Update: The project is now complete. Also, foot traffic is far from “dead” along that stretch with the opening of the incredibly successful Pastaria and Niche restaurants. The negotiations with the City of St. Louis for Centene to move to Ballpark Village were probably a bluff to gain concessions from Clayton all along.
Did we ever really get a good answer on why Centene didn’t end up building in Ballpark Village?† A parking garage facing Forsyth? What a great idea! What better way to kill foot traffic on what was once the main shopping street of Clayton!