.

Opening this Saturday at Fort Gondo

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment














Ilene Berman
I’ll Take 17
October 18 – November 15, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, October 18, 7-10 PM
at fort gondoVSA Missouri Anthology Exhibition
Turning the Clocks Forward Again
October 18 – November 15, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, October 18, 7-10 PM
at beverly

Upcoming:Día de los Muertos STL:
Nichos Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 3-7 PMLeft Bank Books & fort gondo present:
Crushes and Mountains 
A reading by Elisha Lim & Vivek Shraya
Monday, October 27 at 7 PM

Cherokee Antique Row Fall Sidewalk Sale THIS SATURDAY

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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Posted by Anne McCullough on October 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The CSBA Board of Directors has made a motion to cancel the October CSBA Meeting.  The CSBA normally cancels one meeting a term – and have chosen to cancel the October meeting.

October Cherokee Nights

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

Art, Music, Food, Discounts, Buskers, Shopping, Entertainment, Dancing, and CHEROKEE STREET!

Join us for this free monthly showcase of Cherokee during the evening hours. Galleries, retailers, restaurants, and bars offer art, music, and discounts from 5 – 10pm. Explore Cherokee Street, pick up dinner, do some shopping and grab a drink!

This free event occurs on the second Thursday of every month year round, rain or shine, and is family friendly!

Ruth’s Vintage Clothing
2001 Cherokee Street
Open Late

Dead Wax Records STL
1959 Cherokee Street
Open Late

Red Chair on Cherokee
2319 Cherokee

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

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