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In the News: Benton Park West and Cherokee Street

Photo: by Mabel Suen

In case you missed these gems, here are links to press articles about businesses, residents, or other mentions of Benton Park West and/or Cherokee Street.

The RFT's 2016 Guide to Shopping Local in St. Louis, Riverfront Times, 11/18/2016

We gave five shoppers $100 each. Here's what they found in Soulard, the CWE, Downtown, South Grand, and Cherokee

Everybody Needs a Guardian Angel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/18/2016

The Guardian Angel Settlement Association is a nonprofit organization that strives to help people improve their lives and become financially stable.

'Korexican' Cuisine from Kalbi Taco Shack is Winning Hearts on Cherokee Street, St. Louis Magazine, 11/17/2016

The restaurant's appearance mirrors how its food fits into the local restaurant scene: bold, inviting, and a whole lot of fun.

Messenger: Records Show Show St. Louis' ShotSpotter Never Had to Be Turned Off, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/15/2016

On Oct. 20, St. Louis Alderman Cara Spencer of the 20th Ward sent a simple request to the St. Louis Police Department.

Surviving Election Night in St. Louis - 'Fight Back' Echoes as Democrats See Near-Total Defeat, Riverfront Times, 11/09/2016

On a brick building across the street from Yaquis — the restaurant whose owner hosted multiple street parties this year featuring giant Trump piñatas, which were torn apart by gleeful children — someone has set up a projector that splashes CNN's election coverage for public viewing.

RKDE Brings the Classic Arcade Experience to Cherokee Street, Riverfront Times, 11/08/2016

When Blank Space owner and proprietor Kaveh Razani took the reins of the massive, multi-floor 2720 Cherokee earlier this year, he brought changes to staff, décor and booking in one fell swoop.

Activists, politicians unite over brunch to raise awareness about Voter ID measure, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/05/2016

The national contest for president and statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate seats are, for good reason, drawing the lion’s share of attention in the run-up to the Tuesday general election.

Now on View: "Bad Habits (Remember Me)" at beverly and "FOR" at fort gondo, St. Louis Magazine, 11/03/2016

The second half of a collaboration between St. Louis and Chicago artists, and a goodbye solo show for an artist departing for KC.

Stolen Scene of Irony Trailer Found, Suspect in Custody, Riverfront Times, 11/03/2016

When Scene of Irony singer/guitarist Moe Holmes went to take a mid-afternoon nap on Sunday, he didn't expect to wake up a victim of theft.

The B-Side, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/03/2016

The B-Side is a bar and burger joint from the team behind the Cherokee Street pizzeria Yaqui's.

These Six Tattoo Artists Are Changing St. Louis One Body at a Time, Riverfront Times, 11/02/2016

Earth Alchemy Tattoo Collective, her shop on Cherokee Street, stands in sharp contrast to the darker environments of many street shops.

Messenger: Promise of Cherokee Street offers prism for St. Louis transit plan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/02/2016

Ask Lyda Krewson about expansion of mass transit in St. Louis, and she talks big picture.

St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: October 2016, Riverfront Times, 11/01/2016

Cherokee Street got a dive-y new burger joint.

Slay talks up MetroLink expansion as he takes top transit official on a St. Louis tour, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 11/01/2016

The head of the Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday toured neighborhoods where a proposed Northside-Southside MetroLink expansion would run, a top priority of Mayor Francis Slay as his tenure winds to a close.

St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: October 2016, Feast Magazine, 10/31/2016

Openings: Spare No Ribs and The B-Sides; Closings: I Scream Cakes

The B-Side Now Open on Cherokee Street, Feast Magazine, 10/28/2016

Cherokee Street denizens now have a new place to drink and dine. The B-Side opened last week in the building previously occupied by Los Punk, providing the latest hub for nightlife in the neighborhood.

St. Louis' Bridge Bread Provides Jobs and Economic Independence Through Baking, Feast Magazine, 10/28/2016

On her first day at Bridge Bread, Bre walked more than 6 miles from New Life Evangelistic Center in Downtown St. Louis to the bakery on South Grand for her 7am shift.

'St. Louis Brews' to Open 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival, Feast Magazine, 10/27/2016

Local filmmaker Bill Streeter began filming St. Louis Brews two years ago, and since then he's discovered something about the film: "This could have easily been a 5-hour, Ken Burns-style documentary," he says with a laugh.

The B-Side Is Now Open on Cherokee, Riverfront Times, 10/25/2016

There is only one beer on tap as of yet at the B-Side (2709 Cherokee Street), the brand-new Cherokee Street joint promising "burgers, beats and brews."

I Scream Cakes to Close Its Cherokee Shop, Riverfront Times, 10/25/2016

After five years on Cherokee Street, I Scream Cakes (2641 Cherokee Street)will be closing its doors for good after Halloween night.

Cherokee's STL-Style Gets Invited to Yelp Conference, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/25/2016

STL-Style, and its dukes of design, Jeff and Randy Vines, have snagged one of only 100 North American invitations to Yelp’s "Coast-to-Coast" business conference Nov. 14-17 in San Francisco.

'Time Bank Youth Court' Could Divert Teens in Trouble Near Cherokee, Riverfront Times, 10/24/2016

By next year, youth busted for municipal ordinance violations in two south city neighborhoods — Gravois Park and Benton Park West — may have the opportunity to face justice in something called a Time Bank Youth Court.

Along for the Ride: Ward Boundaries Shouldn't Determine One-Way Streets, Alderman Says, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/23/2016

A four-block chunk of Pennsylvania Avenue in south St. Louis gives a snapshot of how complicated it can be to navigate a neighborhood chopped up by one-way streets.

Fortune Teller Bar and Little Dipper Unite in New Business Partnership, Riverfront Times, 10/20/2016

Two of St. Louis' favorite Cherokee staples are taking their relationship to the next level.

Open (School)house: Nebula Shows Off its Renovation of St. Matthews' Schoolhouse, St. Louis Magazine, 10/19/2016

Developer Jason Deem solved two problems at once: Nebula's growing need for space, and the vacancy of a historic parochial school.

The Best Halloween Events in St. Louis 2016, Riverfront Times, 10/18/2016

We’ve rounded up all the area’s creepiest holiday fun, so whether you’re scouting for the biggest and best parties or just want the scoop on ongoing haunted attractions, it’s all right here.

Fortune Teller Bar and the Little Dipper Join Forces, St. Louis Magazine, 10/17/2016

Cherokee Street's restaurant/bar scene is constantly in motion.

66 Reasons to Love STL: No. 13 Cherokee Street, ALIVE Magazine, 10/16/2016

If you’re looking for a place where you can find authentic Mexican food, an eclectic dive bar, some live music, or a cold-brew coffee and antique shopping, Cherokee Street is where you want to be.

New Adult Coloring Book Shows the Beauty of St. Louis Architecture, Riverfront Times, 10/13/2016

"My editor wanted Cherokee Street on there, and I was not as familiar," she recalls. So she drove down to take a look — and promptly fell in love.

Lemp Brewery, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/13/2016

The Lemp Brewery was established in 1840, and the complex was built over the Cherokee caves, which were paved with bricks and built up with stone arches.

Vista Ramen's Chris Bork Became One of St. Louis' Hottest Chefs by Accident, Riverfront Times, 10/10/2016

Chris Bork, the executive chef and co-owner of Vista Ramen (2609 Cherokee Street; 314-797-8250), grew up loving food made by his New Orleans native parents and enjoyed the rush of his first gigs cooking on a line.

Kalbi Taco Shack's Korean-Mexican fusion is flavorful, low-stakes fun, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/2016

So I walked into the 3-month-old Cherokee Street restaurant Kalbi Taco Shack unsure of the stakes.

Pianos for People Gives the Instrument to Those in Need, Riverfront Times, 10/03/2016

The presence of a piano in a home can do a lot for a family. It can act as a symbol of cohesion, a reminder of shared family history, and perhaps most importantly, a physical constant: A piano will always be there if someone wants to sit down and just play.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association

P.O. Box 18671

St. Louis, MO 63118


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