Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
3236 W. Chain of Rocks Road
Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: (618) 797-9835
Fax: (618) 797-9839
Collective at MX offers downtowners a comprehensive shopping experience. Its prime location in St Louis’ Mercantile District makes it a popular choice among locals and tourists. This 3,400 square-foot (315 square-meter) establishment is home to an array of local vendors and retailers that offer myriad products and services. Visit the Women's Closet Exchange for vintage clothing, Simple Hinge for artisan furniture, Oh Lolli Lolli for candy and confections, and Olea Estates for gourmet olive oil, among a host of boutiques.
Your one stop shop for gift selection in downtown St. Louis, Trova is a treasure trove of unique and fine items. The owner Lorin personally selects for the store's collection from local and upcoming businesses across the world, and helps your with great recommendations. Select from handcrafted jewelry, accessories, art, ceramics, glassware and home decor by artists such as Ann Egan, Crono Designs, Ennis Mountain, The World of GlassBoxGuy and Hardwear by Renee.
Treat your taste buds to the delightful flavors of baked recipes served at Natalie's Cakes & More. This place is known for offering some of the best cakes in town. Enjoy the classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes or indulge in their gourmet flavors, Natalie's Cakes & More is sure to pamper your sweet tooth. You can even get the delicious 2 or 3 tiered cake for weddings or other special occasions and even get it delivered to your birthday party at some extra cost. Natalie's Cakes & More is sure to please you with their products and warm hospitality on your visit here.
Choose from an impressive selection of hats and headgear for both men and women at Levine Hat Company. This store has carved a niche for itself with its varied styles (ranging from fedora, wool, derby and hornburg among others), fits and custom-made designs. The popular brands here are Cavanagh, Stetson and Knox. Other accessories like socks, pins and gloves are also on offer.
GYA is the heart and brainchild of four women with a mission to make the arts accessible to the community. Located in historic Mid Town, this cooperative gallery offers goods and services that include sculptures and paintings, textile designs, homemade vegan treats, and on site holistic hand and nail treatments. Live musical performances and cultural demonstrations are featured on various days during the month and artists offer lessons in different types of artistic expression. Stop by GYA to absorb the inspirational ambiance, meet other lovers of the arts, or indulge in a vegan sweet tart. -Cathryn D. Blue
Jackson Pianos boasts of its quality in customer service, expertise, and attention to detail. Specializing in rebuilding, tuning, renting, and selling pianos, Jackson is the place to go for all of your piano needs. Joe Jackson and the rest of the staff make each customer a priority, consulting with them about their needs and doing everything they can to fix or find the piano that will fit perfectly into clients' lives. Furthermore, different members of the staff perform piano music throughout the city as well as offer lessons. These people offer a plethora of great services and products. Visit the website or stop by the store to find out what Jackson Pianos has to offer today. -Cathryn D. Blue
Halbert Rug Gallery is the perfect place to find authentic rugs from the Orient. These rugs are made with the high quality materials and techniques of old. The beauty and sustainability of these native-made rugs outmaster modern rugs, which is evident by their look and feel. Many communities that produce these rugs have been ravaged by war and governmental instability. Halbert Rugs only imports from co-ops in these weaving communities that ensure the use of profits to build schools, homes, and medical facilities for the people. Buying from the Halbert Rug Gallery would not only supply a beautiful addition to one’s home or office, but will also support those who worked to make the rugs. - Cathryn D. Blue
Left Bank Books should be a first stop for newcomers to St. Louis. Located in the Central West End, it offers the feeling of a bookstore that might be found in Chicago's Hyde Park community, including information about everything that's going on in the area and books on how to find it. Left bank, as with other resale bookstores, has treasures that popular, franchise booksellers just can't provide. Also, unlike many resale and vintage bookstores, they carry new and used best sellers, popular titles, and old favorites. Authors from all over the world come to promote their projects, sign books, and share expertise through lectures. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and even the store cat likes visitors.
Feeling sluggish? Have allergies? Just want a change in lifestyle? The Golden Grocer offers all the natural remedies one needs to obtain optimal health with a knowledgeable staff to help lead the way. Located in the bustling Central West End, Golden Grocer has become a trustworthy fixture in the neighborhood. All products are 100% natural and organic, from the herbal remedies to the desserts and produce. You'll find spices, herbs, and other goods that may not be available at larger health food chains. And if you're searching for something in particular, the staff will know how to get it. This small neighborhood grocer is a great place to learn and meet healthy minded people, so stop by and get healthy!
This place has everything for pets. In fact, bring the pet while you shop. I’m sure the pup will appreciate the freshly baked doggy biscuits. Not to mention, all the wonderful toys and treats that will bring delight to the face of any loving animal friend. For the showboats out there, Wolfgang’s also offers the latest and greatest in pet couture. In addition to the fantastic shopping, there are a number of services available which include all the bare necessities: grooming, supplies, bedding, pet medicine, and private pooch parties for the puppy who loves a shindig. - Cathryn D. Blue
Big Sleep Books specializes in mystery and suspense novels, and features a stylish mural of an old Hollywood film and mystery greats, most noticeably Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The store sponsors frequent events and author signings, and supports a network of area mystery writers, who are featured on their website.
This one's for the boys. Catering exclusively to refined men's attire from all over the U.S. and Europe, this small but thorough new arrival to the Central West End has the guys crooning and the women swooning. Significant others and mothers alike can dress their men to the nines in Italian cut shirts, unique accessories, and jeans that fit perfectly. While browsing, have a bottle of purified water, compliments of the staff. They're always enthusiastic to please a customer, whether fashion connoisseur or fashion mishap. Such unique designer label apparel comes at a high price, but there's always something available for a modest budget. - Cathryn D. Blue