Forest Park Southeast LP has pulled a $850,000 building permit to rehab two mixed use buildings at 4236 and 4238-40 Manchester in the Grove. The building permit was issued last week. Forest Park Southeast LP is a company owned by investors Amrit and Amy Gill, a couple known as a tour de force for Grove-area rehabs doing business as Restoration St. Louis.
Below is a Google Streetview capture of the two structures, with 4236 sitting in the foreground and the more ornate 4238-40 building sitting in the background:
Recently a business has opened in the ground floor of the above building — Blissful Vapors, a smoke shop. We are presently unaware if the rehab will affect this business in any way, and/or if any new commercial tenants have been secured for the other spaces in either building.
At any rate, this rehab will further the Grove commercial district’s astounding recovery from its recent past of decay. Home to mostly boarded buildings, dilapidated infrastructure, and a few nightclubs as recently as 8 years ago, Manchester Avenue now sports a record store, music venues, restaurants, clothing boutiques, and a large Urban Chestnut microbrewery.