Based on the number of cars in the parking lot, activity at the new Loughborough Commons shopping center in South City is getting busier by the day.
From the "Carondeletter", newsletter for the Carondelet Community Betterment Federation (CCBF), here is a report about the new shopping center:
"In September Schnuck's opened their new and larger market at the Loughborough Commons Shopping Center (I55 and Loughborough). The store provides for any needs and is beautifully designed.
In mid-October Lowe's opened their very large store at the same shopping center. Lowe's manager, Jacob Lutes says "We're excited about this being the first store inside the city limits." The store has 154 employees-60 percent are full-time. In addition to the 116,000 square feet of retail sales, there is a garden center of 31,000 sqare feet.
The ribbon cutting was held on October 21st with the following present: Mayor Francis Slay, Alderman Matt Villa, Alderman Fred Heitert 12th Ward, Alderman Fred Wessels 13 Ward, Sr. Marie Charles Buford, Executive Director of CCBF-represented by Ted Naegel. CCBF received a gift of $1,000 on opening day.
Desco, the developer for the shopping center, reports another 43,000 square feet of retail space is planned to include 7-12 retailers."
Thanks to CCBF for this information. For more information about CCBF, please call (314)752-6339 or visit them online at ccbf-inc.org.