Setting the Stage
Signage, trash cans, street lights. Standards of the urban streetscape but key components of how inviting an area is to visitors.
During the last few years the Special Business District has funded street lighting, trash cans and new signage to better identify parking and shopping areas.
Banners enhance the downtown area and recently, the area was further enhanced with designs by Firecracker Press for the formerly drab electrical boxes found throughout the district.
History plays a role, too and visitors are invited to take a walk down memory lane and visit the Route 66 tribute and memorial plaques
Brochures and Guides
We look good on paper, too. The Special Business District's 200+ businesses appear in a lovely brochure, printed bi-annually with a distribution between 10,000 to 15,000. The brochures are available at the St. Louis Visitor's Center in Downtown St. Louis and in Forest Park, City Hall, area retail shops and are given out at our events.
Events are also an important part of what the Special Business District does. Let Them Eat Art
, Women Making History, The Coffee Crawl, The Harp Attack, Fiddle Fest and Arts & Eats Walk bring thousands of people to the area and receive positive press coverage.