St. Louis-based Spiegelglass Construction Company is starting construction work on The Arch Café LLC, a brand new café proudly located at the base of the Gateway Arch. The 1,600 square-foot space can seat 28 in the café and an additional 96 in the common area. The Arch Café will offer farm-to-table food that includes everything from St. Louis ribs, hamburgers, paninis and St. Louis’s special toasted raviolis to vegetarian and gluten-free options. Visitors will also enjoy locally sourced foods, as well as organic produce. A coffee bar, vending machines and box lunches for groups will also be available.
According to Spiegelglass Construction, the Arch Café is expected to open on July 4th, 2018 during the city’s Independence Day celebrations. The Arch Café LLC’s parent company, Evelyn Hill Inc., operates the concessions at the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and at Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore.
“Spiegelglass Construction has strong roots in St. Louis – our business began here in 1904, the year of World’s Fair,” said Barry Spiegelglass, co-owner of Spiegelglass Construction Company. “It’s an incredible honor to now be constructing The Arch Café at the Gateway Arch more than 110 years after my grandfather opened Spiegelglass Construction nearby in downtown St. Louis.”
As part of several conservation initiatives, The Arch Café, LLC will institute a zero waste program where virtually all of the waste is either recycled or composted. Plastics, aluminum, glass and cardboard are recycled and food scraps, coffee cups, napkins and flatware are composted. The dining experience includes visitors learning about environmental practices they can incorporate at the park and at home.
“When we saw the bid opportunity for a concession stand at the Gateway Arch, we jumped at the chance,” said Evelyn Hill Inc. owner and president Bradford Hill. “We’re excited to apply what we’ve learned at the Statue of Liberty, Fort McHenry and Ellis Island and bring that success to the iconic Gateway Arch with The Arch Café.”
Evelyn Hill Inc., is also a third generation business having started at the Statue of Liberty 87 years ago in 1931. Over 4.5 million visitors pass through the doors to their gift shops, café’s, and outdoor stands. Evelyn Hill Inc., is the leader in the National Park Service for their zero waste initiatives. In 2010, they opened a LEED platinum structure on Liberty Island for the new gift shop. In addition, providing interpretive displays, signage, and living history is one of the company’s hallmarks. For more information, please visit www.cafearch.com.
Based in St. Louis, Spiegelglass Construction Company has been a family-owned general contractor since its inception in 1904. The company’s client portfolio includes national chains and independently-owned businesses, and spans industries including retail and foodservice. With a commercial construction focus, the company’s leaders combine a personal passion for turning their clients’ visions into reality with the know-how of a company that has been in business for more than 100 years. Rooted in integrity, Spiegelglass Construction stands above its peers with its personalized client service, unparalleled craftsmanship and a commitment to excellence. The company enjoys an honorable, well-deserved reputation among clients, subcontractors and business associates for closely adhering to the values that have sustained the business since 1904. For more information, please visit www.spiegelglass-gc.com.