Calle Cherokee highlighted in Cherokee Street News


This year, in honor of over 40 years of the Hispanic/Latino cultural and economic contributions to the revitalization of Cherokee Street and the surrounding neighborhoods, the Cherokee Station Special Business District, Cherokee Street Business Association, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and members of the Cherokee Street Hispanic/Latino Community proudly designated Cherokee Street, from Gravois to Jefferson as “Calle Cherokee.” This designation celebrates and commemorates the contributions of all residents and business owners of Hispanic/Latino descent and recognizes the importance of promoting and preserving that heritage through an honorary designation.


This cultural designation was recognized by the Board of Aldermen and Mayor Lyda Krewson through an official resolution, a commencement ceremony took place during the Mexican Independence Celebration on Cherokee Street; Fiestas Patrias, on Saturday, September 16.


In 2017, Cherokee Street Development League recieved funding through the Regional Business Council's Small Change Big Impact Grant to fund a mural, plaque, and celebration for Calle Cherokee.  Cherokee Street Development League has contracted Gonz Jove, a Bolivian and St. Louisan artist, to create the mural on El Torito's west facing wall, which will be completed in the Spring of 2018, alongside the construction of a permanent plaque and a street festival celebrating CALLE CHEROKEE!! 

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