HSA Commercial Real Estate’s Robert E. Smietana, vice chairman and CEO, and Craig Phillips, executive vice president, development, today announced that Luxco has leased a 213,558-square-foot distribution facility at 1619 Park 370 Blvd., an HSA Commercial development in Hazelwood, Mo., a northwest suburb of St. Louis. Luxco, a St. Louis-based beverage company, is relocating some of its warehousing operations from its main production facility at 5050 Kemper Ave. in southwest St. Louis City to the space at Park 370. Luxco takes occupancy in early July.
Founded in 1958, Luxco is a leading producer, bottler, importer and marketer of beverage alcohol products, including Admiral Nelson’s Spiced Rum, St. Brendan’s Irish Cream, Pearl Vodka, Ezra Brooks bourbon and Juarez Tequila, to name a few. Further, it is one of the largest importers of tequila in the United States. While expanding to Park 370, Luxco is retaining its Kemper Ave. manufacturing facility and its downtown St. Louis corporate headquarters.
“Our business has experienced significant growth in recent years and we expect that trend to continue,” said David Bratcher, vice president of operations for Luxco. “We needed a modern bulk warehouse facility with direct access to the major interstates. Park 370 provides not only the great location, but the high ceilings, configuration flexibility and high-quality construction that we wanted. We look forward to expanding our business here.”
HSA Commercial developed 1619 Park 370 Blvd. and a 340,000-square-foot distribution center on an adjacent lot following the firm’s acquisition of a 30-acre vacant site from TRiSTAR Properties in 2001. HSA Commercial has since sold the larger warehouse to a private investor group. Both facilities are part of the 450-acre Park 370 business park launched by TRiSTAR in 2000.