Starbucks en 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'