CRESTWOOD, MO (KTVI) – The final chapter on a piece of St. Louis area history will be written Wednesday. It’s the last day Crestwood Mall , currently named Crestwood Court, will be open to the public.
The oldest mall in the St. Louis area is already basically empty. The only store left is LensCrafters. That store has a separate entrance and storefront on the east side of the mall and it will remain open after the mall closes.
The only real clientele left for the inside of the mall are mall walkers. They will have to take their exercising elsewhere.
The mall’s website says after 55 years, Crestwood Court is closing to the public.
Chicago-based Centrum Partners LLC co-owns the retail space. The company has pitched a major redevelopment plan for the plaza called 'The District at Crestwood.'
The more than $100 million plan would turn the area into an entertainment district with things like restaurants and a movie complex.
But that idea is still in the works.
Among the controversial sticking points is Centrum’s request for nearly $22 million in tax increment financing (TIF) funding from the city.
There have been some auctions for things like fixtures from the mall.
We will have to wait and see what happens next.