One of the great things about Fontbonne is the area where it’s located. Forest Park is usually the first thing people think of – art museum, zoo, paddle boats, etc. – but The Loop might be a close second. For the unfamiliar, “The Loop” is the nickname given to the fun, diverse neighborhood that follows Delmar Boulevard through University City. I’ve always been a fan of The Loop because of all the unique stores and restaurants. Sushi joints, local artisans, Avalon Exchange second-hand clothing store, Thai cafes, Vintage Vinyl records – all part of the atmosphere on Delmar. There is also the Pageant, where you can find both indie and mainstream artists playing, and Blueberry Hill, where I’m told that Chuck Berry still occasionally returns.
Delmar can get a reputation as a rather “hipster” place to hang out, but truth be told it is welcoming to anyone, and the eclectic/cool vibe is pretty genuine. So if you’re ever looking for a shopping or eating experience that is a little out of the ordinary, give The Loop a try!