Archive for June, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tues., June 30: Town Hall Meeting with State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed at Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Gallery

On Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m., State Senator Jamilah Nasheed of the 5th Senatorial District, which includes all of Old North, will hold a meeting at the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Gallery, 2700 N. 14th Street.  All are welcome to attend.

As a not-for-profit organization, ONSLRG does not endorse or support political candidates who are up for election. We do encourage all residents of Old North to participate in the democratic process and to engage in conversation and civil exchange of ideas with their neighbors and all elected and other public officials who represent the community on the local, state, and federal level.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fri., June 26, 4-6 p.m.: ONSLRG’s Members & Friends Happy Hour

You’re invited to join us THIS Friday, June 26 from 4-6 p.m. for beer, soft drinks, and snacks as Old North St. Louis Restoration Group (ONSLRG) hosts as a very simple, nothing formal gathering of members and friends at the ONSLRG Gallery. As noted above, this event doesn’t have an agenda - it’s just an opportunity to enjoy the company of the great mix of people who make ONSLRG possible and who have helped or are continuing to help us revitalize the physical & social dimensions of Old North in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural & urban character. All are welcome, so whether you’ve made a membership contribution in 2015 or not, come on out to celebrate 34 years of achievements with us - and bring a friend. The ONSLRG Gallery is located at 2700 N. 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63106, just down the street from Crown Candy Kitchen.

No RSVP or advance registration is required. However if you’d like to share your plans with your friends and ours, feel free to go to the event page on Facebook (by clicking HERE) and click on the “Join” button.  Then, you can invite everybody you know!

If you DO want to make a membership contribution, though, we certainly would be happy to accept that support, since that’s how we cover a good portion of the cost of doing what we do here.

Click HERE or above to go to our contributions and memberships page, where you can set up a recurring, online contribution to spread your support out all year, or where you can make a one-time membership contribution of any amount, from $25 to $500 or $5,000. THANK YOU to all who’ve already contributed this year!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Great Start to North City Farmers’ Market’s New Season…And Read Old North Community News Online

Thank you to all who attended opening day of North City Farmers’ Market last Saturday - and we especially want to thank all who made the day a great success.

To view a full set of photos from the day, please visit the North City Farmers’ Market Facebook page by clicking HERE.

We invite all residents and friends of Old North St. Louis and nearby neighborhoods to join us every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for this weekly celebration of vibrant and healthy community life, in the heart of a one-of-a-kind historic neighborhood in the midst of an exciting revitalization.

Various components of this year’s farmers’ market are funded in part by Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated to Old North St. Louis Restoration Group by the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration.


>>>>>>>>>>>Old North Community News, June 2015 Edition<<<<<<<<<<<<

If you haven’t picked up your own hard copy of our latest neighborhood newspaper - or if you live in Old North and haven’t had a chance to read the copy delivered to your front door, click HERE to download a PDF or to read it online.

If you have reason to believe that your block might have been missed by our paper distribution volunteers, let us know (send an email to or call 314-241-5031) if you’d like to have us drop off a pile of papers for you to share with your neighbors on your block - or to volunteer to help us get the next issue out.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

3 Quick Things: (1) North City Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday; (2) ONSLRG Starts 35th Year Friday; & (3) Our Newspaper is Out

Watch for a more detailed post later, but for now, please take note of the following:

Saturday, June 6 is opening day of our 2015 North City Farmers’ Market season!  Please come on out to celebrate our 9th season at any time from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., along the 2700 block of N. 14th Street, just south of St. Louis Avenue and across the street from Crown Candy Kitchen. The market will once again feature fresh, healthy, and locally-grown vegetables and fruit, other food items (including honey), crafts, children’s activities, music (with legendary DJ Ital-K on the bill for Saturday), exercise classes, nutrition education, and so much more! For more info, check out the Facebook event page by clicking HERE.

And, while you’re at the market, stop by our information table to learn more about how you can help Old North St. Louis Restoration Group celebrate 34 years of existence - and help us kick off the first day of ONSLRG’s 35th year!

On June 5, 1981, the Missouri Secretary of State’s office approved the incorporation of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, Inc., as a not-for-profit corporation. Thirty-four years later, ONSLRG is alive, well, and still working tirelessly in pursuit of a rather ambitious mission: to revitalize the physical and social dimensions of the Old North neighborhood in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural, and urban character. With an impressive, award-winning track record of visible and measurable outcomes achieved over the past 34 years, ONSLRG has big things planned for year 35 and beyond. If you’d like to help us celebrate the many years of progress with ONSLRG’s neighborhood-driven and comprehensive redevelopment strategy - and help ONSLRG continue this work into the coming year, you may consider a $35 contribution ($1 for each of the past 34 years and $1 more for the start of another year), or a $35/month recurring contribution, or even a $3,500 donation or any other amount.  Whatever works for your budget, secure, tax-deductible contributions can be made online by clicking HERE.

If dropping off a check in-person is more your style, feel free to come by the ONSLRG office on Friday the 5th (or any day after that), or you can stop by our information table at the North City Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

More details on this topic to come, as well.

Meanwhile, watch for the latest issue of the Old North Community News to show up on your doorstep very soon. If you can’t wait that long, we’d be happy to have you come on by the ONSLRG office and pick up a pile to deliver to your block.

Thank you to all who help with making Old North the dynamic, friendly, welcoming, vibrant, and sustainable neighborhood that it has become over the past 34 years!


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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