The Grove is known for being a strong center of the LGBT community in the St. Louis area. Each year, various Grove businesses and residents take part in St. Louis Pride Fest and host celebrations here in the Grove.
From the beginning, I found the Grove to be a remarkable blend of intriguing people and business establishments. With the university here, it’s a bustling night spot, but also an active and healthy environment as well. Lots of cyclists and dog walkers… most people are friendly and generous with hellos. — Mary Ozanic, Randy’s Recycled Cycles