We have been enjoying quite the wonderful summer this year. The weather has been unseasonably cool, and the breeze has been taking the edge off of the warmer days. Let’s take a walk on ‘The Walk.’
Have you noticed the community service project down by the railroad trestle? FYI, (Ferguson Youth Initiative), with the help of their mentors and chairperson of the Beautification Committee, Linda Hensiek, has whipped that area into something to behold. They had a new rail installed that matches the existing railings along Florissant Road, installed a trellis along the trestle wall, and planted flowers and shrubs in the area. More is planned for that little park, so keep your eyes on that corner and you’ll see these groups hard at work.
Another project that has been in the works for a long time is the installation of new trash cans on the west end of the Business District, along Airport Road. These receptacles are being installed at the bus stops in the hopes that the ridership takes advantage of their location. With everyone’s help, let’s keep this end of the district clean and free of trash. If you are walking along Airport Road and happen to see one of these cans, take advantage of them and toss in your trash.
And the bands play on. This month, you can expect a wide array of music from our entertainers at the Plaza at 501’s Concert Series. Pat Liston, a founding member of the 70’s group, Mama’s Pride will be gracing the stage on August 8th. You can expect some of the classics that his group made popular way back when, as well as his new songs that will be sure to send you home humming. Anita Rosemond and her band will be covering the standards that have been around for quite some time. If you have eaten at Vincenzo’s, and enjoyed the background music there, you’ll recognize the songs that Rosemond will bring to Ferguson. She will be performing on August 22nd. We’ll be looking for you at the concerts at the Plaza at 501 in August.
(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 Zeugin whose Edward Jones office is located at 409 S. Florissant Rd. Our next meeting is August 21st and all businesses located in the Downtown District are invited. You will soon be seeing our quarterly Business Newsletter with news about what is going on in the Business District. Let us know what you like and if there is anything you would like to see in future editions. Now is the time to get involved. We hope to see you at our meetings and if there is anything that you would like to share with your fellow district businesses, let us know, we’d be happy to help you get the word out.
Until next month, we’re walking; that’s right, walking the walk, CityWalk.