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  • Centene pulls out of Ballpark Village

    What a shocker...

    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/bus...2?OpenDocument

  • #2
    Originally posted by wildhorse View Post

    Again -
    Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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    • #3
      Just sod it over and make it a park.
      Make America Great For Once.

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      • #4
        It may not seem like it now but it's a blessing in disguise...

        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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        • #5
          Does this mean they can start building stuff now?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
            Just sod it over and make it a park.

            with really tall temporary stands
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            • #7
              Originally posted by 007 View Post
              It may not seem like it now but it's a blessing in disguise...
              how come?
              Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cardinalgirl View Post
                how come?
                Just a guess...

                The company may not be doing well financially and the prospect of spending $$$ on a move would not be in the best interests of the company's viability at this point.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
                  Just a guess...

                  The company may not be doing well financially and the prospect of spending $$$ on a move would not be in the best interests of the company's viability at this point.
                  Dead on...

                  "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                  Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                  -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                  • #10
                    ah, okay thanks.
                    Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 007 View Post
                      Dead on...
                      My posting for the day is done, then.

                      I want to go out on a high note.

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                      • #12
                        Wasn't this part of the holdup, though? That they couldn't build anything until they finalized the stuff with Centene? So...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by backstop View Post
                          Wasn't this part of the holdup, though? That they couldn't build anything until they finalized the stuff with Centene? So...
                          Was it a financial aspect or an architectural one, though?

                          IOW, did Centene require a slightly different building design (interior and/or exterior) and Dewitt didn't want to pay for a design that could have been a disadvantage of attracting other businesses if Centene pulled out?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
                            Just a guess...

                            The company may not be doing well financially and the prospect of spending $$$ on a move would not be in the best interests of the company's viability at this point.
                            After they tried to muscle out several long-time property owners (via ridiculously low offers) who occupy parcels adjacent to Centene's Clayton HQ, and then losing the TIF battle to force them out, they made a huge deal about moving to Ballpark Village. Now, like a miracle, there's been some movement on a couple of those parcels (likely to a Centene-controlled holding company), so they may be back to a Clayton expansion as originally planned.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Iowa_Card View Post
                              Was it a financial aspect or an architectural one, though?

                              IOW, did Centene require a slightly different building design (interior and/or exterior) and Dewitt didn't want to pay for a design that could have been a disadvantage of attracting other businesses if Centene pulled out?
                              I thought they had the vague original plan that they were going to use, then this Centene thing came up...so they had to re-do all the plans, and that was holding things up. Now that Centene is gone, do they just go back to the original layout and start actually building stuff, or decide that they need a big tenant, and wait for them, so that they can get whatever they want/need?

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