New Logo to Enhance New Look

South Grand Community Improvement District recently consulted with Propaganda, a local marketing company, to update its logo and tagline. South Grand will soon release ads which will include the new logo and much more. The projected timeline will prepare for an exciting summer on South Grand. The new tagline, “A Flavor All Its Own,” nods to South Grand’s image as the premier eclectic and international district of the St. Louis, home to a variety of culture, art, and of course, food. Many of the businesses on South Grand already have the new logo and tagline in the form of window decals. Additionally, you can purchase a South Grand t-shirt at www.STL-Stlye.com.

Parking: Yesterday’s Problem

The South Grand Parking Lot located at 3500 Hartford Ave should be complete by February. Due to the wintery mix in the past months has delayed the opening of the lot. The lot will consist of 95 free parking spaces for visitors to the district, only one entrance and exit has been designed for the lot located on Hartford. Also, a pedestrian entryway has been installed linking with Commerce Bank pedestrian walkway. The pedestrian entryway will be well lit as well as the rest of the parking lot increasing the previous light standards from two to six. The district is currently looking into grants to fund events in the lot on typical slower nights in the district during the summer months. Any questions about the South Grand Parking Lot, please contact Rachel Witt Executive Director, South Grand Community Improvement District at (314) 772-5750 or via email rachel@southgrand.org.

New Streetscape on Hold Due To Weather

The South Grand Great Streets Initiative has been put on pause due to the weather. It is estimated at the latest the construction will resume March 2011. Phase one construction consists of new sidewalks and bump outs which should be complete by May 2011. Phase two construction consists of new street trees, lighting, benches, bike racks, planters and plants, and light synchronization. It is anticipated to be complete by September 2011. Any questions about the South Grand Great Streets Initiative, please contact Rachel Witt Executive Director, South Grand Community Improvement District at (314) 772-5750 or via email rachel@southgrand.org.