The St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies are excited to announce three premier concepts for the west end of the $260 million expansion of Ballpark Village — Sports & Social St. Louis, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and Baseballism. The announcement that took place on October 30th is the first of several announcements for the 75,000 square feet of ground floor dining, entertainment and retail space within the second phase expansion which is currently 92% leased.
“We are excited to welcome Sports & Social St. Louis, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and Baseballism to Ballpark Village,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “These concepts will bring great new energy to Ballpark Village and will help us attract new residents, office workers and visitors to downtown.”
The 700,000 square foot second phase of Ballpark Village is quickly rising next to Busch Stadium and existing first phase dining and entertainment district, transforming the area into a vibrant 24/7 new neighborhood for downtown. The neighborhood welcomed its first office tenants – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and ButcherJoseph – into The PwC Pennant Building last week, marking two significant milestones as the first building to open within Ballpark Village’s expansion and the first new-construction Class A office tower in downtown St. Louis in over 30 years. A state-of-the art health and fitness center, Onelife Fitness, will open the first of the year within the three-story retail pavilion. The neighborhood will also include an upscale hotel, Live! by Loews – St. Louis, opening Q1 2020, and a 29story luxury residential tower, One Cardinal Way, opening Q2 2020.
Sports & Social St. Louis, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and Baseballism will all be new to the St. Louis market when they open next year joining a strong lineup of dining, entertainment and retail concepts at the existing Ballpark Village including Cardinals Nation, FOX Sports Midwest Live!, Budweiser Brew House, PBR St. Louis, the Crown Room, Prairie Farms Dugout, Tengo Sed, Shark Bar, Drunken Fish, The Fudgery, the Bud Shop and the Majestic Store.
“It is incredibly exciting for The Cordish Companies to join the Cardinals in announcing three dynamic concepts for the growing Ballpark Village neighborhood,” stated Nick Benjamin, Vice President of Development for The Cordish Companies. “Our focus from the onset has been to create a world-class neighborhood with diverse offerings for our guests and residents. We have taken great care to curate a tenant mix for the second phase that complements the existing offerings at Ballpark Village and creates a variety of local and national tenants as well as dining, retail, lifestyle and entertainment-based concepts.”