Empire Cafe Will Turn Old Shipping Containers into Street Food Cafe On Cherokee

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Killeen Studio Architects

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Dan Jaboor
Dan Jaboor

It's such a great idea to copy the part of Citygarden that didn't work out.

Jason Goad
Jason Goad

Container construction can be done a million diffrent ways. Anything from portable living quarters that Amanda is more than likely referring to. Up to Very nice multi level homes complete with air conditioning. I've been a fan of container homes for a long time.

Daniel Knoll
Daniel Knoll

these things are like ovens in the sun.. don't envy any workers there this coming summer ...

Lisa Corley Davis
Lisa Corley Davis

I love love love that St. Louis is getting on the repurposed structure bandwagon. Long overdue. Cherokee is the perfect spot for this sort of revitalization. Props to all involved!

Matt Higgins
Matt Higgins

Surrounded by ghetto, unlike the artists rendering!

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JoJo Prapaisilapa
JoJo Prapaisilapa

This is awesome... Recycling old pods for food... I've seen and read about these being used as homes; excited to see it being used in our own city.

cherokeeresident
cherokeeresident

Seems like a very interesting concept and design for a restaurant. I simply wish that new developments on Cherokee -- with this amount of capital, thought, press-attention and enthusiasm behind them -- were not consumer-driven but service-based. This restaurant, like much of the new development on the street, caters to leisure amenities for the middle to upper classes. It's important to remember that this area of the city is still one of the most poverty-stricken south of the North Side. For whom, then, is a restaurant like this for? Additions such as the Empire Cafe -- and all the other eateries, bars, boutiques and cafes now on Cherokee -- would not appear as problematic if they were off-set by just as many necessary civic and infrastructural resources that are otherwise still sadly missing.

Bridget Kelly
Bridget Kelly

Very excited for this - Colleen is an amazing chef!

Chris Clark
Chris Clark

i bet they will serve lots of awesome sauce there

Tony Merklin
Tony Merklin

Question: What ever happened to The Cherokee Cave ????? I've got the Answer.....How many of you can answer this pertinent Question ????? Hmmmmmm................

angeloolegna
angeloolegna

@cherokeeresident Cherokee Street provides both basic and recreational amenities. I don't think you actually live on Cherokee, or else you might have noticed the 2 Mexican grocery stores, Save-A-Lot, Dollar General, a Salvation Army, and 2 furniture rental stores. There is a park and recreational center blocks away. A few churches. There are several corner stores, urban clothing retail shops, and Chinese takeaway. That is all walking distance. If you've got a car you have everything around Grand and Chippewa.

I can get pretty much all of my daily needs within walking distance of my apartment on Cherokee and Texas.  The rest I bike to. I am low income.

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