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Hideous suburban development coming to the City of St. Louis

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
THIS IS NOT A JOKE (we wish it were).


(1) These uninspired suburban tract houses, available also in St. Charles County's fastest growing municipalities, are coming to the historic Mississippi Bluffs in South St. Louis. 

Here is a link to the brochure for the 24-home development to be located next to the existing condo building: http://www.mcbridehomes.com/new-homes/missouri/st-louis/st-louis-city/305/mississippi-bluffs.html

(2) The Preservation Board just approved this underwhelming development with full and enthusiastic support from 11th Ward Alderman Tom Villa and Thomas Purcell of the Carondelet Housing Corp. Some residents even appeared with support saying, of course, "something is better than nothing" and "they're taking a risk!" Villa is just happy to have a "reputable developer"...

(3) This is the image we're projecting about our city on one of the only pieces of riverfront residential real estate in the entire region. This will sit next to beautiful historic mansions that river barons built.  What an insensitive affront to our city's proud architectural legacy.  We could honestly cry. 

(4) We see this as symbolic of a much larger issue in our city: failed leadership that presses for a city that is but a sad imitation of its own suburbs. We have suffered too much and too long.

(5) Adding insult to injury, we present this sexy, visionary development that was built in Rocky River, Ohio-- a SUBURB of Cleveland:



A Cleveland SUBURB gets this awesome, urban development adjacent to a tiny, unknown river, and the CITY of St. Louis gets cheap looking, cookie-cutter suburban boxes overlooking the famous Mississippi?  

As long as the city tries to mimic the suburbs, the city will lose.  We are at our best when we think, act and look like a city, because that's what we are.  Let's get it together, people.  This is inexcusable.  

What can we do?

Email 11th Ward alderman Tom Villa and tell him that we should strive for URBAN development in our urban core.  Or what the hell, just give him a call: (314) 622-3287

Let's demand better for the city we love.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ST. LOUIS!!!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

STL-Style Rewind....

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Though most people associate our shop with Cherokee Street, that wasn't always the case.  We started out printing t-shirts using a cheap crank press on our designer's kitchen table in Dogtown.  As interest in our business grew, so did our need to expand.  So enjoy this never-before-seen glimpse into the previous home bases of STL-Style, beginning with our tiny studio space in the Soulard Fine Arts Building at Russell & Menard: 








Then we expanded into a rather uncomfortable garage-like space in the Jefferson Underground in McKinley Heights that served as our workshop as well as a staging area for an unsuccessful effort to save the San Luis building in the CWE:

Fast forward to 2009, when we open our first real storefront at 3155 Cherokee Street!

 

Today we occupy the legendary corner of Cherokee & Compton, where we hope to remain for many, many years to come!


3rd Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

IndiHop 2013!

Friday, May 31, 2013

STL-Style and other St. Louis startups featured in national documentary!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

As you might imagine, our business would not exist without the internet, and neither would hundreds of thousands of other companies and organizations throughout the world.  A new documentary called Silcon Prairie: America's New Internet Economy turns its lens to the Midwestern US, where a number of internet-based startups are highlighted.  St. Louis is well represented in the film, thanks to Scarlett Garnet, T-Rex and yes, STL-Style.  Catch the St. Louis screening of the documentary on Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm at Lab 1500 downtown, which will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with some of the folks who appear in the film.  STL represent!

What: St. Louis screening of Silicon Prairie: America's New Internet Economy

When: Wednesday, March 27, 6:00pm

Where: Lab1500, 1500 Washington Ave, downtown STL


Rehabbed Midtown Saucer to receive Missouri Preservation Award!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Photo credit: Toby Weiss, beltstl.com

On May 7, the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation will gather at the state capitol in Jefferson City to honor the state's 12 most notable historic preservation success stories of the previous year.  Among them is the Council Plaza Phillips 66 gas station, commonly known as the Midtown (formerly Del Taco) saucer, located at the intersection of Grand & Forest Park Parkway. 

Initially threatened with demolition to make way for a stripmall, the building's owners were not prepared to contend with the passionate outcry of the preservation community, which worked tirelessly in raising awareness for the unique structure and the value of its distinctive mid-century modern design on our city's urban landscape.  Through social media and letter writing campaigns, preservation board hearings, and good ol' fashioned preservation rallies, the voice of the people prevailed.  Instead of tearing down the lovable saucer, the developers opted to invest millions toward its rehabilitation and expansion, using Missouri's highly effective and ever-endangered historic tax credits.  

Today the beloved saucer stands as the iconic new home of a Starbucks and Chipotle.  While many of us would have preferred to see local independent establishments occupy the building, we nevertheless celebrate its rebirth as a delightful contributing resource to the architectural diversity of St. Louis.

We at STL-Style feel extremely honored to have been asked to accept this award on behalf of the greater historic preservation community involved in this effort, which includes Michael Allen, Mike Batchelor, Ald. Shane Cohn, Lindsey Derrington, Richard Henmi, Paul Hohmann, Alex Ihnen, Matthew Mourning, Ald. Scott Ogilvie, Michael Powers, Andrew Weil, Toby Weiss, Kara Clark and countless others.  The award will be displayed prominently at our shop on Cherokee Street, as an homage to the critical importance our built environment holds in shaping the future of our great city. 

STL-Style presents 2nd Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo, Saturday, Dec. 8th!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

On Saturday, December 8th, celebrate Hanukkhah in STyLe!  This year, STL-Style has joined forces with Brothers Lazaroff and Do314 for a thrilling night of music, dancing, live latke-frying, and yes, a special limited-edition t-shirt at the 2nd Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo.   

Don't be a schmuck-- come and party with us!  Make sure to RSVP here for a chance to win a Hanukkah gift bag and skip to the front of the latke line!

$8.00 at the door.  All proceeds benefit the One Life Whole World Project.





5th Annual Cherokee Print League - Saturday, Dec. 1st!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Cherokee Print League is a collection of businesses dedicated to the art scene on Cherokee and in Saint Louis.  Cherokee Print League, a vital contributor to the blossoming art scene in the South City/South Grand area will be hosting the fifth annual holiday print sale.  The CPL Holiday Sale is one of the largest print sales in the Midwest, showcasing local and regional artists whose work includes printmaking, letterpress, screen printing, and printed fabrics, as well as the ever-evolving creative energy that defines Cherokee Street.  Art demonstrations, customized printing, on-site framing, mobile print and food trucks will also be featured. The event takes place on Saturday, December 1st, 10:00AM – 6:00PM and provides holiday shoppers with a unique way to complete their shopping lists, supporting both handmade artists and the local economy.

The sale is Saturday, December 1st, 10:00AM – 6:00PM and provides holiday shoppers with creative ways to complete their shopping lists. Some of the unique activities planned at the numerous print shops and galleries along Cherokee Street include tours, demonstrations, and custom items printed on the spot. Galleries will host several of the artists whose work is exhibited. Maps will be provided at each participating location.

For the first time ever, the CPL Holiday Sale will hold a Preview Party on Friday night, November 30th, 7 – 10pm.  The Preview Party will showcase selected works by CPL Holiday Sale vendors, including a mini-retrospective by Firecracker Press. Local Art critic and poet, Jessica Baran will give a “State of the Street” address, hitting on the importance of printmaking in the digital age and Cherokee Street as a pillar of the St. Louis art scene. The Preview Party will be held at 3407 California Ave (just south of Cherokee St), beer provided by Schlafly, music to be announced.

This year’s commemorative hand-printed passports will provide a map of all venues, information on participating artists and discounts to Cherokee restaurants. Complimentary totes will also be available to shoppers.

Venues include St. Louis Curio Shoppe, Paper Boat Studios, Flowers to the People, Aisle 1 Gallery, STyLehouse, Foam Coffee & Beer, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, The Firecracker Press, Apop Records, Drew Henry Salon, Scarlett Garnet, The Community Arts Movement Project (CAMP), High Spektical, [Blank] Space, Loopie’s Market and Tucci Events.

Come enjoy the music, antiques, books, great food, and a variety of art galleries, print shops, and unique venues that make Cherokee Street one of the most interesting urban corridors in the Midwest.  The perfect place to do your holiday shopping!

For more info, visit: http://cherokeeprintleague.wordpress.com/

5th Annual MetroLink Prom, Saturday, Oct. 20th!

Monday, October 15, 2012

The METROLINK PROM, an original St. Louis tradition, returns for its 5th year!

Yep! We just knew you’d be in an electoral frame of mind by late October, with the election just weeks away. So we figured why not make MetroLink Prom’s 2012 theme centered on the future of our great country? Instead of a Prom King and Queen this year, we’ll have a Prom President and Vice-President. So which are you — Red Line Party or Blue Line Party?

Therefore, this year’s suggested attire is RED, WHITE, and BLUE (try to combine them all in some way, if you can). As always, we love costumes, so go patriotic and dress as George Washington, Paul Revere, or just wrap yourself in an American flag if you wish. Along the way, live bands including The Takedown will keep us dancing on the train!

Mark your calendars and get ready for Prom, everyone!

For updates, check: http://www.metrolinkprom.com/
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 2012
7:00PM - ?

COST: $3.00 (for Metro 2 Hour Pass)

MEET UP:
Grand Station, 7pm
Depart Grand at 7:38p
Arrive Richmond Heights at 7:55p

PROM PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT ELECTION:
Richmond Heights Station
(Walking to the Boulevard development adjacent to the Galleria)
Depart Richmond Heights at 9:08p
Arrive at Grand 9:25p

AFTER-PARTY: 
Six Row Brewing Company at 3690 Forest Park Blvd., 63108, less than 1/2 mile from the Grand MetroLink Station.

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