Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Swap Meet Will Fill Vacant Cherokee Street Lots

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Louis Swap Meet Will Fill Vacant Cherokee Street Lots

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Due to construction work starting at the Lemp Brewery, the St. Louis Swap Meet has to relocate. Instead of taking root in another neighborhood, the coordinators have made peace with their Antique Row neighbors and will instead occupy open lots along Cherokee Street.

At its inception, the Swap Meet drew opposition from some Antique Row business owners who feared it would steal away customers. To the contrary, the Swap Meet proved itself by attracting crowds of shoppers on what would otherwise be a sleepy Sunday afternoon.

The Swap Meet's latest incarnation will debut at 10 a.m. April 24, and will meander along the streets outside historic Antique Row. Makeshift boutique stalls will stretch along Cherokee from Lemp Avenue to Jefferson Avenue. …

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