Rally to “Save Our Saucer” at Old Del Taco Tonight

Michael Calhoun

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)Save Our Saucer, the rallying cry tonight at the famous flying saucer-shaped building in Midtown St. Louis.

It used to hold a Del Taco and, before that, a Phillips 66 gas station. It also holds a special place in Randy Vines’ heart.

“It’s such a beacon of really cool design that we don’t see too often,” Vines said. “With the right kind of funky lighting and the right kind of tenant in that building, this could really be a big draw for the entire city,” even if developers and aldermen don’t believe so.

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He thinks it would be the perfect, unique entryway for the Grand Center arts district.

More than one-hundred people have RSVP’d for the rally, termed a “celebration,” on Facebook. Vines said the effort has become more than just a show of support for this individual structure.

“The midcentury, modern design that this building so well exemplifies is quickly disappearing,” he explained.

The event begins at 7 o’clock in the building’s parking lot.

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  • Ed Golterman

    Good Lucky Randy. Listing on the Register helps but is no guarantee. Problem is the ‘saucer’ conflicts with SLU’s fleur d lis, that ‘populate’ poles all over midtown, blaring out its power. Looks like the Church and historic Fairfax House are going down in Rock Hill. So much for Landmarks, Missouri Presrevation and the Trust.

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