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Lafayette Park Gardens Report

On April 21, St. Louis University provided volunteers to Lafayette Park as part of their “Showers of Service” program. Two groups of students worked in the park. Matt Negri’s LSRC group worked in the Park House gardens and removed stumps near the mid-Lafayette gate. The Lafayette Park Conservancy’s group of 15 students divided their time […]

Latest Development Happenings in the Square

By Phil Lamczyk & Suzanne Sessions, LSRC Development Committee New Residential Construction Support of a front addition to the residence of 1609 Missouri Other Development News Development Committee is overhauling changing to our existing Standards for Design and Construction. This effort began in November 2017 and is in the finalization stages with release to the […]

Help Support Fountain Park Plaza

By Mary Visintainer The middle of the business district along Park Avenue was once home to Goldstein’s South Side Auto Salvage Yard and a variety of warehouses. The junkyard, surrounded by a six foot corrugated sheet metal fence, emitted the smell of burning tires, the sound of dogs barking and crunching cars. Today, at the […]

Capital Improvements Update

By Matt Negri Throughout the gloomy winter and spring, the LSRC has been working on many capital improvements. One of the most recent improvements involves a 200-plus foot stretch of Truman Parkway south of Park Avenue. A decades old rusty chain link fence was removed, along with several weed trees, and was replaced with a black metal […]

Business Spotlight: Hamilton Hospitality

What are the names of your businesses?  Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Vin de Set, PW Pizza, Moulin Events & Meetings, Grand Petite Market, 21st Street Brewers Bar, Charleville Tavern and soon-to-be Hamilton Chop House. When was your business established?  Our first restaurant, Eleven Eleven, was founded in 1993. How did you get into business?  I had […]

7th Ward Capital Fund Update

Jack Coatar, 7thWard Alderman Fiscal year 2019 starts on July 1, 2018, which means it is time, once again, for Aldermen to decide how to allocate ward capital funds for the upcoming fiscal year. Every year, each ward receives an equal amount of money levied from a one-half cent sales tax for improvements throughout the […]

A Successful Year Leads To Growth for LPA

By Susan Marino, Lafayette Preparatory Academy, Executive Director Lafayette Preparatory Academy is proud to announce that just two short years after moving into our new school home in Lafayette Square, we will be embarking on an expansion project to build top-tier school facilities that support and enhance our mission and strategic goals. Starting this summer, […]

A Mysterious Evening

On February 3, 2018, 75 of Lafayette Square’s “finest” citizens attended the première Mardi Gras celebration held at Fat Tuesday’s Pub, aka McLaughlin Funeral Home! As the party began, guests enjoyed delicious beverages and appetizers provided by SqWires while mingling and growing increasingly suspicious of each other. Over two rounds of play, guests used their […]

Park Projects Nearing Completion

Several years ago the voters approved a sale of bonds to improve St. Louis’ park system. The larger parks in the system got large sums (Forest Park got about half), and the rest of the parks split the remainder based on their acreage. At just under 30 acres, Lafayette Park received a significant allotment for […]