28. September 2009
Title: Construction Completion
Description: Our estimated construction completion date.
25. September 2009
The Butler’s Pantry, one of St. Louis’ largest catering companies with $5.4 million in local off-site sales volume last year, is rehabing the laundry facility of the old City Hospital into an 8,000-square-foot event venue called Palladium Saint Louis. “The people who did the laundry here 100 years ago had the best-kept secret in the fantastic view,” Chris Goodson, principle of the Gilded Age, which developed the space for the Butler’s Pantry. Construction on the $3 million-plus project will be completed within the month, and the venue will open Nov. 7… “There’s a certain level of craftsmanship you find in buildings done around the turn of the century and the early 1900s that at this point in time are just not as cost effective to do new,” said Mark Herman, the designer chosen to help create The Palladium. “Some of the moldings, tile work and brick work in today’s market are not feasible.”
As ranked by local 2008 sales volume for off-site catering…Butler’s Pantry ranks 2nd with a total sales of $5,409,000 in 2008.
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4. September 2009
It may be hard to imagine that a one-time hospital laundromat could be turned into an elegant events venue, but that’s exactly what has happened at Palladium Saint Louis in Lafayette Square. The space’s dramatic floating mezzanine and soaring, two-story windows with cityscape views are a long way from its previous incarnation as part of City Hospital.
“Palladium Saint Louis is a modern revitalization of a historic 1937 building, and we’ve pulled out all the stops,” says Richard Nix, president of Butler’s Pantry, the catering company behind the new venue. “The space has a sophisticated ambience and sleek contemporary design. It’s not the usual chandeliers-and-tufted-walls look that you find in most hotel ballrooms, but it doesn’t seem like a bar or disco, either. It’s elegant and unique.”
The venue officially opens Saturday, Nov. 7, appropriately with a benefit gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.
by Tony DiMartino
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