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2616 Cherokee



The tenant for this property will be selected through our contest for free rent. Read more here!

This new storefront in a century-old building is ready for new life! Measuring 880 square feet, this space is a great plug-and-play for your new or expanding retail concept, with exposure in one of the densest, highest foot traffic areas of Cherokee. The space also has a dedicated office, work room, or storage area at the rear, and is live/work ready with the inclusion of a shower in the restroom. Neighbors include Mesa Home, Your Friend’s Apartment, Saint Louis Hop ShopTeatopiaBrandin Vaughn CollectionApotheosis ComicsSoJeffRetro, and Your Friend’s Apartment – all on the same block!

We encourage and give preference to small, independently-owned businesses that cater to a wide range of demographics and will contribute to the eclectic mix of existing small businesses in the area. We don’t rent to predatory businesses such as rent-to-own or payday lending stores that prey upon low-income populations. We discourage the use of first-floor storefronts in commercial corridors for service-oriented or office-type businesses, which are better suited to side streets or second-floor office spaces as they do not benefit from or contribute to an increase in foot traffic that is vital to retail and restaurant businesses. Additionally, in the interest of promoting a peaceful environment for adjacent tenants in our mixed use and multi-tenant buildings, we do not rent commercial spaces to businesses that produce significant odors, chemical or otherwise; this includes but is not limited to nail salons, hair salons, and the manufacturing of any scent-based product (candles, perfumes, etc.). Likewise, businesses that produce a lot of noise are not permissible; this includes but is not limited to event spaces, performance venues, and music production. If your business is one of these uses, please join our waitlist for a standalone building.

This building was renovated in 2023 to historic standards as part of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program. Compliance with the program requires that these standards be maintained, and as a result, permissible tenant alterations are limited; the space is eligible for retail use only, and is not suitable for use as a bar, restaurant, salon, barbershop, beauty studio, or any other use that would require modification of the existing plumbing plan. The completed project includes six residential spaces and three commercial storefronts. 2616 Cherokee is the smallest of the three. See also 2614 Cherokee and 2618 Cherokee, and learn more about the renovation here.

*In accordance with the storefront contest, the lease term for this property will be six months, during which time no rent will be due. Thereafter, if the tenant wishes to continue occupying the space, price is $1,150/month for rent plus $100/month for water and sewer. Tenant is responsible for trash, internet, gas, and electric charges. The advertised rental rate reflects a $75/mo discount for paying rent via ACH / wire transfer on the first of the month. Metered street parking available on Cherokee and Jefferson.

NOTE: The photo included here was taken before renovations began. The finished product will be worlds nicer, we promise!


  •   Live / Work Space
  •   Concrete Floors
  •   Accessible Unit
  •   Central Air Conditioning
  •   Forced Air Heat
  •   On Street Parking
  •   New Roof (<5 Years)