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Abdul-Kaba Abdullah Named Executive Director

October 26, 2017 in Bevo Mill, Botanical Heights, Central West End, Cheltenham, Development, executive director, Featured, Forest Park Southeast, Park Central Development, st louis, The 17th Ward by Gelinda

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Park Central Development has announced the selection of Abdul-Kaba Abdullah, M.A., as its new Executive Director.  The selection was made after a regional search and a selection process.Abdul’s resume includes over 13 years of municipal and governmental affairs, executive administration, as well as Total Quality Management experience in the nonprofit sector.

Abdul is one of the premier, young civic leaders in the St. Louis Region.  Prior to his appointment as Executive Director at Park Central, Abdul served as City Manager for the City of Berkeley where in 2016 he was named 40 under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal for his outstanding work in the region.  In 2015, he was recognized by the St. Louis American Newspaper Foundation for his accomplishments in management in municipal government and reform.  He also served the City of St. Louis in the Affordable Housing Commission and Better Family Life as Assistant Manager of Workforce Development.

Abdul is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and is married to his bride of six yeas Andrea.  They reside in The City of St. Louis with their three children Brianna, Abbi, and Aiden.  He is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University where he was honored with the Distinguished Young Alumni award and holds dual Master’s Degrees in Total Quality Management and Management from Webster University.

The Park Central Board and the communities which we serve are looking forward to Abdul’s leadership and energy as he guides the organization to the next level.

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by Gelinda

January 2017 Newsletter

February 1, 2017 in Bevo Mill, Central West End, Development, Forest Park Southeast, Park Central Development, Tiffany by Gelinda

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Park Central Development has been busy in January. Read the latest edition of the newsletter here. There are many things on the horizon for the neighborhoods we serve in 2017.

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by Gelinda

October 2016 Newsletter

November 2, 2016 in Bevo Mill, Central West End, Forest Park Southeast, grove, Park Central Development, West Pine-Laclede Neighborhood Association by Gelinda

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OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER
www.parkcentraldevelopment.org
The Mission of Park Central Development is to partner with community stakeholders and work to strengthen and attract investment that creates and maintains vibrant neighborhoods and commercial districts in the City of St. Louis.  Park Central Development’s focal neighborhoods are Botanical Heights, Cheltenham, Central West End, Forest Park Southeast, King’s Oak, Midtown, and Tiffany, which are all located in the central corridor of the City of St. Louis.  
GROVE FEST 2016 


Grove Fest
 kicked off the month October 1st with over 25,000 attendees and was better than ever.  Festival goers experienced what they have come to know and love, as well as surprises such as the fireworks display right after Blackalicious finished their phenomenal set.  Particle brought the show to the next level and helped This One Go to Eleven.

Thanks to everyone who attended, the vendors, artists, our sponsors and especially the volunteers for making this the best street festival in St. Louis! PCD event staff are already hard at work planning new artists, vendors, and surprises for 2017!


BEVO COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
APPROVED

  

The Community Improvement District (CID) along Gravois between Taft and Christy was approved by the Board of Aldermen October 7.


Park Central Development staff have been working with community stakeholders for over a year in order to garner the necessary support for the CID. The CID will levy a small tax on the property owners located in the boundaries and the money will go to public infrastructure improvements as well as safety and security to help revitalize the district.

FIRST POUR+PAIR A SUCCESS
The first annual Pour+Pair Festival in the Central West End (CWE) took place Saturday, October 15th.  The beautiful afternoon saw a crowd of of over 400 sampling cocktails and food from over a dozen businesses in the CWE south of Lindell.

Thank you to all who attended, the businesses, sponsors and volunteers.  Pour+Pair is established as a can’t miss event in the CWE!

 
OPEN NOW AND COMING SOON

Park Central Development is dedicated to creating vibrant and walkable entertainment districts in the communities which it serves. Check out what’s open and on the verge of opening soon.

Visit one of the new restaurants now open in the Grove:

Sauce on the Side: Calzones and salads made with love

Sweet Times at the Mangrove:  Soul food

Coming soon:
Retail

Intoxicology: A one-stop shop for all your home bar needs

Lemon Gem
:  Kitchen equipment for the novice or pro

Dining & Drinking

Tropical Liqueurs
: aka “Trops” featuring unique frozen cocktails

gezllig
:  the ultimate craft beer experience

Firecracker Pizza: Pizza and beer for all

The U.R.B.
: The Urban Research Brewery by Urban Chestnut

ShiSha:  Mediterranean cuisine & Hookah lounge
Vincent Van Doughnut:  Unique doughnuts and baked goods

Parlor:
 “Barcade”with food, drinks & arcade games

 

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by Gelinda

October 2016 Newsletter

November 2, 2016 in Bevo Mill, Central West End, Forest Park Southeast, grove, Park Central Development, West Pine-Laclede Neighborhood Association by Gelinda

The following post is from: Forest Park Southeast – Park Central Development

OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER
www.parkcentraldevelopment.org
The Mission of Park Central Development is to partner with community stakeholders and work to strengthen and attract investment that creates and maintains vibrant neighborhoods and commercial districts in the City of St. Louis.  Park Central Development’s focal neighborhoods are Botanical Heights, Cheltenham, Central West End, Forest Park Southeast, King’s Oak, Midtown, and Tiffany, which are all located in the central corridor of the City of St. Louis.  
GROVE FEST 2016 


Grove Fest
 kicked off the month October 1st with over 25,000 attendees and was better than ever.  Festival goers experienced what they have come to know and love, as well as surprises such as the fireworks display right after Blackalicious finished their phenomenal set.  Particle brought the show to the next level and helped This One Go to Eleven.

Thanks to everyone who attended, the vendors, artists, our sponsors and especially the volunteers for making this the best street festival in St. Louis! PCD event staff are already hard at work planning new artists, vendors, and surprises for 2017!


BEVO COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
APPROVED

  

The Community Improvement District (CID) along Gravois between Taft and Christy was approved by the Board of Aldermen October 7.


Park Central Development staff have been working with community stakeholders for over a year in order to garner the necessary support for the CID. The CID will levy a small tax on the property owners located in the boundaries and the money will go to public infrastructure improvements as well as safety and security to help revitalize the district.

FIRST POUR+PAIR A SUCCESS
The first annual Pour+Pair Festival in the Central West End (CWE) took place Saturday, October 15th.  The beautiful afternoon saw a crowd of of over 400 sampling cocktails and food from over a dozen businesses in the CWE south of Lindell.

Thank you to all who attended, the businesses, sponsors and volunteers.  Pour+Pair is established as a can’t miss event in the CWE!

 
OPEN NOW AND COMING SOON

Park Central Development is dedicated to creating vibrant and walkable entertainment districts in the communities which it serves. Check out what’s open and on the verge of opening soon.

Visit one of the new restaurants now open in the Grove:

Sauce on the Side: Calzones and salads made with love

Sweet Times at the Mangrove:  Soul food

Coming soon:
Retail

Intoxicology: A one-stop shop for all your home bar needs

Lemon Gem
:  Kitchen equipment for the novice or pro

Dining & Drinking

Tropical Liqueurs
: aka “Trops” featuring unique frozen cocktails

gezllig
:  the ultimate craft beer experience

Firecracker Pizza: Pizza and beer for all

The U.R.B.
: The Urban Research Brewery by Urban Chestnut

ShiSha:  Mediterranean cuisine & Hookah lounge
Vincent Van Doughnut:  Unique doughnuts and baked goods

Parlor:
 “Barcade”with food, drinks & arcade games

 

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