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Baked Wood-Fired Pizzeria

Are you ready for a fresh Margheria style pizza? We are so excited about the Baked Wood-Fired Pizzeria coming to the Ferguson Lofts!!

Ferguson StreetFest Cups

Get your Ferguson StreetFest cups at the Corner Coffee House!!

Citywalk News for April

Are You Hungry?


Over recent years, Ferguson has engaged in a visioning process. There has been a particular focus on planning for the Downtown Area. Participants in the 1999 Ferguson Downtown Vision process included “full-service restaurants” as something they wanted to see in the next twenty years. “Downtown Ferguson was once the heart of economic activity for the northern suburbs, featuring streetcar service to nearly the entire region. Florissant Road was lined with restaurants, department stores, offices…” (Downtown Strategic Development Plan, hereafter DSDP, page 17). In a public open house, September 13, 2008, people described the kinds of restaurants they wanted to see: the desires ranged from franchises (with a view to attracting college students, who identify with brands), to white tablecloth dining. There was also a request for international or ethnic restaurants, kid friendly and non-smoking restaurants, healthy food choices coupled with hamburgers. So: an eclectic assortment of restaurants.


Where is Ferguson Citywalk at today making this a reality?


There are twenty-four or more restaurants in the Citywalk district. It’s “or more” if you include the three bakeries and the potential of grazing at the Farmers Market.


So what have we? First of all, there are currently four pizza places: Imo’s, Little Caesar’s, Papa John’s and Faraci Pizza (a Ferguson Original). There are several franchises: Popeye’s, Quiznos, St. Louis Fish & Chicken Grill and Subway. There are four Chinese restaurants: Chinese Express, New Chinese Gourmet, Ferguson Chop Suey and Queen’s House.


Then there are the Ferguson CityWalk Originals. The beauty of original, non-franchised locations is that they can only be found here in downtown Ferguson (except for Faraci Pizza, established in Ferguson, which has expanded to other locations). It’s great for Fergusonians in two ways: it presents some nice options close to home, and it draws people into the area.


These are the Ferguson Citywalk Originals: Banana Yummies, Cathy’s Kitchen,Celebrity Southern Soul Food, Cork, Corner Coffee House, Drake’s Place, Faraci Pizza, Ferguson Brewing Company Restaurant and Pub, Marley’s, Mimi’s Subway Bar and Grill, Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante, The (soon to return) Whistle Stop, (Montrey’s Cigar Lounge isn’t technically a restaurant, but it is certainly a Ferguson CitywalkOriginal.)


The restaurant business can be tough. Small businesses do not have the economies of scale that a McDonald’s or Domino’s boasts: small businesses pay more for ingredients and equipment than a big franchise. That means they must charge more than McDonald’s – of course, you get a higher quality menu item for that money. The hours are demanding and create a real balancing act for a family business. With all those challenges, this small area along Florissant Road, Airport Road and Darst has a pretty nice concentration of small business restaurants.


The next few columns will explore the restaurant history of the Downtown District (Ferguson Citywalk). Possibly, by the time the current locations have been written about, there will be one or two new arrivals!

Still 2017 Dates At Savoy

Savoy still has a few dates left for your special event in 2017. Does your banquet center give you all this without the extra charges? They even do your menu cards!

It looks like Spring at the Lofts.

It looks like Spring at the Lofts. Wood Fired Pizzeria is going in soon!

 

 

Dinner Special at Drakes

Drake’s Place Restaurant Tuesday Dinner Special. This is such a delightful dish!

Buffalo Chicken over Linguini Alfredo & Broccoli. Comes with salad. Try one of our delicious housemade dressings, prepared by Chef Sonny. Š17

Pi Day at Cose Dolci

Cose Dolci is celebrating PI Day with personal lemon meringue & mocha mini pies😍! Get here! Special price…today only! $3.14 each

Ferguson Mayor’s Form on March 30

Please attend the final Mayor’s Forum on Thursday, March 30 from 6:30-9:30pm at the Ferguson Community Center. You can submit questions using the popup form on the front page of our website. Facebook Event Page

Couch to 5K Begins March 20

This nine week training program for beginning runners and runners looking to get bck in to shape trainins specifivally for the Ferguson Twilight Run. The C25K program begins Monday, March 20 and is three evening each week (Mon/Wed/Fri) at 6pm at Forwestwood Park (806 Ferguson Ave). The C25K program starts out with run/walks and adds additional running distances each week.

Each workout last one hour, including warm ups, cool downs, and stretching. Email Coach Shelton at patshelton60@yahoo.com to register. The program is FREE and you do not need to be a resident of Ferguson to participate.

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Brunch Fundraiser at Drakes on April 2

Come out and support the Ferguson StreetFest! Brunch will include a mimosa’s, music and great food!
Tickets can be purchased at Drake’s Place or online for $25.00
Reservations can be made by calling Drake’s Place 314-736-1140

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