Our happy hours are open to all residents and businesses in downtown, and they’re an excellent way to meet your neighbors and build a stronger community.
This new summer series will highlight the many restaurants in our neighborhood, add vibrancy to our streets, and bring people together to celebrate Downtown St. Louis. There will be small bites available for purchase from local restaurants, local craft beer and other beverages, and live music from Curt Copeland and Friends.
The first event will be held on July 23 from 4-8pm in the pedestrian plaza in the MX District at the north west corner of 6th and Locust St.
The second event will be held on September 10 from 4-8pm in the western end of downtown. We’ll announce the location soon!
If you are interested in being a vendor or volunteering during the event, then contact:
Jared Opsal – 314-669-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the agenda for our next town hall meeting on Monday, July 11 at 6pm in the Downtown Central Library.
The after-meeting rendezvous will be at Lucas Park Grille.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered the issue, and you can view it here.
NextSTL recently wrote an article about this street closure and how the process for street closures needs to change, and you can view the piece here.
Since June 6, we have collected 284 signatures from residents, businesses, and property owners nearby. This includes 81 signatures from 82 units in Printers Lofts, which is the building that will be negatively affected the most by this closure.
We have also collected 8 letters from various organizations that are against this closure including Paraquad and home owners associations.
Mills Properties, owners of the nearby City View Apartments, and Sovereign Partners, owners of the adjacent Dragon Trade building and nearby Butler Bros. building, have both expressed their opposition to this closure.
Counting DNA, this brings the total to 11 organizations locally and nationally against this closure.
Citizens also started an online petition yesterday evening to show even more support for saving 17th Street. You can sign it yourself at the link below.
We were alerted the week of May 23, 2016 to Board Bill 64 sponsored by Ald. Marlene Davis, which proposes to vacate 17th Street between Washington Avenue and St. Charles Street to pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles.
The site plan we received (below) displays 7 parking spaces and a small dog amenity for tenants of the adjacent Monogram Building in place of 17th Street.
After consulting nearby residents and small businesses, our Planning & Zoning Committee recommended the DNA Board oppose this action due to the following concerns:
The DNA Board reviewed these items and has voted to oppose this action and encourage the City of St. Louis Board of Aldermen to consider the concerns of the people living and working near this street and leave it as an open, public right of way. Ald. Davis was notified of our opposition, and we testified against the bill during the Streets, Traffic, and Refuse Committee hearing on June 1, 2016.