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Friday, July 31, 2015

Old North in the Spotlight, Locally & Globally: “Experience St. Louis” Features Profile of ONSL; & German Marshall Fund Report Examines Old North’s Approach to Revitalization

Old North is in the news once again for all of the good things going on in the neighborhood…

Thank you to the City of St. Louis Communications Division for featuring the continuing revitalization of Old North in the July/August 2015 issue of Experience St. Louis, as written by Kathleen Dudley, the publication’s creator and editor.

Stop by the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group office or any of the other businesses along N. 14th Street in Old North to pick up your own copy of Experience St. Louis.

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Meanwhile, to get a more global perspective on Old North, you can take a look at a recent report by French urban researcher, Celine Gipoulon, as published by the German Marshall Fund. This report was based on analysis of different approaches to urban revitalization in three Rust Belt cities, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, with Old North presented as a case study for community-driven initiatives.

Click HERE to view the article online or to download a PDF of the report.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Old North House & Community Tour: More Reasons to Attend than a Top 10 List Can Contain

If you haven’t started yet, time is running out to start spreading the news that TOMORROW, Saturday, May 17th, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. is our annual celebration of all that is enriching, inspirational, sustainable and just plain cool about living in walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly, diverse, historic neighborhoods; or, in simpler terms: the Old North House & Community Tour.

For a limited time only - the rest of today, to be precise - you can get your tickets for the advance ticket price of just $10.  Click HERE to get your tickets now.

We’ve posted numerous reasons for attending this tour already, but we now offer the following highlights, in no particular order:

AWARDS, AWARDS, and more AWARDS in this Award-Winning Neighborhood

Come see what all of the buzz is about and why so many unbiased, outside observers have deemed Old North and various components of the community here to be worthy of special recognition and awards.

Old North has more Landmarks Association “Most Enhanced Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation” per acre, per capita, or per total number of buildings than just about any other neighborhood in St. Louis.  As reported here a couple days ago, the most recent Landmarks award in Old North has yet to be presented but has been announced.  Come on out Saturday to see the incredible work done on the insides of 1303 North Market, one of the projects that will be recognized with a “Most Enhanced” Award by Landmarks on May 22.

Other properties that have won Landmarks awards will also be on this year’s tour, including 1408 Wright Street and spaces at Crown Square, which received a “Most Enhanced” Award in 2010 for the project as a whole.

Crown Square also won a National Trust for Historic Preservation / HUD Secretary’s Award for Overall Excellence in Historic Preservation in 2010, a Missouri Preservation “McReynolds Award” for historic preservation in 2011, and a J. Timothy Anderson Award from the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association.

The biggest award, however, came from U.S. EPA, which presented Old North with their National 2011 Overall Excellence Award for Smart Growth Achievement.  Old North is the only neighborhood to receive this distinction in the entire Midwest. The only only other overall award-winner in the Midwest was the whole greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in 2006.

Other awards for the comprehensive revitalization in progress around here have come from East-West Gateway Council of Governments (just last year for public-nonprofit collaboration), U.S. Green Building Council -Missouri Gateway Chapter (also in 2013), American Society of Landscape Architects, St. Louis Chapter (their Civic Stewardship Award in 2011), and Focus St. Louis (with a What’s Right with the Region Award in 2007).

And, did we mention the FREE ICE CREAM?  All ticket-holding tour-goers will receive a free cup of ice cream, courtesy of Crown Candy Kitchen - but being distributed at the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Gallery.

And a FREE CUP OF COFFEE for all ticket-holding tour-goers from La Mancha Coffeehouse.

SPOTLIGHT ON CROWN SQUARE BUSINESSES

In addition to an incredible variety of relatively new and historically-rehabbed homes, apartments, and gardens throughout Old North, the tour also will feature businesses in Old North, including Blackmun Footcare and Firecracker Press.

OLD NORTH’S FIRST “LITTLE FREE LIBRARY” in Wingmann Park

As reported here on May 14, this Saturday will mark the official opening of our new Old North Little Free Library in Wingmann Park (along the 1400 block of Wright Street), which also will be one of the stops on the tour.

Environmentally-Friendly SHUTTLES to Transport you between tour stops

This year our shuttle options will include pedi-cabs from St. Louis 3-Wheel Taxi (as shown in our post from Wednesday the 12th) and electric-powered golf carts from St. Louis Golf Cars.

MEET CHARLOTTE

Our post from earlier today introduced Charlotte Harris (click HERE if you missed that).  But, just a reminder now that Saturday will be a great chance to stop by to meet Charlotte and welcome her to ONSLRG.

We’ve got everything set and ready to go - all we need is YOU.  Get your tickets now at the advance-ticket prices by clicking HERE (or on the image below) or by stopping by the ONSLRG office before 5 p.m. today.

And, as noted above, you can always pick up tickets on the day of the tour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at St. Louis Avenue and North 14th Street.  We look forward to seeing you here!

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Friday, December 20, 2013

THANK YOU to All Who Made the “Holidays in Old North” Festival & Craft Fair a Great Success

With a bumper crop of vendors, free photos with Santa, refreshments, holiday carolers… and wonderfully wintery weather outside, the 2013 edition of our Holidays in Old North Festival and Craft Market was a great success this past Saturday.

We extend a huge THANK YOU from all of us at Old North St. Louis Restoration Group to the following:

-Burns & McDonnell for their generous financial support;

  • Firecracker Press, 14th St. Artist Community, and Rise for serving as hosts for vendors and activities within their spaces (along with ONSLRG’s gallery) at the heart of Crown Square;

Eric Woods of Firecracker Press (above) was happy to show off their new space in Crown Square.

Eric Woods of Firecracker Press (above) was happy to show off their new space in Crown Square.

Holiday shoppers at Firecracker Press (above).

Holiday shoppers at Firecracker Press (above).

  • All of our volunteers from the neighborhood & beyond, including Thom Fletcher, Linda Quinn, Curtis Berry, Al (Chris Umbertino’s brother), and Eileen Cheong for facepainting;
  • Crown Candy Kitchen for donating candy;
  • 3 A-capella groups from St. Louis University: Astha A Cappella, Bare Naked Statues, and Decadence;
  • Our current interns at ONSLRG, including Eric Bablinskas, Alex Durdello, and Chris Umbertino;

Interns Eric, Alex & Chris join Claire Wolff, ONSLRG's Community Engagement Specialist, and Matt Fernandez, ONSLRG's Community Development Specialist, for a staff photo with Santa.

Interns Alex, Eric, & Chris join Claire Wolff, ONSLRG's Community Engagement Specialist, & Matt Fernandez, ONSLRG's Community Development Specialist, for a staff photo with Santa.

  • BONU (Businesses of Old North United) and Equifax for sponsoring free photos with Santa by Photomaton;
  • Einstein Bagels and MacArthur Bakery donated breakfast for vendors and volunteers;
  • Matt Fernandez of our staff for clearing the sidewalks;
  • Sylvester Jacobs for donating his time to be Santa;
  • and Larry Perlmutter of Rise for providing us with most of the photos above, along with Photomaton and Rene .

And thank you to all who attended!  Happy Holidays to All!

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

THANK YOU to All Who Are Making the Revitalization of Old North St. Louis Possible

Happy (slightly belated) Thanksgiving to all of the residents and friends of Old North! As we finish the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, we want to express our thanks to all of the people who work with or support Old North St. Louis Restoration Group in the pursuit of our mission to revitalize the physical and social dimensions of Old North in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural, and urban character.  We especially thank the following:

Members of ONSLRG’s Board of Directors, who take on responsibilities above and beyond most non-profit boards, including volunteering for numerous neighborhood cleanups, vacant building board-ups, garden work, setting up for and/or staffing a table at the North City Farmers’ Market (not to mention growing some of the food sold there), opening their homes for the annual Old North House & Community Tour, talking to the media, running meetings, lining up bands for fundraising events, designing flyers or preparing for layout program booklets, and inviting neighbors to attend many of ONSLRG’s programs and events.

ONSLRG Staff, who put in long hours and a lot of hard work on a wide variety of tasks that don’t quite fit into anyone’s job description and still manage to deal with whatever comes through the front doors on a daily basis.

Interns and Practicum Students, who make it possible for us to implement so much more than our full-time staff could have time to do, and bring great energy, creativity, and skill to work that sometimes may not be the most glamorous or exciting.

Volunteers - from high school and college students to international service organizations and corporate employees - these groups are too numerous to identify by name, and they come all year long to help with a multitude of work, including neighborhood clean-ups, beautification and tree-planting projects, work at North City Farmers’ Market, other special events, and so much more.  Thank you to all!

Partners and Collaborating Organizations bring additional resources and skills to the table to support ONSLRG’s comprehensive, neighborhood-wide revitalization strategy.  Again, this category includes too many groups to name them all here, but we especially thank our Crown Square development partners, Rise (formerly RHCDA); Equifax, for recruiting help from Rebuilding Together to design and build improvements to the Crown Square corner plaza at St. Louis Avenue & N. 14th Street; the City of St. Louis and Washington University for bringing the Sustainable Land Lab competition to Old North; the Episcopal Service Corps for making it possible for us to bring Eric on board as an intern and to launch a new “street team” community engagement initiative; multiple parties who have been involved with North City Farmers’ Market; St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for assistance with our launching of the Old North Neighborhood Ownership Model; Community Builders Network for helping us strengthen our relationship with other community development corporations around town; and so many others…

Donors and Investors

Although we get a lot of great work out of volunteers, interns, neighbors and partners, ONSLRG still needs funding to cover other organizational expenses and to have a full-time staff.  Funding comes from a diverse mix of sources, including many individuals, but we owe a special thanks to major donors, Equifax, Bank of America, Rise Collaborative Support Grant, U.S. Bank, Covidien, United Way’s small grant program, Burns & McDonnell, and all of our sponsors and contributors who supported the house tour, trivia night, benefit concert, and holiday market.  [We'll provide a full acknowledgment of all funders as part of our annual report at the end of the year.]

New Programs Still To Come:

We also need to acknowledge new programming still to come.  For instance, VerbQuake, a program initiated by M.K. Stallings, who had been an intern at ONSLRG long ago, received support from Incarnate Word Foundation’s Marketplace of Ideas grant program.  This poetry workshop series will get under way in 2014.

**  And, of course, the Current, Former, & Soon to Come Residents of Old North

None of ONSLRG’s work would be possible without the people who call Old North home.  This group includes many individuals who have been recognized in other categories above, especially our board, volunteers, and contributors, but it also includes many who contribute to the revitalization in a variety of other ways.  Some show up regularly for events, others offer words of encouragement, or shop at the farmers’ market or other neighborhood businesses.  All contribute in one way or another by just being a part of the community, adding life to the streets as they walk their dogs, take their children to the playground, mow their lawn, help a neighbor with home repairs, and watch out for each other.

We even have future residents of the neighborhood willing to speak up on behalf of Old North.  One such individual who is planning to buy a property to rehab and move into the neighborhood recently took the New York Times to task for an article that portrayed the entire north side of the City of St. Louis as if it were just one big neighborhood, rather than a collection of different neighborhoods with unique sets of circumstances in each.

No list of things to be grateful for would be complete without thanking Crown Candy Kitchen for 100 years of tasty treats and service to Old North - and for continuing to bring visitors, customers, and prospective residents and business owners to the community by the busload!

Thank you again to all!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Friday Evening in Old North: Join Us for PARK(ing) Day and RHCDA’s Pop-Up Street Party

Don’t worry, the rain will be gone by 4 p.m., so plan to come on out to enjoy a fun-filled evening in the hear of Old North St. Louis as we celebrate two great events:

PARK(ing) Day

From 4- 6 p.m., several metered parking spaces near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue & N. 14th Street will be temporarily converted to mini parks or community gathering spots as Old North celebrates PARK(ing) Day.  This year marks the first time Old North will be participating in the annual, worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.  Parking spaces will be adopted and transformed for a few hours by Jamaica Ray, Ye Ole Haunt, La Mancha Coffeehouse, and the 14th Street Artist Community.  The Divoll branch of St. Louis Public Library will also utilize a space for a banned books exhibit.  Come on by to see how these spaces take shape!

Be sure to share your plans to attend by visiting the Old North PARK(ing) Day Facebook event page by clicking HERE.

The Post-Dispatch took note of Old North’s plans for PARK(ing) Day in their article on the various PARK(ing) Day events that will be taking place in St. Louis.  That article can be found online at STL Today by clicking HERE.

RHCDA’s Pop-Up Street Party

From 5:30-10 p.m., the 2600 and 2700 blocks of N. 14th Street will be transformed into one big street party as our Crown Square development partners Regional Housing & Community Development Alliance (RHCDA) will put on what they’re calling their 1st annual Pop-Up Street Party. Highlights of the event will include:

  • Happy Hour starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • musical performance by Vote for Pedro (from 7-10 p.m.)
  • local micro-brewery beers and wine-tasting
  • street performers
  • neighborhood business showcase
  • a chance to win an iPod shuffle, and
  • a special announcement about RHCDA’s new name & brand

The street party is free and open to the public, so help spread the word to all who might enjoy a fun evening in the heart of a great, historic neighborhood.  Click HERE to visit RHCDA’s facebook event page for other updates and to post your plans to attend.  For more information contact Larry Perlmutter at 314-333-7008 or larry@rhcda.com.

The photo above is courtesy of the Spaghetti Midwestern blog from the Vintage Street Market this past spring.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

ONSLRG’s Latest eNewsletter Is Out with Info on Lots of Upcoming Events

If you haven’t received our latest eNewsletter in your in-box yet, click HERE or on the image below to view it online.

If you know of others who are interested in what’s going on in Old North but aren’t subscribers, please forward this on to them - and if you know of neighbors who don’t have internet access, please print a copy and pass it along to them.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mark Your Calendar: Fri., Sept. 20 - RHCDA’s Pop-Up Street Party at Crown Square

On Friday, September 20th, the Regional Housing & Community Development Alliance (RHCDA), our co-developers of Crown Square and partners on other projects within Old North, will hold what they’re calling a “First Annual Pop-Up Street Party” on N. 14th Street at Crown Square.

Come on out to join us for a fun celebration in the heart of Old North, with great music, food, entertainment, and much more.

Details of the event are listed on the flyer above.  For more information, contact RHCDA’s Larry Perlmutter at 314-333-7008 or by email at larry@rhcda.com.  This event is free and open to the public - so help spread the word to other friends of Old North, fans of neighborhood revitalization, and supporters of good times in the city.  No reservations are required, but if you’ve got a Facebook account, be sure to visit RHCDA’s Facebook page for this event (click HERE), and click on “join” to let them know you plan to be there.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Another New Crown Square Business: Kennedy’s Pet Shop Grand Opening Sat., June 29

Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group is pleased to welcome Kennedy’s Pet Shop to Old North! The new Crown Square business at 2601 N. 14th Street is not only open for business, it’s open 7 days a week with hours that should accommodate just about any pet’s busy schedule… and the pets have already started arriving!

Stop by any time to extend your greeting and to thank Seth Turner for bringing his business to Old North. But if you want to enjoy some snacks beyond the usual dog biscuits, this coming Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., they’ll be offering refreshments for people, too, as part of the Kennedy’s Pet Shop grand opening celebration.

According to their press release announcing the grand opening,

Kennedy’s Pet Shop, LLC is a full service grooming, walking and retail store for pet products.  We serve both pets and pet lovers. We want to help you and your loving pet live a longer life by keeping a smile on your face. Today’s pets are not just animals, they are men and women’s best friends,” said Owner, Seth Turner Jr. “There may be a list of reasons that may stop you from attending to your pet’s wants and needs and that’s where KPS comes to the rescue. Those who work long hours will come home to a happy and calm pet and disabled pet owners will be able to rest easily knowing that they are helped with their love one.”

About Kennedy’s Pet Shop

Kennedy’s Pet Shop, LLC is a five year old pet service company, started by 25-year-old entrepreneur and pet lover Seth Turner Jr.  The company started as a pet-walking and sitting service and is now opening its first retail location at the revitalized Crown Square business district (formerly the 14th Street Mall).

Services Offered:

  • Local Pet Food Delivery
  • Delicious pet dishes and treats (some homemade)
  • Dog Walks for 30 or 45 minutes
  • House Checks
  • Cat Visits
  • Grooming
In addition to being thrilled to have another business setting up shop in Old North, we’re also happy to have another opportunity to show off what is possible when abandoned and deteriorated but historic properties get redeveloped for new uses.  The photos below show the transformation from the before conditions in 2006 to the after conditions.

Just a few years ago, the building at 2601 N. 14th Street was an eyesore, crumbling into the street, and most observers had concluded that it was beyond worth saving.  Now, thanks in part to historic preservation tax credits and a determined community (among many factors), the property houses 5 occupied apartments and 2 retail businesses.

Come on out on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see for yourself the positive benefits of this historic preservation.

For more information, including a coupon for first-time customers, visit their website at www.KennedkysPetShop.com or by clicking HERE.

If you’d like to show your support and help Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group continue working on the revitalization of Old North St. Louis through historic preservation, business recruitment, residential development, and other community-building, please make a tax-deductible contribution today by clicking HERE or on the image below.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

One Last Invite to Join Us TOMORROW (Sat., May 18) for Old North House & Community Tour… AND Announcing Another Crown Square Commercial Tenant

We’re down to the last few hours before the big day, so we’ll issue one last invitation to all friends of Old North, former residents, current residents, fans of urban revitalization, advocates for sustainable development, historic preservationists, arts enthusiasts, and anyone who just happens to like Crown Candy Kitchen: please join us on Saturday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for our annual Old North House & Community Tour. The forecast shows beautiful weather for tomorrow.  Come on out to enjoy a pleasant stroll though the walkable, architecturally rich, historic neighborhood of Old North St. Louis.

The hour by hour forecast from the experts at Weather.com.

It'll be a gorgeous day in Old North on Saturday, according to the hour by hour forecast from the experts at Weather.com.

For those who are new to St. Louis or just aren’t familiar with how neighborhood house tours work, here’s what you can expect from the Old North House & Community Tour:

The Old North House & Community Tour is a self-guided tour, so you’ll be able to use our tour booklet to decide which stops to visit and in what order - or you can visit all of the sites on the tour in the order presented in the booklet.  And, you’ll be able to go at your own pace, whether that means enjoying the nice, summery weather as you walk leisurely between stops or as you catch a free ride from one of the roving, environmentally- friendly bicycle rickshaws from St. Louis 3Wheel Taxi.

For more on what will be featured on the tour, take a look at our posts from Thursday (click HERE) and Tuesday (click HERE).

Registration for the tour - where you can buy tickets, trade in your already-bought tickets for the tour booklet or pick up tickets you purchased online - will be at the new and improved Crown Square corner plaza at the southwest corner of St. Louis Avenue and N. 14th Street, pictured below.

The first official performances on the plaza’s stage will take place immediately following a brief dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m.   Scheduled to perform are local musician, poet, and spoken-word artist, Chris Ware, and later by Old North’s own favorite steel drum musician, Jamaica Ray.

We also want to share the reminder that the public is invited to celebrate the official start of work at the 5 Sustainable Land Lab projects in Old North, with a ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. at 1318 Warren (just east of 14th Street at the south end of Crown Square).  Mayor Slay will be on hand to congratulate the winners of the competition, and representatives from all 5 of the projects will be present to show off their sites and discuss their projects.

Although the “day-of” ticket prices of $12 should go into effect after midnight, the advance ticket price of $10 can still be obtained by purchasing online up until about 6 a.m.  So act now!

And, now for some other big news we’re thrilled to share…

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FIRECRACKER PRESS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO SET UP SHOP AT CROWN SQUARE

Earlier today, Firecracker Press issued the following press release:

The Firecracker Press is excited to announce, in addition to its location at 2838 Cherokee Street, the expansion of a second location at 2612 North 14th Street, in Crown Square. The expansion will take place over the Summer of 2013 with a Grand Opening to be announced later this year.

Founded in St. Louis in 2002, The Firecracker Press has become a cultural institution for printmaking. With a gang of antique printing presses (some dating back to the 1800s), a rich collection of St. Louis printing history, and a talented group of designers and printers, The Firecracker Press has made its mark regionally and nationally. Handmade, letterpress posters for music and art shows, custom business cards, stationery, wedding invitations, and books are just a few of the things that The Firecracker Press crafts. Using printing presses that are found and restored, The Firecracker Press prints from hand-set wood/lead type and uses hand-carved woodblocks to create imagery that’s rooted in history yet freshly modern. Its Southside, Cherokee Street location will remain while The Firecracker Press plans to expand a rotating list of events, classes and demonstrations at the new Crown Square location.

The Firecracker Press location in Old North will be in the former Sobel Department Store building at 2612-24 N. 14th Street.

Their announcement further describes their plans for the space in the heart of Old North, just across Montgomery from Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s office:

The new space, nearly 8000 sq. ft., will host a large collection of printing presses and tools, a retail storefront with a variety of posters and design-related home-goods, and a 100 person capacity venue for music, readings, and events. The Firecracker Press will continue to offer the same high quality, unique, independently minded services that have made them well-known. The expansion will also bring the opportunity to collaborate with other organizations including Old North Restoration Group and its affiliates, and with Studio STL, which will be sharing a portion of the space for its non-profit, children’s writing programs. The publishing arm of The Firecracker Press dovetails in exciting ways with the mission of Studio STL. An arts center for writers, thinkers, and makers will grow where The Firecracker Press and Studio STL overlap, with more to come.

For more details about The Firecracker Press and their plans for the space at Crown Square, click HERE to read the full news release.

The leasing of 2612-24 N. 14th Street follows the recent leasing of 2606-08 N. 14th to Blackmun Footcare, which opened just last month, and the leasing of 2601 N. 14th to Kennedy’s Pet Shop, which is now in the midst of interior build-out.  Both Blackmun Footcare and Kennedy’s Pet Shop will be open for tours on Saturday.

With just a few spaces left, anyone interested in leasing commercial space at Crown Square should contact leasing agent Susan Sauer of Duffe-Nuernberger Realty by phone at 314-571-7654 or by email at ssauer@ndconsulting.com.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rain Postpones Land Lab Groundbreaking But Can’t Dampen Enthusiasm & National Exposure

Due to the drizzly weather today, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Sustainable Land Lab project has been postponed until a later date.  Watch for details later on the re-scheduled date.

Despite the rain, work crews from some of the Land Lab projects were on-site today to begin transforming the empty lots into attractive and functional demonstrations of positive re-uses of vacant land in the city.

The Mighty Mississippians crew was willing to brave the elements to begin planting on the lot at 13th and Montgomery.

The Mighty Mississippians crew was willing to brave the elements to begin planting on the lot at 13th and Montgomery.

The Bistro Box team installed a signboard to show visitors what will be coming to the northeast corner of 13th and Montgomery.

The Bistro Box team installed a signboard to show visitors what will be coming to the northeast corner of 13th and Montgomery.

Although the ceremonial kick-off didn’t happen, that hasn’t stopped the buzz and outside interest in the project.  Yesterday the American Public Radio program, Marketplace, broadcast a story about the Land Lab on public radio stations across the country (including St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 FM).  Click on the image below (or HERE) to read the text version of the story or to listen to the story online.

Thank you to St. Louis Public Radio reporter Adam Allington for getting this story out to the rest of the world.

Meanwhile, at the corner of N. 14th Street and St. Louis Avenue, work is being completed on a major upgrade to the Crown Square plaza space across the street from Crown Candy Kitchen.

Made possible with financial support from Equifax Foundation and the Regional Business Council, the project was planned and coordinated by Rebuilding Together St. Louis.  Volunteer crews fromScottrade and Equifax put in a lot of labor over the past few days to achieve these great improvements.

With covered outdoor seating, we look forward to attracting some of the customers at Crown Candy who just can’t wait for a table inside and other visitors to the community.  And, the covered stage area will also be a great amenity for our live music and other performers who come out to the North City Farmers’ Market and other events throughout the year.

Thank you again to all of the volunteers, Equifax, Scottrade, Rebuilding Together St. Louis, and all who contribute their time and resources to help us beautify and improve Old North!

WHAT'S NEW IN OLD NORTH

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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