These St. Louis Businesses Have Pledged to 'Save the Raise'

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A sizable number of St. Louis businesses have signed on to "save the raise" — pledging to continue to pay at least $10/hour even as the legal requirement in the city drops back to $7.70.

The city's Board of Aldermen had approved the $10/hour rate a few years ago. It survived a legal challenge to go into effect in July — only to be undercut by a new state law superseding it. Many employees who'd been given raises suddenly saw their wages shrink as of August 25.

Many. But not all.

More than 100 businesses in the city have signed on this summer to a campaign led by the "Fight for 15" group to keep paying the higher rate. Those businesses include numerous restaurants, music venues, retail shops and even a hotel (the Moonrise, y'all!). The office of city Treasurer Tishaura Jones has also made the pledge.

Organizers note that the list is likely not exhaustive — some businesses have probably committed to keeping the increase and just haven't contacted them. But if you're looking to support businesses that are voluntarily doing more for their workers, the list below would be an excellent place to start.

Angel Boutique
2700 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO 63118

Scholarship Foundation
6825 Clayton Ave, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63139

B-Side
2709 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Bag Lady
4300 B Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Bali Cargo Co.
3203 S. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

Blank Space
2847 Cherokee St. St. Louis, MO 63118

Bogarts
1627 S. 9th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

Bronson House
3201 Washington St, St. Louis, MO 63103

BLK MKT Eats

9 S. Vandeventer, St. Louis, MO 63108

Earthbound Beer
2710 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

El Burro Loco
313 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Foam
3359 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Fork & Stix
549 Rosedale Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112

Fortune Teller Bar
2635 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Gelateria
3197 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63116

Guardian Angel Settlement Assn/ Pre-school
1127 N. Vandeventer, St. Louis, MO 63113

Guerilla Street Food
3559 Arsenal St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Halo Bar
6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

La Patisserie Chouquette
1626 Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Lona's Lil Eats
2199 California Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

Lulu’s Local Eatery
3201 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118

Midwest Pasta Co.
2023 Cherokee St. Louis, MO 63118

Milque Toast
2212 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

Moonrise Hotel
6177 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Mound City Sandwich Shop
2906 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Nixta
1621 Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Olio/Elia
1634 Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Pin Up Bowl
6191 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Pizza Head
3196 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

Saint Louis Hop Shop
2606 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Salume Beddu
3467 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139

Southwest Diner
6803 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143

Teatopia
26191 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

The Gramophone
4243 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63110

The Juice
2640 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

The Pageant
6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Washington Ave Post
1315 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

Yaquis
2748 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Apotheosis Comics
3238 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

Dunaway Books
3111 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

Left Bank Books
399 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Local Harvest
3108 Morganford Rd, St. Louis, MO 63116

Nalaw Fashion
2613 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Purple Cow
2010 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Rocket Century
3189 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

Zee Bee's Market
3211 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

Buttonmakers.net
2608 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Byrd & Barrel
3422 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

C&W Services
7617 S. Broadway , St. LouiS, MO 63111

Cafe Natasha
4200 S. Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

Kierkegaard Design Build
2307 N 11th St, St. Louis, MO 63106

King & I Restaurant
3157 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118

Nebula
3407 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Orpheum Cleaners
3199 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

Fibonacci Inc.
2307 N 11th St, St. Louis, MO 63106

Pappy's
3106 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103

The Pat Connolly Tavern
6400 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139

Sqwires
1415 S 18th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

Tracy's Treasures
2306 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Murphy's Mutts
2307 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Elaine's
2311 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Flowers to the People
2317 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Endless Planets Records
3351 Oregon Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

The Porch Wine and Gift Boutique
1700 S 9th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

Mesa Home
2619 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Spoked Bikes
2716 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

4 Hands Brewing Co.
1220 S. 8th St, St. Louis, MO 63104
2831 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Whisk: A Sustainable Bakery
2201 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Clayton Price/Elder's Antiques
2124 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Will's Copy Connection & Wireless
2634 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Flowers and Weeds
3201 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

STL Style House
3159 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Communication Depot
2629 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Red Guitar
3215 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Rehab Bar and Grill
4054 Choutteau, St. Louis, MO 63118

Cornerstone Center for Early Learning
3901 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

Bogart’s
1627 S 9th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

De May Ltd. Furs and Antiques
2020 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Delmar Hall
6133 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Artisan Well Bar Management
7230 Pershing Ave, University City, MO 63130

Ink Spot
3433 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139

Sam Light Loans
2601 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Episcopal Churches (Trinity Episcopal Church)
600 N. Euclid Ave. St. Louis MO 63108

Clarinettequest

2114 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Saxquest
2114 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Bridge Bread Bakery
2604 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

West End Wok
4577 Laclede Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Treasurer's Office, City of St. Louis
1200 Market St, Room 220, St. Louis, MO 63103

Will's Copy Connection & Wireless
2634 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO 63118

Wolfgang's Pet Shop
330 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Tucker’s Place
2117 S.12th St., St. Louis, MO

United Provisions
6241 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130

Urban Chestnut Brewing
3229 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
4465 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

CG Immigration Law, LLC
2316 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

City Boutique
4300 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

City Garden Montessori
1618 Tower Grove Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

City Green Market
4260 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

City Museum
750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103

STLGrilllz
5898 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Grove East Provisions
3101 Arsenal St, St. Louis, MO 63118

New Dawn Natural Foods
3536 Arsenal St, St. Louis, MO 63011

SweetArt
2203 S 39th St, St. Louis, MO 63110

Three Monkeys
3153 Morganford Rd, St. Louis, MO 63116

Top Notch Violins
3109 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143

Mr. Nice Guy Head Shop
2635 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118
8506 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132

Mud House
2101 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Creative Litho
3021 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Mokabe's
3606 Arsenal St, St. Louis, MO 63116

Central Reform Congregation
5020 Waterman Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Blueberry Hill
6504 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130

Culpepper's CWE
300 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Curve Junkie Plus Sizes
4300 C Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Dalie’s Smokehouse
2951 Dougherty Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122

Das Bevo
4749 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116

Propaganda
2732 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Vista Ramen
2609 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Dead Wax
1957 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Dressel’s
419 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

ND Consulting Group
1425 S 18th St, St. Louis, MO 63104

Salon St. Louis
3012 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63118

South Side Spaces
2615 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

STL Health Works Urgent Care
916 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63101
6113 Ridge Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63133

Four Muddy Paws
1711 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104

Radius Realty
904 S 4th, Suite 201, St. Louis, MO 63102

Arcas
2615 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

Human Resources
3400 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Tea Rex
2710 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118

St. Louis Earth Day
4125 Humphrey St, St. Louis, MO 63116

Magnolia Cafe @ KDHX
3524 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Master Pieza Gourmet Pizza
2846 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118




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