The mission of DT2 · Downtown Dutchtown is to promote a thriving community and shared prosperity by facilitating economic development and fostering opportunity in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Through this mission, we aim to attract diverse ownership, promote places, spaces, and faces, and increase occupancy.

DT2 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community development organization.

Your donation helps DT2 to promote a thriving community and shared prosperity by facilitating economic development and fostering opportunity in the Dutchtown neighborhood.

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UrbanMain

DT2 has recently partnered with Missouri Main Street Connection for the UrbanMain pilot program, the first of its kind in Missouri. UrbanMain is an initiative to develop new vitality in Downtown Dutchtown and to create a framework for future improvement efforts throughout the neighborhood.

Supporting Dutchtown Businesses

DT2 provides value value to the Dutchtown business community. We facilitate a strong local entrepreneurship ecosystem with smart design principles, community engagement, resource development, and promotion through unique storytelling and media. Our approach fosters a healthier business environment that aims to attract diverse ownership, promote places, spaces, and faces, and increase occupancy. Business and community are intertwined, and we create the necessary connections. To that end, DT2 and DutchtownSTL are developing resources for Dutchtown businesses to help them succeed in our neighborhood.

Building Community

DT2 is a community-driven organization, led by a board of Dutchtown residents and business owners. The board is guided by the Dutchtown Committees consisting of residents and other stakeholders who focus on five key areas: Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion, Organization, and Safe Clean & Green. DT2 works to create a vibrant, thriving Dutchtown for everyone.

With events like our summer Movie Nights, and efforts such as our block organizing program and fundraisers to reactivate Marquette Park, we aim to build a stronger community for our neighbors. We offer news and resources to residents via DutchtownSTL, and we regularly partner with other neighborhood organizations like the Dutchtown CID and Dutchtown South Community Corporation.

DT2 News Find more DT2 updates at dutchtownstl.org/news

This post originally appeared on DutchtownSTL.org.

Welcome back to the Dutchtown Business Showcase! In this video series, we’ll be introducing you to some of the businesses throughout Dutchtown. Our second episode takes us to Juanita’s Creole Soul Café, where we meet Chef Curtis McCann.

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This post originally appeared on DutchtownSTL.org.

In 2020, Dutchtown non-profits faced unprecedented challenges and provided unparalleled responses to a nationwide pandemic that continues nine months after it began. Though our neighborhood organizations have come through for Dutchtown and its residents, resources have been stretched to their limits. This Giving Tuesday, we ask that you offer whatever support you can to keep our community organizations on track to help keep our community strong and united.

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This post originally appeared on DutchtownSTL.org.

Welcome to the Dutchtown Business Showcase! In this video series, we’ll be introducing you to some of the businesses throughout Dutchtown. Our first episode takes us to Logan’s Kids Resale at 3141 Meramec Street. Owner Cassandra Logan is well known throughout the Dutchtown neighborhood. Among other community activities, Cassandra sits on the DT2 • Downtown Dutchtown Board of Directors, helps to organize Marquette Community Day, and is a part of the current Adopt a Family program in Dutchtown.

Read the rest of “The Dutchtown Business Showcase: Logan’s Kids Resale”