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KMOV planning to move out of downtown St. Louis to suburban location


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Shortly after being purchased by Gray, KMOV is planning to move out of its longtime home in downtown St. Louis. Most likely moving to suburban Maryland Heights (same suburb KTVI/KPLR are in).

 

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/joe-holleman/kmov-plans-to-leave-downtown-st-louis-eyeing-maryland-heights-area/article_6b8252a1-daba-52fa-ab23-a7187370ea4f.html

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8 hours ago, Mrtraveler01 said:

Shortly after being purchased by Gray, KMOV is planning to move out of its longtime home in downtown St. Louis. Most likely moving to suburban Maryland Heights (same suburb KTVI/KPLR are in).

 

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/joe-holleman/kmov-plans-to-leave-downtown-st-louis-eyeing-maryland-heights-area/article_6b8252a1-daba-52fa-ab23-a7187370ea4f.html

Wasn't KMOV's current home built by CBS when channel 4 was an O&O?

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6 hours ago, TheRob said:

I'm sure the rent will be cheaper, plus no earnings tax in the county.

why haven't KSHB/KMCI WDAF, and KMBC/KCWE moved outta KCMO if the earnings tax is a big deal? KMBC even built new studios near Swope Park instead

are they trying to pit the city against the county for some tax "incentives"?

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I’m not sure if they rent or not. 
But, it’s location makes a prime spot for a hotel. If they do own the building, I’m sure a developer is offering up some big money for it. 

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17 hours ago, who?cares said:

I’m not sure if they rent or not. 
But, it’s location makes a prime spot for a hotel. If they do own the building, I’m sure a developer is offering up some big money for it. 

there's already a large empty hotel from the 60s down the street

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42 minutes ago, Megatron81 said:

Is KMOV building outdated why Gray wants to move outside of St. Louis?

 

Probably sold the building and is moving to a place with low rent. It's a move to recognize assets on the books and lower costs.

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2 hours ago, Weeters said:

The St. Louis Business Journal is reporting that Gray has purchased an office building in the suburbs at 77 Progress Parkway, previously the office for a company called Biomedical Systems. They expect to be moved in by late summer or fall 2023.

 

The brochure for the property can be found here.

 

Not a bad choice. The design of the building itself just screams TV station.

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13 hours ago, TennTV1983 said:

 

Not a bad choice. The design of the building itself just screams TV station.

 

The high ceilings here scream news or sales:

 

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Welcome to the new studio:

 

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19 hours ago, Weeters said:

The St. Louis Business Journal is reporting that Gray has purchased an office building in the suburbs at 77 Progress Parkway, previously the office for a company called Biomedical Systems. They expect to be moved in by late summer or fall 2023.

 

The brochure for the property can be found here.

That looks like a perfect spot for a television station.

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On 3/13/2022 at 11:16 PM, Megatron81 said:

Is KMOV building outdated why Gray wants to move outside of St. Louis?

Part of it can be seen on Google StreetView; they have to have reserved parking in front of the building and keep other vehicles such as a mobile unit that can't fit in the garage outside. For security alone that's a nightmare to keep an eye on and worry about, and if I-44/55 is closed and you have traffic jammed up there? It's a mess.

 

With Maryland Heights, a few cameras and some fencing takes care of all that, and access out is much more reasonable...plus all that natural light. It's pretty much a dead ringer for the new WMTV building, which Gray has favored of late.

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On 6/15/2022 at 10:32 PM, Weeters said:

The St. Louis Business Journal is reporting that Gray has purchased an office building in the suburbs at 77 Progress Parkway, previously the office for a company called Biomedical Systems. They expect to be moved in by late summer or fall 2023.

 

The brochure for the property can be found here.

I don't know St. Louis well at all, but I recognize Progress Parkway in Maryland Heights, MO. Edward Jones' headquarters is on that street. I recognize the address from their statements.

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