Grove Bumper Sticker v1-02The Grove Entertainment District

Centrally located in Forest Park Southeast, The Grove business district stretches nearly one-mile along Manchester Avenue between Kingshighway and Vandeventer. This thriving district plays host to a diverse range of businesses offering up great places to eat and drink, a multitude of dance floors, spots to shop and grab coffee, a brewery, tattoo parlors and much, much more. With over 50 business and several organizations devoted to improving the vitality of the area, this growing commercial district bringing energy to the neighborhood.

The Grove was originally called Adam’s Grove in the 1950s, when it served as a bustling commercial district in the City of St. Louis. Since that time, the strip along Manchester Avenue experienced urban decline. Known for its diverse community, The Grove is home to several LGBT friendly businesses, several of which lead the initial wave of investment in the area, starting with Attitudes Night Club opening in the 1980s. In recent years, community members devoted to filling one vacant storefront at a time, have revitalized the district. “The Grove” name was coined in collaboration of various community members in an effort to re-brand the growing commercial district.

Enjoy the vibrancy of the expanding neighborhood – visit The Grove!


Grove Sticker v3-3Events in the Grove

There’s always something happening in the neighborhood– whether it’s a cycling race, a beer tasting event, a concert or an eclectic street festival, you can find it here in the Grove!

Events in the area are as diverse as its locals and visitors. Each year, a number of special events highlight the very best the Grove has to offer and continue to increase the neighborhood’s popularity. Here is what is scheduled for 2017!

  • May 20th: IndiHop
  • June 17th: RFT Music Showcase
  • July 15th: Manchester Bike Bash
  • TBD: The Grove Criterium
  • October 7th: Grove Fest

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The Grove Community Improvement District

The Grove CID was established in 2009 by property owners committed to improving the area’s safety and appearance, with the goal of strengthening and fostering an active business, entertainment, and residential community.

The CID is run by an 11-member Board of Directors, made up of property owners and/or business operators within the district with a purpose of funding and managing services and projects within the district. Examples of this include providing security, cleaning initiatives, providing additional off-street parking, marketing the businesses within the CID, funding special events, and promoting business retention and development.

All of this is facilitated with money collected from special assessments on properties in the district and an additional 1% sales tax collected on all retail sales (approved by the registered voters residing the in District).

 

                          2017 Meeting Agenda Packets
                                      February 2017
                                      January 2017
                             2016 Annual Report and Audit
                                       2016 Annual Report
                                       2016 Audit
                             2016 Meeting Agenda Packets
                                       December 2016
                                       November 2016
                                       October 2016
                                       September 2016
                                       August 2016
                                       July 2016
                                       June 2016
                                       May 2016
                                       April 2016
                                       March 2016
                                       February 2016
                                      January 2016
                             RFPs
                                      FY 2017-18 Cleaning and Maintenance RFP
                                      FY 2017-18 Lanscaping RFP

For additional information on the CID, visit the website of Park Central Development.