Monthly archive for January 2015

Citywalk News for February 2015

index~~element65New to our business community is Angie Carron, who owns Om Turtle Yoga which is located at 415 South Florissant Rd., Suite B. (At the back of the Lofts next to the Cork.) I asked the question that was on everyone’s minds! “What is an OM Turtle?” In my thinking, a turtle is slow and deliberate, but I learned that that is far from the truth in regards to Yoga. “There are many styles of Yoga” states Carron. “Of course there is the slow and deliberate style in Hatha Yoga but you will also find many very active yoga styles such as Power Yoga.” The real reason behind the name is that Carron has a statue of a turtle at home and her son would always call it the ‘Om Turtle’. Upon deciding to open her own yoga studio, while contemplating a name, it occurred to her that the name of her new studio was right in front of her the entire time, ‘Om Turtle Yoga.’

Carron had previously worked at ‘Express Scripts,’ right down the street from CityWalk. “Working in corporate America can be very stressful’, says Carron, “it was getting to the point that I was having anxiety problems because of my job and I combated the stress of work with meditation and yoga. I so enjoyed the feelings I was left with upon each session that I pursued a certificate in yoga instruction. I was leading classes at Sioux Passage Park and upon completion of those classes; everyone wanted to know where they would be able to continue their practices.”

While still working full time at Express Scripts, Carron opened up the Florissant location in October, 2013. Driving through Ferguson, to and from work every day, stopping, and talking to business owners on ‘The Walk,’ it didn’t take long for Carron to realize what Ferguson was all about. “Everyone I talked to have been so warm and inviting. Just spending time at the local restaurants and talking to the local patrons made me realize that this is an area that I would want to grow my business”. And as of December 20th, the second location of ‘Om Turtle Yoga’ came to be.

If yoga has been something that you have thought of giving a try, if you’re stressing over your job or life, and you’re looking to relieve yourself of those stresses, check out ‘Om Turtle Yoga’ at and sign up for one of their yoga or fitness classes. Did I not mention Fitness Classes? Also offered at ‘Om Turtle Yoga’ are classes from total body toning to belly dancing. I cannot think of any better way to de-stress than a good ol’ Belly Dancing class! Just remember one thing, “Super Bendy Bodies Not Required!”

Citywalk News for January 2015

It’s a New Year, and time to make those New Year’s Resolutions.

Of course, this year our resolutions will look different than the ones we’ve made in the past. With the hubbub everyone experienced this past year, we need to think about rebuilding our community. We, as business owners, cannot wait for the city to put everything back together.

Talk to your business neighbors and find out what they do and how you can help them get more business. This works both ways and with each other’s help, everyone profits, even if the only result is that you get to know your neighbor better. We need to promote each other. Your customers may be able to use another business in town, and that customer tells a friend and they may become a new customer for you. We need to promote the area so that our customers will not be skeptical about coming into Ferguson. This will be a good starting point.

Get involved; work with the other businesses in town. By working with likeminded businesses owners, this will not be a daunting task. It will take some time, but together, we will be able to build our businesses and our community back to its former glory.

On a lighter note; our Northern Lights Festival was a smashing success, even though it was scaled back. The weather was perfect for mid-December and hundreds of Ferguson residents and their children enjoyed the event. There were plenty of crafts for the kids to work on and, as usual, there was lots of food, including free cookies and hot cocoa.

Some of our local children helped our Mayor, James Knowles, and Santa Claus, light the Christmas tree to cheers from the crowd. Chatting with Santa, he told me that he felt that he needed to be in Ferguson this year, even though it was only 10 days before his annual trek. So leaving his head elf to handle all of the last minute preparations in the work shop, Santa was able to help Ferguson spread the joy of the holiday.

(This section reserved for the General Membership Businesses of the FSBD.) Our board meeting is held every third Thursday of the month. We meet at 5:30 pm in the offices of Pearce Neikirk located at 427 S. Florissant Rd. Our next meeting is January 15th and all businesses located in the Downtown District are invited. 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, I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. Introduce yourself to your neighbor and keep on walking, we’re CityWalk!


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Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 524-5197



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