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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
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Appreciating the simple pansy, now more than ever

Nicki's Central West End Guide Shop News Urban Gardens  Holliday Bowood Farms

I don’t know when digging in the dirt has sounded as good as it does now. Here is some good news from Bowood Farms, 4605 Olive. 

Bowood Farm and Holliday are now offering curbside pickup of plant materials Thursdays thru Saturdays from 10:00-3:00. Bowood Farms also offers local delivery. Orders can be placed online at shopbowood.com or shopholliday.com. You can also email your orders to orders@bowoodfarms.  Thank you for your continued support!

Café Osage and The Studio are closed until further notice.

Happy Spring!

It’s that time of year to start planting again and we have just what you need. Click on the categories below to get a full list of what we have available for purchase.

If you would like to place an order please email orders@bowoodfarms.com. Include a full list of plant names and quantities. You can also purchase trees, shrubs, annuals and herbs+ veggies on our website shopbowood.com.

Let’s get planting!

Annuals

Bulbs

Seeds

Shrubs

Trees

Veggies & Herbs

Traffic Calming Project on Waterman deserves a closer look

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Urban Gardens  Waterman/Lake Special Business District Traffic Calming Project Tom Brackman Tom Brachman New City School First Unitarian Church CWE Farm Central Reform Congregation

Though I’ve traveled the 5000-5200 blocks of Waterman countless times, I never thought to ask who was behind the copious plantings that beautify the two blocks from Kingshighway to Union. That stretch of Waterman is home to an eclectic mix of uses, including institutions (Central Reform Congregation, First Unitarian Church and New City School), as well as condominiums, apartment buildings, and single family homes. All are enhanced by an equally eclectic mix of plantings that bloom from February through mid-October.

Waterman is also home to the CWE Farm, which provided the inspiration for long-time resident Tom Brackman, below left, to begin beautifying the street 6 years ago after the awarding of a Federal grant for a Traffic Calming Project he applied for on behalf of the Waterman/Lake Special Business District. Speeding had been an issue for years, but after the installation of the circle close to Kingshighway, above, planters mid-block, and another planter in the center of the street close to Union, drivers were forced to slow down.

Those planters, as well as the infrastructure supporting them, were also paid for by the grant, with additional support from the City of St. Louis and the Waterman/Lake SBD which contributed matching funds.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Urban Gardens  Waterman/Lake Special Business District Traffic Calming Project Tom Brackman Tom Brachman New City School First Unitarian Church CWE Farm Central Reform Congregation

Brackman, a retired lawyer who owns seven properties on the street, volunteers his services. Lisa Wells, right, one of Brackman’s tenants and his partner in this effort, is hired by the Waterman/Lake SBD to plant, maintain, and water the plant materials. “It’s extremely rewarding and therapeutic work,” she said.

Brackman credits his late partner, a Missouri Botanical Garden employee, for teaching him about plant materials and nurturing his love of gardening.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Urban Gardens  Waterman/Lake Special Business District Traffic Calming Project Tom Brackman Tom Brachman New City School First Unitarian Church CWE Farm Central Reform Congregation

The photos above and below show one of two matching planters mid-block. The late Bob Cassilly’s designs are incorporated into the base of the planters. Cassilly’s signature design is also used on the planters that can be found in the medians on Forest Park Parkway and 5100-5200 Delmar.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Urban Gardens  Waterman/Lake Special Business District Traffic Calming Project Tom Brackman Tom Brachman New City School First Unitarian Church CWE Farm Central Reform Congregation

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Urban Gardens  Waterman/Lake Special Business District Traffic Calming Project Tom Brackman Tom Brachman New City School First Unitarian Church CWE Farm Central Reform Congregation

Brackman has donated many of the plants, but when he and Wells need more he said they look for bargains. “Everything we buy is cheap,” he said, “in the range of 25 cents — we look for plants that are on sale.”

They are also careful to choose durable plants that need less water, and they increase their yield by dividing many of them, such as hostas, daisies, and snow-on-the-mountain.

A couple of years ago Operation Brightside donated 10,000 daffodil bulbs, which Brackman and Wells dig up after the spring bloom and store Brackman’s basement to be planted again in the fall.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Urban Gardens  Waterman/Lake Special Business District Traffic Calming Project Tom Brackman Tom Brachman New City School First Unitarian Church CWE Farm Central Reform Congregation

Large urns at the busy corner of Kingshighway and Waterman contain a mixture of plants including sun-loving cannas and caladiums.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Urban Gardens  Waterman/Lake Special Business District Traffic Calming Project Tom Brackman Tom Brachman New City School First Unitarian Church CWE Farm Central Reform Congregation

When 28th Ward Alderwoman Heather Navarro donated a tree to be planted in a tree well in front of the CWE Farm, Brackman was inspired to paint the fire hydrant next to it, above left. Next he painted the hydrant at Lake and Waterman to assist in making that intersection a “plaza area.”

Nicki's Central West End Guide Art & Architecture Urban Gardens  Waterman/Lake Special Business District Traffic Calming Project Tom Brackman Tom Brachman New City School First Unitarian Church CWE Farm Central Reform Congregation

Brackman and Wells were also given the okay by the Oxford Condominium board to plant and maintain several daylily beds at Waterman and Union, above.

“Whenever Lisa or I are working on the gardens, neighbors and passers-by tell us how much they like the plantings and thank us for beautifying the street. That makes the work very gratifying,” Brackman said. “And it has changed the whole mentality of people driving along the street, now they seem to enjoy the view instead of speeding through.” He estimates that cars are traveling 15 mph slower than before the Traffic Calming Project was put in place, a successful outcome for a job beautifully well done.