Happy Independence Day and greetings from CityWalk! It seems like yesterday when I was talking to you about the con- certs are getting ready to start and that spring was just around the corner. And here we are heading straight into the Dog Days of Summer! Where does the time go?
The Concerts at the Plaza at 501 are in full swing. With the weather getting warmer, you will be able to stay cool while enjoying a jazzier line-up of musi- cians this month. On July 11th, the Coleman Hughes Project featuring Adri- anna Felton will be taking the stage offering up their version of cool. Everyone will want to dig out their Caribbean shirts on July 25th for the Tumbao Tropical, a Latin Jazz Band, whose rolling rhythms will get your feet a-tappin’ and your hips a-swayin’, while you enjoy that cool feeling from the winds wafting through the palms. Make sure you check your calendars and make it a date to welcome these groups to Ferguson. Now that’s Cool!
Have you walked down to Drakes Place yet? It’s located just south of the Plaza @ 501 in the old BBQ building, across from the Laundry Basket. They offer an American Cuisine with a lot of sandwiches, burgers and other quick plates that can be enjoyed for lunch as well as dinner. Councilman Tim Larson, Ward 1, said that he really enjoyed the steak he was served by Drake. My wife and I enjoyed a meal there a couple of weeks back and she raved about the grilled salmon and even though I’m not one to eat Italian anywhere but at home or at an Italian restaurant, the spaghetti and meatballs were, how do you say it? Magnifico! Race on down to Drakes Place; you’ll be glad you did.
Before I get to the business at hand, I want to wish everyone a Happy 4th and I hope to see you at the parade and the festival at J-W Park. The Fourth of July Committee has been working diligently to make sure that Ferguson has this festival every year. I would like to tell everybody on the committee that they are doing a great job and we really appreciate their hard work. Thank You!
(This section reserved for the General Membership Businesses of the FSBD.) Every third Thursday of the month is our board meeting. We meet at 5:30pm in the offices of Maureen Zuegin whose Edward Jones office is located at 409 S. Florissant Rd. Our next meeting is July 17th and all businesses located in the Downtown District are invited. We also sponsor business workshops through- out the year. Last month, there was a workshop on how to use Social Media to help grow your business. If you have always wondered about this subject, you missed a very informative workshop that opened my eyes as to how to use So- cial Media. We hope to see you at our meetings and future workshops so that all of our businesses will grow by giant strides.
Until next month, we’re walking; that’s right, walking the Walk, CityWalk. Happy Birthday America.