Long known as the Mecca for chain restaurants and big box shopping, St. Charles has recently claimed its place among foodies, boutique shoppers, and new-urban dwellers with the opening and continued expansion of Streets of St. Charles. The mixed-use development has quickly gained a reputation for bringing unique offerings to the St. Louis region, and has announced plans to begin construction on the next building on the property, a 60,000 square feet, three-story structure designed to accommodate more retail and office tenants.
Design-related activities, being done by St. Louis architecture firm, Oculus, Inc., are well underway for the building and are scheduled to be completed later this year in preparation for starting construction in Spring 2018. Located at the northeast corner of Beale and Lombard Streets across from Firebirds and P.F. Changs, the new building will complement other multi-story mixed-use buildings on the site.
Approximately 20,000 square feet of prime retail space will be available on the ground floor, with two levels of office space totaling approximately 40,000 square feet above the ground floor retail. Pre-leasing is now underway, with anticipated tenant turnovers by Fall 2018. Cullinan Properties is leasing the ground floor retail space and Balke Brown Transwestern is marketing the office space for the building.
“We’ve quickly learned through conversations with potential tenants, and the community in general, that Streets of St. Charles is the place people want to be,” said Kathleen Brill, Vice President and Director of Leasing for Cullinan Properties. “Our current tenants are expanding, experiencing extreme growth, and thriving in the community that’s been created here. St. Charles and the entire region have embraced the destination concept, and the many one-of-a-kind businesses located here. We expect that the latest addition to the property will fill up quickly, adding to the unique and vibrant atmosphere that is Streets of St. Charles, and have already had significant interest from retail, service and office users.”
Today, Streets of St. Charles is home to many St. Louis area firsts, including Prasino, Tucanos Brazilian Grill, and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, as well as locally owned retailers such as Leopard Boutique, Olivino Tasting Bar, and Sole & Blues, among others. The area’s newest Drury Plaza Hotel opened in August 2017, and St. Louis’ first Tru Hotel by Hilton is currently under construction.