There's new hope for a long-vacant, landmark building in downtown St. Louis. A Minneapolis developer has bought the St. Louis Arcade Wright building at Eighth and Olive Streets.
Dominium Developments paid $9 million dollars for the building, and plans to spend another $100 million to turn the 18 story structure into a retail and residential center. The plan calls for about 250 apartments and three floors of retail.
City officials are working with Dominium to finance the renovations.
Work is expected to begin in December.
This is the second proposal to revitalize the landmark building. Six years ago a similar plan failed when the developer went belly-up.
A 34 year old St. Louis man is facing charges for a hit-and-run accident that sent a pregnant woman and her six year old son to the hospital Monday night.
Police say the 23 year old woman and her son were crossing the street near Natural Bridge and North Grand a little after 10:00 p.m. when they were struck. Both were seriously injured. The woman is eight months pregnant, but her unborn child appears to be unharmed.
Menkara Rahman is now charged with leaving that accident scene. He's jailed on a $35,000 cash-only bond.
Police are looking for a 94 year old St. Peters woman who disappeared Wednesday afternoon.
Police say Ellen McCurter left her home in the first block of El Dorado Drive to go to a grocery store off Mid Rivers Mall Drive about 4 p.m. and hasn't been seen since. McCurter was last seen driving away in her silver 2002 Chrysler Town and Country van with Missouri handicapped plates: A-G-3-9-G.
Her family tells police she doesn't have any special medical issues or a history of wandering.
Anyone with information is asked to call St. Peters Police at 636-278-2222.