Grand South Grand

Discuss construction activity, major renovations, office projects, streetscape improvements, etc. in South City -- defined by the area south of Interstate 44/55.
Saw a guy doing some surveying outside of the Pelican building this morning. I couldn't tell if he was doing the property or something on Grand. Anyone know anything?
I saw it got tagged pretty heavily a few weeks ago... :/ maybe they are moving forward with this?https://nextstl.com/2015/04/proposal-would-replace-vacant-ymca-with-office-retail-rehab-pelican-building/
Any news on the Pelican Building? I remember seeing For Sale signs on it a few months back, now those appear to be gone. Haven't heard anything in a while.
Pelican Building and YMCA were sold earlier this year but dunno what the plans are.
^ Word is that it's being built - similar to old plans, or at least I haven't heard otherwise. Domino's Pizza will be moving from down the street. There will be other tenants finalized soon. Owner is Domino's franchise with 73 stores.

The old images:

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Thanks for the update. Hopefully something gets done at the Pelican site. Seems like the key factor in extending the South Grand action north of Arsenal. Now if we could only get some progress south of Utah, through Gravois and beyond.
Grand South Grand continues to do its thing... some recent progress:

- the co-working space just west of the City Diner patio is about to open and looks like a great space
- the building just west of King & I is making progress on the Asian Fusion restaurant by Cafe Mochi owners
- 25 apartments are planned for the old St. Pius V School
Good news lately, but there are a few commercial vacancies available on the S Grand strip that need to get filled. Gotta keep the ball moving.
South Grand Historic Walking Tour
South Grand Detailed Histories

http://southgrand.org/south-grand-histo ... king-tour/
The old Absolutli Goosed spot is getting a pizza place from the guy behind pieology.
STLrainbow wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:26 pm
The old Absolutli Goosed spot is getting a pizza place from the guy behind pieology.
Pizzeoli, not Pieology.
^ yes, my bad. pielogy is a chain I believe.
With a few recent and soon-to-be openings, there is not much left at all for ground floor space available in the district.... just the old pawn shop (building for sale) and the small space right next to it.

Pretty exciting times but a donut/coffee shop/bakery is needed desperately!
STLrainbow wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:25 pm
With a few recent and soon-to-be openings, there is not much left at all for ground floor space available in the district.... just the old pawn shop (building for sale) and the small space right next to it.

Pretty exciting times but a donut/coffee shop/bakery is needed desperately!
The old pawn shop would be great for that! I wonder what's taking so long on that building? Asking price just too high?
^ I suspect that's the case... I believe the owner has reduced the price and is willing to make a deal but it's still gonna need a lot of rehab work. Probably just a matter of time before the right plan comes into place.
South Grand named one of 5 Great Streets for 2017:

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metr ... ab43c.html