Saturday, August 21, 2010

National Spotlight on Old North & How YOU Can Help Us Continue Revitalizing the Neighborhood

First National Public Radio shared the story of the Old North Grocery Co-op with their listeners across the nation on August 12.  (If you missed it, you can still read the transcript and/or listen to it on NPR’s website - and we owe a special thanks to Veronique LaCapra of St. Louis Public Radio for bringing the story to the attention of the producers at NPR).  Now, the Crown Square project is catapulting us into the national spotlight once again. 

Marvo Entertainment Group, an independent documentary production company, came to the Crown Square ribbon-cutting / street fest on July 29 and is using their footage from that as a promotional piece for their upcoming national television series on community revitalization efforts across the country.  This 5 minute video is currently posted on their website as a representation of the approach they’ll be taking in their national television series, and eventually will become a part of a full-length episode that will air on TV stations throughout the nation.  In the meantime, you can watch it and re-live the excitement of that evening right here: Promo for Old North St. Louis on America Revisited. Thank you to Marvo Entertainment (especially Sam Koltinsky) and Ironbridge Productions for selecting Old North as the starting off point for their new series. 

If you found that video inspirational and would like to see more redevelopment throughout Old North St. Louis, we’ve got a simple way you can help make that happen.  We’ve registered Old North in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters” challenge.   With just a few clicks on your computer, you can help ONSLRG earn $25,000 to continue our efforts to save and preserve endangered historic buildings in Old North.  To vote for ONSLRG in this national challenge, start by by clicking on this link to the ONSLRG page on the This Place Matters website.

Once you’ve cast your vote for ONSLRG, you can help us spread the word by forwarding the link to everybody in your contacts folder.  And if you’ve got Facebook or Twitter accounts, feel free to use those vehicles to encourage even more people to vote for us on the This Place Matters challenge.

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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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