ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- The owner and developer of the old Del Taco property in Midtown St. Louis says rumors that a Starbucks and Chipotle restaurant are moving in is not true.
Rick Yackey, who owns the property on 212 S. Grand, told News 4 that he’s talking to “a lot of people”, but no lease agreement has been worked out.
Alderwoman Marlene Davis said the developer told her last week that the big names agreed to bring new life to the building. Last year, preservationist groups formed to fight the demolition of the building.
There was construction equipment on site Thursday afternoon, but no workers were present. Two large rusted tanks were sitting above ground.
Yackey said that he had crews dig up old gasoline storage tanks to remove any environmental issues, but no other construction work was underway.