If Jen Kaslow gets her way, the corner of Midland and Olive in University City will become a dog and coffee lover's dream.
Kaslow, who owns Meshuggah Cafe (6269 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-726-5662) in the Delmar Loop with her husband David, submitted a proposal to University City's Department of Community Development to turn the blighted lot into the Dog Cafe, a gathering spot for coffee lovers and their furry friends. Their business plan was in response to the city's request for proposals to rehabilitate the city-owned lot and its existing building as part of the overall Olive Boulevard redevelopment effort.For Kaslow, the opportunity is the realization of a dream. "I've had dogs my whole life, and when I moved here from Colorado, I found that St. Louis wasn't really conducive to bringing your pet with you to places," Kaslow explains. "There are limited places here where you can take your dog off the leash. Coming from Colorado, my dog was with me all the time, and here you can't do that."
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