Updated Jan. 23 — A building that was the site of an historic St. Louis music venue will remain standing, at least for the time being.
The St. Louis Preservation Board Monday night unanimously backed a decision to deny a demolition permit for the former Club Imperial.
Building owner Robert Vroman, who bought the building last August in an auction, said he hopes public attention will entice a new buyer with plans to restore the space. The deadline for paying additional taxes is summer 2019, Vroman said. He said that if no one steps forward with a renovation offer by then, he’ll let the property return to the city for another tax auction.