Costco in University City at Olive & 170 coming soon!

Costco University City has brick wall started in November of 2021. Credit Craig Currie
Costco University City has brick wall started in November of 2021. Credit Craig Currie

A Costco will be part of University Place, a new retail development under construction in University City at I-170 and Olive Blvd. Costco will be the anchor store of many other retail, restaurants and the like that will create over 700 jobs. Currently a brick wall is being built.

The multiple commercial projects will be done in phases that will end up covering both sides of Olive Boulevard east of Interstate 170. So far in the works is a Costco, Apartments, Senior Living, Hotel and a Grocery Store to name a few. Companies that are involved with the development include the best in St. Louis: Clayco, CRG, Seneca, Holland and Hutkin Properties Group.

360 video of Costco construction with new brick wall coming along in University City, St. Louis on 11.21.2021. Credit Craig Currie


Winterfest Christmas in Kiener Plaza, Downtown St. Louis

Christmas Tree during Winterfest Christmas Party in Kiener Plaza on 11. 21. 2021. It is the Tree of Lights by the Salvation Army. Credit Craig Currie

This year’s Winterfest 2021 is a Christmas celebration over a month long that’s currently going on now in Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis. There is an ice rink, a mobile restaurant, and Christmas lights that cover the entire plaza. There are heated Igloos to rent enabling guests to celebrate the Holidays in style with food and wine. Read about renting Igloos at Gateway Arch Foundation.

Kiener Plaza was absolutely beautiful last night and well worth the trip. Here is a Youtube video of the the Plaza last night. Parking wasn’t an issue since I paid to park in the garage next to Keiner Plaza. The cost was $4.00 so I put in a five dollar bill but I didn’t get change back. No worries. I may have done something wrong anyway.

Winterfest is organized by Gateway Arch Park Foundation each year. Winterfest is presented by Bank of America and World Wide Technology, produced in partnership with the St. Louis Blues.

FOOD
PURE CATERING | cafe st. louis by PURE | Winterfest Cafe by JR

Kiener Plaza
November 20th – January 2nd
Friday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Winterfest 5K Kiener Plaza, Downtown St. Louis

Sign up tent for 5K Run at Winterfest 2021 in Kiener Plaza, Downtown St. Louis on 11.20.2021. Credit Craig Currie

The inaugural Winterfest 5K presented by Caleres and produced in partnership with Big River Running started at Kiener Plaza and ended there as well. The proceeds benefited the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. The Winterfest 5K started at 7:30 a.m. at Kiener Plaza and had streets blocked off for the runners.

Most of the running was on the Arch grounds. The group circled back to Kiener Plaza to end the run as well. Participants received a special edition Winterfest 5K t-shirt and medal! Winners got a FREE pair of Ryka shoes and a variety of Arch goodies.

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to ensure the Gateway Arch, its grounds, neighboring public spaces, and attractions will be a vital, welcoming, and well-supported resource for the community and nation for generations to come.

Kiener Plaza 500 Chestnut Street Saint Louis, MO US 63101

VIDEO: Winterfest 5K Kiener Plaza, Downtown St. Louis on November 11, 2021. Credit Craig Currie

Rec Hall at the Armory Opening 2022

Armory REC HALL in St. Louis Nov. 2021. Credit Craig Currie
Armory REC HALL in St. Louis Nov. 2021. Credit Craig Currie

The Rec Hall entertainment venue at the Armory building in Midtown St. Louis is anticipated to open in mid 2022.

REC HALL GAMES
Pickleball, Soccer, bowling, corn-hole, esports/virtual reality, skeeball, private event spaces, airbowling, bocce ball, ping pong, retro video games, giant Jenga, darts, giant beer pong and more!!!

HISTORY: The Armory District building was built in 1938 and housed the 138th Infantry of the Missouri National Guard for decades. It later became a breeding ground for some the best tennis players in the nation’s history. Recreational soccer and softball games were played here along with legendary performances by Tina Turner and the Grateful Dead.

Source: Rec-Hall.com

Rec Hall | 3676 Market St, | St. Louis, MO 63110 | Rec-Hall.com | Google Maps

Armory District Rec Hall, Midtown St. Louis under construction on November 2021. Credit Craig Currie

On Olive by Emily Pulitzer, Grand Center, St. Louis

On Olive Homes by Emily Pulitzer under construction in the Grand Center Arts District neighborhood in St. Louis on Nov. 16, 2021. Credit Craig Currie
On Olive Homes by Emily Pulitzer under construction in the Grand Center Arts District neighborhood in St. Louis on Nov. 16, 2021. Credit Craig Currie

The Emily Pulitzer housing development named On Olive continues construction along Olive Blvd. in the Grand Center neighborhood in St. Louis on the 16th day of November 2021. It’s a unique urban community with a grocery store that recently opened nearby in The City Foundry called Fresh Thyme Market. The grocery store is state-of-the-art married with an old-town vibe with free parking for all. Now everyone has a place to do their grocery shopping which is why Emily’s project is starting to make a bit more since.

On Olive Housing Development by Emily Pulitzer under construction in the Grand Center Arts District neighborhood in Midtown St. Louis, Mo. Credit Craig Currie
On Olive Housing Development by Emily Pulitzer under construction in the Grand Center Arts District neighborhood in Midtown St. Louis, Mo. Credit Craig Currie

I knew a few visionaries in my life and this is what they do. They sit on a mountain and just see more than others. They seem to be able to predict what is going to happen more accurately than the rest of us. It’s like magic to us but it just common sense to them. I think we can all say we now get it. The Grand Center is going to be the place, the next Clayton, the next place to move to and open a business.

On Olive Housing Development by Emily Pulitzer under construction in the Grand Center Arts District neighborhood in Midtown St. Louis, Mo. Credit Craig Currie

The designs and plans are avant-garde, with separate homes connected in a continuous sexy-mess with sustainable gardens throughout the development. “Shut the front Door,” you say. If you can find it you can. It is about time someone created a home that look a bit different. But how dare you be different! You designers need to conform to society more you bunch of rebels 🙂 Kidding aside, we love what you did to the place and are thrilled that this isn’t another cookie-cutter project. And as far as it being a sexy mess, we think it’s just Hot!

See 360 Video of Construction Site

See 360 Video of construction site on the 16 day of November, 2021. credit Craig Currie

What is next for Grand Center? Only a few can actually answer this question and I mean just a few. I think not knowing is better and adds a bit of mystery to our lives. Mystery, intrigue, hauntings, history, Fox, Powell Hall, upscale sexy-mess smart homes, full grocery store with parking, City Foundry. What in Gods name is going on here. 🙂

There still maybe plans that only the visionaries hold secrete but a few of us can now see the magic, the magic that started with a dream and became a reality right before our very eyes. Watch the Grand Center housing prices soar in the future and more business flock to Midtown. This is what success looks like, if I may. Bravo to the visionaries and well done. You never stop dazzling us with your forward thinking and trail-blazing ideas.

Architects: Tatiana Bilbao Estudio | Productora | MOS |MACIASPEREDO |MITCHELL WALL
Marketing: Halterman Stix Group | Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty