Dierbergs to Build First Illinois Store

Green Mount Crossing Shopping Center at Crossroads of New Development

October 19, 2001 – When TWM was looking for a location for their new office building four years ago, they settled on the corner of Thouvenot Lane and Old Collinsville Road, knowing that when the roadway extension they were designing was constructed, traffic past that location would increase dramatically. Others apparently had the same vision. 

Capital Land Company recently presented plans to the Village of Shiloh, Illinois for Dierbergs Green Mount Crossing, a 57 acre shopping center at the corner of Frank Scott Parkway East and North Green Mount Road. A new interchange is being constructed at the site and will connect North Green Mount to I-64. The shopping center will therefore be bordered by the interstate and two new roadways. One entrance will also align with the extension of Central Park Drive, all of which makes it an ideal location from many perspectives. TWM Inc. is providing surveying and civil engineering for the project.

In announcing the project, Capital Land also reveled that the primary anchor for the center will be Dierbergs, who chose the site for their first store on the Illinois side of the river. The St. Louis based grocery chain was founded in 1854. Plans call for approximately 70,000 square feet of space for the supermarket with another 15,300 square feet of attached tenant space.

The Shiloh store will match the premier supermarkets Dierbergs operates at 18 other locations in the St. Louis area. In addition to groceries, the store will offer flowers through Dierberg’s Florist & Gifts, one of the top ten, full-service, FTD florists in North America, along with a Bakery, Deli, Salad Bar, Seafood shop, Video Center, Photo Processing, Pharmacy, Party Center, Banking Center, School of Cooking, and much more. But Dierbergs is only the start. The shopping center plans illustrate four additional anchor store spaces, the largest of which could be more than 118,000 square feet in size. The others are illustrated at approximately 48,000, 36,000, and 22,000 square feet. In addition, the development will offer thirteen outlots for restaurants and other free-standing retail establishments.

When fully occupied, the shopping center should generate a significant amount of property and sales taxes to the Village of Shiloh. This is only in one quadrant of the intersection. The interest in the site illustrates the impact improvements like a new roadway can have on a municipality.