Just in the last two weeks, I’ve heard rumors of a major clothing retailer looking at space near the Culinaria and a national pharmacy chain scouting out locations east of the Old Post Office District.
I’d be interested to know if Ace Hardware is still considering a loft district store. Perhaps the success of the Culinaria will prove that the market for downtown retail is much stronger than many originally thought.
Of course, those who work and live downtown have known all along that the area is ridiculously underserved from a retail standpoint. There is money to be made in downtown St. Louis for retailers that possess a little vision. Let's hope more retailers out there - both local and national - are willing to seize the opportunity.