Saturday, July 31, 2010

An Action-Packed Week in the Heart of a Dynamic Community

We barely had time to recover from celebrating the opening of the Old North Grocery Co-op when we had to shift gears to tend to some other events and activities in the core of what is becoming the busiest neighborhood in the city.  A few illustrations of the dynamic pace of life in Old North this week:

Tuesday, July 27

Old North St. Louis Restoration Group welcomed the Metropolis Wine Club to the gallery at ONSLRG’s office.  Many of these visitors enjoyed their first glimpses of the development that has been transforming Old North in recent years, including Crown Square. 

Thursday, July 29

Crown Square Ribbon-Cutting Celebration and Street Party.  This event warrants its own post, so check back for more scenes from that big day that was years in the making.

Friday, July 30

Cinema St. Louis brought another installment of its monthly screening series to Old North St. Louis.  This month’s feature: The Rink, a locally produced documentary about roller rinks in African American communities.  The event included a lively Q & A session with director Ron (”G Whiz”) Butts and other roller skating stars profiled in the film.

Saturday, July 31

Mike Miller of the Garden Hotline broadcasting from the North City Farmers' Market

Mike Miller of the Garden Hotline broadcasting from the North City Farmers

The North City Farmers’ Market enjoyed some good media exposure as KMOX radio broadcast its weekly Garden Hotline show live from the market. 


The band Wack-a-Doo contributed to the positive vibes at the North City Farmers’ Market, on the plaza at the St. Lous Avenue end of Crown Square.

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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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