About Soulard Business Association
The Soulard Business Association represents the businesses of the Soulard Neighborhood located less than one mile south of Downtown St. Louis. A popular destination for locals and visitors alike, Soulard is home to more than 200 businesses within a 120 square block area – more than half of those businesses are members of the SBA.
Our mission is to support business owners in way of promotion, communication, event planning, and community involvement. Businesses, non-profits and individuals can support the SBA through modest yearly dues.
Soulard is the oldest neighborhood in the city of St. Louis, exhibiting a leisurely pace and an appreciation of days gone by. The historic streets are lined with red brick town homes that house live music clubs and unique restaurants. Our lively neighborhood was named for Antoine Soulard, a Frenchman who surveyed colonial St. Louis for the King of Spain. Today, structures built by early brewery workers have been turned into music clubs, shops and restaurants – many of which offer outdoor dining in elaborate courtyards. The historic churches of Soulard, built by St. Louis’ immigrant communities, also welcome visitors throughout the year.