Best Buy Planned at Retail Center in Illinois

Aug. 24--GLEN CARBON -- A second Best Buy store for the metro-east could be located at Edwardsville Crossing.

Glen Carbon Building and Development Committee met with developers from Capital Land Co. and Dawdy & Associates Inc. Wednesday afternoon to discuss proposed plans that would bring the electronics, music and home entertainment retailer to the village. The developers proposed an approximately 30,000-square-foot site plan at the 58-acre retail development. The committee approved the plans with some revisions.

"It then has to go through planning and zoning committee and then has to go through the village of trustees," Shashack said.

Best Buy corporate spokesman Justin Barber said, "We're always looking into coming into new communities. And we look forward to coming to town."

The committee also approved plans by both Capital Land Co. and Dawdy & Associates Inc. to develop a National City Bank at the shopping center. The bank will cover approximately 3,000 square feet and include three drive-up windows.

The proposed sites are on the 18 acres located within the village. The shopping center's other 40 acres is in Edwardsville. It will be anchored by the metro-east's second Dierberg's grocery store, which will open next month.

Earlier this month, a number of other tenants were announced. They include Borders Books and Music, Ashley Furniture, Michaels: The Arts and Crafts Store, Petco and Office Depot. Restaurants that also plan to locate there are St. Louis Bread Co., 54th Street Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings and Red Robin.

Contact reporter Will Buss at or 345-7822, ext. 24.