Bevo Mill, St. Louis

Bevo Mill is a neighborhood located in south St. Louis, Missouri.

Bevo Mill
The Bevo Mill Restaurant, namesake of the neighborhood (located at the intersection of Morganford and Gravois)
The Bevo Mill Restaurant, namesake of the neighborhood
(located at the intersection of Morganford and Gravois)
Location (red) of Bevo Mill within St. Louis
Location (red) of Bevo Mill within St. Louis
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CitySt. Louis
Wards13, 14
Area
 • Total1.37 sq mi (3.5 km2)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total12,654
 • Density9,200/sq mi (3,600/km2)
ZIP code(s)
Part of 63116
Area code(s)314
Websitestlouis-mo.gov

PopulaceEdit

The Bevo Mill area is directly to the west of the neighborhood of Dutchtown, which was a major center of German settlement in St. Louis in the mid-nineteenth century. After significant population loss in the later twentieth century, the neighborhood was revitalized in the 1990s by immigrants fleeing the devastating war in Bosnia and Croatia. Today, much of the Bevo Mill neighborhood is populated with immigrants, particularly Bosnian Americans and Croatian Americans. The St. Louis metro area is now home to an estimated 70,000 Bosnians, the largest population per capita outside Europe.[2][3] The influx of new immigrants has helped stem the decline in St. Louis's population.[4] Many Bosnians have bought homes in South St. Louis and started new businesses, including bakeries, cafés, taverns, nightclubs, restaurants, neighborhood grocery stores and butcher shops, stimulating the economy[5] and transforming the area, once known for crime, into a safe, thriving neighborhood.[6]

Trouble at the millEdit

On 20 March 2009, Business Week reported that the Bevo Mill restaurant had shut its doors.[7] The website at the time was marked under construction and on 29 March 2009, the website stated that the account was suspended. It was in mid-2008 that the Anheuser-Busch company had merged with the Belgian-Brazilian based company InBev, forming Anheuser-Busch InBev and possibly diminishing their involvement with some local properties, such as the Bevo Mill restaurant. The restaurant subsequently reopened for Sunday brunch under new management.[8]

DemographicsEdit

In 2010 Bevo Mill's racial makeup was 74.2% White, 13.8% Black, 0.4% Native American, 4.6% Asian, 3.9% Two or More Races, and 3.1% Some Other Race. 7.5% of Bevo Mill's population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Census Summary By Neighborhoods Archived September 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/02/why-are-there-so-many-bosnians-st-louis/4668/
  3. ^ Preston, Julia (15 April 2010). "Work Force Fueled by Highly Skilled Immigrants". New York Times. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Preston, Julia (15 April 2010). "Work Force Fueled by Highly Skilled Immigrants". New York Times. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Tucci, Linda (11 April 1999). "Refugees Revitalizing City Neighborhoods". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  6. ^ "How Muslim refugees from Bosnia transformed a corner of the Midwest". The Economist. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Bevo Mill closes".
  8. ^ "The Bevo Mill" Archived January 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Official Website
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-08-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 38°34′54″N 90°16′02″W / 38.5816°N 90.2672°W / 38.5816; -90.2672