The Art Institute of St. Louis Coming to Streets of St. Charles

Location will be the education system’s first school in Missouri

(Peoria, IL April 25, 2012) – Cullinan Properties, Ltd., announced today that The Art Institute of St. Louis, Inc. has signed a lease and will be opening its new school at the new Streets of St. Charles mixed use development, with classes scheduled to begin in July. The school will be named The Art Institute of St. Louis. The development, located at South Fifth Street and I-70, in St. Charles/Metro St. Louis is currently delivering spaces to all of its phase one tenancy.

“We are very pleased The Art Institute of St. Louis selected Streets of St. Charles for the new school,” states Lee Wolfson, Vice President of Leasing for Cullinan Properties, Ltd. “An educational institution like The Art Institute of St. Louis fits perfectly into the vibrant and sophisticated environment of the project,” continued Wolfson.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is one of The Art Institutes (www.aii.edu), a system of more than 50 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. The Art Institute of St. Louis will offer a broad range of academic programs including: Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Digital Photography, Fashion Marketing, Graphic & Web Design, and Interior Design; and Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Culinary Arts, and Graphic & Web Design. The Culinary Arts program’s kitchen labs will feature windows for public viewing, showing students as they work. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Upon completion, The Streets of St. Charles will total more than 1,000,000 sq. ft. with uses such as retail, restaurants, entertainment, office, hotel, and residential. The initial Phase I building, which opens May 1st, is a three-story structure of approximately 100,000 square feet. Tenants joining The Art Institute of St. Louis in Phase
I include: Tucanos Brazilian Grill, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, The Streets of St. Charles Dental, Massage LuXe, Wamhoff Financial Planning and Accounting Services, Brown Smith Wallace, and Cole & Associates.

The Phase I retail, restaurant, and office uses will be opening beginning in May and continuing through the summer. Phase II construction has already begun on a 400,000 square foot building including retail, entertainment, and residential opening fall of 2013. Phase II will include ground floor retail, entertainment and 310 luxury apartment units on the upper floors with a 1250 car adjacent parking structure. For more information, visit www.streetsofstcharles.com

Cullinan Properties, Ltd., with offices in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL and St. Louis, MO, is a multi-disciplined real estate firm that develops, manages and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office and medical properties throughout the United States. To view the entire portfolio of developments, visit www.cullinanproperties.com