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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 07:51 AM

St. Louis Organization Asks Gov. Parson For State Support To Boost Urban Neighborhoods

At the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and Hamilton Avenue, there are vacant lots, several abandoned businesses and the construction site of the St. Louis nonprofit, Beloved Streets of America.

The organization invited Gov. Mike Parson out on Thursday to examine the desolate areas surrounding the 5900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Parson walked down the block on Hamilton Avenue with the organization’s CEO Melvin White.

White explained to Parson, on his first trip to the neighborhood, how the Wells-Goodfellow community was once a thriving area for families.

While surveying the area along with White, Parson asked, “If someone wants to go to the grocery store, where do they go?” White quickly responded, “They don’t have one.”


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