Citywalk News for April 2014

It’s April and during the many walks around town, I’ve seen a lot of new growth. The trees are budding, flowers are popping their heads to the surface and the birds are singing. Even while walking the Walk, CityWalk, you’ll see lots of growth along the Downtown District.

This month I would like to introduce you to the new businesses that are going to be residing along the CityWalk corridor as well as some business opportunities–if you are looking to stretch your entrepreneurial wings.

Rodney D. Young will be opening an office at 193 N. Florissant Rd., right here on CityWalk.  Young, a pioneer of alternative auto coverage, has been in business since 1952 offering auto insurance with annual, semiannual and monthly packages that anyone can afford.  You will be able to contact them at 314-521-0466.

As we walk along the Walk, you will notice that the windows have been covered up at 27 S. Florissant Rd. (where the Northern Arts Councils Gallery was located).  BKM Fitness will be joining our community helping us develop those good habits that will help everyone LiveWell.

Briant K. Mitchell, BKM’s owner, whose previous location was at Jamestown Mall, is dedicated to help you design and achieve realistic goals in weight loss an better health.  Mitchell explains, “The cardio is plentiful along with nutrition counseling and weight training; a combination of the three will make your body do things you never thought were possible.”  Keep your eyes open for the Grand Opening of BKM Fitness.

Bywater Development Group, led by Ferguson’s own Aaron Burnett, is opening their offices at #8 Church St.. They help communities plan uses for existing buildings through real estate development and consulting services. Talking with Burnett, he explained that they were working with the City of Louisville, KY on an old school building that was built in the early 20th Century.  They are helping to develop the building so that it could be repurposed into affordable housing for the workforce and/or the senior population in that community.  Keep up the good work; we can’t rebuild the buildings of yesterday.

As we continue walking the Walk, we’ve been watching the building at 415 S. Florissant Rd grow from one to two stories.  Now that the final touches have been added, it’s time to put this beautiful building to work for the community.

The Live Work Play Lofts (LWP Lofts) have been available for a few weeks and are preparing for occupation; the first floor is ready for a business opportunity.  Stop by and look in the windows and let your mind’s eye see the possibilities of your new business venture.  If you see Mike Palmer there, I’m sure he would be happy to help you open up the business of your dreams.

There you have it.  There’s a lot of growth on the Walk.  Welcome these new businesses to town and let’s show them that Ferguson is a place where everyone will want to do business.  Don’t forget, April is the beginning of the Concert Series at the Plaza at 501 and the premier of Food Truck Monday is April 21st.  Check out our event calendar for the dates of these events.

Ill be seeing you on the Walk… that’s right, Ferguson Citywalk!



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Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 524-5197



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