Kaldi's to open two new STL locations


Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co.
announced plans for two new St. Louis locations to open this year. The first will be located in the historic Gerhart Building, at Laclede and Vandeventer avenues, and the second at Washington University’s Mid Campus Center at 4590 Children’s Place. The two stores will mark the seventh and eighth in St. Louis.


The Gerhart location is slated to open this summer and is part of an larger restoration to the historic Midtown building. Kaldi's brand manager Louis Nahlik said the 1,800-square-foot location will seat 20 to 30 caffeine cravers with additional seating out front. The building itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and will showcase historic architectural details like a tin ceiling and wood floors. According to Nahlik, the food and drink menu will be largely the same as other Kaldi’s stores, but the menu is in development and will likely feature sandwich, salad and coffee offerings unique to the store.


“The location is really amazing, with all the development going in between IKEA, the Cortex and the various apartments being put in,” Nahlik said.


The Mid Campus Center location will also accommodate 20 to 30 customers and will be housed in a building currently under construction. Look for that location to open by the end of 2016.