Celebrating the Gems of Southtown

You are cordially invited to attend the Southtown Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, August 15, 2014. Join us at the Uptown Theatre, 411 Valentine Rd. from 11am-1pm to celebrate those businesses, organizations and individuals who have "shown their true colors" over the last year as the "Gems of Southtown." Sponsorships, tables and single tickets are available ranging from $2000 - $50.

Troost Avenue is Sparklin', thanks to the Troopers

In January 2014, in the midst of the snow and freezing temperatures, the Troost Avenue Troopers began their efforts to beautify the Troost Ave Corridor from 46th St. south to 75th St. and along 63rd St. from Pener Plaza west to Rockhill Rd. Now that Mother Nature is cooperating, the three-person crew of Moonlight Sweeping, Inc., known as the Troost Ave. Troopers, are hard at work addressing trash, weeds and graffiti.

New(s) on the Street ...

Spring has sprung and new businesses are popping up all over. At 63rd and Oak Streets, you can find some new additions and some more are expected to join J’Adores and 63/Bistro. On the Oak Street side, Season and Square, opened a month ago and then Brookside Betty’s recently opened next door to Itsy Bitsy Bums. A new bakery is expected later this year in the vacant automotive building on the southeast corner of 63rd and Oak. And the newest news– the vacant Blockbuster Video building has been sold and plans for a major remodel are expected. Stay tuned for more details.

Art from the Barber's View

Have you visited the EthnicArt Gallery on Troost Ave? Originally located in the 18th and Vine District, the gallery found new life at 5930 Troost Ave on the second floor of the IMG building after a major renovation of the 1700 square foot space.

Currently at the EthnicArt Gallery are photography by Gloria Baker Feinstein and paintings by Harold Smith. The exhibit continues through June 20, 2014.