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December 19, 2023

Upcoming Happenings in the District

Thank you to all our District members, partners and neighbors for contributing so much to Cortex in 2023. Our next issue of Connections will be distributed on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.We are looking forward to more events, District happenings and updates in 2024. Don't forget to stop by and see the Cortex Commons aglow by January 7!


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.

Holiday Light Recycling
December 20 - January 8 you can recycle your string lights at three locations in Cortex. Additional locations available through St. Louis City Recycles. 

CIC at 4240 Duncan Ave

CIC at 20 S Sarah

Move by BJC at 4220 Duncan Ave
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

New Restaurant Coming to Cortex!

Taqueria Morita Finds Permanent Home in Former Wasabi Space


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


PROCUREMENT / COMPLIANCE OFFICER - BioSTL is hiring a Procurement/Compliance Officer role to provide management to all procurement processes, including purchasing negotiation, contract review, RFP process and grant compliance related to these items.



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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Ride the MetroLink with the convenient Cortex Station at the edge of 4240 Duncan Ave. 
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