According to marketing material by Pace Properties, St. Louis native Danny Meyer will open a Shake Shack in the new Koman Group mixed use project on the southeast corner of Euclid Avenue and West Pine Boulevard in the city’s Central West End. The site is across from the nearly completed The Orion building, in which Whole Foods is set to open May 4. The Shake Shack website now confirms the location.
The first Shake Shake opened in Madison Square Park in New York more than a decade ago. In recent years, with the St. Louis culinary scene booming, many hoped Meyer would find a location in St. Louis. Rumors and hopes for locations had centered on downtown spaces such as City Garden sculpture park on the Gateway Mall, now home to Death in the Afternoon.
The addition of Shake Shack will further increase the density and vibrancy of the Euclid Avenue corridor. Along with 177 apartments and a Whole Foods grocer at The Orion by Mills Properties across West Pine, the Koman project will redefine an underdeveloped corner of the city’s most vibrant neighborhood. The 12-story, 217-unit Opus Development project at Lindell Boulevard and Euclid sits just one block to the north.
Shake Shack will occupy the 3,500sf corner of the building. Two retail bays totaling 7,500sf remain. The $31M mixed-use building would include underground parking accessed via the existing alley, and accommodate up to 50 cars on two levels. Additional parking may be leased from the 9 North garage across Euclid. The project would include improvements to the public realm adhering to the Euclid streetscape master plan.