Community Directory

Find restaurants, daycares, grocery stores, and other Shaw businesses below. For neighborhood logistics (local government, utilities, post offices and the likes), visit the Resources page. If you’re looking for schools in and near Shaw, see our School Profiles.

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Business Associations


South Grand Community Improvement District
3203-A South Grand
St. Louis, MO 63118
314-772-5750

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
contact@tgba.org

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

 

Businesses

 

Bonboni Home & Gift Co.
2246 Klemm St.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-472-3457
hello@bonbonistl.com

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.

 

Casa Magnolia Bed & Breakfast
4171 Magnolia Ave
St. Louis MO 63110
314-664-8702
casamagnoliabandb.com

 

Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery
2000 S. 39th St.
St. Louis MO 63110
314-773-3935
http://CathyGregory.com

Fine Art + Fine Craft + Fine Design

 

Future Ancestor 
4100 Shenandoah Ave
St. Louis MO 63110
314-210-2359
www.future-ancestor.com 

Future Ancestor mixes the old and the new, offering a curated selection of vintage furniture, handmade housewares, and contemporary lifestyle accessories.

 

Gobberdiel Strategic Communications
2000 S. 39th St.
St. Louis MO 63110
314-773-3935
http://gobdesign.com 

Established March 1987, Gobberdiel Strategic Communications serves both non-profit and corporate clients providing strategic and tactical design solutions in print and on the Web.

 

Lynn Terry Photography
4102 Shenandoah
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-749-5153
lynn@lynnterry.com

 

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.

 

Mimi Salon
2101 S. Grand Ave.
St. Louis MO 63104
314-773-1571

 

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
314-772-7387

 

Pinxit Photo
weddings – boudoir – families – children – lifestyle photography
4067 Shenandoah
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-825-7469
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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
314-773-2881
carajensen@sbcglobal.net
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.
Services:
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
314-771-8487

 

Child Care Centers

Cornerstone Center For Early Learning
3901 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-865-5244

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.

 

If you’re looking for schools in Shaw (and close by!), see our School Profiles.

Churches

Compton Heights Baptist Church
3641 Russell
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-771-6208

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
314-771-5071

 

Disciples of Christ
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
4246 Shaw Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-771-5714

 

South City Church
2109 S. Spring Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-276-5816
info@southcitychurch.com

 

St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church
3854 Flad Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-776-0363
info@stmargaretstl.org

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.

 

Tower Grove Baptist Church
4257 Magnolia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-865-4673

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.

 

Community Organizations

Five Star Senior Center
2832 Arsenal
St. Louis, MO 63118
314-664-1008

 

Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation
2337 S Kingshighway Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-865-5530
sean@towergrovecdc.org

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
314-771-3101
snia@shawstlouis.org

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.

 

Grocery Stores

Shaw Market
4200 Shaw Ave.
7am – 8pm daily
(corner of Klemm and Shaw)

This corner store sells convenience-store fare as well as healthier options. They also have a small deli and sell traditional Eritrean box dinners on Wednesday nights.

 

Tower Grove Farmer’s Market
Tower Grove Park (near the tennis courts and Pool Pavilion)
Saturdays from 8am to noon, May through November

Not only are there a multitude of local vendors, but KDHX provides live, local musicians and  weather permitting  there is a wading pool/fountain for the kids and a yoga class.

 

Ruler Foods (a Kroger Co. store)
2700 S. Grand Blvd.
8am – 9pm daily
(just east of Grand Blvd.)

 

Schnucks on the Hill
5505 Arsenal (Southwest Garden)
6am – midnight daily
(just west of Kingshighway)

 

Hardware Store

Home Depot
3202 S Kingshighway (Tower Grove South)

 

Recreation

Belly Dance with Nisaa
3904 Flad Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-599-0506
nisaa@bellydancewithnisaa.com

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
314-289-5300

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
314-577-5100

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
snia@shawstlouis.org

 

South City YMCA
3150 Sublette Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
314-644-3100

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.

 

Artscope
4255 Arsenal St.
St. Louis, MO 63116
314-865-0060
info@artscopestl.org

Since 2002, Artscope 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
314-771-2679

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.

 

Restaurants and Bars

Fiddlehead Fern Cafe
4066 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-972-2637

 

Ices Plain & Fancy
2256 S. 39th St.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-601-3604

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
314-489-3481

 

Sasha’s on Shaw
4069 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-771-7274

 

SweetArt Bakeshop and Art Studio
2203 S. 39th St.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-771-4278

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
314-696-2783

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.