Mayor Slay Urges Local Businesses to Consider Flying Saucer Building
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Is the old Midtown Del Taco building shaped like a coffee cup saucer or a pizza pie?
The landmark’s fate looked dismal, as the developer wanted to tear it down to build a strip mall. But preservationists protested, and now two well-known local brands seem to be interested in restoring the building.
Mayor Francis Slay has suggested numerous times via twitter that the uniquely shaped building would look great as a coffee shop.
Kaldi’s Coffee saw Slay’s tweets and responded:
But to further muddy the matter. A separate tweet from Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed was much more specific.
Whether both are serious and are both in negotiations is unclear. But it’s music to the hears of fans of mid-century architecture, who feared the building was doomed when Del Taco closed its doors earlier this summer.
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