Rick Yackey http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Starbucks Opens In 'Flying Saucer' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/starbucks-opens-flying-saucer <p>A new Starbucks opened Friday in a Midtown St. Louis building often called the 'flying saucer.'</p><p>The modern building faced an uncertain future last year when Del Taco closed and the developer Rick Yackey wanted to tear it down.</p><p>Preservationists and even some politicians fought for the saucer, and Yackey changed his mind, instead luring national tenants.</p><p>St. Louis architectural historian Michael Allen says it was a big save.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:55:51 +0000 Maria Altman 4777 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Starbucks Opens In 'Flying Saucer' Morning headlines: Thursday, September 15, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-september-15-2011 <p><strong>Developer announces Del Taco building might not be demolished after all</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/building-blocks/article_e7521a04-df2c-11e0-b728-0019bb30f31a.html">According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a>, at a public meeting last night, developer Rick Yackey said that he&rsquo;s in &nbsp;final negotiations with two tenants to occupy the shuttered former Del Taco building.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:24:25 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & WSIU 2054 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, September 15, 2011