Become a Vendor on the St. Louis Riverfront

RFP responses are due on March 10.

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The riverfront opened on June 2, 2016 with the Picnic on the Riverfront celebration and ribbon-cutting.

On the renovated St. Louis riverfront, new bike paths connect to regional trails, ramps on the east slopes of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial provide accessible routes from the cobblestone levee all the way to the Gateway Arch, new lights provide great illumination, event power is available throughout, and the whole area has been raised to reduce flooding.

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Visitors walk along the riverfront at a Walk to the Wharf event in 2015.

Now, CityArchRiver partners Great Rivers Greenway, St. Louis Development Corp., and the City of St. Louis are seeking vendors to enhance and enliven this central space where St. Louis history began and 2.5 million visitors from all over the world visit annually. The effort is part of revitalizing the unique setting as a destination for shopping and recreation for tourists and locals alike.

A request for proposals is now available for interested entrepreneurs. Partners are seeking a diversity of vendors for foods, beverages, souvenirs, merchandise, rentals, and more. Ten dedicated spaces are available on Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd. between the Poplar Street Bridge and the Eads Bridge under the Gateway Arch. Eight of these spaces have electricity available.

To review the RFP, click here or visit the City of St. Louis Street Department website at: www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/street/documents/. Potential vendors have until March 10 to submit proposals.

For questions about the RFP process, contact Matt Brinkmann, CityArchRiver Foundation Special Events & Programming Manager, at Matt.Brinkmann@CityArchRiver.org.