David Bailey, the force behind Rooster and Bailey’s Range, is working on a plan to build a burger bar in the Shaw neighborhood, the Riverfront Times has learned.
The prolific restaurateur is in negotiations for a former gas station at the corner of Klemm Street and Shaw Boulevard.
The quarter-acre lot in the surging south-city neighborhood has undergone a massive cleanup by the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation, which bought it at a tax sale in August 2013 in hopes of finding a developer for the blighted corner. Bailey was one of four applicants who responded to the organization’s request for proposals for the site. We’re told he was selected from two finalists, winning over the development corporation with a plan for a family-friendly restaurant featuring his famous burgers, milk shakes and craft beers.
David Bailey’s concept for the old gas station is a small-scale version of Bailey’s Range, his popular downtown burger bar, the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation announced in a blog post published late Monday. The $400,000 plan also calls for a walk-up window, outdoor seating and a kids menu, designed to appeal to the influx of young families in the neighborhood.
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