South St. Paul is proud that the businesses represented below have chosen our City for their long-term commitment and investment.
The long-vacant former Wells Fargo at 161 Concord Exchange North was officially sold on January 24, 2018. Development partners Master Properties and Simek Realty have renovated and repurposed the 70,000 square-foot, four-story building into a 67-unit market rate apartment complex. The unit mix mainly consists of 1-bedroom units in addition to a few studio and 2-bedroom units. The amenity-rich residential community includes in-unit washer/dryer, a full kitchen appliance package, an interior common room and workout facility. Façade improvements included new brick and glass at the existing entryways, new windows throughout and a rooftop community lounge and patio. A portion of the lower level has been converted to underground parking in addition to repurposing the drive through lanes for additional parking.
While Concord Street (now Concord Exchange) was a hub of eateries, social establishments, and activities in the early- to mid- 1900s, it hasn’t welcomed a new dining establishment since the late 1980s and today houses only two eateries along its nearly mile-long stretch. That number has increased to three since KC LLC - a development group headed by property and business owners in the BridgePoint area - completed the 5,000 square foot, “upscale casual” restaurant offering a full food and beverage menu, outdoor dining, and live entertainment.
Vandalia Glassworks renovated the former Hitching Post building at 103 Concord Exchange North in order to relocate their glass art studio and gallery from St. Paul's Midway area. The business has made significant cosmetic and functional upgrades to the building's exterior. The move allowed the business to expand its services and foster community growth. The art gallery is used by artists to showcase their creations for sale in the renovated retail space on-site. The gallery includes views of the studio space to allow patrons to view the artwork being produced and interact with artists to learn about the techniques used to create the pieces. The glass studio also provides a hands on learning environment for classes ranging from one-on-one instruction to groups of 10-20 people. In addition to the studio and gallery space, approximately 1,700 square feet within the building are available for a future retail or office tenant.