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LSBA springs into action with the season

By Bethany Budde-Cohen & Matt Brazelton, LSBA Co-Presidents To keep up with those beautiful May flowers, the Lafayette Square Business Association continues to bloom and spring into action, excited for a busy spring and summer season. As membership and participation continue to increase, we are excited about the direction and momentum of our neighborhood business […]

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 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 […]

Urban Plan Update

By Linda Weiner The Urban Plan Update Committee took a bit of a hiatus but began meeting again in April as a response to priorities set by the new President and Board. As the Chouteau Partners Group has begun meeting with the neighborhood and City with exciting plans to develop some of the last of […]