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Sad news: SubZero Vodka Bar & Gamlin Whiskey House fall victim to COVID-19 pandemic

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Here is the announcement on Gamlin Whiskey House’s Facebook page:

For more than a decade it has been an honor to be a part of some of the happiest times of your lives. From milestone celebrations to spontaneous nights out, millions of memories have been made within these walls. It has been a privilege to be a part of these moments that will remain with many of you forever. We will never forget the joy we were able to be a part of.

The day has come that we hoped never would. We are permanently closing Gamlin Whiskey House and Sub Zero Vodka Bar. The weight of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic were simply too much to bear.

Thank you for the happiness you brought us every day when we opened our doors. Thank you for being there for us in good times and bad, and thank you for helping us bring our dreams to life. The road ahead is uncharted territory, and none of us know what the future holds, but we will be stronger in the end.

To that end we raise our glass to the memories we’ve made together, and to the brighter future we know is ahead.

Today, May 22, we invite you to stop by Gamlin Whiskey House between 3-6 p.m. for our final curbside pickup. You are welcome to redeem your Sub Zero Vodka Bar or Gamlin Whiskey House gift cards for to-go cocktails.

– Sub Zero Vodka will still be available at local retailers.
– GRG bottle raffle winners will be announced in the coming days.
– Missouri Whiskey Society is an independent entity and will continue to provide educational and social opportunities to its members.


Update: CWE Farm raises $6,000 in first day of online fundraiser for area food pantries

Central West End Farm Celebrates 10 Years with

Fundraiser for Food Pantries

The online event will be held on Earth Day, April 22

The Central West End (CWE) Farm will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 with an online fundraiser to benefit local food pantries.

Arthur Culbert, Ph.D., and Nancy Culbert, M.A., are the founders of the urban farm, located at 5057 Waterman Blvd. in St. Louis. They have a goal of raising $10,000 to support local food pantries and have donated the first $1,000 toward the goal. Culbert stated that Trinity Food Ministry at Trinity Episcopal Church, Good Ground Pantry at Second Presbyterian Church, as well as Community Meal at Central Baptist Church located in the Locust Business District, will be the recipients of this fundraiser.

“Right now, our local food pantries are working harder than ever to serve the growing number of families in need during the pandemic. We can think of no better way to celebrate 10 years of serving the community and honor our mission than by bringing people together in support of feeding our neighbors,” said Arthur Culbert.

Donations to this fundraiser can be made online beginning April 22 at 

The event will continue until the goal has been reached or exceeded.Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Health & Wellness Urban Gardens  Trinity Episcopal Church Second Presbyterian Church Nancy Culbert Mary Engelbreit CWE Farm Central Baptist Church Arthur Culbert


For more information, visit and

Contact: Arthur Culbert, 314-249-8500, or

The mission of the Central West End Farm is to eliminate hunger within the St. Louis community by growing, harvesting and delivering organic vegetables and fruits to clients at local food pantries. Since opening on Earth Day 2011, the urban farm has delivered over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to St. Louis neighborhood food pantries with the help of dozens of volunteers and supporters. Through their foundation, Sprouting Gift Gardens, the Culberts help inspire and support the development of community food gardens throughout the country and around the world.


CWE North Community Improvement District takes action

The CWE North Community Improvement District (the North CID), which includes businesses in the commercial district north of Lindell on and off Euclid up to Washington Ave., has allocated $300,000 for the purchase of gift cards from businesses within the District. (The CID receives its funding from a 1% tax on sales within the district’s boundaries.)

The objective is to put cash in the hands of businesses now, in an effort to assist them through the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. The gift cards will be available for distribution to the public once the business community is reactivated. Details will be forthcoming.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Services Shop News  Mary Ann's Tearoom Ken Fowler CWE North Community Improvement District

In addition, the CWENorthCID has earmarked $32,700 for the purchase of meals from participating restaurants within the District to be delivered to staff at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and homeless clients in residence at City Hope STL, a local 501C-3 .

The CID’s contribution funds the purchase of 150 meals per day, 3 days a week, and is divided among 15 participating restaurants* on a rotating basis. 4 restaurants per day prepare the meals. Ken Fowler and staff from Mary Ann’s Tearoom have volunteered to deliver the meals, see photo above.Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Services Shop News  Mary Ann's Tearoom Ken Fowler CWE North Community Improvement District

*Participating CWE Restaurants:

There is an opportunity to contribute to this fund. 100% of your donation goes directly to participating CWE restaurants. A $15 donation funds one meal; $4,613 has been raised from the community in just three days. Here’s the contribution link.

The CID is also offering an incentive program intended to encourage purchases from neighborhood businesses during the shutdown.

Neighbors are invited to save receipts from purchases made within the District between now and May 15th and redeem them for gift cards at the CWENorthCID office, 449 N. Euclid at Washington, once the stay-at-home order is lifted.

Receipts totaling $100 will earn a $20 gift card; $200 in purchases earns $50 in gift cards. Here are more details in St. Louis Magazine about the gift card program. Even more information can be found in a recent press release.

For questions about these programs, please contact CWENorthCID Executive Director Kate Haher,