ST. LOUIS — A new event and dining complex will soon open in the St. Louis area.
Maker's Locale is set to open this fall at 5232 Delmar in the Delmar maker District. The space will include Steve's Hot Dogs, a Fountain on Locust spinoff, Alpha Brewing Company and an event space and extension of Third Degree Glass Factory.
“This is a historic moment in the history of that area, as so many people are working to bring people together along Delmar in new ways," Steve Ewing, founder of Steve's Hot Dogs, said.
Ewing said this district will allow community members to feel like they're a part of it.
"It's a Maker's District so you can watch the food being made, all your drinks being made, everything is like glass so you can see everything being made," he said.
The latest addition to the Delmar Maker District will also include an 8,000-square-foot patio and beer garden shared by all tenants of the building. The space will have a regular lineup of events and live music throughout the year once open.
“We’re thankful to have been sought out for this project,” Danni Eickenhorst, co-owner of Steve’s Hot Dogs and owner of The Fountain on Locust said. “This is not only an amazing opportunity for both of our concepts to expand, but it’s also a great way to put the history of St. Louis on display. Both ice cream and hot dogs have shared history rooted in the St. Louis World’s Fair, held just blocks from the Makers Locale in Forest Park.”
Eickenhorst said she's eager to see what this space will bring to St. Louis.
"People can come from all over Delmar and come together and I think there's a lot of energy in the community to do that, especially along Delmar so we're excited to be a part of it," she said.
The Fountain Off Locust, the spinoff concept, will offer visitors a taste of what they can get at its Midtown location. It will include their famous ice cream martinis, sundaes, coffee and baked goods.
Alpha Brewing Company will have a 2,500-square-foot distillery and tasting room within Maker's Locale. Guests can enjoy the distillery and food offered.
Third Degree Glass factory will occupy a 2,300-square-foot event space. The space can be used for gatherings including rehearsal dinners, baby showers and more.
Third Degree Glass Factory Co-Founder Doug Auer said they want to bring a different experience to Delmar.
"We just want people here making things, we want to be able to teach people educate them, entertain them, and provide them with really cool artisan-crafted goods and services," he said.
All owners hope this will amplify the long history of Delmar, from the ground up.
"I've been driving that whole area for most of my life and so it's nice to see it getting back up again, getting rebuilt," Ewing said.
The project is set to be completed and open this fall.
Eickenhorst said this new space could create lots of job opportunities, and they're potentially looking to host a job fair for these positions in the summer.
Stay up-to-date and find more information about Maker's Locale here.
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