Del Taco

Preservation
12:49 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

'Flying Saucer' To Get Mo. Statewide Preservation Award

The newly-renovated 'Flying Saucer' building in Midtown now holds a Starbucks and is slated to hold a Chipotle restaurant.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The building in Midtown which has become commonly known as the "Flying Saucer" will receive an award for its much-publicized transformation.

The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation will recognize the effort at their Preservation Honor Awards ceremony on Feb. 27.

A Starbucks moved into 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. 

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Morning round-up
9:24 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, September 15, 2011

Developer Rick Yackey says he's in negotiations with two tenants to occupy the shuttered Del Taco building. He hopes to have it occupied by March.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Developer announces Del Taco building might not be demolished after all

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, at a public meeting last night, developer Rick Yackey said that he’s in  final negotiations with two tenants to occupy the shuttered former Del Taco building.

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Morning News Round-up
9:44 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, August 18, 2011

A fire hose.
(via Flickr/flattop341)

St. Charles house fire claims fourth victim

A tragic house fire in St. Charles has claimed the life of a 4th victim. 8-year-old Quentin Gresham died early this morning, following the deaths of his father, mother and younger sister earlier this week.

As the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports, the lone survivor of the deadly blaze is 11-year-old Robert Zwilling, who escaped by jumping out a second-floor window.

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Del Taco vote
3:49 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Del Taco bill wins narrow approval from Board of Aldermen

Aldermen narrowly approved on Friday a redevelopment plan for the former Del Taco site on Grand Ave. Preservationists worry the bill is a precursor to the building's demolition.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A measure that local preservationists worry could lead to the demolition of the UFO-shaped former home of Del Taco on Grand Ave. is on its way to the mayor's desk.

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Preservation / St. Louis Board of Aldermen
5:33 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

Del Taco gets hearing before St. Louis Board of Aldermen

Del Taco, Grand Boulevard
Adam Allington St. Louis Public Radio

A taco stand shaped like a giant flying saucer was the subject of heated debate at the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen on Wednesday.

The board’s Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee approved a tax abatement bill which could move North Grand’s Del Taco one step closer to demolition.

The iconic gas station turned fast-food joint has become a cause célèbre among local preservationists.

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