CHEROKEE: A GREAT STREET HAPPENING NOW!
Our panelists for the evening will include:
Several months ago City Affair took on the topic of some of the future Great Streets of St. Louis. On Thursday, August 5th return with us to Cherokee to hear from several people making Cherokee a Great Street today.
Randy Vines of STL-Style. STL-Style had been operating as an internet-based company for about 9 years before Randy and Jeff Vines made the leap into a storefront, opening Style House at 3155 Cherokee Street. They chose this area for a number of reasons, not the least among them its relative affordability and growing concentration of creative DIY startups.
Kristin Gassel of The St. Louis Curio Shoppe. The Shoppe will carry music, books, crafts, clothing, specialty food products, jewelry, souvenirs, collectibles and assorted other sundries and curiosities all made in the St. Louis area. The Curio Shoppe plans to have a positive impact on our city by supporting local businesses of all sizes and ensuring that a maximum amount of consumer dollars goes directly back to our community.
Juan Montana of Cherokee Photobooth. Opened on Easter weekend this year, Cherokee Photobooth is a unique storefront operation that embraces everything that makes Cherokee Street special-- diverse, creative, fun, gritty, and colorful. Just drop into this unassuming storefront for a fun, quirky photo session custom-suited to your personality.
Matthew Mourning, who writes the blog Dotage will be the moderator for the evening. Matthew returned to St. Louis after completing grad school in New Orleans and has recently become a resident of Cherokee Street.Following the brief panel discussion we will open the floor to audience questions.