Archive for October, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thursday Evening: Old North Neighborhood Open Meeting & Therapy Boutique Fall Fashion Premiere

On Thursday evening (Oct. 25), you’ll have two opportunities to support Old North - first, by supporting one of our Crown Square businesses, then by attending a neighborhood meeting to learn more about some new and exciting plans for the community.

On the agenda for the meeting will be:

  • Plans for an Old North dog park;
  • The leaders of a new charter school, Advantage Prep Academy , will be on hand to to discuss their plans and interest in opening in Old North;
  • Officer Walker of the 5th District will be here to discuss neighborhood safety issues;
  • Trick-or-Treating in Old North; and
  • 14th Street Artist Community- a new gallery and program space in Crown Square

Please spread the word to your neighbors.  In fact, don’t just tell your neighbors, bring them along!  The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at ONSLRG’s gallery, 2700 N. 14th Street.  Refreshments will be provided.

Therapy Boutique’s Fall Fashion Premiere, Thursday, Oct. 25, 5- 8 p.m.

Give yourself some extra time to get to the meeting so that you can stop in at Therapy, the fashion boutique at 2717 N. 14th Street.

Here’s the announcement sent out by Therapy for this event:


Be the first to see our NEW “Fall Premiere” NOT TO MENTION 15% OFF the Entire Store!

While you’re here don’t forget to unwind and relax with a cold glass of wine and appetizers to complement your visit…

Come Out and Enjoy Yourself: Thursday, 10/25/2012 @ 5:00p.m to until 8:00pm

Therapy Boutique, 2717 N. 14th St. St. Louis, MO, 63106 (314) 241- SHOP (7467)

“Where Shopping Relieves Tension, Stress, and All That Other Mess!”

R.S.V.P via email:  or Text 314 378-7900

Mark Your Calendars and Don’t Forget!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Old North Mourns Loss of Mike Karandzieff (updated)

We were all saddened to receive the news that Mike Karandzieff passed away yesterday.  All of us at Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group extend our thoughts to the Karandzieff family and the whole Crown Candy Kitchen family.  We’ll miss seeing Mike behind the counter, but we will never forget his dedication to carrying on the family tradition and keeping the landmark business alive with character and distinction.  Although Mike’s illness kept kept him from being as present at Crown in recent months, Mike was such a fixture behind the counter for so many years that he represented a significant part of the Crown Candy experience, especially for those lucky enough to have Mike share his one-of-a-kind perspective on any number of issues.

Old North St. Louis wouldn’t be the vibrant neighborhood that it is today had it not been for Crown Candy’s anchoring presence on the corner of N. 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue.  Because of Mike’s years of hard work and commitment - following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and working alongside his brothers and generations of other dedicated employees, thousands of visitors have found their way into Old North to get a taste of Crown’s legendary BLTs, malts, sundaes, and candies.  The neighborhood has lost one of its unique and irreplaceable characters.

The next time you’re in Crown Candy, be sure to raise your chocolate banana shake in tribute and thanks to Mike.

Crown Candy will be closed this coming Sunday (Oct. 21) and Monday (Oct. 22) for the wake and funeral.  Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at Buchholz Mortuary West, 2211 Clarkson Road at Wilson Road.  Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. to the start of service at 11 a.m. on Monday at St John’s Church, 15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville.  There will be a funeral procession past Crown Candy Kitchen to the crematorium at Memorial Park Cemetery at I-70 and Lucas and Hunt roads.

The photo of Mike at the top of this post is from Crown Candy Kitchen’s Facebook page, where you can find other updates and can post your comments and messages to the family.


Many neighborhood residents and friends, along with a good showing from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, came out to pay their respects to Mike as the funeral procession passed by Crown Candy Kitchen after the funeral on Monday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

North City Farmers’ Market Harvest Festival & End of Season Celebration THIS SATURDAY, Oct. 13

Please join us this coming Saturday, October 13, to celebrate the completion of another successful season for North City Farmers’ Market.  Our traditional end-of-season Harvest Festival will feature:

  • Live music by Barefoot Jones
  • cooking demonstrations by Cooking Matters
  • children’s activities brought to us by BOTH The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum, AND St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Vinnie the Mime

AND, back by popular demand:

  • our pre-Halloween costume contest with both a children’s and adult division!

Of course, this wouldn’t be a farmers’ market without actual vendors.  This week we’ll have a bumper crop of many great local vendors, including:

  • our own 13th Street Community Garden
  • Old North Grocery Co-op
  • Zee Bee Market
  • Black Bear Bakery
  • MK Fruits and Veggies
  • New Roots Urban Farm
  • Del Carmen: “Black Beans a la Cubana”
  • Homegrown
  • ReTrailer
  • Karen’s Creations
  • Linda’s Creative Designs
  • El Chico Bakery
  • Freddie Lee’s Ghetto Sauce
  • Stuff N Things
  • Benton Park Creations
  • Mound City Soap Company
  • La Mancha Coffeehouse

Because this is a special day, the market will be open until 1 p.m., a full hour beyond our usual closing time.  So, come on by any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. - or, better yet, come on out and spend the whole time with us!  And please invite your neighbors to join you!

For more information, visit the market’s blog:


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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