Developer David Schlafly has closed on 7401 Manchester Road, the former Monarch restaurant building, which he plans to renovate into shops and offices for lease, according to a release from Schlafly.
The redevelopment plan is to remove large expanses of brick in the façade along Manchester Road and Sutton Boulevard and insert new storefront glass, coupled with an entry patio.
“The building will have an expressive presence to Manchester and Sutton, while inviting shoppers and visitors into its space,” he said. A 30-car parking lot is in the rear.
The building has been mostly unused since Monarch closed in 2012.
In Maplewood, Schlafly has developed 7458 Manchester Road, the future Side Project Brewery; 7434 Manchester Road, Gus’s Fried Chicken; 2731 Sutton Boulevard, the Mill Building and the smaller Mule Building; 2810-2818 Sutton Boulevard, which includes Living Room, Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, Urban Breath Yoga, Bridges Community Services and the Sierra Club office; and 7412-7414 Manchester Road, an architectural and a lighting design firm.
Schlafly expects work on 7401 Manchester Road to begin within weeks. For more information contact August Schlafly at (314) 705-2909 or David Schlafly at (314) 941-0188.