DT2 Letter in Support of Diversity and Inclusion – 1.30.17

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Dutchtown Residents

Reach “Dutchtownie” Status With This 2017 Neighborhood Bucket List

It is amazing how communities create a sense of belonging. Warm smiles time after time turn into familiar faces that turn into introductions and then transform into frequent friendly conversations. Before you know it, you are neighbors. Not just the kind of neighbors that share a street name or an alley way, but the kind of neighbors that show up at community events to socialize and eventually dig in, as if sticking a flag in the ground, proudly proclaiming that this special patch of land is ours (in a collective sense) and its worth saving, restoring and rebuilding.

Chances are if you are reading this, the neighborly bond described above is something that resonates with you. You have either found it here in Dutchtown or you are seeking it. The glorious thing about neighborhoods that you can’t overlook is that they don’t stay the same. You continuously have to show up. Stay involved. Stay informed. Embrace change. Embrace new people. Embrace new businesses. With all of that being said, the occasion of the new year seems like just as good a time as any to create some New Year’s resolutions for being a more engaged neighbor. Consider it a “2017 Dutchtown Bucket List” of sorts.

1.   Shop Local


Invite friends from outside of the neighborhood to spend the day hunting for bargains in the shops up and down Meramec Street. The fine selection of resale clothing and furniture that can be found along Meramec is perhaps one of Dutchtown’s best kept secrets. It’s time we stop keeping it our little secret to ourselves and let the rest of St. Louis know.

While you are at it, don’t forget the […]