A new commercial building which will house a Family Dollar store has been constructed in the Patch neighborhood at 7700 S. Broadway. The building permit amount was $550,000. The site has been a vacant lot for many years.
Below is a recent photograph of the structure, which faces the old South Public Supermarket.
Notably, the construction faces the sidewalk and is flush with the corner, helping to add to the cozy “Main Street” feel of South Broadway.
A two family building located at 7728 Vermont in the Patch neighborhood at the southern tip of the City may soon see a $40,000 rehab.
Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the vacant and boarded structure.
This vacant lot at 7700 S. Broadway will soon be improved with a $550,000 retail building. Owner 7700 S. Broadway LLC, c/o Stein’s Broadway, recently applied for the permit to begin construction.
Click here for a map of the area. Speculations are that a Family Dollar will be operating at the site. A permit was issued on the same day, in the same amount at 2500 S. Jefferson (former Burger King site) in McKinley Heights. In the case of the Jefferson site, a Family Dollar has formally been proposed.
Here’s a photo of that site:
And a rendering of the Family Dollar from the Preservation Board’s November 2011 agenda:
Similar review was not necessary in Carondelet (technically speaking, this is the Patch neighborhood) since it is not a Local Historic District like McKinley Heights.