By. Chris Stritzel
The neighborhoods surrounding Tower Grove Park have been doing really well in recent years. New construction, historic restoration and landscaping improvements are making these neighborhoods more enjoyable. Perhaps the neighborhood seeing tons of historic restorations is Shaw. Shaw has seen the redevelopment of the Shaw Theater, soon to be Baileys Range, Fiddlefern Café project, multiple gas station conversions, Ices Plain and Fancy moving in, and multiple house restorations among other things. Now, the Carroll Building, at 4000 Shenandoah, will be redeveloped to include apartments, retail space and the home of Carroll Service (a heating and cooling company). According to the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association, the building was acquired by the Carroll Family in 1960s and have served the neighborhood with heating and cooling services ever since. As the building ages, it is time to give it a facelift.
The Carrolls are nearly ready to begin their restoration project as financing nears completion. Advertisement boards showing renderings and contacts have been posted on the Shenandoah and Lawrence sides of the building. The plan is to clean the façade of the building off and remove the ugly green boards that have boarded up the windows for sometime. Then, new windows would be installed to be up to date. Then, restoration work would move into the inside where 5 retail spaces would eb made out of the current building as well as three apartments. Retail spaces would very with the two largest fronting Shenandoah and two smaller ones facing Lawrence. Carroll Service would have their office along Lawrence according to plans.
The retail spaces along Shenandoah would be around 1450SF in size while the ones on Lawrence will be substantially smaller but large enough to operate a café or small boutique out of. The second floor would have three modestly sized apartments. While there is no defined timeline yet, it all appears to be moving forward at this point. We have contacted the Carrolls for more information but if you or someone you know is interested in opening a business here, feel free to contact the Carrolls in one of three options...
1. By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. By Phone: 314-371-5103
3. By Facebook: Carroll Property
Photos of the Building by: Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association