Community Directory

Business Associations

South Grand Community Improvement District
3203-A South Grand
St. Louis, MO 63118

The eclectic area between Arsenal and Utah along South Grand has been dubbed the “International Community” of St. Louis. Home to cultural events, convenient services and flourishing shops. South Grand is an affordable, safe and fun place to play, work or live. Where else in the city can you find a vegetarian-friendly café, an award-winning Vietnamese restaurant, a hip wine bar and neighborhood pharmacy all in the same block?


Tower Grove Business Association
P.O. Box 160074
St. Louis, MO 63116

The Tower Grove business community continues to develop and promote the area through street beautification, sponsored events and publicity efforts.



Birth of A Star  Hair Salon 
4101 Shenandoah
St. Louis, MO 63110

Birth of a Star will empower children and adults to appreciate healthy hair. Focusing mainly on hair care, we will also be a Mecca of fun, education, and pure bliss. Everyone would want to come to Birth of a Star because they will leave feeling like a new being!


Bonboni Home & Gift Co.
2246 Klemm St.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Our little shop is tucked in the historic Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis and features collection of home & gift items that are a mix of NEW, OLD, CRAFTED, and SALVAGED. Housed in a former 120-year-old candy shop, we used the name BONBONI as a nod to its past. 


Ground Up STL – Law Office of Peter J. Merideth
2213 S. 39th St.
St. Louis, MO 63110


Lynn Terry Photography
4102 Shenandoah
St. Louis, MO 63110


The Wagamama
4102 Shenandoah
St. Louis, MO 63110

Wagamama- japense expression for spoiled child. And all of us who love our pets know exactly how to spoil them. The Wagamama is a boutique that caters directly to all your animal related obsessions. Local artists have come together to show off their skills through the world of pets. The Wagamama carries photography, paintings, jewelry, greeting cards, pillows, fabrics, clothing, etc. All inspired by our beloved pets.


Mix and Match
Mix & Match is a St. Louis based boutique that also offers trunk shows and styling services.  The boutique was started to help women find fashionable, comfortable, affordable everyday clothes that mix and match with their current wardrobe.  Clients can shop in the comfort of their own home or at their brick and mortar shop in Shaw.
2207 S. 39th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110


Pets in the City
1919 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104


Pinxit Photo
weddings – boudoir – families – children – lifestyle photography
4067 Shenandoah
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Portrait, Wedding and lifestyle photographer in St. Louis, MO. My style is is very personal and connection driven. I am a fan of marriage and family so that’s what I like to shoot. I am excited to get to know your family and craft personal reflective art pieces for your home – whether you are looking for some prints for grandparents or a new statement piece for over your historic mantle, I am ready to capture your families personalities.


Sherlock Homes Historical Research
How can History help you?  Sherlock Homes offers custom research services for those who need to peek more deeply into the past – homeowners, business owners, authors, realtors, developers, historians, genealogists and more.
House Genealogy
Property Research
Litigation Research
Literary Research
Personal Genealogy
Custom Historical Research


Study STL Designer Woodworking
Gayle Bentley and David Greteman
4228 Botanical Ave.
We’ve built furniture for Rise Coffee, Salume Beddu and others!


Uhuru Salon
2012 S. 39th St.
St. Louis, MO 63110



Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
2236 Tower Grove Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy is a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is part of the Synod of Mid-America. There are 94 congregations in the presbytery with nearly 23,000 members, 184 ministers, two immigrant congregations and one New Church Development. The Presbytery is a dismantling racism governing body and has adopted equity in employment and business practice policies.


Compton Heights Baptist Church
3641 Russell
St. Louis, MO 63110

Pastor: Dr. Wendell Sapp
Associate Pastors: Robert Brandon & William Wyatt

Bible Study ~ 9:30am
Sunday Worship ~ 10:45am
Women’s Bible Study ~ Every Thursday @ 11:00am


Compton Heights Christian Church
2149 S. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63104


Disciples of Christ
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
4246 Shaw Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110


South City Church
2109 S. Spring Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110


St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church
3854 Flad Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

We are a Catholic and Christian family located in the Shaw neighborhood since 1899 which knows how to pray, play, work, learn, build, serve, and grow together. If you have yet to discover us, we invite you to become a living, growing part of who we are.


The Word at Shaw
4265 Shaw Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Word at Shaw is a multicultural, multigenerational congregation of The United Methodist Church. As a new church plant our congregation was able to start from scratch and create something we could not find anywhere else. We set out to build a community church that allows the neighborhood access to the facility other than on Sunday morning. We wanted to be a part of a diverse and socially active community where we could join in and help our neighbors. We wanted to build a church community that would reflect the heavenly community God has created for eternity. (Revelations 7:9)


Tower Grove Baptist Church
4257 Magnolia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Tower Grove believes that everyone is important; therefore we seek to minister to everyone. Our ministries and programs are designed with all people in mind.

For over 100 years we have provided ministry to our community. We provide life-changing Bible study for all age groups. Our church also has recreation activities and sport programs for all ages, a Christian school (K-12) – Tower Grove Christian School and a Christian preschool program – Tower Grove Christian Preschool.


Tyler Place Presbyterian Church
2149 S. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63104


Community Organizations

Five Star Senior Center
2832 Arsenal
St. Louis, MO 63118


Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation
4103 Shenandoah
St. Louis, MO 63110

Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation  is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that works to improve the quality of life in the Shaw neighborhood, Southwest Garden neighborhood and Tower Grove South neighborhoods by addressing community development related issues.  It is involved in numerous activities designed to promote the neighborhoods and encourage both private and public investment.


Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association
2211 S. 39th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1975. SNIA serves the residents of the Shaw neighborhood by providing information, facilitating discussion, and acting on solutions to issues in the neighborhood.


Day Care Centers

Cornerstone Center For Early Learning
3901 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Cornerstone endeavors to prepare students for a lifetime of positive social interaction and learning. Our Constructivist curriculum was developed by Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; this teaching approach encourages reflection, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. Based on the research of Jean Piaget and his successors, Constructivist education responds to emerging data from neuroscience investigations into brain development. According to Constructivist research, children learn best from active involvement with all aspects of the world. From their earliest days at Cornerstone, students explore the beginnings of reading, writing, math, art and science as they play in water, pound on playdough, draw and paint, sing and dance, or cook and bake. Through “hands on/minds on” learning, they build the early foundations of autonomous behavior, taking responsibility for their learning, and accepting the natural consequences of their decisions.

Infant/Toddler Program: 6 weeks to 3 years
Preschool Program: 3 to 6 years

Cornerstone currently has full-day openings for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year-olds beginning in August. There are also Head Start openings for income-eligible families of children ages 3, 4, and 5. Please note: Parents must be working and/or enrolled in school full time (30 hours/week). For further information, please contact Tricia Gooden or Tracey Dorenbusch at 314-865-5244, or walk in at 3901 Russell.


Shaw Area Children’s Center
5033 Northrup
St. Louis, MO 63110



Belly Dance with Nisaa
3904 Flad Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis, Missouri’s, premiere resource for culturally-informed Middle Eastern dance instruction and performance.


City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry
5600 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63110

The Parks Division’s 105 parks serve as the anchor for city neighborhoods. They are gathering spots for neighbors to meet — at playgrounds, summer concerts, picnics, ball games, tennis courts and lakes. Walkers and runners, bikers and bladers and dogs and their owners crowd the paths and sidewalks. And they can be a quiet oasis in the heart of the city. The Recreation Division offers free access to seven swimming pools and eight recreation centers … and runs camps in summer, helps students with homework in winter and sponsors sports for youths all year long.


Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation’s oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home, and one of the world’s largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.


Shaw Dog Park
4101 Cleveland
St. Louis, MO 63110


South City YMCA
3150 Sublette Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Since 1853, the YMCA of Greater St. Louis has been an integral part of the Greater St. Louis community, serving kids, families, and adults through quality, values-based programs and membership. Through a variety of programs and services offered at our 20 metropolitan locations and in the community, we help people grow strong in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA builds relationships within families, between neighbors and around the world.


St. Louis City Open Studio and Gallery
4255 Arsenal St.
St. Louis, MO 63116

Since 2002, SCOSaG has provided thousands of hours of hands-on artistic education in the form of curriculum based classes for youth, summer, winter, and spring break camps, drop-in open studio hours, adult classes, workshops, and community events in a historic cottage castle in Tower Grove Park and at festivals and events throughout St. Louis.


Tower Grove Park
4256 Magnolia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Henry Shaw gave the citizens of St. Louis the grand pleasure park, known as Tower Grove Park, in 1868. The park is home to softball, soccer, tennis, corkball and frisbee games, as well as to the strollers, joggers, and picnickers who revel in the fanciful Victorian pavilions and sculptures Shaw commissioned. and in the more than 8,000 trees and shrubs he imported from around the world.


Health Care

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


Dr. Jason Allen DMS, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
5147 Daggett Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Dr. Jason Allen, a Shaw resident, is the closest dentist in the nearby Hill neighborhood who provides the full range of dental services. A 10-minute drive or bike ride takes you to his newly remodeled office that provides state-of-the-art dentistry in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Visit the office website to learn more about his office and how he can take care of your routine or cosmetic dental needs.


Restaurants and Bars

Fiddlehead Fern Cafe
4066 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110


Ices Plain & Fancy
2256 S. 39th St.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Serving the finest quality ice cream flash-churned to order using liquid nitrogen.


Five Aces Bar-B-Que Homestyle Southern Cooking at Shaw (formerly Mama Josephine’s)
4000 Shaw Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63110



Sasha’s on Shaw
4069 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110


SweetArt Bakeshop and Art Studio
2203 S. 39th St.
St. Louis, MO 63110

SweetArt is a neighborhood bakeshop and art studio. Reine Bayoc, who baked under the name moon*day*soul treats, and Cbabi Bayoc, who created art as the Bayoc Studio, decided that they should join forces (and share rent) — giving birth to SweetArt! expect delicious, scratch-made, old-school treats you know and love and exquisite paintings, drawings, and prints of music and life. expect to be full of happiness every time you visit us.


Thurman’s in Shaw
4069 Shenandoah Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Stop by Thurman’s in Shaw for pub food, craft beer, craft and small batch bourbons and whiskeys, and wine. Live jazz on most weekends.