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08/08/2022

2022's Top 10 Retail Center Experiences: Streets of St. Charles is No. 9

CSA picks retail's most engaging centers
Al Urbanski
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The site off the South 5th Street Exit in St. Charles, Mo., had been a traffic-grabber since the 1960s, when the Noah’s Ark restaurant drew steady crowds until it closed in the Nineties. The site turned barren. Then Cullinan Properties arrived.

The company that transformed a closed Caterpillar Tractor plant in East Peoria into a booming complex called The Levee District in East Peoria is in the process of doing the same alongside the Mighty Mississippi.

The center packs 1 million of sq. ft. residential, office, entertainment, dining, and retail uses on just 27 acres. Tenants like Napolis Ill., P.F. Changs, the Funny Bone Comedy Club, and AMC’s 8- screen theatre plus events such as the Beale Street Concert Series made South 5th Street a St. Louis destination once again.

Streets of St. Charles’s retail lineup is a people-pleaser as well at a property that is the first true mixed-use center in Metro St. Louis. Buff City Soap, Orangetheory, Massage Luxe, and Mod on Trend lead the lineup.

Food and beverage favorites include Bar Louie and Tucanos Brazilian Grill.

“We built a streetscape that wasn’t cookie cutter. Every building’s different,” noted Cullinan CEO Matthew Beverly. “And if you leave the center and go just half a mile, you’ll get to the historical streets of St. Charles.”

 

Stay tuned for daily profiles of the next eight centers. Until then, catch up on what you missed:

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