It seems that business is returning to the downtown district. The boards are beginning to be replaced with glass; the businesses that were forced to close because of damage are reopening and the barricade in front of the police station is gone. The view along ‘The Walk’ seems to be getting back to what we saw before the changes came to our community.
But there is still a long way to go!
Spring is nearly here and with every new spring, new life is inevitable. We all need to work together to bring that new life back to CityWalk. We need to embrace the fact that the ever-increasing business we were enjoying before last summer will return with everyone’s cooperation.
As was noted in previous articles, getting to know your neighbors is a beginning of our rebirth. Working with our neighbors means starting with the small stuff like keeping the trash picked up around your business. This makes a big impression on your future customers who are coming into town to see the destruction – and they see the opposite – a community working together to put back the pieces that were taken from us. Just doing small things will make a big impression.
Get involved with your Business District. We are here to not only promote the district, but to promote your business. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money, but it does take a commitment. Great things can happen when we all work together.
Just in case you are thinking that Ferguson CityWalk has suffered its last hurrah, let me ask you a question:
Have you noticed the progress done at the corner of Randolph and Florissant Road? It is the little blue house that is now the home to Montrey’s Cigar Bar. Opening soon! The plan is to open sometime this month; so take a walk on down and see the progress in our little town.
In case you are wondering about the name, “Montrey’s,” Mike Palmer, the owner and renovator of the Cigar Bar, discovered that the house was originally owned by the Montrey family who owned Montrey’s Tavern, a mainstay in Ferguson many years ago. Montrey’s Tavern is now Marley’s Bar and Grill.
Until next month, Keep walking.