$200m Entertainment District Rocks Downtown St. Louis

20th Sep 2004

The city known for its sports teams will soon draw visitors with something besides the Gateway Arch. The Bottle District, a new $200+ million, 15-acre entertainment destination in the heart of downtown will offer visitors a reason to stay a little longer in St. Louis.The Bottle District offers a one-of-a-kind experience, with
best-in-class offerings that include:

—Cabo Wabo Cantina - It’s not only the nightclub that Sammy Hagar made
famous, but also the restaurant that has received rave reviews for its
diverse menu, eclectic atmosphere and exceptional service. The cantina,
which inspired the award-winning Cabo Wabo Tequila, will occupy 7,500
square feet in The Bottle District. This is the third location. The other
two Cabo Wabo Cantinas are located in Cabo San Lucas and Lake Tahoe.—
Premier Concert Venue - This soon-to-be named 20,000 square foot venue is
designed to offer concertgoers an intimate experience, while providing
state-of-the-art technology to attract the top bands in the business.—
Bowling Alley - Would you like a martini while you bowl? This hip spin on
the classic bowling alley will feature 12 lanes, an excellent drink menu
and ambiance to spare.—F1 St. Louis - This unique indoor Formula 1 kart
racing facility is designed for those with a need for speed. It’s the real
thing—a genuine racing experience on two indoor tracks in vehicles
perfectly scaled for performance and fun. F1 caters to businesses and
individuals with 120,000 square feet of racing, exhibition and conference
facilities, a full-service restaurant, classic billiard parlor and more.
—Rawlings All American Grille - If anyone knows how to build heaven on
earth for sports fans, it’s Rawlings. The Rawlings All American Grille
features 15,000 square feet of interactive sports attractions, shopping,
memorabilia and more. The restaurant and bar side will feature a main
dining room with two-story media walls, plus a flat- screen TV at every
table.—Corporate Event and Meeting Space - booking now - For companies
in the market for something truly different, The Bottle District is the
place to be for corporate meetings, team building events and more. F1 St.
Louis is reserving space now. The latest information is available at
http://www.thebottledistrict.com/ .—Premier Retail Space - leasing now
- Businesses searching for a location unlike any other in St. Louis need
to be part of The Bottle District. This street-level retail space is
located by highly-visible anchor tenants, as well as an impressive
residential component. 40,000 square feet is available now.

“People come to downtown St. Louis to see the Arch, to catch a ballgame,
to attend a convention. People will want to stay here after they
experience The Bottle District,” said Dan McGuire, CEO of BDP, LLC. “These
are one-of-a- kind places in a one-of-a-kind venue. There’s nothing else
like it.”

Irish immigrants settled in this area of St. Louis and named it the Kerry
Patch around 1845. Developers have already unearthed antique bottles from
that era. Those, along with a 25 foot historic Vess Soda Bottle on the
property, played a part in naming the district.

Designed by Lighthouse Architects, The Bottle District offers a unique
pedestrian environment, with intimate courtyards, wide sidewalks and an
entire street reserved for walking. And since it is in the heart of the
city, just north of the Edward Jones Dome, visitors are treated to
stunning views of the surrounding architecture.


The project will be built by Clayco Construction, with groundbreaking
slated for fall of 2004. The first three blocks in The Bottle District
will open in the spring/summer of 2006. The remaining four blocks will be
completed by 2008. When complete, the entire district will include:

—500,000 square feet of entertainment venues—175,000 square feet of
dining—45,000 square feet of premium office space—More than 200 new
residential units, with 60 loft units.


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