Clayton's Parties in the Park moving to Meramec Avenue
Sauce Magazine • Posted on 01/31/2011
Parties in the Park, Clayton's monthly outdoor after-work party, will be moving to Meramec Avenue this year. The Scoop learned of the change from Brad Beracha, owner of Clayton restaurants Miso on Meramec and Araka, member of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and board member of Parties in the Park.Beracha said organizers are hoping that moving the event from Shaw Park will "reinvigorate the concept that made it so popular." Parties in the Park, now in it's 28th year, has experienced a decline in attendance over the last few years. "People weren't making it down as much, they wanted to go to the restaurants," Beracha said.
For the 2011 Parties in the Park, Meramec Avenue will be closed between Forsyth Boulevard and Meramec Avenue. The stage, featuring live bands, DJs and other entertainment, will be placed near Forsyth. In addition, high-top tables and other furniture from nearby restaurants will be brought outside to lend a lounge atmosphere that event organizers expect will appeal to young professionals working in Clayton.
The free events are held on the second Wednesday of the month, beginning in May and running through September. Hours are from 5 to 8 p.m.