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In the News: Benton Park West and Cherokee Street

Image: KSDK Channel 5

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 sandwich shop planning to open on Cherokee next week, Parm Pasta & Sandwich Co. (2619 1/2 Cherokee Street, 314-833-3034), will be a father-and-daughter operation.

The 15 Best Coffee Shops in St Louis, Foursquare Lists, 01/07/2018

2. The Mud House, 2101 Cherokee St (at Illinois Ave), St Louis, MO

In September, after three years in a small Cherokee Street storefront and months of serious renovations, Earthbound Beer (2724 Cherokee Street) moved just down the block to the former Cherokee Brewing Company stock house.

2017 is on pace to boast the second –LOWEST national crime rate since 1990, with near record low murders.

The 13 best new St. Louis restaurants of 2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 12/28/2017

2017 was a pretty good year for new restaurants in St. Louis — so good that we said the heck with the traditional Top 10.

Byrd & Barrel, the popular fried chicken restaurant located just South of Cherokee Street in Marine Villa is expanding.

Looking to ring in the New Year in style? You're in luck: these restaurants and bars are offering some tasty celebrations you won't want to miss.

A new restaurant on Cherokee Street features Mediterranean-inspired food in a fast-casual setting. Kabob House debuted on Nov. 8, featuring gyros, its namesake kabobs and more.

Walk into any copy center in the nation, be it FedEx Office or the UPS store or whatever quaint mom-and-pop operation you frequent, and there are a few things you can count on seeing.

ST. LOUIS – Alison Hillman has had more than a dozen packages stolen from the front porch from her Benton Park West home.

Byrd & Barrel is known for its buttermilk-brined fried chicken, but later this month, it will branch off in an entirely new direction: On Tuesday nights, the restaurant will begin offering pizza for the first time.

When it sounds like shots are fired, employees working from ShotSpotter headquarters in California evaluate the sound. If it's indeed gunfire and not fireworks, a car backfiring or another loud noise, they let St. Louis police know.

Tracking down Frankly Sausages just got a whole lot easier. The popular food truck, which specializes in artisan sausages and hand-cut fries, will open the doors to its first brick-and-mortar location this Friday.

Here at the RFT, we're celebrating our 40th anniversary all year long, and how better to honor the very month of our founding than by visiting the 40 shops we love best in greater St. Louis?

In under three minutes, Reginald Quarles, 28, can offer up a tutorial on tea that will leave you both stunned and feeling like a refined tea enthusiast.

Guests at Earthbound Beer will soon be able to enjoy a veggie burger or barbecue plate with their brew.

It involves street lights, surveillance cameras, and neighbors taking ownership of where they live.

Hundreds of new street lights added to STL alleys and streets, KSDK Channel 5, 10/28/2017

In the Benton Park West Neighborhood, eight blocks now have the lights.

Singer Bloom and illustrator ArtCultureKing are an artsy couple, but when it comes to their crafts, they have very different perspectives.

Flood Plain (3151 Cherokee Street, is a non-profit, non-commercial art gallery that opened last month in the former home of another non-profit, non-commercial art gallery — Fort Gondo, which thrived on Cherokee Street for fifteen years.

Four of the twelve members behind the Monaco art collective huddle together inside the gallery, sizing up the space. In less than two short months, the blank walls before them will have transformed into an artist-run exhibition space in St. Louis, its inaugural exhibit slated to open Friday, December 1.

8 Black-Owned Businesses In St. Louis, ALIVE Magazine, 10/02/2017

Looking to support amazing black-owned businesses in St. Louis? Here are eight you should know about. These talented food and drink artisans know their stuff when it comes to mouth-watering goodness.

The East West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) Board of Directors will voted this week to approve Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant funding to the St. Louis region which includes the top rated project, and only project within the city limits: nearly $1-million to design and construct St. Louis’ first Calm Street along Louisiana Avenue from Gravois to Meramec, connecting Benton Park West, Gravois Park, and Dutchtown.

In May 2017, a Thai fusion spot called the Blue Pearl (2926 Cherokee Street) opened without fanfare in the popular Cherokee district.

The hottest thoroughfare in St. Louis these days is Cherokee Street, where a growing number of businesses serving the young and hip are operating alongside the neighborhood's historically Latino restaurants, butchers and bakeries.

If you'd asked Stuart Keating about timing when he first announced Earthbound Beer's expansion back in September 2015, he would have said that St. Louis beer drinkers would be able to enjoy the company's new home by the summer of 2016.

This weekend, Cherokee Street between Gravois and Jefferson will be officially designated as a Hispanic/Latino cultural district known as “La Calle Cherokee.”

A stretch of Cherokee Street, long the main drag of the city's Hispanic and Latino population, is going to be dedicated as "Calle Cherokee."

Like most chefs, Ari Jo Ellis, chef/owner of the Cut (2635 Cherokee Street, 314-250-6007) knew she wanted a restaurant of her own one day. She just didn't know that one day was now.

Far from the ubiquitous confines of a suburban refuge, Cherokee street reflects an infusion of family-owned businesses and creative people who fully embrace the beatnik vibe that emanates.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association

P.O. Box 18671

St. Louis, MO 63118


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