3901-05 Shaw (formerly known as Salamah's Market,formerly Shaw Place Theatre) Offered for Redevelopment by St. Louis City Community Development Administration

A Request for Proposals for the rehabilitation of 3901-05 Shaw (formerly known as Salamah's Market, formerly Shaw Place Theatre) has been posted. This RFP has been uploaded to the City's website, and can be found on the CDA page: https://www.stlouismo.gov/government/departments/community-development/commercialdevelopment.cfm You can also download the proposal at 3901 Shaw - Deadline RFP

The contact person is:


Matthew Sisul Residential Development Manager (314) 657-3814 (314) 613-7012 (fax) SisulM@stlouis-mo.gov

City of St. Louis Community Development Administration 1520 Market Street, Suite 2000 St. Louis, MO 63103

Please help us spread the word on this highly visible and valuable corner location in the Shaw neighborhood.

Here is more information on the history of the building:

The Shaw Theatre opened in 1915 as part of the Arthur Theatres chain (Franchon & Marco) and seated 1,140. Located in the Shaw neighborhood just six blocks from the Botanical Gardens. A single floor theatre with and plain front. Rather large lobby for a small neighborhood theatre.

Located right on the corner of Shaw Avenue and S. 39th Street in the middle of the neighborhood shopping center it was rather unique in that it was built up from the street level and you had to climb about five steps to get to the entrance level. The marquee was made to stretch around the corner so that one side was on S. 39th Street and the other on Shaw Avenue. The theatre gave way to television in 1957 and was converted to a drug store, today operating as a supermarket.