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December 12, 2023

Winter Soiree & Market

Don't miss out on Winter Soiree - the final Venture Café on December 14 from 4-7 p.m. Hosted by Venture Café, CIC and Cortex, food and drinks will be available as well as an opportunity to shop from 30 STL entrepreneurs! Wear something sparkly for the Winter Disco theme and take a photo at Cortex aglow.

Want to learn more about what else is going on in the District? Have something you would like to see featured on the Cortex District Event Calendar or an upcoming Cortex Connections newsletter? Check out the District calendar and submit features here.

Sounds of the Season

AB Mauri, 4240 Duncan Ave tenant, invites you to come and enjoy the festive sounds of the holiday season performed by the Rosati-Kain Academy High School Choir. Caroling will take place on Wednesday, December 13th at 10 a.m. in the first floor concourse of 4240 Duncan Ave.

Cortex aglow - a drive thru wintertime light display

See the Cortex Commons aglow from November 22 – January 7 as we celebrate the holiday season in St. Louis. This winter-themed photo opp offers lighted snowflakes, including one over 12 feet in height and illuminated trees in this easy-access environment along Boyle between Clayton and Forest Park Avenues. Drive by or stop for a selfie with the snowflakes to remember the season.

Eric Outlaw Business Center Retail Incubator Applications
Applications for technical assistance grants and the Retail Incubator Program are now available!

The EOBC Small Business Incubator, presented by Park Central Development, is an opportunity for early-stage female minority owned retail startups seeking technical assistance, market exposure, investment, and strategic partnerships to showcase their products in a physical store.


Selected companies will pitch their startups in front of the EOBC Selection and Development Committee comprised of industry experts and program partners.

In addition to being housed in a thriving commercial district (The Grove), receiving a 14-month guided tailored curriculum through the St. Louis Small Business Empowerment Center, the four (4) finalists will have access to additional opportunities to showcase their products and services.

Visit www.eobcstl.com for more information. 
District Updates

4239 Duncan Ave. - Wasabi Update

Wasabi’s last day of service in Cortex was November 30 in order for the building owners to prepare for a new tenant. We look forward to sharing some big restaurant news with you in the coming weeks! Until then, check out one of the many dining options throughout Cortex on our District Offerings page. Plus, keep your eye out for a second new restaurant that will be opening in 4220. More to come… stay tuned!


20 S Sarah Sign Installation

Cortex Exterior Signage will be installed at 20 South Sarah the week of 12/12. Please note that there may be some congestion around the intersection of Sarah and Forest Park Parkway as this work is installed.


Paver Repair Duncan Ave

Starting 12/11, weather permitting, Cortex will be repairing the permeable pavers along the south side of Duncan near Park Ave Coffee and the Historic Lobby Entrance. These parking spaces will be unavailable for the duration of work, but it should not impact the drive lanes or through traffic.


Ongoing Construction at Goodwill Building

Demolition is ongoing at the Goodwill building located at 4140 Forest Park Ave. Subscribe to Cortex's Notification System, RAVE, for more detailed updates on the project and it's impact on the District. Subscribe here. 

Now Hiring


U.S. OFFICE & FINANCE COORDINATOR: A Swedish, Nasdaq-listed medical device company (recruited to St. Louis by BioSTL) develops, manufactures, and markets CE and FDA-cleared patient monitoring systems.  Their employees worldwide are committed to the vision of a world without anesthesia and respiratory-related complications.


HEALTHCARE INNOVATION & ADVISORY DIRECTOR: GlobalSTL is hiring a Healthcare Innovation & Advisory Director to lead and grow its growing two-sided healthcare innovation and business development platform comprising a consortium of 22 healthcare organizations.



WORKFORCE SYSTEMS COORDINATOR: Cortex is currently seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Workforce Systems Coordinator for a six-month, temporary, grant-funded position integral to the success of the Missouri Tech First Initiative. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to resumes@cortexstl.org. We will interview until we fill the position but prefer a submission date of Tuesday, December 19, 2023. 

Do you have a position opening to share with the District? Send the details to connections@cortexstl.org by Monday for posting each week.
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