A schedule of events including free concerts, fireworks, and grand openings celebrate the dedication of Ballpark Village.
The tenants include Ted Drewes, the Drunken Fish restaurant and Howl at the Moon, a nightclub.
Development Director Chase Martin says phase one of the project is smaller due to the economy and market demand but once it opens it will demonstrate success to those on the sidelines.
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cordish Companies are celebrating the completion of the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village.
Missy Kelley with the Partnership for Downtown says over 90 percent of downtown is occupied with 500 new residents moving in each year.
The newest tenant announced for Ballpark Village: Professional Bull Riders St. Louis: A Cowboy Bar.
All indications are that it will be a PBR Cowboy Bar, standing for professional bull riding.
“The word ‘village’ does imply some residential, too, doesn’t it?” Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III said Friday.
Some of the dirt from what was a parking lot, softball field and drainage pond has already been moved, but the long-awaited ceremonial groundbreaking will take place at 11 o’clock this morning.
The St. Louis Cardinals and their development partner the Cordish Companies announced that they closed today on the financing for the construction of the $100 million first phase Ballpark Village.