Southern Living Names Cherokee Street "Next Great Neighborhood"

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Cherokee Street got a shout-out in Southern Living Magazine.
Antiquers, rejoice!

Cherokee Street is the next best thing, says Southern Living magazine in a new travel feature.

Built from scratch by young entrepreneurs without a cohesive master plan, Cherokee Street is home to antique shops, neighborhood cafes, progressive galleries and the highest concentration of Mexican restaurants in the city.

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"Cherokee Street is to St. Louis what St. Louis is to the rest of the country," STL-Style shop owner Randy Vines tells the magazine. "It's often overlooked, but anyone who takes the time to explore it will find how special and vibrant it is."

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Cherokee Street, featuring the Fortune Teller Bar.
Travel writer Stephanie Granada highlights nine of Cherokee Street's gems: Siete Luminarias, the Fortune Teller Bar, Scarlett Garnet, STL-Style, Whisk Bakeshop, Retro 101, Foam Coffee & Beer, Junk Junkie and several art galleries.

The story was getting lots of love on Twitter and on the Cherokee Street neighborhood blog earlier this week, even if Missouri isn't technically in the South.

"Southern Living? *scratching head* St. Louis?" one commenter added to the story. "It's nice to see good press, but I think you put this in the wrong magazine."

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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fuckyoy
fuckyoy

we all know cherokee (and those who lived there for years and years) didn't exist until all those young professionals came by...


Constance Cafazza
Constance Cafazza

This is very cool! I'm so sick of folks pissing themselves about how sad and "DANGEROUS" Cherokee is because it's not how it "used to be".

danyel.moulden71
danyel.moulden71

If Mizzou wants to be part of the SEC, this is EXACTLY the press St. Louis needs!
Southern Living is a staple in southern homes.  signed, the STLGAL living in Central Florida

cherokeeresident
cherokeeresident

Wish you would have mentioned specifically the "several art galleries" featured in the article: fort gondo compound for the arts (which is pictured), BLANK Space, and the Luminary Center for the Arts.

Jeffrey Reddick
Jeffrey Reddick

My brother Jim lived on California off of Cherokee in the 70's. It has always been a favorite destination for me.

kangoids
kangoids topcommenter

Southern Living has a lot of stories about St. Louis.

To them, we're in the Northern tier of the South.

My wife subscribes. Surprisingly interesting magazine.

kcdotz
kcdotz

Love cherekee street

kcdotz
kcdotz

Cool music there all the time!

Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar

@cherokeeresident Should Ms. Toler have bent you over and wiped your ass as well? After reading your comment, I didn't need to be told you were a Cherokee resident. 

cherokeeresident
cherokeeresident

@Nebuchadnezzar @cherokeeresident I don't understand why that's an outrageous request -- it's merely a matter of listing business names, like all the others she mentioned. And if that perfectly reasonable comment is quintessential of Cherokee residents, what kind is yours, with all of its hostility and sarcasm?

Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar

@cherokeeresident @Nebuchadnezzar So you're a humorless, oblivious, entitled and unappreciative "Cherokee resident" (that much is unfortunately clear) who has thrown a tantrum over a free blog post that itself summarizes other free publicity (pause to think about that) even AFTER you were very able to publicize in the comments of the free blog post the names of the three galleries mentioned in the original free publicity (pause again), all in defense of a cheesy listicle in a fucking lifestyle magazine that doesn't at all "represent" or address the mostly non-white "neighbors" of yours (and mine) along and around Cherokee (pause a third time). Anyone with so little tact and taste should be everyone's cause, "specifically" the kind of busybody asshole who would go by "cherokeeresident." 

cherokeeresident
cherokeeresident

@Nebuchadnezzar @cherokeeresident My initial comment expressed a wish -- is there something implicitly "huffy" about that? It's the RFT's job to report facts -- let alone ones that celebrate the city that provides the reason for its very existence. Why a request for a simple correction -- said with local small businesses' best interests in mind -- is on par with needing one's "ass wiped" is beyond me. Furthermore, I'm still not understanding the logic of your defense, which weirdly champions the local newspaper while in the same breath insults all the residents in a local neighborhood? I don't know how that makes you/your cause (whatever it may be) above the issues you're purportedly criticizing. I take the time to point these omissions out because I care deeply about the representation of my neighbors who are actively trying to make a positive difference in this city -- rather than passively and inconsiderately generating ill-will like yourself.

Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar

@cherokeeresident @Nebuchadnezzar If by "perfectly reasonable" you mean take the time, in writing, to get huffy over a RFT blog post that didn't cheerlead you comprehensively enough by failing to list every single art gallery from an article the blog post is already summarizing for free, then, yes, you are a Cherokee resident. 

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