Media: Makers Locale in Delmar Maker District Slated to Open This Fall with an All-Star Lineup of Concepts

Steve’s Hot Dogs, a Fountain on Locust spinoff, an Alpha Brewing Company Distillery, and a new Third Degree Glass Factory Event Space

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A new event and dining complex known as Makers Locale located at 5232 Delmar, in the swiftly growing Delmar Maker District, is slated to open this fall. The project which features a shared beer garden and outdoor space, will offer food from Steve’s Hot Dogs, and ice cream sundaes, cocktails & boozy ice cream martinis from a Fountain on Locust spinoff known as “The Fountain off Locust,” along with spirits and beer from Alpha Brewing Company. The complex will also feature a new event space and extension of Third Degree Glass Factory. 

“As part of the Delmar Maker District, Maker’s Locale will showcase creation. Each space will allow visitors to watch the creation process of their favorite foods and spirits,” said Doug Auer, Co-Founder of Third Degree Glass Factory, one of the driving forces behind the new district on Delmar, which also includes Craft Alliance, MADE Makerspace, The Magic House at MADE, Brew Tulum Specialty Coffee Experience, and another restaurant space slated to open summer of 2023.

The vision behind Makers Locale is to create a destination for adults and kids alike, where people can enjoy themselves before or after a day at MADE Magic House or an afternoon at Forest Park. The development will feature an 8,000 square foot patio and beer garden shared by all tenants, and will have a regular lineup of events and live music throughout the year.

Steve’s Hot Dogs and The Fountain on Locust will comprise the food component of the complex. The concepts are part of HUSTL Hospitality Group and have common ownership.

Steve Ewing, founder of Steve’s Hot Dogs, looks at the complex and the Makers District momentum as a historic moment for St. Louis. “For so much of my life, I’ve driven past this area and haven’t had a reason to stop. I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of this reinvention of Delmar, building on the momentum happening here in the Makers District. This is a historic moment in the history of that area, as so many people are working to bring people together along Delmar in new ways.”

“We’re thankful to have been sought out for this project,” said Danni Eickenhorst, co-owner of Steve’s Hot Dogs and owner of The Fountain on Locust, “This is not only an amazing opportunity for both of our concepts to expand, but it’s also a great way to put the history of St. Louis on display. Both ice cream and hot dogs have their roots in the St. Louis World’s Fair, held just blocks from Makers Locale in Forest Park.”

The Fountain Off Locust, a spinoff concept, will pay homage to The Fountain on Locust – offering visitors a taste of what they can get when they visit the Midtown location. The menu will feature The Fountain’s famous ice cream martinis, decadent sundaes, coffees, and baked goods.

Alpha Brewing Company will be situated in the core of Makers Locale with a 2,500 square foot distillery and tasting room where patrons can watch the distillation process and taste the results. The distillery will offer a brown spirit line with bourbon and rye whiskey, as well as a line of vodka called Squoosh that will come in six flavors: cranberry, peach, grapefruit, lemon, lime and blood orange. And of course, a wide selection of Alpha’s brews will be on tap at the bar as well as St. Louis Style thin crust pizza made to order.

Since 2002, Third Degree has been at the heart of the emerging Delmar Maker District. Fittingly, they will now have a home in the new Makers Locale – with 2,300 square foot event space. The new space at Makers Locale provides a smaller, more intimate offering for those wishing to host rehearsal dinners, baby showers, corporate events, and more. In keeping with the MAKER theme of the District, this space will highlight pieces of artisan-crafted glass created next door at Third Degree Glass Factory’s main facility.

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About Makers Locale:
Maker’s Locale is the latest addition to the Delmar Maker District helping to round out the offerings in the burgeoning artisan community.  With more and more guests frequenting this arts and crafts destination, the Locale will become a hub of exposure to artisan crafted beverages, food and desserts.  Keeping in concert with the mission of the district, each establishment will have a focus on making their process visible to their guests, making the experience both educational and entertaining.

About Delmar Maker District:
The Delmar Maker District is driven by a concept of LIVE – MAKE – SELL giving current & prospective artisans and makers a place to learn, create and thrive while injecting new life into a stretch of Delmar.

The goal of the district is to create an environment to attract artisans, designers, makers, and entrepreneurs of all walks of life who will live, make, and sell their goods. The Maker District creates a destination for both locals and tourists to create, shop, learn, and socialize.      

We want to build a society where everyone has access to the tools, technologies, experiences and knowledge to make anything; to create a thriving, connected, and inclusive community where collaboration fosters a culture of abundance. We are still developing, and our future organizations will, of course, be artist focused. We are growing, and as such, we welcome new organizations to our community.
Media Contact: Jessica LaBozzetta,, 314-396-2825

About Steve’s Hot Dogs:
Known for its elevated comfort food and creative collaborations, Steve’s Hot Dogs started as a hot dog cart serving concertgoers in 2008 by founder and musician Steve Ewing. Today, it is a St. Louis institution – a community gathering space, music venue,restaurant, and bar in a legendary location in the South Grand neighborhood of St.Louis. Steve Hot Dogs has been celebrated for both its creative menu and its sense of community. Awarded both Best Hot Dogs in St. Louis and Best Hot Dogs in Missouri,Steve’s has been featured in People Magazine and on the Food Network. Steve’s is also the home of the “official St. Louis-style Hot Dog,” named by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. Learn more at
Locations: 3145 South Grand & CityPark Stadium
Media Contact: Danni Eickenhorst,, (314) 580-8874

About The Fountain on Locust:
The Fountain on Locust is a St. Louis institution and a must-see for visitors to the Midtown area. The restaurant with its famous Art Deco interior holds the distinction of being St. Louis’s most photographed restaurant. Located at 3037 Locust in Midtown Alley, just 3 blocks east of The Fabulous Fox Theater, The Fountain on Locust was voted Best Restaurant to Take Out-of-Towners and the best restaurant in St. Louis (on a budget).

The Fountain on Locust is the home of the ice cream martini and serves up a menu of light fare so that guests can save room for dessert. Sky-high sundaes, scratch-made malts, and handmade candies pair nicely with fresh-made soups, sandwiches and salads. Can’t do dairy? No problem! They have a variety of vegan, dairy-free, and gluten free options so that everyone can enjoy their visit. Visit for more information.
Media Contact: Danni Eickenhorst,, (314) 580-8874

About Alpha Brewing Company:
Alpha Brewing Company was founded in 2013, located in a small space off Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis.  Alpha moved to the Tower Grove South neighborhood in 2018 to occupy a newly refinished 14,000sqft complex at 4310 Fyler Ave which includes a production space, taproom, kitchen and private event spaces.  Producing a wide variety of beers, Alpha Brewing Company focuses on sour and barrel aged beers as well as a host of more traditional styles such as India Pale Ales and Blonde Ales. 

The Taproom and Kitchen pour 20 beers and cocktails seven days a week from 2pm – 10pm.  Our kitchen uses top notch ingredients sourced locally to produce fantastic made-from-scratch sauces and pickles. Kenricks Meats makes a custom blend of ground tenderloin for our smash burgers, creating a mouthwatering flavor. Visit for more information and a current draught and food menu.  Media Contact: Derrick Langeneckert, (314) 651-0936

About Third Degree Glass Factory:
Established in 2002, founders Jim McKelvey and Doug Auer opened the doors to Third Degree Glass Factory as the only publicly accessible glass art studio & education center in St. Louis. Doing much of the work themselves with assistance from aspiring glass artists, they transformed a dilapidated 1930’s car dealership and service station into a state-of-the-art glass facility with over 8,000 sq. ft. of usable space.

What started simply as a passion for glass art has blossomed into a multifaceted gallery, studio, and private event space. Third Degree offers everyone an opportunity to discover the incredible qualities of glass in its many stages, and to have an amazing experience with it in whatever capacity they might find it.
Media Contact: Doug Auer,, 314-401-4282


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