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M.A.D.E. members and other makers raising funds for Face Shield Initiative STL destined for BJC

Nicki's Central West End Guide Services Web/Tech  M.A.D.E. Face Shield Initiative STL Emily Elhoffer David Cervantes

Nicki's Central West End Guide Services Web/Tech  M.A.D.E. Face Shield Initiative STL Emily Elhoffer David Cervantes

This information was shared by Chico Weber, a local 3-d printer fabricator who is working with makers at M.A.D.E., 5127 Delmar, Arch Reactor and Inventor Forge to fabricate face shields for doctors and nurses at Barnes Jewish Hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Face Shield Initiative STL is an organizational effort initiated by Emily Elhoffer and David Cervantes to source, fabricate, assemble, and deliver needed medical supplies during the COVID-19 outbreak in St. Louis, Missouri.

Currently our mission is to fabricate as many RC2 Face Shields, designed by Prusa (…/25857-prusa-protective-face…), for Barnes Jewish Hospital. They have requested 300.

For those with 3-d printers check out the process doc to get started!…/1PV7trsNSfs4ZWhErfqKXYYNpD…/view…

For those who want to donate to the cause (they have raised over $7,000 of their $10,000 goal), here is a link to the organization’s GoFundMe account.

Wow! A huge thank-you to everyone for helping us meet our goal. These funds are being used for much-needed materials for our face sheilds, and for transportation of those materials. All funds, including any additional donations, will continue to fuel our material purchases. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible. We’ll share photos of our batches of shields as they come out. Thank you from our whole team. Stay isolated, and if you can’t, please stay sanitary!
To follow the fabricators’ progress, visit the groups’ Facebook page.

Updated list of CWE restaurants and shops offering curbside pick-up or delivery

Here are the CWE business (in the CWE North Community Improvement District) offering carryout, curbside pick-up, and/or delivery:

A personal shout out to The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson, 877-788-8078, which has been offering curbside pick-up and delivery and as a result doing great business. All profits from curbside delivery are donated to Gateway Resilience Fund, which provides relief to restaurant industry professionals.

  • Bar Italia: 13 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-7010; carryout and curbside pick-up
  • The Chase Club: 212 N Kingshighway, 314-454-9000; carryout (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • Cocina Latina, 508 N. Euclid, 314-696-2294, Curbside pick-up and delivery Fridays and Saturdays from 4 – 8:30 p.m. Full menu plus choice of chicken or Cuban sandwich w/chicken soup and salad. Chicken soup for 2 & empanadas (a great combination) will last in fridge for 2 to 3 days.
  • Dressel’s Public House: 419 N Euclid, 314-361-1060; carryout and curbside pick-up (4:30-8 p.m. Mon-Sat)
  • Drunken Fish: 1 Maryland Plaza, 314-367-4222; carryout, curbside pick-up, and delivery
  • El Burro Loco: 313 N Euclid, 314-224-5371; curbside pick-up and delivery
  • Evangeline’s Bistro: 512 N Euclid, 314- 367-3644; 20% discount on everything, curbside pick-up and delivery (Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28, 4-9 p.m.)
  • The Eye Bar: 401 N Euclid, 314-367-1848; curbside pick-up and drop-off
  • Golden Grocer: 335 N Euclid, 314-367-0405; carryout
  • Insomnia Cookies: 226 N Euclid, 314-207-4144; delivery
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: 389 N Euclid, 314-367-1700; delivery (Free delivery on orders of $40 or more on Jeni’s Local Delivery)
  • Left Bank Books: 399 N Euclid, 314-367-6731; While the store is temporarily closed, they are still offering FREE SHIPPING on all book orders online and by phone, from now until further notice. Free curbside pick-up or $10 local delivery. They will also be livestreaming some of their events on Facebook.
  • Medina Mediterranean Grill: 5 Maryland Plaza, 314-240-5301; carryout, curbside pick-up, and free delivery
  • Pi Pizzeria: 400 N Euclid, 314-367-4300; carryout, curbside pick-up, and delivery. Trying to feed the kids? Buy a carryout large pizza and get a small thin crust cheese or pepperoni pizza for $3.14. (If you order online, your bill will be adjusted at pick-up). Additionally, when you purchase any large pizza get any bottle of their house wine for just $10. This offer CAN be combined with the $3.14 small cheese or pepperoni pizza.
  • The Preston: 212 N Kingshighway, 314-633-7800; carryout (Breakfast Only 6:30-11 a.m.)
  • Rush Bowls: 227 N Euclid, 314-367-2900; carryout, curbside pick-up, and delivery
  • Salt + Smoke: 392 N Euclid, 314-727-0200; curbside pick-up and delivery
  • The Silver Lady: 4736 McPherson, 314-367-7587; Shop new items on their website and enjoy FREE shipping or take advantage of their curbside pick-up.
  • Straub’s: 302 N Kingshighway, 314-361-6646; carryout and delivery (Get items delivered straight to your door in under two hours. Click here to start shopping).
  • Taste of Lebanon: 331 N Euclid, 314-875-0657; carryout and delivery
  • Thai202: 235 N Euclid, 314-367-2002; carryout, curbside pick-up, and delivery (via Postmates)
  • Up-Down STL: 405 N Euclid, 314-449-1742; carryout (11 a.m.-9 p.m.), curbside pick-up

Other businesses in the CWE:

  • Vicia in the Cortex Innovation District has closed (no longer offering curbside pick-up).
  • West End Grill and Pub, 354 N. Boyle, order online, pick up starting at 4 p.m.
  • Little Saigon Cafe, 10 N. Euclid, order online.
  • BBQ Whiskey Saloon, 4900 Laclede, 314.833.6666, curbside pickup.
  • West End Bistro, 5513 Pershing, 314-354-8436, take/out, free local delivery (3 mile radius), Noon to 5, Tues.- Sat.
  • 2Shae Cafe, Union at Pershing, 314-361-5333, Curbside pick-up, delivery.
  • PuraVegan Organic Cafe, 307 Belt Ave., online and phone orders, curbside pick-up
  • Bowood Farms, 4601 Olive, Thurs-Sat. 10 to 3, curbside pickup for spring plantings.
  • St. Louis Art Supply, 4532 Olive, order online or purchase gift cards to support the shop.

Looking for other ways to support small businesses? Purchase a gift card that can be used at a later time!

The following CWE businesses have reduced their hours or operations:

  • Citizen Park: Their office is closed for all incoming tours/property visits until further notice.
  • Eye Roc Eyewear: Noon-6 p.m. Tues-Sat (curbside pick-up available)
  • Houska Gallery: By Appointment Only
  • Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis: They have suspended guest services in their Clinic Classroom, in addition to campus tours, until April 6 (subject to change). Requests for appointments will resume on April 1.
  • projects+gallery: By Appointment Only
  • The Vino Gallery: Open for Retail Only (11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon-Sat)

The following CWE businesses are temporarily closed:

  • Bluemercury
  • Brennan’s
  • The Candle Fusion Studio
  • Centro
  • Club Viva
  • Cocina Latina
  • The Cup
  • Duane Reed Gallery
  • East • West (Feel free to send them a direct message on Instagram with any delivery/pick-up requests.)
  • Enchanting Embellishments
  • Gamlin Whiskey House
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  • Kendra Scott
  • Kingside Diner
  • Left Bank Books
  • Lemon Salon
  • Levant
  • lululemon
  • MaryAnn’s Tea Room
  • Mike’s Bike STL
  • Mission Taco Joint (They are offering pick-up, curbside pick-up, and delivery from their Delmar Loop and Soulard locations for the time being.)
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Philip Slein Gallery
  • PLNK
  • Provisions St. Louis
  • Pure Barre St. Louis
  • Q Boutique
  • Revive Tan
  • Saint Louis Chess Club
  • Sante Fitness
  • Starbucks
  • Steel Wheels
  • St. Louis Public Library — Schlafly Branch
  • Sub Zero Vodka Bar
  • The Tenderloin Room
  • Up-Down STL
  • The World Chess Hall of Fame
  • Yellowbelly
Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Services Shop News Urban Gardens  CWEScene

Finding signs of creativity and hope in the neighborhood

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Services  Sisters of Apostle of Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral Basilica

While you’ve been out on your daily walks, have you discovered “The Monk” on Taylor between Pershing and McPherson? A friend told me she had seen a neighborhood mother with her 2 children painting 3 tree stumps on the east side of the street. As of yesterday, two of their creations had washed away.Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Services  Sisters of Apostle of Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral Basilica  The thoughtful sisters of the Apostle of Heart of Jesus, who live just west of the Cathedral Basilica at 4440 Maryland, left a prayer jar on the front walk, above.

There is a pencil and some paper inside so you can add a name or an intention. Where to start…

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Services  Sisters of Apostle of Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral Basilica

And in this very strange and scary time, the beauty of the Spring season is a reminder that we have a lot to be thankful for.