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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Cherokee Street got a dive-y new burger joint.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

"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.

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.

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

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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