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Friday, February 19, 2016

Old North in the Spotlight as Fox 2’s “In Your Neighborhood” Spends the Morning with Us

Thank you to Fox 2 St. Louis for coming to Old North St. Louis this morning to tell the story - in many parts - about a lot of the great things going on in the neighborhood.

Since the Fox2now.com website has a lot of the segments broken into different clips, we have collected as many as we can and posted them here all on one page.

Click HERE to see…

  • the introduction to Old North by the show’s co-hosts on the scene in Old North, Kevin Steincross & Margie Ellisor
  • more from inside Crown Candy Kitchen
  • and a bit about the Sunflower Project

Click HERE to see

  • a couple of different video clips of their conversation with Andy Karandzieff of Crown Candy Kitchen, talking about all of the chocolate, the legend of the Easter Monkey, the rebirth of the neighborhood, and a behind the scenes view of how the chocolate gets made and poured into the molds

Click HERE to see

  • an interview with Jamaica Ray
  • a visit to Headhunters Barber Shop, including a conversation with owner/barber, Archie Cole

Click HERE to see…

  • Police Chief Sam Dotson making the case that crime is down “almost 50%” in Old North due to the “turnaround driven by neighbors…”
  • a visit to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group office with a few comments from Sean Thomas

Click HERE to see visits to and interviews with

  • 14th Street Artist Community
  • Cafe Hope

Click HERE to see visits to and interviews with

  • Kennedy’s Pet Shop
  • Blackmun Footcare

Click HERE to see visits to and interviews with…

  • UrbArts
  • Excelsior Tax Service

Click HERE to see…

  • a conversation with Steve Marx at Marx Hardware, a family-owned business that has been in Old North for five generations

Click HERE to see…

  • a visit to Confluence Academy

They don’t have video clips posted yet for their conversation with Tom & Gloria Bratkowski (being interviewed in the photo below), about Tom’s family’s roots in Old North that go back several generations and Gloria’s work with ONSLRG’s Greenspace Committee…

…or their visit with Veronica Holden at La Mancha Coffeehouse, or their report on Firecracker Press and Central Print, or the interviews with artists William Burton and Robert Ketchens, along with Darryl Reece (shown below), discussing the Jesse Owens mural at the Crown Square corner plaza on St. Louis Avenue and N. 14th Street, but we’ll put those on here when they get posted.

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Thanks again to all of the anchors, reporters, producers, camera crews, and interns at Fox 2 for sharing the story of how vibrant and exciting life in Old North is these days.

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Now that you’ve seen some of the characters of the neighborhood and some visuals of the businesses and streets of Old North, we invite you to come see even more on Saturday, May 7, when we host our Annual Old North House & Community Tour.

Click HERE to learn more about the tour and to get your tickets while they’re still available at the early bird price of just $10 each.

And, whether or not you can join us on May 7, we invite you to support the work of continuing the dynamic revitalization shown on the air today. ┬áTax-deductible contributions to Old North St. Louis Restoration Group make it possible for us to continue revitalizing the physical and social dimensions of Old North in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural, and urban character. Just click HERE or on the image below to make a one-time or recurring contribution today.

This entry was posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 1:40 pm and is filed under 14th Street Mall, Art in Old North, Community Gardens, Crown Candy Kitchen, Crown Square, Crown Square Businesses, Historic rehabs, History, House Tour, Houses for Sale, Life in ONSL, North City Farmers' Market, ONSL amenities, ONSL in the news, ONSL people, Old North Gallery (formerly known as Crown Village Gallery), Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, Pictures, Schools in Old North, Uncategorized, Videos, real estate, sustainability. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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