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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

RFT Features Old North as one of “five awesome walkable neighborhoods”

This week’s issue of the Riverfront Times includes a special section on “Summertime in St. Louis” - and within that section is an article that profiles “5 Downtowns that aren’t Downtown” with the subtitle, “Beyond the Arch: surprisingly cool destinations within a 30-minute drive.”   Old North made the list of the “five awesome walkable neighborhoods perfect for daytrippers.”

Noting that “nice folks do go north of Delmar,” the author of the section on Old North, Diana Benanti, describes the neighborhood as “home to an inspiring community of urban pioneers fomenting the renaissance of their historic neighborhood.”  In addition to the obligatory tribute to Crown Candy Kitchen, the article also has kind words about Crown Square, La Mancha Coffeehouse, the Poor Souls Society Art Gallery, the Old North Grocery Co-op, Wingmann Park, the 13th Street Community Garden (and its resident chickens), and Old North’s architecturally significant historic buildings.  To read the full piece, pick up a copy of this week’s Riverfront Times or click HERE for the online version (and be sure to click on through to page 4 for the part about Old North).

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