According to Joe Whittington's column in the Post-Dispatch, Fireman's Fund Insurance has dropped its plans to relocate its offices from Earth City to a new 100,000 sf building in Winghaven. The company is looking to renew its lease in its current location.
My question is, why not downtown? (I'm a broken record, I know.)
500 N. Broadway ($14.50 psf) would be a great choice if Lewis Rice decides to move. As would the former United Way building at 1111 Olive. And if Fireman's Fund is looking for Class A space, One City Centre has plenty of it at only $18.50 psf.
The Sherwood Medical Building at 1915 Olive would be another great option - Over 100,000 sf available at just $15.50 psf, and in a more "campus-like" building if Fireman's Fund thinks it absolutely has to have a suburban-style office building.
And with Metro about to drastically cut service outside of 270, places like Earth City and O'Fallon are about to become a lot less accessible.
Give downtown a chance!