St. Louis-based Spiegelglass Construction Company is starting construction work on The Arch Café LLC, a new café located at the base of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
The 1,600 square-foot space can seat 28 in the café and an additional 96 in the common area. The Arch Café will offer farm-to-table food that includes everything from St. Louis ribs, hamburgers, paninis and St. Louis’s special toasted raviolis to vegetarian and gluten-free options. Visitors will also enjoy locally sourced foods, as well as organic produce. A coffee bar, vending machines and box lunches for groups will also be available.
The Arch Café is expected to open this July 4 during the city’s Independence Day celebrations. The Arch Café LLC’s parent company, Evelyn Hill Inc., operates the concessions at the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and at Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore.
As part of several conservation initiatives, The Arch Café, LLC will institute a zero-waste program where nearly all of the waste is either recycled or composted. Plastics, aluminum, glass and cardboard are recycled and food scraps, coffee cups, napkins and flatware are composted. The dining experience includes visitors learning about environmental practices they can incorporate at the park and at home.