If you were out and about in the neighborhood Saturday afternoon May 4th, you had to have noticed that there was a large party going on. The sidewalks were packed with 1500 people participating in Rosé Day, a benefit for 12 non-profits dedicated to empowering women and girls in the St. Louis area. The partnering organizations were stationed at 10 different locations (see map here) where attendees could gather information and sample an assortment of rosés.
Rosé Day co-founders Michael Powers, above left, and Jim Barnthouse, right, reported that this year’s crowd was twice as large as last year’s inaugural event. Also photographed is volunteer Chico Weber, middle.
Two CWE restaurants, Yellowbelly and Shake Shack. dedicated a portion of the day’s sales to two of the non-profits. Shake Shack contributed over $1,300 to Safe Connections, and Yellowbelly supported Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.
Photographs below are courtesy of the Rosé Day organization.
The event was a boon for CWE businesses such as Provisions STL, above, which was packed with customers all afternoon.
If you missed this year’s event, be sure to watch for info about May 2020’s Rosé Day. Organizers are already in the planning stages.
photo courtesy of Post-Dispatch
Tim Wiggins and Travis Howard, above, proprietors of Retreat Gastropub, a popular restaurant located at Laclede & Sarah Avenues, plan to open a 2nd restaurant in the CWE the middle of this year. The seafood restaurant, Yellowbelly, will occupy a corner space in Citizen Park at Lindell Boulevard and Euclid Avenue.
In reporter Ian Froeb’s recent article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Travis Howard described Yellowbelly as having a “West Coast or California approach to seafood with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits and grains.”
Tim Wiggins, who is also the bar manager, plans to “push the envelope with rum drinks,” taking his inspiration from classic tiki drinks, though not “super tiki.”
Another business that opened recently in Citizen Park is Orangetheory Fitness. The photo above shows a patron crossing the cleverly-designed plaza as he heads in for an early morning workout.
This photo of the plaza was taken last summer from Citizen Park’s 2nd floor pool deck. I love the new sidewalk area which offers a much prettier and more user-friendly access to the busy intersection of Lindell & Euclid. As the plantings mature it will be even more attractive.