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January: Closer Look

Kenko Sushi & Tea

Recently opened Kenko Sushi & Tea offers 17 types of signature sushi rolls, bubble and fruit teas, bento boxes, poke bowls, and even create-your-own sushi roll options. Popular items include the salmon-lover rice bento box, which includes rice with specialty sauce, salad, and four pieces of sushi. 

Owners Kongying Ni and Qixiao Dong say they wanted to have a restaurant that would not only offer standard fare, but also give them the option to offer new and exciting menu items. From the sushi to the wide variety of flavored teas and smoothies to bubble waffles with fruit and ice cream, there is something at Kenko for everyone! 

21 Conley Rd., Ste. N
(573) 777-1373

573 Tees

573 Tees is a print T-shirt shop that sells their own retail T-shirts and will custom print your own designs. They can print 1 or 100-plus shirts; there is no minimum quantity required. 

573 Tees debuted online in September 2019 and opened their brick and mortar shop in August 2021. Owners Miki and Emily Merritt decided to go into the business when they felt like they were seeing the same merchandise everywhere and wanted a way to be more creative than the norm. 573 Tees has recently partnered with local student athletes on merch with the athlete’s name, image, and likeness. Located in the heart of The District, you can find 573 Tees in Alley A. 

“As we grow, we hope to provide jobs and skills to others in the community. We also actively work with local charities and other organizations to help give back,” Miki says. 

910 Alley A.

MeowLuxe Hotel

After visiting a luxurious dog boarding facility in St. Louis, Shannon Kasmann, owner and founder of MeowLuxe, found herself wondering why cats don’t receive the same treatment. “It was my love of cats that led me to my vision to create and build MeowLuxe,” Shannon says. 

MeowLuxe is a place where cats can enjoy luxurious, stress-free, happy cat boarding without cramped cages and the sounds of barking dogs. Shannon’s goal is to provide a compassionate, trustworthy, and customized professional cat service — a new standard of cat care and peace of mind for cat owners. 

What can you expect from MeowLuxe? Posh cat rooms with lots of fluffy beds, soft blankets, and large windows looking out to bird feeders. All rooms also have HD cameras, which means you can lay on the beach and see what your kitty is up to! 

Shannon has been a long-time volunteer with Second Chance Animal Rescue and is committed to positively impacting the lives of community cats. 

8101 Highway 40 W. 
(573) 825-4442

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