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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Crown Village Gallery Reception Friday Evening — & Channel 9 Coverage of Crown Square

The official space for the Crown Village Gallery isn’t quite ready yet, but we won’t let that stop us from hosting an exhibit and artist reception on Friday evening, just a few doors down from where the permanent gallery will be.  On March 20 from 6 to 9 p.m., the artwork of Carmelita Nunez, Daniel Shown, and Kevin Wilson, along with the Confluence Freedom Quilts of Edna Patterson-Petty, will be on display at Crown Square in the former Parks Drug Store building at 2720 N. 14th Street.  The exhibit and reception are made possible by generous support from the Regional Arts Commission and the Greater St. Louis Regional Empowerment Zone.  The quilts are on loan from Confluence Greenway.

Watch for a ribbon-cutting and opening reception at the gallery’s permanent location within the new home of the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group at 2700 N. 14th Street, at the heart of Crown Square, later in the spring or early summer.

The Crown Square redevelopment of the former 14th Street Mall (a collaborative project of ONSLRG and the Regional Housing & Community Development Alliance) is making great progress.  On this past Monday, Channel 9’s Living St. Louis program featured a story about the development and what it means to Old North’s revitalization.  The show included a lot of good neighborhoods scenes and comments from several ONSL leaders and residents, including Johnnie Owens and John Bratkowski.

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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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