Archive for July, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Join Us Friday, Aug. 5 & Your Contributions Can Help ONSLRG Continue Revitalization of Old North

Over the past 30 years, Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group has been pursuing a mission to revitalize the physical & social dimensions of the Old North neighborhood in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural, and urban character.  We have a lot to show for these many years of effort — and now we need your help to continue this work.

Live music will be provided by the Gateway Guitar Quartet, and complimentary beverages and snacks will be available for all guests.

Click HERE for a downloadable, PDF version of the flyer that you can print for taping to your fridge, posting on your office bulletin board, distributing to neighbors, and sharing with anyone else you think would like to show their support for ONLSRG.

If you can’t join us on Friday the 5th, you can make a secure, online contribution right now by clicking HERE.  And if you have other ways of offering your support to make ONSLRG more sustainable for the long-haul, we’d be happy to hear from you.  Just give us a call at 314-241-5031 or send an email to

Friday, July 22, 2011

Neighborhood Watch & Citizen Patrol Training Scheduled for Tues., July 26

One of the reasons Old North is known as a safe and welcoming community is because neighbors tend to look out for each other.   Since there’s always room for improvement, and because we need to sustain and reinforce that neighborhood culture of working together on neighborhood safety issues, we’ve asked the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for some good information on tools and techniques that neighbors can use at home and as they drive or walk through the neighborhood.

Thanks to the assistance of 5th District Capt. Mary Edwards-Fears and Officer Nicola Lampkin, the Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group will host a Neighborhood Watch and Citizen Patrol training,  next Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m. The training will take place at ONSLRG’s office, 2700 N. 14th Street, and is open to the public.

For a downloadable PDF version of this flyer, click here.  Please help us in sharing this information with any neighbors, business owners, churches, schools, or any others who might benefit from or be interested in this training.  For more information, please call the ONSLRG office at 314-241-5031.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Old North Grocery Co-op Member-Owners’ Meeting & First Anniversary Celebration

The Old North Grocery Co-op opened its doors for business one year ago this weekend.  On Saturday the co-op’s members will gather to celebrate that anniversary and to conduct a little business, such as electing board members and reviewing some of the highlights of the store’s first year.

So, if you’d like to join us at the meeting, come on by the North City Farmers’ Market between 9 a.m. and noon, then swing by the Old North Grocery Co-op to pick up a few other grocery items before the meeting starts at 12:30 p.m.  For more updates from the store, visit

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Picnic at the Iron Horse Trestle Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m.

The conversion of the Iron Horse Trestle into an elevated hiking and cycling trail in the southeast corner of Old North Saint Louis will be a great recreational amenity for Old North residents and will attract visitors from well outside the neighborhood.  On Thursday night at 7 p.m., residents and friends of Old North will get a chance to learn more about the project and explore the trestle in person.   City Affair Saint Louis, “a forum for sharing ideas about the future of the St. Louis urban environment,” will host a picnic and discussion about plans for the redevelopment of the Iron Horse Trestle.  The gathering starts at 7 p.m. at Hadley & Howard and includes a walking tour of the trestle at 7:45 p.m.

Here’s how the City Affair blog describes the event:

For more information about the Trestle project, visit the Great Rivers Greenway page on the project.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch carried a story about the plans for the picnic (click here to read the online version) - and kindly repeated City Affairs’ encouragement that picnic-goers stop by the Old North Grocery Co-op to purchase their picnic supplies on the way to the event.

The image below and at the top of this post are courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway.


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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