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Meet the CWE North’s Clean Team

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Meet the CWE North’s Clean Team, Sean Anthony, left, and Christopher Pate, right, whom you have likely spotted clearing  debris and leaves from sidewalks and curbs in the business district, and this past week the unusually large amount of snow that blanketed the area.  (They are photographed above during 2018’s Halloween festivities.)

Sean, who works full time, and Chris who is part-time, are on the job 7 days a week, 365 days a year, except for holidays and inclement weather (though that didn’t prevent them from working last weekend). They are funded by the Community Improvement District North which gets its revenue from a 1% sales tax on purchases made within the CWE North CID district, which extends along Euclid from Lindell north to Washington, and includes commercial properties on Maryland and McPherson between Kingshighway and the residential zones east of Euclid. That includes restaurants, shops, Straub’s and The Chase Hotel.

In addition to the duties mentioned above, the pair is responsible for emptying sidewalk trash cans, picking up litter, removing graffiti and stickers from public fixtures, and similar projects as needed throughout the District.

The friendly pair is always up for a chat and often find themselves offering directions to visitors as well. Whenever I see Chris and/or Sean I always thank them for what they are doing, and they always turn my thanks around and say, “no, thank you (that means all of you) for giving us the work.”

Having clean streets and sidewalks may seem like a small thing, until you travel to other neighborhoods that don’t have the luxury of a dedicated street cleaning crew. Thanks to CWE North CID’s Executive Director Kate Haher and the CID Commissioners, and to everyone who patronizes the businesses here for making it possible.

Please say hello when you see Sean and Chris out and about.

Halloween in the CWE 2018: The Family Parade Part I

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The weather couldn’t have been prettier Saturday morning when neighborhood families and visitors from all over the St. Louis area gathered at The McPherson’s parking lot for the annual CWE Halloween parade. Led by Shriners’ parade cars and Cinderella in a horse-drawn carriage, they paraded down Euclid to the Main Stage at Maryland Plaza where they participated in some dance moves, and then dispersed to trick or treat at neighborhood shops.

Hats off to all of you who support businesses in the Central West End North Community Improvement District. That includes shops, restaurants, Straub’s, The Chase Hotel—all the businesses north of Lindell from Kingshighway east to Euclid along Maryland Plaza and McPherson, and north to Washington. The extra 1% sales tax you pay on purchases in this area, whether it’s a coffee, card, candle, book, or meal, is reinvested in the community via the CWE North Community Improvement District. The funds are used for beautification, street cleaning, security patrols, and numerous events throughout the year, such as Saturday’s Halloween celebration.

As I observed the many families, pet owners, and the hundreds of people who joined the festivities at Saturday night’s adult costume contest, I felt so proud to be part of a neighborhood that is able to open its arms and share its good fortune with anyone who wants to participate. I don’t think I am alone when I acknowledge that a day spent talking to each other about extremely clever costumes, adorable kids, dolled-up pets, and watching strangers dancing together in the streets, restored my faith in the commonalities among us.

Additional thanks to those who organized the events including Kate Haher, Erica Lembo, Frances Thompson, Dennis Gorg, and many more.

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Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

Nicki's Central West End Guide Books, Dance, Music, Theater For Children  St. Louis Shriner's Hospital for Children MO Kate Haher Halloween Parade Frances Thompson Dennis Gorg CWE North CID Central West End

 

Movies on the Plaza: “The Greatest Showman” draws a large crowd

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The Greatest Showman, the final offering of 2018’s Movies on the Plaza season—the 9th year Maryland Plaza has presented this popular neighbor event—drew about 100 people, the largest crowd of the summer.

Many families were at last Wednesday’s screening including the Gamlins, Amy (far left), Derek (far right) and their kids. Amy is on the Central West End Association board, which along with the CWE North Community Improvement District sponsored Movies on the Plaza season.

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Seating was in demand, especially at tables alongside Scape where many ordered dinner and drinks. Popcorn is always free at Movies on the Plaza.

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Thanks to Maryland Plaza’s Frances Thompson and the Koplars, the Central West End Association, and the CWE North CID for bringing neighbors together for what has become a lasting tradition. We all look forward to next year’s selections.