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Laclede's Landing
Historic Laclede's Landing on the Riverfront
New Developments Taking Place on Laclede's Landing
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), January 7, 2018 - The historic Witte Hardware Building, located at 707 N. Second Street on Laclede's Landing, is undergoing a $2 million renovation by Creve Coeur-based Drury Development Corporation.

The improvements aim to meet the evolving needs of the existing tenants, while also attracting others who will appreciate the renovated building's blend of historic details and modern conveniences, along with its exceptional location in St. Louis City's oldest district and only riverfront entertainment/dining destination.

The historic building was originally a warehouse distribution facility for Witte Hardware, an exclusive wholesale hardware business that operated on The Landing from 1849 to 1975. It served that purpose for 73 years, before being converted into office and restaurant space. The office space in the building is serving as home to a variety of tenants in the fields of financial services, engineering, marketing, logistics and technology.

Opportunities abound for growing companies with over 25,000 square feet of office space available, including the entire 6th floor. The ground floor, former home to the popular Hannegan's Restaurant, has been set aside for a new restaurant concept or two with a smaller footprint more consistent with today's dining experience. Renovations to the 80,000-square-foot building began in September 2017, and the first phase of renovations is scheduled to be completed by spring 2018.

"We believe that this project is helping return Laclede's Landing to the vibrant live-work-play neighborhood it once was, while providing people the opportunity to work in a truly one-of-a-kind historic structure," said Tom Milford, Drury Development Corporation.


Laclede's Landing - Witte Building
The historic Witte Hardware Building, located at 707 N. Second Street on Laclede's Landing, is undergoing a $2 million renovation by Creve Coeur-based Drury Development Corporation.
Built in 1902 of timber, bricks and cement, The Witte Building is said to be the strongest building of its kind in St. Louis. Recognizing the particular appeal of the building's history, during the renovation, many of the original architectural details are being preserved and enhanced, including:
  • The building's original, massive, 16-inch-wide cedar timber columns
  • The six-story atrium that allows for natural light on every floor of the building
  • Exposed timber in all the office spaces
  • Restored trademark signage on the south side of the building.
  • Ornate doors with leaded glass that provide a dramatic backdrop for the office spaces on the west side of the building
  • Two original locking vaults, another spot inside the building where the distinctive Witte trademark logo is present
"We're excited to see the thoughtful transformation taking place in the Witte Building and believe it will be a great location for businesses to grow and flourish," stated John Clark, president of Laclede's Landing Community Improvement District.

"This project is the latest in a series of exciting developments underway on The Landing and it helps to reinforce that this district is the full package, featuring not only amazing dining and entertainment venues, but also affordable, modern and convenient office space just steps from the river and iconic Gateway Arch. With the dramatic renovations to the Arch Grounds complete and now more easily accessible from The Landing, and the new museum set to open by summer of 2018, we fully anticipate this section of the St. Louis riverfront is going to be THE place to be."


GoHealth Urgent Care and Mercy Partner to Create Premier Network
ST. LOUIS, MO, (PRNewswire), January 7, 2018 -Mercy and GoHealth Urgent Care plan to open more than 30 co-branded Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers over the next two years, with convenient retail locations throughout St. Louis, Springfield, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas.

The joint venture will begin serving Mercy communities this summer, combining GoHealth Urgent Care's industry-leading patient satisfaction ratings, technological advancements and award-winning center and website designs with Mercy's long-standing reputation for high-quality, fully integrated acute and ambulatory health services. With these new Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers, GoHealth Urgent Care will become one of the nation's five largest urgent care companies.

Each Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care center will operate seven days a week with extended evening hours, welcome walk-in patients and offer online pre-registration and check-in to ensure that patients can access providers as quickly as possible and control when and where they are seen. The centers will feature electrostatic "smart glass" procedure rooms, transparent charting on a wide screen in each exam room, mobile x-ray equipment and Mercy's unified electronic health record (EHR), including the user-friendly MyMercy patient portal. The utilization of an integrated EHR will allow caregivers across the entire Mercy system immediate access to relevant and important patient medical history and information, helping to ensure continuity and the highest levels of care.

"We could not be more excited to partner with Mercy, as our mission to create a culture of care, seamless integration with the broader health care continuum and effortless patient experiences in urgent care is in complete alignment with what Mercy provides to each of its communities," said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care.

"Through robust collaboration and the combination of our respective innovative approaches to care, our joint venture will offer a differentiated and superior level of consumer-focused urgent care that is not currently available in Mercy's markets. We are really looking forward to improving access to clinical care by bringing this new experience to St. Louis, Springfield, Oklahoma City, Northwest Arkansas and beyond."

Mercy has grown to 44 acute care and specialty hospitals with over 40,000 co-workers, and a multispecialty physician group with more than 2,000 physicians. Mercy has a long history of care innovation and was among the first organizations in the U.S. to have a comprehensive, integrated electronic health record. In addition, Mercy was named a "Most Wired" health care organization by the American Hospital Association in 2017 for the 14th time since 1999 and has created a nationally recognized Virtual Care Center.

"Our partnership with GoHealth Urgent Care will help fulfill our mission to transform health in our communities," said Lynn Britton, Mercy's CEO. "We are dedicated to delivering integrated, consumer-focused care through innovative models that are convenient to where our patients live, work and play. This joint venture further demonstrates Mercy's leadership and focus on providing quality outcomes for the millions of patients who have entrusted us with their care."


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