Saturday, July 19, 2014

#182: The Grove

This cake was originally at the LGBT Center. But for various reasons, the place closed and this cake needed a new home while cake-hunters were on their journey this summer. Why not The Grove? After all, it is the center for the LGBT, artist and cycling communities. It also hosts the annual St. Louis Pride parade and festival.

When researching 'The Grove', I didn't have much luck. Apparently there are several places around the United States, especially in big cities, that have an area by that name. Formerly called the 'Manchester Strip', the Grove is an upcoming business and arts district in St. Louis. Places include the Atomic Cowboy, the Gramophone and Sweetie Pie's.

'The Grove' sign, just taken right from the cake. The Grove is the first St. Louis district to have a hanging overhead sign

The sheltered bench area with all the historical stuff inside
The cake highlights various organizations: ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), CHARIS (The St. Louis Women's Chorus), Doorways housing, Vital Voice, R.H.I.N.O., Planned Parenthood, Saint Louis Effort for Aids, Sage STL, ProMo, and the St. Louis LGBT History Project.

Wikipedia link
Official website

Located at the corner of Manchester and Sarah (right by The Grove sign)
Cake artist: April Morrison  (made with love)

UPDATE (8/24/2016): The cake continued to stay outside until mid-2015; it is said that it is now in the possession of Vital Voice, St. Louis' LGBT-themed magazine.

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