The St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies today announced that Drunken Fish, Howl at the Moon, and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard will all be part of the first phase of Ballpark Village when it opens next spring.
"Ted Drewes is an iconic and uniquely St. Louis tradition, Drunken Fish is the Midwest's unrivaled leader in Japanese cuisine and Howl at the Moon is one of the leading entertainment concepts in the United States," said Chase Martin, Director of Development at The Cordish Companies. "We are thrilled to bring these world class names to Ballpark Village."
Drunken Fish and Howl at the Moon will join the Budweiser Brew House, Cardinals Nation, Live! Marketplace and PBR St. Louis - A Cowboy Bar as tenants within the first phase of Ballpark Village. Ted Drewes joins Ballpark Village as a featured product inside of Live! Marketplace and on the new exterior event plaza located on the former Busch Stadium Infield.
"We are excited to welcome these diverse tenants and brand partners to Ballpark Village," said Bill DeWitt III, the President of the St. Louis Cardinals. "Drunken Fish, Howl at the Moon and Ted Drewes will help ensure that our grand opening next spring is a resounding success."
In addition to adding to the dynamic mix of dining and entertainment options planned for Ballpark Village, the new Tenants will create approximately 100 new jobs in downtown St. Louis. Drunken Fish will occupy an approximately 5,250 square foot space on the northeast corner of the first floor, while How at the Moon will occupy an approximately 5,000 square foot space on the northwest corner of the second floor.
Drunken Fish, locally-owned by restaurateur Munsok So, is widely recognized as the premier sushi restaurant in the region. Drunken Fish boasts a sensational selection of sushi, Japanese cuisine and inventive cocktails. From traditional sushi rolls to unique creations, Drunken Fish has a dish for every appetite. Drunken Fish's menu features an impressive happy hour, which was voted 'Best Happy Hour in St. Louis'. It includes signature rolls, appetizers and entrees, and is offered during lunch, weeknights and late-night.
Drunken Fish's dinner menu features an extensive list of specialty sushi rolls, a variety of entrees and delicious dessert offerings. Thoughtfully designed, Drunken Fish at Ballpark Village will feature a trendy and sophisticated décor.
"We are very excited to be a part of Ballpark Village," said Munsok So. "As a local resident, I am so proud to be playing a role in the revitalization of our downtown. Our entire Drunken Fish team is ready and fully committed to providing a paramount dining experience in a sophisticated and fun atmosphere."
Described as "The Dueling Piano Bar that Rocks," Howl at the Moon is one of the premier nightlife concepts in the country. Howl at the Moon is currently located in some of the leading entertainment areas in the U.S., including Power Plant Live! in Baltimore, MD; River Walk in San Antonio, TX; Hubbard Street in downtown Chicago, IL; City Walk in Los Angeles, CA and International Drive in Orlando, FL. Howl at the Moon is a high-energy concept centered around live music and audience participation. Howl's talented and versatile entertainers perform everything from 80s rock to today's hits on dueling pianos, drums, guitars and more.
"By providing our customers with an outstanding entertainment experience reminiscent of the best of New Orleans, Howl at the Moon attracts a diverse audience comprised of guests of all ages," said Jimmy Bernstein, founder of Howl at the Moon. "We are thrilled to once again partner with The Cordish Companies and become a part of Ballpark Village."
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard will be joining the list of iconic St. Louis companies represented at Ballpark Village. While the exact details are still being finalized, Ted Drewes' St. Louis Frozen Custard is expected to be a featured item inside of the Live! Marketplace and also at a branded kiosk on the exterior event plaza located on the same location as the former Busch Stadium infield. Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard and Christmas trees for decades. Ted Drewes opened his first ice cream store in Florida in 1929 and opened the first St. Louis location the following year. In 1931, Ted opened a location on South Grand and in 1941, the Chippewa location opened. Both south side stores thrive to this day.
"We are excited to be a part of a project that is as important and transformative as Ballpark Village." Said Ted Drewes, Jr. "The St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies have made a major commitment to the city through this sensational project. We are thrilled to be a part of it."
Additional tenant opportunities are available as part of the first phase of development and further announcements are expected in the coming weeks.
The St. Louis Cardinals & The Cordish Companies
The construction of Ballpark Village represents the next step in the Cardinals' vision for their investment in downtown St. Louis that began with the opening of the privately financed, $411 Busch Stadium in 2006. Ballpark Village is a mixed-use retail, entertainment, office, and residential district being developed in partnership by the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies. Spanning seven city blocks on the 10-acre site just north of Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village will be the country's first fully integrated mixed-use development designed to deliver the excitement and energy of the game day experience to a new neighborhood outside the stadium walls. For more information about Ballpark Village, visit to www.cardinals.com/bpv or www.stlballparkvillage.com.
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