New Luxury Hotel in Clayton Revitalizing an Aging Landmark

The City of Clayton, just outside of the City of St. Louis limits, is in the middle of a fast-paced transformation that is reshaping its skyline and densifying its streets. From the under construction Forsyth Pointe towers, the Ritz Carlton renovation, Centene Centre, a new Bank of America branch, a new AC Hotel, to aContinue reading “New Luxury Hotel in Clayton Revitalizing an Aging Landmark”

A Changing South City: Development Renaissance Headed to More Neighborhoods

South St. Louis is seeing a host of development and infill, leading with neighborhoods like The Grove and Benton Park which are practically in a renaissance. With new, sometimes controversial luxury apartments in The Grove and home sales in Benton Park seeing sky high prices and bidding wars, these neighborhoods are showing a resilience andContinue reading “A Changing South City: Development Renaissance Headed to More Neighborhoods”

A Sneak Peak at Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea, coming to The Grove in October

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is coming to The Grove this October, with local owners Jason and Leah Rooney poised to introduce a the first of the premium-targeted and family-friendly coffee franchise to the St. Louis market. I had the pleasure of meeting Jason for a pre-opening tour of the facility and was given a rundownContinue reading “A Sneak Peak at Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea, coming to The Grove in October”

The Changing Face of DeBaliviere

Development across St. Louis shows few signs of slowing down, even amidst a global pandemic and economic uncertainty. While there may be some evidence of reduced demand for office space as many companies adapt to remote work, residential development is chugging along at a rapid pace. Commercial leases have seen the largest impact during theContinue reading “The Changing Face of DeBaliviere”

Golden Grocer to move to Forest Park Southeast

The development boom in Forest Park Southeast continues, with Golden Grocer taking over and rehabilitating the former K9 Athletic Club building at 4501 Choutaeu Ave. Currently operating in the Central West End, the Golden Grocer offers plant-based food and smoothies, as well as a food subscription service intended to make consistent healthy eating easier. TheContinue reading “Golden Grocer to move to Forest Park Southeast”

300 S. Broadway to be Redeveloped

300 S. Broadway, located just next to Busch Stadium, is one of the few office buildings still sitting vacant in Downtown St. Louis. Those who have been following development in the city know that the site has seen its fair share of excitement, ups and downs, and proposals. Unfortunately, none of them have been ableContinue reading “300 S. Broadway to be Redeveloped”

Ballpark Village – Bringing Modernity, Excitement to Downtown STL

With Ballpark Village’s Phase II of the development nearing its completion, I was looking forward to seeing if it lived up to my expectations. Downtown STL is on a winning streak, having scored one thousand new jobs from the U.S.D.A., completed the Veteran’s Memorial renovation, renovated the Arch Grounds and Museum, provided more lofts andContinue reading “Ballpark Village – Bringing Modernity, Excitement to Downtown STL”

STL Development Unfazed by COVID

Despite the economic downturn and rising COVID cases, St. Louis economic development is still churning along in a surprising manner. It’s true that St. Louis has, over the past several decades, been reeling from its industrial economy withering away and has not been a shining star of economic stability. Yet, the forces that made St.Continue reading “STL Development Unfazed by COVID”

Forsyth Pointe Development Poised to Reshape Clayton Skyline

U.S. Capital Development’s Forsyth Pointe is poised to reshape the Clayton skyline in short order. Set to bring two new Class A office towers to Downtown Clayton, Forsyth Pointe appears to be near finished with foundation work and site preparation. Steel has started appearing on site and both tower cranes are ready to go. ForContinue reading “Forsyth Pointe Development Poised to Reshape Clayton Skyline”