Tuesday, January 8, 2013
DESCO is busy signing new tenants to their center at Ladue and Gay avenues.
The Colonial MarketPlace, being rebuilt by the DESCO Group is a literal bee hive of activity. Brick work is going up; new cupolas are being added to the roof tops; new construction is everywhere. Stores, Blown Away, Splash, the Ladue News and FedEx/Kinkos will have new neighbors shortly. A drive will connect the property to DESCOs Shops at Ladue Crossing directly to the west, anchored by the Schnucks grocery store. Cini Restaurant is a new tenant; along with several shops and boutiques and stores relocating from the Central West End. Word is, the Women's Exchange at the Clay Price Center in Ladue will relocate to the Colonial MarketPlace after many years in their present location. The center is partially located in the city of Clayton.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Center looks for shared parking; Cini Restaurant seeks a liquor license.
The project by DESCO to develop the Colonial MarketPlace at Gay Avenue and Ladue Road at the city limits with Clayton is inching along. Officials of DESCO will appear before the Ladue City Council on Monday September 17, 4 p.m. to request a special use permit to allow joint parking at the MarketPlace at 8611 Ladue Road. The Zoning & Planning board recommended approval at their last meeting. At the same time, Cini Italian Restaurant is requesting a special use permit for liquor by the drink including Sunday sales and outdoor dining. They will be one of two restaurants planned for the development. At the same meeting, officials of MICDS are requesting an amendment to their special use permit for the relocation of a baseball scoreboard on …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
DESCO Proposes Community Improvement District for grand plans along Ladue Road.
If all goes according to schedule, Ladue-ites and others in the area will be able to enjoy pancakes and sausage in the morning and fine Italian dining in the evening at the newly-proposed Colonial Marketplace at 8811 Ladue Rd. Once permits are approved, construction can be completed in 5-6 months. Everyone in the area knows the location all too well. Mark Schnuck, President of NAI DESCO, the developing arm of Schnucks Markets calls the location “shabby,” -- the location is something that soon will go from shabby to chic. Schnuck and his development team put this 68,000 square foot project on the dais of the Ladue City Council for their approval. The council and mayor lapped it up. “I remember when Bettendorf’s (Meats) used to have a store …