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The familiar exterior of the German themed restaurant which faced Lindbergh Boulevard on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Schneithorst Restaurant and Bar where customers could look at the various items available at an online auction at the closed restaurant. Photo by JB Forbes, [email protected]

JB Forbes

By Mary Shapiro Post-dispatch special

LADIE – The former Schneithorst restaurant on South Lindbergh Boulevard and Clayton Road is said to be renovated for commercial and office uses under a plan approved by city officials on Tuesday.

Schneithorst Development Co. wants to renovate the two-story building and add 7,400 feet of retail space to the old restaurant, which closed in December after having been in operation since 1956.

Allen Roehrig, of Mainline Group Architecture Inc., represented the developer at a public hearing on Tuesday. He said the second-story patio would be closed to become additional retail space, adding a new two-story section to the north end of the restaurant building.

The building footprint will be increased by 2,006 square feet.

There is a proposal to build a new second story on a one story section adjacent to the loading dock, and additional small sections would be added to connect the new areas to existing ones, he said.

Further renovations will take place in the main and lower levels of the structure, he said, although much of the building’s existing shopping area remains the same.