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Holiday Pop-up, Toys for Tots, and an update on future of CWE Farm

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Designers Amy Johnson and Daphne Benzaquen have opened a holiday pop-up at 314 N. Euclid, next to SubZero. Amy, who recently changed the name of her clothing business from KayOss to KLarIty, has hosted pop-ups in different locations around the neighborhood since 2012.

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Daphne, who was born in Peru, raised in St. Louis, and is a W. U. graduate, started creating a line of sustainably-made Peruvian leather handbag and accessory pieces  in 2018. She has recently added a winter collection of alpaca fleece and pima cotton clothing to her collection. The designer also donates a portion of her sales back to the Peruvian communities where her bags and clothing are made. Read more about Daphne and see more of her great-looking designs here.

KLarIty and Daph.. Holiday Pop-up, 314 N. Euclid, Tues.-Sat., 11 to 5 p.m.

Stephanie Huffman, Property Manager of Lofts@Euclid, 625 N. Euclid (at Delmar), sent the following announcement regarding the apartment building’s participation in this year’s Toys for Tots campaign. See below.

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Arthur Culbert recently posted on Facebook that he has found a manager to take over the CWE Farm which he founded 9 years ago. Regrettably, Arthur and Nancy Culbert are moving to Florida at the end of November.

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In Arthur’s words: “Join me in welcoming the Central West End Farm’s new manager Lee Cagle. A long time CWE resident, Lee has been a farm volunteer and supporter for years. She is a @newcityschoolstl parent; her daughter Aiko participated in New City School’s farm’s program while in 4th grade. Among her many gifts, Lee @leeaikokai brings her joy, community building and a commitment to continue the farm’s mission to help feed the hungry in our community. Thank you Lee. May your dedication and service be richly rewarding.#cwe #joy#urbanfarm @nancyculbert @arthurculbert.”

Fields Foods opens Thursday at 625 N. Euclid

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Fields Foods is hosting a Grand Opening tomorrow evening for their newest St. Louis location in the Lofts@Euclid building at 625 N. Euclid at Delmar, above. The event begins at 6 p.m. which is 1/2 later than was publicized on other neighborhood websites. 

The CWE location is the 3rd Fields Foods operation within the city limits. The original store is at 1500 Lafayette Ave. in Lafayette Square, a second location opened recently at 1706 Washington Ave. downtown.

Here is Fields’ Foods press release about the CWE store:

“Fields Foods is celebrating the Grand Opening of their third St. Louis location at 625 N Euclid Ave. Thursday, August 15th, starting at 6pm.

Fields Foods’ expansion is part of an effort to bring wholesome, reasonably priced grocery options to the Central West End, eliminating the food desert.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Health & Wellness Shop News  Lofts@Euclid Fields Foods Chris Goodson

” ‘Everyone at Fields Foods takes great pride in offering a variety of healthy food options for our community and for doing our little part to bridge the Delmar Divide. We are very excited to be part of the wonderful neighborhood,’ ” said Chris Goodson, above, owner of Fields Foods.Nicki's Central West End Guide Food and Drink Health & Wellness Shop News  Lofts@Euclid Fields Foods Chris Goodson

Fields Foods is locally-owned, locally operated, and a locally focused grocery store committed to creating an inspired shopping experience for every customer. The grocery store is located in the stunning historic apartment building, the Lofts on Euclid, which was developed by one of the premier developers, Cullinan Properties.

The new Central West End location will be a one-stop-shop shop for all of grocery shopping needs and aims to provide everything shoppers want at affordable prices. Fields Foods Central West End will offer a wide selection of products that are pesticide-free, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and natural. Many products offered at Fields Foods come from small and mid-sized farmers and local vendors within 300 miles of St. Louis. Fields Foods will be open to the public from 7am-10pm, seven days a week.

For more information about Fields Foods expansion, locations, and offerings, please follow them on Facebook and visit”

Urban Grocer Fields Foods to open at CWE’s Lofts@Euclid

Thanks to both Cullinan Properties’ Director of Marketing & Communication Anaise Berry and Lofts@Euclid Property Manager Stephanie Huffman for giving me this fabulous scoop. What fabulous news for the Central West End!

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(Peoria, IL, October 2, 2018) – The Central West End’s Lofts@Euclid will soon welcome urban grocer Fields Foods to its 625 N. Euclid location. Cullinan Properties, which opened its 87-unit loft development in 2016, is pleased to announce that Fields Foods plans to open its doors for business at Lofts@Euclid later this year.


Fields Foods will occupy the remaining 8,186 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor of the building. The grocer will join the Medicine Shoppe, also located at Lofts@Euclid. Construction is expected to begin mid-October and the store plans to open this winter.


Chris Goodson, owner of Fields Foods, said the expansion into St. Louis’ Central West End is part of Fields Foods’ larger growth plan as a true urban grocer.  “We are excited to be the corner store in a tremendous development like Lofts@Euclid, where residents can literally take the elevator down and shop in their pajamas,” stated Goodson. “We are equally excited to work with many others to crack the ‘Delmar Divide’ and continue our mission of turning food deserts into former food deserts.”


“We couldn’t be happier to have Fields Foods occupy this space. Fields Foods will be a great convenience for our tenants, as well as all residents of the Central West End, providing them a unique shopping experience and easy access to fresh, quality, local foods,” stated Christopher M. West, Partner and Chief Executive Officer for Cullinan Properties, Ltd. “Lofts@Euclid and Central West End residents will enjoy the fresh meats, seafood and produce, as well as delicious prepared meals and a wine bar Fields Foods has become known for,” said West.


The building that is now home to Lofts@Euclid was built in 1910, and originally served as the headquarters for the Langan & Taylor Company. It served as a furniture warehouse for many years, and has maintained many of the original architectural features.


Loft units have soaring 12-foot ceilings and many luxurious amenities including wood floors, granite countertops, large windows and a fitness center. The rooftop features a club lounge, pool table, outdoor firepit, outdoor grilling area, hot tub, sun deck, lounge chairs, a sound system, and lawn sports playing field with a variety of games equipment.


“We’re thrilled with the success of Lofts@Euclid and how it has added to the residential apartment offerings of St. Louis’ Central West End.  The addition of Fields Foods to Lofts@Euclid and the Central West End is the icing on the cake and a wonderful complement to the building and the area,” stated West.


About Fields Foods

Fields Foods provides fresh and healthy food options at affordable prices through partnerships with local farmers and trusted brands, specializing in products that are pesticide-free, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and natural in order to provide healthier, fresher, better tasting choices for customers. They offer a wide selection of foods that are locally grown, sustainable, nutritious and made in large part by small growers and producers. They also carry many traditional options from popular name brands. Fields Foods also offers chef-created prepared meals, wood-grilled pizza, salads, sandwiches and more – as well as a wide assortment of wine and beer, which customers can even enjoy while shopping. Fields Foods has an equal balance of local, organic and traditional brands, so you can get your fresh kale and beef along with your toasted ravs and diet coke, too!  For more information, visit


About the Lofts@Euclid

The Lofts@Euclid is a mixed-use, 150,000 square feet building which includes 87 luxury loft apartments, with retail and office space at street level. Located at the northern entrance to St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood at the intersection of Euclid and Delmar, the historic building has been completely rehabilitated in 2016 to its former place of prominence. For more information, visit


About Cullinan Properties. Ltd

Cullinan Properties, Ltd., with offices in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL and St. Louis, MO, is a multi-disciplined real estate firm that develops, manages and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office and medical properties throughout the United States.  For additional information on Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit