MVNA Meeting | February 2015
Join us Monday, March 23, at 7pm at Irish Corner Pub (1900 Cherokee, at the corner of Cherokee & Lemp) for updates from our elected officials, representatives from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and the Neighborhood Stabilization Team St Louis. This month’s business spotlight will be Byrd & Barrel! We’ll post the agenda and last month’s minutes online soon for your review.

Tenacious Trivia starts at 8pm in the front bar at Irish Corner Pub, so you’ve really got no excusive to not show up. We’ll see you there!

Clean-Up Party and FREE Lunch

Posted by David Godbout on March 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

froebel_schoolTomorrow, Tuesday, March 10th, @ 10:30am, Cherokee Street Reach (C*S*R) is sponsoring a Clean-Up Party at Froebel Elementary School (Nebraska@Winnebago).  We will simply be removing leaves and debris from the courtyard entrance of the school – the first area that the students encounter each morning.  Our hope is to set the tone for the students’ day and learning experience as a positive one.

C*S*R is a relatively new effort made up of individuals who live on and around Cherokee Street and the surrounding neighborhoods, and who are organizing to make a positive difference in the lives of the children in our community.   C*S*R currently provides training for students at Froebel Elementary in the area of character development and leadership skills.

New Exhibitions + FORM @ The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 4, 2015 | Leave a Comment

March 13th and 14th  Counterpublic opens at The Luminary, an exhibition that will feature projects in spaces throughout the Cherokee Street neighborhood, including work from Dread Scott, Alberto Aguilar, Damon Davis, Work/Play and more.

In March, The Luminary will also be presenting acclaimed critic-in-residence Lori Waxman’s 60 wrd/min art critic in partnership with fort gondo as well as welcoming several other new residents to St. Louis. Finally, save the date for the FORM Contemporary Design Show, which returns for the fourth year on April 24th and 25th!

Upcoming Exhibitions

Dread Scott, Stop
Dread Scott, Stop, Two-Channel HD Video, 2012

Counterpublic + Lori Waxman

Benton Park West Real Estate Listings

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Check out these for-sale properties in Benton Park West!


2706 Wyoming St, St. Louis, MO 63118 4 beds, 3.5 bath, 2,470 square feet – $275,000

For-Sale-By-Owner: 3117 Iowa Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118 2-family, 2180 sq. ft. – $15,000. Contact Bill Rohland at 618-514-4306 or at



3258 Compton Ave, St Louis, MO 63118 3 beds, 2.5 bath, 1,100 square feet – $110,000

3330 S. Compton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118 1 bed, 1 bath, 867 sq. ft. – $62,900

20th Ward Aldermanic Debate THIS SUNDAY

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

A non-partisan question and answer forum for the  20th Ward Democratic Aldermanic Candidates to address residents, business owners, and anyone with an interest in the 20th ward election. Presented by the South City Business Collaborative and Dutchtown South Community Corporation.

The event will be managed and moderated by the League of Women Voters of St. Louis. All candidates currently filed to run for the position of 20th Ward Alderman have been invited to participate but not all are attending.  Doors will open at 4:30pm and the event will begin promptly at 5:00pm.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions in writing at the forum.

6th Annual Off White Indie Wedding Show @ The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Off White is an alternative to the traditional, big-box wedding shows you might be used to. We value real people, green wedding planning, small businesses, unique details and equality. Come and join us for a celebration and a low-stress and inspiration filled way to plan your wedding!

Saturday, March 1st

11am – 2pm

Find out more about Off White here:

And get your tickets to this years’ show here:

IndiHop 2015: Call for Designer & Photographers

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment



Request for Proposal: Graphic Designer: The 2015 IndiHop Committee is currently seeking proposals from qualified designers and agencies to submit their qualifications.  We invite qualified individuals, firms, consultants or creative collectives to submit a proposal.  Check out the RFP HERE

Request for Proposal: Photographer: The 2015 IndiHop Committee is currently seeking proposals from qualified photographers to provide event photography for the 2015 IndiHop Festival.  Check out the RFP 2015IndiHopPHOTORFP

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 | 1 Comment

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.

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