flying saucer en 'Flying Saucer' To Get Mo. Statewide Preservation Award <p>The building in Midtown which has become commonly known as the "Flying Saucer" will receive an award for its much-publicized transformation.</p><p>The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation will recognize the effort at <a href="">their Preservation Honor Awards ceremony</a> on Feb. 27.</p><p>A Starbucks<a href=""> moved into </a>the former gas station and Del Taco restaurant in Sep. 2012 and a Chipotle restaurant is expected to inhabit the other side of the building in the coming weeks.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:49:48 +0000 Kelsey Proud 9088 at 'Flying Saucer' To Get Mo. Statewide Preservation Award Starbucks Opens In '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 Starbucks Opens In 'Flying Saucer'