Under the Arch

By Alison Embrey Medina

Photo courtesy of Anheuser-Busc


With some major dollars being put toward renovating retail high streets and a brewery culture growing by the day, St. Louis has a new retail story to tell of late. For the treasure hunter, check out Cherokee Antique Row for six blocks of independently owned and operated antique, collectible and specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes. In Maplewood, you’ll tour one of the city’s Maker’s Districts, with more than 25 businesses producing and selling their products on-site, such as Bee Naturals and Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions. And coming in fall 2018 will be the first food hall in St. Louis, CITY FOUNDRY STL, currently in development in the burgeoning Midtown district and offering retail and creative office space as well.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery
The historic brewery, Anheuser-Busch’s largest and oldest brewery site, is located in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. It features an outdoor biergarten, Beermaster tours, a beer museum, beer school and newly renovated gift shop (featuring the latest in Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and many more brands). The gift shop also houses a variety of Anheuser-Busch beers, including a display that allows you to create your own six-pack.

K. Hall Designs
A manufacturer of exquisite candles, fragrances, cosmetics and bath products (you may have seen them in Anthropologie stores), K. Hall Designs operates a few of its own stores, including this flagship on Manchester Road in Brentwood. The 3,000-sq.-ft. neighborhood gem is the perfect artisanal home for this handcrafted line of products.

The Loop
The Loop on Delmar historically has been an alternative shopping experience, but now thanks to an implemented Loop Trolley streetcar system and some major renovation, the six-block area of retail, restaurants, art galleries, live music and the St. Louis Walk of Fame is making a new name for itself. Check out landmark restaurant Blueberry Hill (shown here), which is known for its museum-quality pop culture memorabilia, live music and café culture synonymous with The Loop.
Photo courtesy of St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission

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