KAI Renovates 4 St. Louis Retail Assets

The four buildings in the greater metro area have now reopened as Art Van Furniture stores, following $3.5 million in renovation work.

Art Van Furniture at 2101 E. Terra Lane in O'Fallon, Mo.
Art Van Furniture at 2101 E. Terra Lane in O’Fallon, Mo.

Art Van Furniture has opened four new stores, following KAI Design & Build’s project to renovate the St. Louis retail assets. Rothman Furniture operated in the space until last year, when it closed all its stores in order to reopen them as a franchise of the Art Van brand. The owner funded the conversion work with a $3.5 million loan held by Enterprise Bank & Trust, according to public records.

The four converted properties include:

  • 5711 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in St. Louis
  • 2101 E. Terra Lane in O’Fallon, Mo.
  • 925 Northwest Plaza in St. Ann, Mo.
  • 1776 W. U.S. Highway 50 in O’Fallon, Ill.

KAI completed the renovation work on the four buildings in approximately four weeks. The firm utilized The UP Cos. to provide electrical and carpentry services on the project. The upgrading work included updates to lighting and finishes and the addition of new office space, with a focus on retaining as much showroom space as possible. A fifth store was converted to an Art Van Design Studio late last year, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Image courtesy of KAI Design & Build