Covo Co-Working coffee, bar and office space

Downtown construction activity, including hotel projects, major renovations, office projects, streetscape improvements, etc.
Co-working - Bar and Kaldi's Coffee - Great reuse for this building - I have always wanted to peek inside

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ ... be913.html
Was inside it years ago back when it was Schupp Agency. There's a basketball court on the third floor. Who would have guessed?
great news, though i kinda wish it were a different local coffee shop. there's already the Kaldi's at Citygarden.
urban_dilettante wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:35 am
great news, though i kinda wish it were a different local coffee shop. there's already the Kaldi's at Citygarden.
Do we know if the Kaldi's will have a kitchen? I'm always impressed by their food.
I don't blame you for wanting some more diversity but the CityGarden location is doing very well. And what other local brands are there? Blueprint is opening a second location. I guess none of the other coffee shop favorites around the city are out of the question. Rise, Mud House, etc.
I am really happy to see this one happen, one of my favorite buildings in Downtown. I wonder how they'll put a rooftop bar here? Will they add it like the one near slow on Grand?
Work is well underway. They had guys working there Saturday morning. The old Schupp sign over the corner entrance is already down.
I hope 15 years from now demand will lead to a modern addition upward of this building. I'm not sure if that is architecturally or economically feasible.
I just spoke with Kaldi's and they said this isn't their space. They did look at it, but they went with City Garden instead at the time. So this is a different coffee shop... I know Blueprint just moved to South City, so this probably isn't them...

I think it would be awesome if it were Comet Coffee? They are absolutely packed every day.
pattimagee wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:00 am
I just spoke with Kaldi's and they said this isn't their space. They did look at it, but they went with City Garden instead at the time. So this is a different coffee shop... I know Blueprint just moved to South City, so this probably isn't them...

I think it would be awesome if it were Comet Coffee? They are absolutely packed every day.
Agree with Comet. Would be a good additional location choice.
cardinalstl wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:11 am
I hope 15 years from now demand will lead to a modern addition upward of this building. I'm not sure if that is architecturally or economically feasible.
Just seeing this now. It would be cool to see an add on to the building but architecturally, not feasible. The building was built in the 1890s. Even though it could hold at least a 2 floor addition, it would have to be built out of lighter materials just so not a ton of stress is put on the existing structure. Furthermore when it comes down to the economy, it is feasible, turn it into apartments on the upper floors, but then again, an add on would be quite tough.
Chris, this is going in the old Mississippi Valley Trust Building, which was built in 1896.

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Looks like they are making some solid progress. The interior details are stunning, I can't wait to visit.

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GoHarvOrGoHome wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:31 am
Looks like they are making some solid progress. The interior details are stunning, I can't wait to visit.

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Went by there around 11 on Friday night. Surprisingly, there was people inside working.
Probably putting in fourteens and doubles to meet deadline. Man am I glad I'm not doing contracting right now. Hard stinking work. Honest, but really really hard. Feast or famine.

Yes, that's going to be sweet.
symphonicpoet wrote:Probably putting in fourteens
They should put 18's in those wood panels. It'd be wicked sick.
San Luis Native wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:31 pm
symphonicpoet wrote:Probably putting in fourteens
They should put 18's in those wood panels. It'd be wicked sick.
Sorry. I meant fourteen hour shifts and double shifts. Which happens sometimes (often?) at the end of a rush project. (Happened to me a few times, anyway. Always a rush to meet deadlines at the end, since unexpected problems come up so much at the front end.) Not sure what you mean by 18s in the panels. But it looks like it will be a really great space.
symphonicpoet wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:26 am
San Luis Native wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:31 pm
symphonicpoet wrote:Probably putting in fourteens
They should put 18's in those wood panels. It'd be wicked sick.
Sorry. I meant fourteen hour shifts and double shifts. Which happens sometimes (often?) at the end of a rush project. (Happened to me a few times, anyway. Always a rush to meet deadlines at the end, since unexpected problems come up so much at the front end.) Not sure what you mean by 18s in the panels. But it looks like it will be a really great space.
EIGHTEENS!!! YO. ...Make a really great space even greater?

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Sorry, just being stupid, don't mind me, move on, nothing to see here :)
San Luis Native wrote:
EIGHTEENS!!! YO. ...Make a really great space even greater?

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Sorry, just being stupid, don't mind me, move on, nothing to see here :)
Not if you put them behind a grill. True. But, with some good design, something to hear. I follow you now. Sorry. Should really have caught that. But I installed a lot more boxes than drivers. (Nicer boxes, sometimes, but plug and play boxes. Well, sort of plug and play. Except for the programming part. And the mounting systems. And pulling wire. And all that jazz.)

Yes, hopefully the place will have some nice PA.