Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fields Foods to Open in New Dogtown Apartments

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fields Foods to Open in New Dogtown Apartments

Article excerpt

Fields Foods, the independent grocery store in Lafayette Square, will open a second location in a new apartment complex planned for the city's Dogtown neighborhood.

Jeff Tegethoff, a principal of Indianapolis-based Pearl Cos., said Thursday his company has closed on the nearly 1-acre site that once housed a lumber yard at 6300 Clayton Avenue. Construction on a $25 million, 100-unit apartment complex and about 16,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, called Hibernia, should start next month.

And Tegethoff confirmed what many had suspected: Fields Foods will fill the commercial space.

The store is expected to open when the apartment project is finished, around the end of next year. The new population density and retail business on the vacant site should help reactivate one of the entrances to the neighborhood, Tegethoff said. …

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