Shrine Development Plans

Discuss new retail, dining, business and residential projects in Southwestern Illinois, including East St. Louis, Belleville, O'Fallon and Edwardsville.
Looks like my hopes for a downtown Hofbrau Haus may be dashed by the nuns of Belleville...

A six-story, 130-room Hyatt Place hotel and a Munich, Germany-based brewery and restaurant are among the businesses that could spring up on newly-annexed city land across Illinois 15 from the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.

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They should spend this money in downtown Belleville. The idea of some huge, hoosiery convention center sounds awful and will likely last eight years at best. Belleville has a really cool Main Street/downtown. They should focus on that as their main, redevelopment asset.
YAY!!! Convenient parking wins again!!!

yeah, i don't understand why they wouldn't try to get their convention center in their downtown
Someone should go ahead and post this crap on :lol: