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City Panel Signs Off On Changes At Former Borders Site

Creve Coeur's Planning and Zoning Commission approves changes to make room for new tenants along with ALDI.

A plan by a developer to subdivide the former Borders Bookstore space is now in the hands of Creve Coeur's city council.

Monday, the city's Planning and Zoning Commission approved a minor site development plan that will make changes to the northwest portion of the former Borders space.

If city council approves the proposal, which includes changing the elevation/ grade of the parking lot, it will create a 7500 square ft. space and an additional 2000 square ft. space, both facing North New Ballas Road.

A representative for the property owner said FedEx would occupy the larger space. The shipping/office services outlet has 2 locations in Creve Coeur, including one a few hundred feet away in CityPlace. 

Patch has contacted FedEx officials for comment on the status of the existing outlets. An employee at the CityPlace location said talk of closing or moving was just a "rumor."

Kalen Ponche January 11, 2013 at 04:36 PM
More FedEx. That's cool. If FedEx moves, they should put in another little restaurant or maybe a coffee shop in the old FedEx location at CityPlace. Actually that might be a little big for a coffee shop. How about a microbrewery!
Scott Simon January 11, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Why a restaurant or coffee shop? Many of us in Creve Coeur prefer raising the bar and aiming for a business that's high-tech, high-skilled creating jobs well above minimum wage.
Kalen Ponche January 11, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Well, I hate having to drive out of Creve Couer to find a great, locally-owned coffee shop. Starbucks is great, but smaller places can evolve into a community meeting space, which I think is pretty cool. As for wanting a restaurant, I feel that since Growler's left there's not a similar, casual place to go for a beer. Again- I'm a fan of smaller places, not chains. But that's just my preference. A company that would hire high-skilled workers would be great for the area too.

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