May 17, 2021

Take a peek inside at the two latest additions to Ballpark Village's lineup

Ballpark Village has added two new concepts to its lineup — a restaurant and a retail store — both of which opened this month after the recent completion of its $260 million, 700,000-square-foot second phase that also included the Pennant Building, the PwC-anchored office tower and the One Cardinal Way apartment tower.

Arch Apparel, a local clothing brand known for its St. Louis-inspired apparel and accessories, opened its doors earlier this month at 771 Clark Ave. adjacent to Busch Stadium. The retail store will be open seven days a week and will offer a mix of baseball-centric gear, game day specials and all of its classic apparel. An elevated DJ booth for weekend home games also will be available inside the store.

Park founded Arch Apparel in 2016, which began as a home-based business that has since expanded to include three store locations in St. Louis, Brentwood and St. Charles.

"Having unique St. Louis businesses like Arch Apparel as part of the dynamic mix of amenities in Ballpark Village has been part of our plan since Day One, and we are thrilled to see the vision continue to come to life," Mike LaMartina, COO for Ballpark Village, said in a statement.

In addition to Arch Apparel, Ballpark Village on Monday also added barbecue restaurant Salt + Smoke to its lineup. This is the fifth location for Salt + Smoke in the St. Louis region, and will be located at the corner of Clark and Broadway, on the ground and second floors of One Cardinal Way, a new, 29-story apartment tower.

"It took us a little longer to open this location because of the pandemic, but our team was determined to get it done," Tom Schmidt, owner of Salt + Smoke, said in a statement. "We can't wait to open our doors to the best fans in baseball and to become a part of the 365-day atmosphere that Ballpark Village offers."

Salt + Smoke's new location encompasses 5,500 square feet on the first floor, with seating for 160, including the patio. The second floor, 2,600-square-foot space includes a private event space with seating for 150 to 200 people with views of Busch Stadium.

The restaurant will offer familiar favorites like the smoked brisket, St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork, dry-rub smoked wings and the restaurant's signature side dish, White Cheddar Cracker Mac.

"We are always looking to diversify the list of options for people who live, work or visit the neighborhood, and having a quality establishment like Salt + Smoke open up their doors and call Ballpark Village home is a big win for downtown St. Louis," LaMartina said.

The seating format and guest capacity at the restaurant will be consistent with procedures put in place by Ballpark Village leadership and tenant partners, in compliance with the city of St. Louis and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, officials said.

The restaurant also announced Saturday that fully vaccinated customers and staff members will not be required to wear masks, though “anyone who wants to continue to wear a mask is welcome to do so and we will honor any guest requests to have staff wear a mask when they are present at a table.”

Salt + Smoke has locations in the Central West End, Delmar Loop, St. Charles and in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood.

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