If you have driven down Maryland Avenue in Clayton recently you may have noticed some construction happening and the disappearance of the “Brown Shoe” name. After also doing a google search I found the video above. The CEO, Diane Sullivan explains the change in brand name to Caleres. Keeping their 136 years of success in mind, all the while adapting to the new marketplace.
When I stopped by I also noticed a fantastic new sculpture by architecht Saunders Schultz.
“Vacant for nearly two decades, the prominent corner of Clayton and Hanley Roads may finally be redeveloped. Planned is more than 500Ksf of retail, including a grocer, more than 40Ksf of office space, and as many as 291 residential units.”
I remember hearing of a proposal for something similar back in 2009. Unfortunately, nothing ever came of it. I think it would be a great way to fill the vacant site and bring new amenities to the area. From what I have been hearing this time around, I think that it will become a reality.