After learning Saturday that Pace Properties has withdrawn its plan for a $125 million retail development in the Hadley Township neighborhood of Richmond Heights, people used Twitter and Facebook to share their reaction. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported the news.
The following is a sampling of online commentary.
@nextSTL: "This means no IKEA there."
@tjdunnigan: "Drats!" (re: IKEA)
@Central_Realty: "although this is a great site maybe its time to give up?"
@sierramike320: "92yr refuses to SELL" (in reference to this Post-Dispatch profile)
Pat Wilken Maloney: "I am a little surprised....especially with the amount of money, the homeowners have been offered. I feel sorry for the ones that have excepted the offers. I lived, years ago in the area right off of Manchester and Big Bend. They wanted to put a redevelopment there. They offered the home owners not anywhere the money that is being offered in RH. Then they too backed out, and left us who wanted to move, out in the cold. I can understand, tho', that some of the older residents, don't want to move."
Be a Stout Pollard: "You mean, the saga continues? Surprise!"
More about Hadley Township development on Patch:
- Pace Properties: Commercial Contracts in Works for Hadley
- Hadley Township: Pace Properties to Update City on Buyout Talks
- Hadley Casts Shadow on Eminent Domain, Blogger Says
- Menards Gives Hadley Update in Richmond Heights
- Hadley Meeting: Residents Express Concern, Worry, Frustration
- Pace Properties and Menards Get Extensions for Hadley Work