The St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies have unveiled three tenants for the west end of the $260 million expansion of Ballpark Village, including Sports & Social St. Louis, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, and Baseballism. This announcement is expected to be the first of several for the 75,000 square feet of ground floor dining, entertainment and retail space within the second phase expansion which is currently 92% leased.
“We are excited to welcome Sports & Social St. Louis, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and Baseballism to Ballpark Village,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the St. Louis Cardinals. “These concepts will bring great new energy to Ballpark Village and will help us attract new residents, office workers and visitors to downtown.”
The 700,000 square foot second phase of Ballpark Village is quickly rising next to Busch Stadium and existing first phase dining and entertainment district, transforming the area into a vibrant 24/7 new neighborhood for downtown. The neighborhood welcomed its first office tenants – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and ButcherJoseph – into The PwC Pennant Building last week, marking two significant milestones as the first building to open within Ballpark Village’s expansion and the first new-construction Class A office tower in downtown St. Louis in over 30 years. A state-of-the art health and fitness center, Onelife Fitness, will open the first of the year within the three-story retail pavilion. The neighborhood will also include an upscale hotel, Live! by Loews – St. Louis, opening in the first quarter of 2020, and a 29-story luxury residential tower, One Cardinal Way, opening in the second quarter of 2020.
Sports & Social St. Louis, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and Baseballism will all be new to the St. Louis market when they open next year joining a strong lineup of dining, entertainment and retail concepts at the existing Ballpark Village including Cardinals Nation, FOX Sports Midwest Live!, Budweiser Brew House, PBR St. Louis, the Crown Room, Prairie Farms Dugout, Tengo Sed, Shark Bar, Drunken Fish, The Fudgery, the Bud Shop and the Majestic Store.
“It is incredibly exciting for The Cordish Companies to join the Cardinals in announcing three dynamic concepts for the growing Ballpark Village neighborhood,” said Nick Benjamin, Vice President of Development for The Cordish Companies. “Our focus from the onset has been to create a world-class neighborhood with diverse offerings for our guests and residents. We have taken great care to curate a tenant mix for the second phase that complements the existing offerings at Ballpark Village and creates a variety of local and national tenants as well as dining, retail, lifestyle and entertainment-based concepts.”
Sports & Social — St. Louis will anchor the base of the three-story retail pavilion overlooking the new infield plaza and Busch Stadium, and provide a family-friendly environment for people of all ages to enjoy. Sports & Social is a powerhouse concept located in and around professional sports stadiums around the country including at the front doors of the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park and in the heart of the Arlington Entertainment District between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, forthcoming Globe Life Field, and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
The 9,000 square foot venue will serve up a full dining and beverage menu and offer guests great sports viewing with state-of-the-art AV technology, a wide variety of interactive social games such as duck pin bowling, ping pong, shuffle puck, darts, skeeball and foosball, and live music several nights a week. In the heart of the new neighborhood, Sports & Social – St. Louis will have ample seating inside and out, including two indoor bars, as well as an indoor/outdoor bar that flows into an outdoor patio overlooking the plaza.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is an upscale restaurant which originated in Boston and features regional Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on the grill. Chef/Owner Steve DiFillippo takes pride in hospitality and has been a mainstay in Boston and beyond for more than 30 years.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse features an extensive wine list and menu items that range from Prime Brandt beef steaks to handmade pasta creations using the finest ingredients. Davio’s currently has 12 locations around the country including Boston, Philadelphia, Manhattan, Atlanta and Irvine, California. Next year, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse will open in St. Louis across from the front door of Busch Stadium at the base of the Live! by Loews hotel building.
Baseballism is the category leader in baseball lifestyle apparel with nine retail stores across the country at marquee locations such as Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Texas Live! at the front door of Globe Life Park and the forthcoming Globe Life Field. Baseballism will also open at the base of the Live! by Loews hotel building. Baseballism offers its own unique lifestyle apparel and accessories for baseball fans of all ages, including specialty glove-leather items such as handbags, wallets, and phone cases, as well as a line of St. Louis inspired shirts and caps. “Baseballism is honored to partner with the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies on the expansion of Ballpark Village,” said Jonathan Jwayad, Chief Operating Officer of Baseballism. “We have a loyal following in St. Louis and now we can participate in the Cardinals’ rich baseball culture.”
Rendering via One Cardinal Way.
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