Virtual meeting set to be held tonight about new QuikTrip at Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill


A general rendering of a new QuikTrip. This is not a specific rendering of the ones proposed along Lemay Ferry Road.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

A virtual open house and informational meeting will take place through Zoom at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 18, about a new QuikTrip gas station and convenience store proposed at the site of a historic building at Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill roads in South County.

The QuikTrip is proposed for 5040 Lemay Ferry Road, currently the site of the historic Session building, also previously known as the Kassebaum building. The location is next to the Kassebaum House, also a historic building. Separately, another QuikTrip is being proposed at the corner of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road, but that project is already in the zoning process at the county.

The meeting tonight is about the QuikTrip at Butler Hill. If approved by the County Council, the Lemay/Lindbergh QuikTrip would replace the existing QuikTrip at 3475 Lemay Ferry Road, and with a QT at Butler Hill Road, there could be two new QuikTrips in two miles along Lemay Ferry. 

Constructed in 1907, the August Kassebaum House began its journey as a Georgian Revival-style brick home. The house is next to the Kassebaum building, and both would likely be demolished to make way for a new QuikTrip proposed at Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill roads.

The virtual meeting on the Butler Hill Road QuikTrip proposal is slated to be held by Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18, a meeting that can be joined by calling 312-626-6799, Meeting ID 941 878 2401 and Passcode 63303.

QuikTrip also held an in-person open house on the project Monday from 6 to 8 pm. in the JCPenney Home Store in Marshalls Plaza, 6933 Lindbergh Blvd.

Those with questions can email Gwen Keen at or call 636-627-0003.

The Butler Hill QuikTrip has not reached the formal stage of St. Louis County zoning yet. Since the area is unincorporated, zoning decisions are made by the County Council, on the recommendations of the county Planning Commission.

Last week, the St. Louis County Planning Commission voted unanimously 7-0 to recommend approval of a new QuikTrip gas station at the corner of Lemay Ferry and South Lindbergh Boulevard, across from South County Center mall, at the site of an existing auto repair shop. If approved by the County Council, the large redevelopment would also take out the existing locations of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and The Watering Bowl, a daycare for dogs located between the auto repair shop and the Smoothie King.

This is not the first time QuikTrip has replaced a gas station in South County: The company previously built a new QuikTrip along Bayless to replace an existing store.

The historic Session or Kassebaum building, as seen on Google Maps, would be demolished under a proposal for a new QuikTrip at Lemay Ferry and Butler Hill roads.