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Rick Yackey

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Tidbits from Del Taco, Tsevis' Pub & Grill

    - Alderwoman Marlene Davis revealed a few weeks ago that Chipotle and Starbucks would be the new tenants of the shuttered Del Taco at 212 South Grand Boulevard -- a.k.a. the "Flying Saucer," which preservationists rallied around last year after developer Rick Yackey revealed his initial plans to de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Del Taco Spaceship Will Now Serve Coffee & Burritos

    ​Last summer's architectural cause celebre, the midtown Del Taco building that looks Parliament's Mothership, was saved from the wrecking ball thanks to public outcry and the efforts of the Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Aldermanic Committee. At the time, building owner Rick Yackey was push ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Rendering of Renovated Saucer Unveiled; Future Tenant Still Unknown

    Albert SamahaThe first image of St. Louis' hot new [to be announced]!​For the second time in as many months, developer Rick Yackey and 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene Davis convened an informal press conference in front of the building formerly known as Del Taco. It was wet and windy and cold, but a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Meeting Dangles Hope to Flying Saucer Fans

    ​The saga of the former Del Taco building at 212 South Grand Boulevard -- a.k.a the Flying Saucer -- continues. Alderwoman Marlene Davis and developer Rick Yackey held a public meeting outside the Saucer yesterday evening.Albert Samaha reports on the meeting for Daily RFT:Yackey explained that he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Rick Yackey Vows To Do His Best To Not Demolish Saucer on South Grand

    Albert SamahaThe saga continues...​On Sunday, developer Rick Yackey sent the St. Louis Post-Dispatch a statement declaring that he will explore every possibility before demolishing the Saucer on South Grand. According to the P-D, Yackey pledged "to hire an architect, talk with potential tenan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Kaldi's, Pi in Mix for the Del Taco Flying Saucer?

    ​The saga of the (now former) Del Taco building, a.k.a. the flying saucer, at 212 South Grand Boulevard has taken yet another intriguing turn, with two of the city's most powerful politicians tweeting competing ideas for saving the iconic structure from possible demolition.On Saturday, Mayor Franc ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    "Save Our Saucer!": Rally to Celebrate Beloved Del Taco Building

    Albert SamahaDemocracy in action!​The wheelchair contingent from the Grand View Tower apartments rolls deep at the "Save Our Saucer" rally in front of the South Grand building formerly known as Del Taco. There's John Clay and Mike Buford and Eddy West and five or six of their friends, most of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Rick Yackey and the Del Taco Tax Credits: We've Got the Backstory

    Albert SamahaIs Ricky Yackey manipulating the historical preservation process?​ Updated 3:45 p.m. to show perspective of Alderman Scott Ogilvie. At a committee meeting last week, Alderman Scott Ogilvie pointed out Rick Yackey and his group of developers saved as much as $27 million in taxes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Del Taco Leaves St. Louis

    ​The fate of the "flying saucer" Phillips 66/Del Taco building at 212 South Grand Boulevard remains undecided, following Wednesday's contentious aldermanic committee meeting on developer Rick Yackey's plans for the site.The fate of Del Taco, the fast-food chain, is clear-cut: Both St. Louis-ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    South Grand Del Taco: Scenes From the Closing

    Albert SamahaAnother vacant building in St. Louis. At least this one looks cool.​The lease wasn't up until midnight, but the Del Taco on South Grand was pretty much cleared out by 9 p.m. yesterday. It was naked inside. No pictures and prices above the counter. No cardboard cutouts promoting 89 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Del Taco to Close Tomorrow; But Board Bill May Actually Save Building

    Laura MillerDoes Board Bill #118 actually help save this building?​Alderwoman Marlene Davis wanted people to know that Board Bill #118 has nothing to do with any proposed demolition of the Del Taco building at South Grant and Forest Park. She repeated several times at today's Housing and Urban De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Mayor Slay Has Del Taco Building's Back

    ​Tomorrow the Housing and Urban Development Aldermanic Committee will consider a bill that would deem the Del Taco at South Grand and Forest Park a "blighted area," consequently opening the door for its demolition. The proposal has drawn much scorn from the public. So yesterday, Mayor Francis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Top Five Fast Food Joints Besides Del Taco to Enjoy While Drunk

    Laura MillerSo long, after-bar hangout.​A community of St. Louis drinkers was surely surprised when news broke that plans might be in the works to demolish an after-bar staple, the midtown Del Taco (212 South Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1424). Gut Check reported yesterday that developer Rick Yack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Mob of Angry Del Taco Lovers Noticeably Absent from City Hall

    Laura Miller​More than 9,000 enraged citizens have shown their support of the Del Taco on South Grand by clicking the "Like" button on the "Save St. Louis Del Taco" Facebook page. Democracy in action! The people are speaking! As the Arab Spring has taught us, social media can topple power stru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Del Taco Demolition on Aldermanic Agenda Tomorrow

    photo by Laura Miller​The flying saucer where so many drunken late-night tacos were scarfed, the Del Taco on Grand Boulevard, may be getting demolished, despite being on the National Register of Historic Places and causing an outpouring of love on Facebook.At tomorrow's meeting of the board of ald ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 5, 2003

    Rock the Boat

    Yackey's on the River brings hope and hush puppies to the banks of the Mississippi

  • Dining

    May 9, 2001

    Side Dish

    Negotiations for a new riverfront restaurant are going swimmingly

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