Foundry Art Centre Artist Spotlight: Sofi Seck, Building a STEAM School

As you approach Studio 14 of the Foundry Art Centre, you see something completely different. Colorful, woven baskets sit on display and decorative bowls line the walls. There is a…

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Life in the Fast Lane

As you enter Fast Lane Classic Cars, you’ll find neon signs lining the walls next to dozens of classic cars in rows with the light hitting them just right to…

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Frenchtown’s Custom Shirt Destination: Awe Shirts

When you walk into Awe Shirts you’ll be greeted with the sight of friends and family sitting and working in the back of the shop while laughing and catching up.…

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Kende’s Printing Survives the Flood of ‘93, Now Thrives as a Local Printer

Inside the walls of Kende’s Printing, machines are running and employees are working hard to print up to 750,000 envelopes in a single work day. This local shop has the…

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Frenchtown Revitalization Task Force Visits Waterloo

The Main Street of Waterloo, Illinois is filled with small shops, unique restaurants, community events and local microbreweries. Restaurants, bars and microbreweries like Hopseller, Stubborn German, Vintage Wine Bar, Uncle…

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Secondhand Chic Gives Back to Pups in Need

When the first Friday of the month comes around, a line wraps around North 2nd Street in Frenchtown. Eager customers are waiting outside of Secondhand Chic Marketplace to get first…

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Foundry Art Centre Artist Spotlight: Natalie Schloss, Art on the Spectrum

As you walk down the aisle of the Foundry Art Centre, you’ll discover glass windows showcasing artists at work using mediums from cloth to clay. As you walk through the…

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Receive a Free STL Cake Pop with Food Donation

Beginning Wednesday, June 19, STL Cake Pops will be collecting non perishable and unexpired food products in return for a free, original cake pop. All of the products collected will…

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Climb So Ill Set to Open in the Spring of 2020 in Frenchtown

With tall ceilings and plenty of space, the old Steel Shop here in Frenchtown is the ideal spot for Climb So iLL’s newest location. The modern-style indoor rock climbing gym…

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White Traditions Bridal House Creates a Stress-Free Environment for Brides to be

White Traditions Bridal House brings family and friends of brides together down in Frenchtown for an exciting day to shop for the perfect dress. The bridal house sells a variety…

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STL Cake Pops is Making Frenchtown a Little Sweeter

Baking up an endless supply of treats for the community, STL Cake Pops is a Frenchtown gem located at 198 Tecumseh Street. Their specialty– creating custom and character cake pops.…

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Planning and Zoning Recommendations Approved by City Council

UPDATE: The St. Charles City Council unanimously passed the proposal for changes to the Code of Ordinances for the Frenchtown Historic Commercial District (FHCD) at their June 4 meeting. ––––…

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