Friday, June 27, 2014

#126: Jay International/South Grand

No surprisingly, this was the cake to represent the diverse South Grand business district. In 1975, Jay International became the first grocery store in St. Louis to feature several different foods from around the world. Many foods that are unheard of in the United States are found here. Flags from different countries are hung in the aisles. Even kitchen utensils from countries such as China and Japan can be bought here. It is a food obsessor's dream. And yes, I am one of those people. By that I mean I am not afraid to try any new foods, at the same time learning about other cultures.

The International Institute, founded in 1919, makes its home in the South Grand area as well. According to the International Institute, St. Louis is home to more than 100 ethnic populations from around the globe.
Top of the cake

Front of the store

Entrance with the cake in front (nice shaded area, huh?)

A view across the street from Jay International

3172 S. Grand Blvd., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63116
Cake artist: Vince Sciaroni (Vince also decorated the Basilica of Saint Louis)

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