Let's get those competitive juices flowing, taste some great chili....and raise money for the Hampton/Chippewa Technology camera fund! 8 great restaurants....one final Southside Chili Champion!
Not that we have a favorite but The Mack Bar and Grill is the Southampton entry (hint...SOHA taste buds like The Mack's chili). Show up, enjoy some chili from great local restaurants (listed below) vote (The Mack Bar and Grillcomes to mind), and have some Southside fun!
Mark your calendars. Sunday, March 31, noon to 3:30 PM, cafeteria, St Gabriel's, 4711 Tamm. Tickets here
Tickets are going fast....visit the order link and place your ticket order now before sales are closed. (And did I mention The Mack?)
Net proceeds from SOHA's recent Trivia Night are going to the camera fund (amount pending final bills & revenue). Happy to participate in the second neighborhood fundraiser for the regional camera fund brought to you by St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association...
The Mack Bar and Grill
Joey B's On the Hill
Bobby's Place Hampton
River's Edge Social
Salt + Smoke
Dos Reyes Cafe
Sparkle everywhere in Jewels on Hampton, a major sponsor of the 2019 Trivia Night Fundraiser and a long-standing Southampton business located on Hampton.
Not just diamonds but gold and silver. Wear your shades because the sparkle is everywhere! Fine watches, art, collectibles of all kinds. Owner Art Burton Sr--and his son--provide great service and a discerning eye available to those buying and selling jewelry, coins, and the like. Plus they are just plain nice folks! The earring collection is stunning.
Check them out in our business directory at the top of our page and head over for a visit. Or head to their website with pages of interesting Blog articles full of useful information. Then check out their Facebook. Drop in and pay them a visit and let them know the neighborhood association mentioned their business!
Throw away that aluminum can? The can remains for up to 500 years.
2 months or 500 years?
C'mon SOHA streets! Step up to the Trivia Night challenge and claim the brainiest street in SOHA. What other streets will accept the challenge? And who will come out ahead in the Association's annual Trivia Night?
2019 Trivia Night Fundraiser
SOHA and beyond, if you are making a cash donation for the Hampton-Chippewa Technology Project, here's how to do it. (And if you want to give our Association the "bragging rights" for your donation--and we'll keep it anonymous if you like--please contact us!
NOTE: Donations are being made to the St Louis Police Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization and you will receive acknowledgment of your donation for tax purposes.
Leaf Pickup through December 31
Leaf pickup will occur in conjunction with regularly scheduled street cleaning days in Southampton. The Southampton schedule is over two days--last Monday and last Tuesday in November and December. Mark your calendars for November 26 and 27 and December 31. (Will be updated when we uncover how December 25 (last Tuesday) will be handled.)
Here are a few helpful reminders for Southampton residents from our Ward 16 Alderman, Tom Oldenburg.
Loving this new business and SNA member. Espresso Yourself, in recognition that November is National Homeless Awareness Month, is taking up a collection of coats, mitten/gloves, scarves, hats and socks to donate to St. Patrick's Center. And that's not all! For every coat donation, these business owners will donate a $1.00.
Drop them off at Espresso Yourself, 5531 Devonshire right here in SOHA. There's a box for donations and they will even deliver them to St. Patrick's Center. Please share as widely as possible.
Traffic signage. All pending reports to the City have been cleared and verified. The next annual survey will begin in March. NOTE: traffic signage refers to Stop, Do Not Enter, One-Way, and the plaques All Way and Cross Traffic Does Not Stop.
Dead trees. All known dead trees have been reported to the City and removal is underway. NOTE: Two trees reported dead were not removed but were trimmed. The next survey will begin in June.
Alley & Street Lighting. Almost all lighting issues have been repaired by the City (street) or Ameren (alley). Two issues involving new lights will require additional monitoring.
Sidewalks. Annual survey is scheduled to begin in May.
Property Workshops. Christy Fry and Donna Agah are attending workshops to prevent vacant properties; to reduce any displacement; and to obtain good data on City properties that are vacant.
Residents interested in Safety are encouraged to attend the tour of the Real Time Crime Center on Saturday, November 3, beginning at 10 AM (and lasting about an hour) at 1915 Olive (Police HQ). Meter parking available.
The August safety meeting was well attended by neighborhood activists as we worked on public safety throughout Southampton. The latest crime report for the neighborhood was reviewed. There was no change in the primary effort to reduce larceny from motor vehicles and of parts.
A fund-raising effort to install intersection cameras connected to the Real Time Crime Center at police headquarters (and based on their recommendations) will begin soon. Two tours of the Real Time Crime Center have been scheduled so neighbors can experience how using these cameras leads to crime prevention and criminal prosecution. Members can register for both free tours now. If you're not a member check back as both tours will be opened to non-members.
Volunteers have surveyed alley lighting and street lighting, reported their findings to Ameren and to CSB, and re-visited to make sure repairs were made. A recommendation from the traffic study was taken on by Safety neighbors and Southampton traffic signage has been surveyed twice throughout the neighborhood; reported to CSB; and re-visited to ensure completion.
An innovative project suggested by a neighbor will begin a pilot stage in September. After results are evaluated, full neighborhood implementation is planned. This project is designed to encourage landlords and tenants to join with the Association and our members in making Southampton stronger and safer--a benefit to all neighbors and property owners.
If you have not been to a safety meeting, keep an eye on Events and plan to come. It's a way to meet activist neighbors and to join efforts to improve our community. We exchange ideas and develop neighborhood-wide efforts to help Southampton become stronger and safer. Join us at our October meeting. Watch for the announcement for date and time.
Patio seating open at The Mack Bar and Grill. Enjoy great weather, a frosty cold one, and one of their tasty menu selections!
The Mack Bar and Grill
4615 Macklind Ave (lovely downtown Southampton)
Bar Hours: 11am-1:30am
Restaurant Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
PO Box 5183
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Southampton Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization.