St. Louis Union Station planning $45 million aquarium

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, August 09 2016 Aug 9, 2016 Tuesday, August 09, 2016 7:27:00 AM CDT August 09, 2016 in News
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch ,St. Louis ,Missouri
By: Associated Press
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The owner of Union Station in downtown St. Louis is planning a $45 million aquarium that will feature sharks and thousands of other aquatic species.

Officials with Lodging Hospitality Management say construction should begin this fall, with an opening planned in late 2018.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports LMH's chairman and chief executive, Bob O'Loughlin, says the aquarium is expected to help establish Union Station as a family attraction similar to Navy Pier in Chicago. The St. Louis Aquarium will have shops and restaurants aimed at families also visiting the Arch, City Museum and other downtown attractions.

St. Louis Aquarium will be open year round. The 75,000-square-foot aquarium will have fish tanks containing a combined 1 million gallons of water.

 

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