Bottle Art Lofts

Renovations and new residential construction in downtown St. Louis, Washington Avenue, the Old Post Office, etc.
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The former McGuire Moving and Storage building at 1333 N. 6th St. in downtown St. Louis.



Artist lofts are planned for Bottle District




By Tim Bryant

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

12/09/2009



The developer behind the Renaissance Grand Hotel, Merchandise Mart and Cupples Station apartments is proposing another downtown project it hopes will kick-start the long-stalled St. Louis Bottle District.



Historic Restoration Inc., with offices in New Orleans and St. Louis, plans to convert the vacant McGuire Moving & Storage building, at 1333 North Sixth Street, to about 70 one- or two-bedroom lofts for artists. The company hopes to start work on the $22.2 million project next July and complete the job by October 2011.



link: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/busine ... enDocument

GREAT NEWS!

I hope this works out, sooner the better.

St. Louis: Your Gateway to Bourbon :lol:



Who needs the RCGA when you've got Maker's?

Read the comments on stltoday.com at your own risk.

^There is more intelligent conversation on "Jersey Shore" then there is on the stl today message boards.



^^And I kind of like those Makers ads!
This came up in the Bottle District thread, but there's a great photo here showing why this loft conversion couldn't get financing (it sits next to I-70). This is also what developers see when they visit the Bottle District - not so enticing.
Alex Ihnen wrote:
This came up in the Bottle District thread, but there's a great photo here showing why this loft conversion couldn't get financing (it sits next to I-70). This is also what developers see when they visit the Bottle District - not so enticing.


Picture says a thousand words,

Will also take the opportunity to get up on the soap box. I believe this is about the point where the raise section of I-70 starts, after you go under the bridge as you head south (I-70 Eastbound). In other words, I think CitytoRiver should also put a mini blvd proposal - Wash Ave to New Mississippi Bridge - or differing variations of the Memorial Blvd one section at a time along with the all for nothing removal of I-70 from downtown.
Are these buildings part of the North Riverfront/stadium project?
^ No. The parking lots are though, and are part of the argument by the Peacock team that the stadium site is indeed adjacent to the Dome/Convention Center... what is conceptualized is parking for the stadium and having a pedestrian walkway over the interstate to the new stadium.
When did this building catch on fire? Looks pretty charred.
flipz wrote:
When did this building catch on fire? Looks pretty charred.


Last night
Is the building savable?