Dellwood

Beyond Ferguson
9:39 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Can St. Louis Business Owners Help Push For Systemic Change?

Jeniece Andrews, left, prays with a woman who pulled over her car to embrace her by the rubble of her business, Hidden Treasures. Andrews sank her life savings into her store, which was burned down after a grand jury decided not to indict former Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum | St. Louis Public Radio

Jeniece Andrews invested her life savings — and her family’s money — into an upscale boutique in Ferguson called Hidden Treasures. Attached to a Little Caesar’s restaurant, the store sold jewelry, clothing and accessories to a diverse clientele throughout Ferguson.

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Says Guard 'Failed to Arrive'
8:18 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Dellwood Mayor 'Demanding Answers' From Nixon After 13 Businesses Burned In Riots

The Fashions R Boutique was one of 13 businesses in Dellwood that burned down during Monday's riots following the announcement of the Darren Wilson grand jury decision.
Credit Stephanie Lecci

 

Echoing the mayor of neighboring city Ferguson, the mayor of Dellwood is adding his voice to the criticism of Gov. Jay Nixon and demanding answers in the aftermath of Monday's riots.

Mayor Reggie Jones said Dellwood was promised its business district would be protected by National Guard troopers, but he said "they failed to arrive."

While Ferguson has "gotten more attention," Jones said, his city saw the most damage and he wants to make sure his city also gets the resources it needs to recover. 

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