Located just one block west of Benton Park, 2641 Wyoming is a completely updated townhome. Priced at just $67.50/square foot this is a VALUE especially when compared to similar homes in nearby Benton Park and Soulard where the average $/sqft is higher than $100/sqft and the average list price is $237,760.
Where else will you find a 2500+ square foot home that has been completely updated (including ALL electric behind the walls, ALL plumbing from the water main to the sewer lateral, roof and zoned HVAC) with this much character and this kind of high-end finish? This home has a MASTER SUITE, 2-Car Covered, Secured Parking and 2nd Floor Laundry.
At the height of the market the attached town home sold for $221,000 with the exact same updates and finishes. That amounts to a $46,000 discount for the current economic market. Couple that with the historically low interest rates, TEN-YEAR tax abatement and a vibrant neighborhood association committed building an authentic and walkable community and there is not a smarter home purchase in the city!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Looking for somewhere to move? Let me help. I’ve put together a list of Sunday’s open houses, featuring a couple from my friends and colleagues at Circa Properties.
Circa 1940: Your heart is going to skip a beat with excitement when you experience 5759 Delor! Showing Sunday 1-3pm
From your dreams to reality … This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house has updates to the kitchen and bathrooms. www.5759Delor.com Listed by Patrick Haug.
Circa 1910: 5535 Waterman Combines classic features with contemporary comfort. Showing Sunday 1-3pm.
Large & luxurious, the rooms are filled with natural light from the many windows opening to the beautiful DeBaliviere neighborhood. www.5535Waterman.com Listed by Johanna Dueren.
Today is Bike To Work Day and it occurred to me that we’re also in the heart of National Bike Month, so I asked an avid St. Louis bike enthusiast (Andy Heaslet of Griffin Delivery) to share some of his favorite biking resources.
Bike Advocates and Event Hosts: Trailnet – they’ve got a full calendar of bike month activities and they are THE local resource for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy
MoBikeFed - your statewide bike advocates who have their own slate of fun and healthy activities
Bike St Louis – these are the folks that put together bike lanes and are responsible for connecting bike trailes throughout the St Louis region!
Did you know that google maps now has a biking function? You’ll want to double check their instructions, but they’re generally pretty god! Next time you want quick directions, head over to http://maps.google.com, click on “get directions” and then click on the little bike icon! They’ll even highlight specific bike-routes in green!
Some neighborhood bike shops include:
South Side Cyclery – 6969 Gravois Avenue St. Louis, MO 63116 now featuring weekly Saturday morning rides
A&M Cyclery – 4282 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO 63116 – a Morgan Ford neighborhood staple stop by for supplies after visiting the tower grove farmers market this Saturday.
Big Shark Bicycle Co – 6133 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63112 one of the region’s largest and best known shops on the east end of the Delmar Loop, they have the staff, knowledge, and inventory to get you rolling!
Urban Shark – 1009 Locust St Louis, MO 63101 part of the Big Shark family, this shop is nestled in the heart of downtown and caters to the needs of urban cyclists and commuters. You can also rent bikes if you’d like to take a rolling tour of downtown.
Randy’s Recycled Cycles – 4130 Manchester Road Saint Louis, MO 63110 located in the Grove, they focus on affordable, rebuilt bicycles Maplewood Bicycle – 7534 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63143 a Trek Authorized dealer located a little West of the trendy Maplewood Strip
Non-profits include: CAMP the Community Arts and Movement Project on cherokee street have lots going on – one part is helping neighborhood kids learn how to fix up and maintain their own bikes with a community bike shop open a couple of nights a week.
Bikeworks – this organization recently moved from the Shaw neighborhood to Soulard with a great new facility to teach dozens of youth how to safely ride bikes and provide a community bike shop where you can learn to tool around on your own ride!
Bike clubs: Banana Bike Brigade these goofy folks turn bicycles into rolling artworks you’ve probably seen them in a local parade!
Wolfpack Hustle these guys hustle more than 20miles every sunday evening, many on fixed gear bikes!
SpokedStL a resource for urban oriented bike enthusiasts including the lit-up alley cat race series, which takes riders throughout the city in a free-form check-point race
Major Taylor Bike Club serves “as a vehicle for increasing interest and involvement among African-American youth in cycling.
StLBiking.com a great resource for regional group rides, races, and events
Bike-related businesses: Griffin Delivery St Louis’ bike-based restaurant delivery service serves South St Louis City at dinner time
The HandleBar a bike-themed bar in The Grove neighborhood with bicycle art and plenty of bike-related eye-candy
Moms are great – and I’m not just saying that because I’m about to be one! This is the one day a year where we take time out to say “Thanks for all you’ve done, mom! Like having me, putting up with me as a child, not sending me to the funny farm as an teen, and helping me grow into an adult that’s supposedly ready to have a child of her own. I wouldn’t be who I am without you and today I want to do something special to show you how much you mean to me!”
Mom’s work so hard and we love them so much! They have definitely earned a day off where they deserve more than not having to cook or clean – they deserve to be pampered. I hope this list of fantastic local brunch destinations gives you some ideas of how you can show the moms in your life how much you love them and how much they’ve earned this special day off!
The Boathouse in Forest Park is great spot to eat al fresca! The restaurant is serving brunch from 10am to 3pm on Mother’s Day. After your meal, float the afternoon away on a paddle boat ride or just let yourself get lost in Forest Park.
Mother’s Day at the Boathouse – www.boathouseforestpark.com
6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
Reservations: (314) 367-2224
The Eclipse Restaurant at the Moonrise Hotel is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes omelet and carving stations, plus a complimentary mimosa for those 21 and older. The cost is $45 a person, but it’s half price for moms and children younger than 12.
Moonrise Hotel – www.moonrisehotel.com
6177 Delmar in The Loop, St. Louis, MO 63112
Reservations: (314) 726-2222
It’s worth the drive to Augusta, in St. Charles County, for Mother’s Day brunch at Mount Pleasant Winery. The gourmet buffet features ham, roast beef, pasta and salads. There’s also an omelet station and dozens of tempting desserts. Seatings are at 11am and 1pm. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger. After the meal, mom can relax with a glass of wine (or two!) and enjoy the afternoon.
Mount Pleasant Winery – www.mountpleasant.com
5634 High Street Augusta, Missouri 63332
If mom loves home cooking, then head to the Country Restaurant at Eckert’s Orchards in Belleville. The restaurant has a special Mother’s Day menu and of course you should take some time to soak in the spring blooms at this locally famous family farm! $10-15
Eckert’s Country Restaurant – www.eckerts.com
951 South Greenmount Rd Belleville, IL 62220
Reservations: (618) 233-0513, ext. 3
The Chase is offering Mother’s Day Brunch in the Starlight Roof. This is a unique location with great views of Forest Park and the Central West End. The gourmet buffet features seafood, appetizers, pasta, desserts and more. There are seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $58 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 12. The Eau Bistro at the Chase is also serving a gourmet Mother’s Day Brunch.
Brunch at the Starlight Roof – www.chaseparkplaza.com
212-232 N. Kingshighway Blvd St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Reservations: (314) 633-6868
The Top of the Riverfront Restaurant at the Millennium Hotel is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buffet includes omelet and waffle stations, seafood, fresh fruit, desserts and more. The cost is $49.95 for adults and and $19.95 for children ages six to 11. Kids five and younger are free.
Top of the Riverfront – www.millenniumhotels.com
200 South 4th Street, St Louis, MO 63102
Reservations: (314) 241-3191
Pamper your mother in the oldest standing greenhouse west of the Mississippi located near “the ruins” in Tower Grove Park.. The Piper Palm House provides a beautiful atmosphere amid lush plants and historical statues.
$30 adults, $15 children 4-12; under 3 are Free
Cafe Madeleine – www.towergrovepark.org
4256 Magnolia Ave., St Louis, MO, 63110
Phone: (314) 575-5658
Bixby’s Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch will include locally inspired brunch favorites. The MO History museum overlook will feature freshly prepared salads, desserts, hot entrees and a made to order omelet station.
$22.75 adults, $11.95 kids – complimentary champagne for adults!
BIXBY’S – www.bixbys-mohistory.com
Missouri History Museum, 2nd Floor – Lindell & DeBaliviere, in Forest Park
9.St Louis Zoo
Treat your mom to a wild Mother’s Day experience with brunch at the Saint Louis Zoo! Complete with carving and waffle stations, breakfast fare, salads, cheeses, chicken, pasta, desserts and more!!
Admission $23/adult (ages 12-and-up) $11/child (ages 2-11) Children under 2 are free. Seatings at 9am, 11am, 1pm www.stlzoo.org
The Living World, lower rotunda – 1 Government Drive St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Pre-paid reservations required – seating is limited. (314) 646-4897.
Pull into the complimentary valet parking at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, ride up to the eighth floor, and you’re entering a world of carefree sophistication. Score a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows, or better yet, on the Sky Terrace if the weather cooperates—and you’ll be treated to terrific views of the Arch, the Old Cathedral and the great Mississippi waterfront. $48 for ballroom or $78 for Cielo www.cielostlouis.com
Cielo on Mothers Day – 999 North 2nd Street, St. Louis, Missouri
Reservations: 1.314.881.5759 / Restaurant: 1.314.881.2105
Spend the afternoon at the Cherokee Street Festival. With authentic Mexican restaurants at every intersection this promises to be the highlight of the day. There will be live music on three stages, a parade at 1PM and art demonstrations all day.
And end the night with an authentic Mexican dinner at Pueblo Solis in St Louis Hills. For Cinco de Mayo, the restaurant is expanding its outdoor seating area and offering plenty of food and drink specials.
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