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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Art Lovers, Rehabbers, Clean-up Volunteers, & Crown Candy Fans Converge on Old North

Just another busy week in Old North St. Louis, with crowds of visitors and friends of the neighborhood gathering at various spots throughout Old North to celebrate the many ways the community is experiencing a comprehensive revitalization.

On Friday evening, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group hosted an Art Exhibit and Artist Reception at the former Parks Drug Store Building, as a preview of what is soon to come to the Crown Village Gallery, which will be located within ONSLRG’s new space at 2700 N. 14th Street.

Quilt artist Edna Patterson-Petty discusses the stories behind her quilts.

Quilt artist Edna Patterson-Petty discusses the stories behind her quilts.

Carmelita Nunez and Daniel Shown answer questions about their work featured at the exhibit.

Carmelita Nunez and Daniel Shown answer questions about their work featured at the exhibit.

Rehabbers Club Tour of ONSL, earlier today:

Graham (on the stairs) and V. Lane (leaning against the white post) discuss the progress in converting the former Ford Charcoal warehouse on North Market to live/work space.

Graham (on the stairs) and V. Lane (leaning against the white post) discuss the progress in converting the former Ford Charcoal warehouse on North Market to live/work space.

Heidi Sever greets visitors to the home she and her husband Ben are rehabbing on N. 19th Street

Heidi Sever greets visitors to the home she and her husband Ben are rehabbing on N. 19th Street

Ben Sever shows off the back part of the house, including the new wall.

Ben Sever shows off the back part of the house, including the new wall.

Starting with the ONSL Neighborhood Clean-up Day on Saturday, March 14th, residents took to the streets, vacant lots, and community gardens to clear debris, weeds, and trash that had accumulated over the winter.  On Saturday and throughout the week, this work was supplemented by volunteer support from high school and college students on spring break, under the direction of New City Fellowship.

Volunteers at the Hebert Community Garden

Volunteers at the Hebert Community Garden

And the usual spring / pre-Easter season lines out the door at Crown Candy Kitchen all week long:

Crown Candy continues to attract new and returning visitors from far and wide for their world-famous ice cream, candy, BLT sandwiches, malts, and much more.

Crown Candy continues to attract new and returning visitors from far and wide for their world-famous ice cream, candy, BLT sandwiches, malts, and much more.

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WHAT'S NEW IN OLD NORTH

Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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