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St. Louis Public Radio

Silent Auctions Garner $44K For Artists And Industry Workers

"Cherokee Street is one of the city’s hubs for art and nightlife — and that makes it one of the areas hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. Lucas Hanner, an engineer who’s enjoyed many a night within its bars and galleries, wanted to be proactive in helping locals affected by the lack of business."

Feast Magazine

Today's Takeout: Tacos from Taqueria El Bronco

“Taco-lovers in St. Louis know that some of city's best street tacos are found on Cherokee Street. If you're looking for a delicious taco with none of the fancy accouterments and all of the flavor, we recommend heading to Taqueria El Bronco for lunch or dinner.”

St. Louis Magazine

Get your ballot notarized for free and then treat yourself at these 6 local restaurants and shops

Bespoke has offered made-to-order dresses and other garments since owner Dorothy Jones opened the shop on Cherokee Street in 2014. Jones has been making face masks during the pandemic, as well, which are available for delivery or curbside pickup. Although the shop is closed for fittings, it has opened its doors for ballot notarizing this month. 

KSDK

Friends press on during pandemic to put down their retail roots on Cherokee Street

“One would probably think now is not a time to open up a new shop, but three friends were not afraid to kick off their clothing line while also dealing with the fallout from COVID-19. They now have one of the newest places in south St. Louis. 'This is our opportunity make something great,” said Ramon Gibbs.'"

St. Louis Public Radio

‘We’ve Done Everything We Can’: Small-Business Owners Struggle With Decision To Close

"Tens of thousands of small businesses across the country have closed their doors permanently as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.Some owners weathered shutdowns in the spring, a host of new restrictions and a drop in customers over the last 6½ months — and there’s still no end in sight."

St. Louis Public Radio

STL Artist Cbabi Bayoc Uses Murals To Beautify Abandoned North St. Louis Building

“Bayoc and Urban Strategies have collaborated on art projects around St. Louis since 2018, Whitlock said. But the space on Cass Avenue stood out because it’s also used as a place of refuge for people without homes. Bayoc and Cherokee Street Gallery owner Benjamin Lowder installed the pieces over three days.”

Next City

Are You Planning to Stay?

Dr. Mindy Fullilove reflects on the trajectory and tensions of Main Streets in her walk down Cherokee Street and her conversations with Anne McCullough, Pacia Anderson and Amanda Colon-Smith.

St. Louis Public Radio

Delayed Dispensaries Give Some St. Louis Cannabis Entrepreneurs A Chance To Catch Up

“With being social and connecting with people one of the biggest pieces of cannabis culture, we feel deprived right now. We feel really separated from that, and it's kind of sterilized a lot of our cannabis experiences,” England said."

Sauce Magazine

Caribbean transplant Jerk Soul survived two hurricanes and a pandemic to serve St. Louis

"For many restaurant owners, the coronavirus pandemic is an unrivaled obstacle in a notoriously precarious industry. But for Jerk Soul’s Zahra Spencer and Telie Woods, it maybe ranks in the top five."

Feast Magazine

ProTips from Sue Wong-Shackelford of Kalbi Taco Shack

“While doing their part to maintain social distance, home cooks everywhere are honing their skills in the kitchen. Feast consulted with some of St. Louis' finest chefs and business owners for their best advice on how to make easy, wholesome meals using simple pantry staples.”

St. Louis Magazine

How the COVID-19 pandemic changed vintage shop Mesa Home

“Like many other businesses around the country, the Cherokee Street storefront closed its doors to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Once St. Louis’ stay-at-home order began in March, Jones had to find a new way to bring people and revenue into her store.”

St. Louis Magazine

A visit to Cherokee Street's Green Earth Art Company

“For the entrepreneurial and artistic duo of Curtis Comer and Tim Woods, it was only a matter of time before they stumbled upon their big idea.Last year, they opened a studio and retail gallery at Iowa and Cherokee, where they create work for local and national shops, as well as such institutions as the Washington National Cathedral, in D.C.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Caribbean restaurant Jerk Soul to move to Cherokee Street

"The Caribbean restaurant, a two-time STL 100 honoree, will close its original, takeout-only location at 2016 Salisbury Street in Hyde Park on April 30. It will reopen at 3108 Cherokee Street in Gravois Park."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

How a nonprofit deals with the coronavirus one loaf of bread at a time

“Bridge Bread had already been providing some of its goods to area food pantries, Domke said. When the pandemic hit, and with it a spike in unemployment, the pantries’ needs dramatically escalated.So Domke turned to his donors for more money. With funding in hand, Bridge Bread pays the bakers their full wages to make bread to give to area food pantries.”

Riverfront Times

Cherokee Street's Cinco De Mayo Parade Goes Digital This Saturday

“While stay-at-home orders and restrictions on crowd size — both meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 — will prevent this year's festivities from spilling into the streets, they can't possibly stop the party altogether.”

St. Louis Magazine

Your guide to Cherokee Street's Cinco de Mayo at Home

“Beginning at noon on May 2 on Facebook, you can stream concerts, culinary videos featuring street food vendors making favorite dishes, and how-tos with local bartenders crafting the perfect margarita. There’s even a parade where you get to be a participant and a spectator.”

Fox 2 Now

As Cherokee Street businesses are impacted by the COVID virus, area residents come together to help one another

"Cherokee Street Community Improvement District along with the Cherokee Lemp Special Business District are teaming up for a fundraiser called 'Show Up for Cherokee Street'.'"

St. Louis Business Journal

7 St. Louis small-business owners explain, in their own words, what they’re doing to survive the pandemic

“The leaders of these small businesses are among a group of six who have agreed to share their stories with the St. Louis Business Journal over the coming weeks as they navigate the disrupting force that COVID-19 has become.”

St. Louis Public Radio

How 5 St. Louis Musicians Are Connecting With Audiences Amidst A Pandemic

“By now we’ve all become familiar with people posting videos of musicians playing instruments and singing from their balconies while on lockdown. That’s become a source of free entertainment and comfort for their neighbors. On Cherokee Street in south St. Louis, Tonina Saputo is doing the same.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Luminary plans to award $1,000 grants quickly to local artists

“James McAnally, director of the Luminary on Cherokee Street, said the venue and artist platform plans to send out $30,000 in checks by the end of April. Later, another round of grants worth $30,000 will be awarded.”

St. Louis Public Radio

Medical Marijuana Market Fuels Cherokee Street's 'Green Light District' Ambitions

"Cherokee Street — known for its quirky, homegrown businesses — could soon be known as the 'Green Light District.'"

Sauce Magazine

Go all in on a night out in these 8 St. Louis neighborhood

“Here are a few paths, from the laid-back to the ambitious and chic, for you to follow when the sun goes down.”

Riverfront Times

First Look: The Fattened Caf Pop-Up Serves Filipino Fare at Earthbound Beer

“With the recent debut of the Fattened Caf, St. Louisans now have a new local destination for flavorful and authentic Filipino fare.The pop-up restaurant operates once a month inside Earthbound Beer on Cherokee Street.”

St. Louis Magazine

7 under-the-radar St. Louis pizza spots worth seeking out

“When Alex Carlson purchased a storefront on a sleepy block of Cherokee in 2012, the first thing he did was build a wood-fired oven, which today turns out stunning charred pizzas.”

Riverfront Times

Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop Plans Expansion on Cherokee Street

"'We're almost tripling our production and prep space with the expansion,' Wissinger says. 'It will allow us to expand our wholesale program and add different items to our retail lineup, which I'm really excited about.'"

St. Louis Public Radio

Luminary Collaborates With ArchCity Defenders For 'America's Mythic Time' Exhibit

“Artists are no strangers to political activism. Through captivating installations, they’re able to visualize complex themes that resonate with movements and social causes. This weekend, a new exhibit at the Luminary Center for the Arts, “America’s Mythic Time,” will take it to the next level with an unusual partner — ArchCity Defenders.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Poet's drawings are formed from the words of her works

“Upon inspection, the lines become words, the words of a poem by Tupac Shakur. The drawing, by spoken word artist, poet, teacher and community arts activist Pacia Elaine Anderson, was her first exploration into the visual arts, a creative pursuit that amplifies her love of words, turning them into art.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dozens of marijuana dispensaries licensed across St. Louis area

“A few local streets will offer a cluster of shops. Two dispensaries were licensed in the Delmar Loop. Five were licensed along a 3-mile stretch of Manchester Road through Ellisville and Ballwin. The Cherokee Street business district will see three dispensaries, and there will be another three within a mile of the former Crestwood Shopping Plaza.”

Riverfront Times

Fashion Forward

"Inside a small studio space on Cherokee Street, design mogul and St. Louis native Brandin Vaughn has set up shop. It's here that Vaughn pushes the creative boundaries of fashion through unique, handcrafted wears. His shop, Brandin Vaughn Collection (2604 Cherokee Street), stocks garment after garment of functional and fun styles."

KSDK

Tiny Burger Shop Serves up Big Flavors

“Tasha Smith was looking for a place to open her restaurant. She found a spot on Cherokee Street and launched her dream... in just 300 square feet.”

St. Louis Magazine

Earthbound Beer to host pop-up dinner series The Fattened Caf, a Filipino barbecue concept

“Earthbound Beer is rolling out new Filipino fare in a pop-up series this year. This year, the brewery's taproom (2724 Cherokee) will host The Fattened Caf, a Filipino barbecue concept from chef Charlene Lopez Young. Lopez Young and her team will cook new barbecue selections and create barbecue-and-beer pairings.”

Riverfront Times

Little Jamaica to Open on Cherokee Street on December 21

“A new restaurant and bar will soon debut in a familiar space on Cherokee Street — yet fans of the spot's sister restaurant will recognize the menu.On Saturday, December 21, Chrisanna Little and Danny Roofa will open Little Jamaica at 2732 Cherokee Street.”

St. Louis Magazine

Meet Ryan Mocaby, curator of the many curiosities of Untitled Fine Art

"Three years ago, he chose St. Louis, opened Untitled Fine Art on Cherokee Street, and has since been curating curiosities selected to spark interest in both the seasoned collector and passersby."

St. Louis Magazine

At The Bricoleur, upcycling finds a home

“The Cherokee Street shop combines the owners’ love of antiques and contemporary art.”

Fox 2

Friendly snowball fight breaks out between St. Louis police & Cherokee bar patrons

“A friendly snowball fight broke out between two businesses on Cherokee Street in south St. Louis late Monday evening. And when police arrived, they joined in the fun.”

St. Louis Public Radio

Cut & Paste: Cherokee Street Mainstay Foam Bids Adieu

“For this episode of Cut & Paste, we talked with Boshans and Franz about what made Foam special and what its failure to stay in business may say about St. Louis’ cultural scene. We also hear from Foam patrons about what brought them in the door over the years.”

Sauce Magazine

Morning Glory Diner Among Best New Restaurants In St. Louis

"It’s rare for a restaurant to accomplish everything it attempts. Morning Glory isn’t anything fancy – chef-owner Ari Jo Ellis doesn’t try to “elevate” diner fare or put her chef-y spin on anything. She just makes damn good food."

St. Louis Magazine

12th annual Print Bazaar on Cherokee Street to feature more than 100 artists

“Are you looking for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts that, as a bonus, support local artists? The Print Bazaar on Cherokee Street on Saturday has you covered.”

Riverfront Times

After a Decade of Awesome Shows, Foam on Cherokee Street to Close

“Located at the intersection of Cherokee Street and Jefferson Avenue, Foam has been a haven for local and touring artists in its artistic and cozy space for a decade.”

Riverfront Times

The Winter Bazaar at Flowers and Weeds Is the Best Holiday Sale of the Year

“If you want to get all of your holiday shopping done at once and keep your dollars local, the Winter Bazaar at Flowers and Weeds (3201 Cherokee Street, 314-776-2887) this Saturday is the place to be.”

Riverfront Times

Readers Choose Cherokee for Best of St. Louis 2019

Riverfront Times readers have spoken. In the Best of St. Louis 2019 Readers Poll, Cherokee Street businesses won best coffee house, garden center, gift shop, fast food, burger and more.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Travel the world to shop and eat on South Grand and Cherokee Street

“Where to shop and eat around the world without leaving St. Louis? South Grand Boulevard and Cherokee Street, where you can easily pick up one-of-a-kind gifts while ingesting some culture. South Grand’s restaurants cover 14 countries, and Cherokee Street has the largest concentration of Latino-owned businesses in St. Louis.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Stock up on holiday spirit at winter carnivals, festivals and family events

“Shop one of largest print sales in the Midwest, featuring the work of more than 100 local and regional artists. While you’re there, participate in the 36th annual Cookie Spree on antique row, where guests can enjoy cookies, cider, a petting zoo, live music, pictures with Santa and more.”

St. Louis Business Journal

Angel Boutique thrift shop relocates to Jefferson

“Angel Boutique Resale Shop has moved to space in a new facility operated by its parent nonprofit, Guardian Angel Settlement Association.The new space will allow the store to offer double the merchandise, officials said.”

Riverfront Times

How Does St. Louis’ All-You-Can-Drink Bar Measure Up? 

"I set myself out to get to the bottom of things in regard to St. Louis' most hotly contested new bar, purchasing a block of three hours (the most you can buy at once) on Open Concept's website with the express goal of seeing just how much alcohol I could shovel down my gullet for $30.What follows is a complete detailing of my efforts."

KMOV

Open Concept: New South City bar charges for the hour not the drink

“There’s a new bar in South City that charges by the hour, not the drink. Open Concept is set to open Friday on Cherokee street and it’s concept is similar to an open bar.”

St. Louis Business Journal

St. Louis Character: Meet the twins who built a big business from a small T-shirt shop

“Jeff and Randy Vines started making sassy St. Louis-themed T-shirts as a hobby in 2001 after graduating from college... Today STL-Style has hundreds of corporate clients, including the Saint Louis Brewery, the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, City Museum and Washington University. Gross sales are heading in the direction of $1 million, with tens of thousands of dollars donated by the Vines brothers to civic organizations and nonprofits.”

Sauce Magazine

Review: Morning Glory Diner on Cherokee Street

“The Morning Glory Diner at 2609 Cherokee St., is the kind of back-to-basics, hash-slinging joint reminiscent of a time before upscale comfort food became an overhyped, overpriced commodity. The straightforward menu board, which hangs over the open kitchen and long wooden luncheonette counter of the former Vista Ramen, touts classic lunch items that are as casual and simple as the space itself.”

Sauce Magazine

First Look: Mac’s Local Eats and Bluewood Brewing on Cherokee Street

“Burger fans, the wait is over. Mac’s Local Eats is now slinging its famous smash burgers at 1821 Cherokee St. in Benton Park, sharing the space with the city’s latest brewery, Bluewood Brewing. Doors opened on Wednesday, Sept. 18.”

St. Louis Public Radio

Cherokee Street's Western Wear Night Draws Out St. Louis' Inner Cowboy Fashionistas

“John Joern, the co-owner of the Whiskey Ring, has watched Western Wear Night quickly grow into quite the bonanza at his Cherokee Street establishment. It all started less than a year ago with what he describes as “band practice” — local musician Ryan Koenig regularly bringing collaborators to the Whiskey Ring for live entertainment.With more and more St. Louisans joining in on the shenanigans, Western Wear Night has become a regular third-Tuesday-of-the-month festivity....”

Food & Wine

St. Louis's Favorite Processed Cheese Is Now an Ice Pop

“A couple of Sundays ago, the St. Louis-based "artisan ice pops since 2012" brand Poptimism by Whisk unleashed a Provel popsicle on the world. And by the world, I mean, St, Louis… possibly because no other city would take it.”

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Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

Cherokee Street
Community Improvement District

Copyright © 2019 All Rights Reserved

3407 S. Jefferson, Suite 515
St. Louis, MO 63118

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