Bar K St. Louis will feature an indoor and outdoor dog park, a bar and restaurant, a stage and more that is now under construction in The Grove neighborhood in St. Louis.
This pet-friendly mecca is moving into a former warehouse at 4565 McRee Avenue that will be completely renovated and the grounds landscaped to doggy-perfection.
Bar K will also feature Petfinder® Park which is a space for adoption events hosted by local animal shelters and rescue organizations, connecting animals with people.
Following the acquisition of HDA Architects by Green Street St. Louis (“Green Street”), the firms plan to combine offices this fall as part of the $20 million Bar K redevelopment at 4565 McRee Avenue in St. Louis, Mo.
The 64,000 SF redevelopment will include Kansas City-based Bar K’s first St. Louis dog park and entertainment facility featuring extensive indoor and outdoor areas for supervised dog play adjacent to bar, restaurant and event space.
Green Street and HDA’s combined offices will occupy approximately 31,000 SF on the first floor and mezzanine level of the building to house approximately 50 employees.
“We can’t wait to bring the Bar K experience to the people and dogs of St. Louis,” said Leib Dodell, the company’s co-founder. “The facility is going to be paradise for dog lovers, and we couldn’t be happier that Green Street and HDA will be part of our new community.”
In addition, Bar K will create a dog adoption and pet education facility in partnership with St. Louis-based Purina-owned pet-adoption site Petfinder.com, as well as Stay@Bar K, a 6,700 SF daycare and grooming facility in collaboration with St. Louis-based Kennelwood.
The development is the first of two phases planned for the McRee area. Green Street is considering its options for the redevelopment of the adjacent six acres at 4591 McRee Avenue.
Bar K is being designed by Arcturis with construction managed by Green Street Construction. HDA is designing the office component with interiors by O’Toole Design and Green Street Building Group managing construction. Civil engineering is being performed by Stock & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. with environmental consulting by ATON Environmental.
Emerald Capital Strategic Advisors assisted Green Street in sourcing and closing $18M in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation to support the project. Green Street also utilized other forms of non-traditional capital such as Opportunity Zones Investments to allow the project to move forward.
The dog park, grooming salon and daycare will create nearly 200 jobs and construction on the project will create 150 jobs.