Waldbart Florist Demo, Clayton and Big Bend

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I was going to mention that the rendering looks a lot like the one at 44-Hampton, which is not a good thing.
What a shame

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Awfu!!! Not to mention, there is an urgent care up Big Bend near Big Shark. Are there any rally/protests scheduled for that corner??
Locals as well as urbanists should be up in arms! Let's tear down the building next to this one for another Walgreens while we're at it! :x :x :x
The funny thing is that the council is visibly excited about another mundane development that chips away at the last remaining vestiges of Richmond Heights urbanism. Really, a shame. A senseless loss. Can't wait for this intersection to be even more of a nightmare.
I'm having all kinds of luck getting responses today, haha.

I sent an email to the owner of Total Access. Company is over (casually, so I can be doing this), so I couldn't take it, but he gave me a call. I'm hoping to be able to speak with him tomorrow.

Do I expect to change his mind? I'd love to, but realistically, no. But I can appreciate his willingness to respond, and maybe he'll have some interesting explanations. We'll see. I'll report back.
jstriebel wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14 pm
I'm having all kinds of luck getting responses today, haha.

I sent an email to the owner of Total Access. Company is over (casually, so I can be doing this), so I couldn't take it, but he gave me a call. I'm hoping to be able to speak with him tomorrow.

Do I expect to change his mind? I'd love to, but realistically, no. But I can appreciate his willingness to respond, and maybe he'll have some interesting explanations. We'll see. I'll report back.
Great job getting in touch with him. Give 'em hell. Make him realize that they are missing a golden opportunity to be heroes. If they can't save the existing building (of course they won't), at least try to advocate for a mixed use development that combines residential and commercial uses (and preferably one that isn't a half-assed attempt to look like it's 100 years old). But you know what to say- you're a pro!
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I'm having all kinds of luck getting responses today, haha.

I sent an email to the owner of Total Access. Company is over (casually, so I can be doing this), so I couldn't take it, but he gave me a call. I'm hoping to be able to speak with him tomorrow.

Do I expect to change his mind? I'd love to, but realistically, no. But I can appreciate his willingness to respond, and maybe he'll have some interesting explanations. We'll see. I'll report back.
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We're you able to connect? recap of the call?
Unfortunately I have not been able to connect with him yet. I may follow up with a more thoughtful email than my initial one (it wasn't mean, but it was brief and to the point) at the very least. May also try one more time to connect on the phone this week.

I'll let you know if I do make contact.
I'm still really bummed about this. New BJ article says the new Total Access Urgent Care will be open in July.

https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/new ... lding.html
Horrendous, atrocious, inexplicable!
AALCO Wrecking has their signs up. Shouldn't be long now.

Way to go Richmond Heights.

Huge Sigh.....
moorlander wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 am
AALCO Wrecking has their signs up. Shouldn't be long now.

Way to go Richmond Heights.

Huge Sigh.....
Richmond Heights is about to take one step closer to becoming St. Peters. If the existing building couldn't be preserved, why not require a new mixed-use building at least as large as one it is replacing? A complete failure of RH city government on multiple levels.
Doug Miner 40 South‏Doug 40SouthNews @40SouthNews
So long Waldbart Florist in Richmond Heights

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Savages
Eerily similar to the horrific demo in 1970 that quincunx highlighted over in the Northgate Delmar & Skinker thread. For that one the developer also used the "totally obsolete" building argument.

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Apparently local business decisions are made by the Most Holy Synod of Drunken Fools and Jesters. :( We knew this, of course. But . . . man that hurts. That building really helped to make that corner bearable. And now it will be just one more nameless piece of awful.