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Koplar Properties

50 Maryland Plaza, Suite 300

St Louis, Missouri 63108

United States

Company Description

Koplar Communications International was founded in 1958 and is a privately held company. Our affiliates include VEIL Interactive Technologies, World Events Productions Ltd, Calico World Entertainment, Koplar Properties, and Koplar Entertainment. Headquart ... more

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Employment History

President

Maryland Plaza

President and General Manager

KPLR-TV

President and General Manager

KTVI

Affiliations

Founder
ACME Television , LLC

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Press Releases | Maryland Plaza

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"Maryland Plaza is, on every level, the antithesis of a mall," says Koplar Properties President Ted Koplar.

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Restoration of Maryland Plaza as the premier urban shopping experience in St. Louis began in Fall 2003 when Ted Koplar, President and CEO of Koplar Properties, along with son Sam Koplar, VP of Business Development and Maryland Plaza Project Leader, began touring the country to see what other cities were doing to revitalize their urban centers.
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"It is exciting to see the transformation of Maryland Plaza unfold," said Edward (Ted) J. Koplar, president and CEO of Koplar Properties. "Our development plans are on schedule and we will continue to work with the business owners and residents of the Central West End to complete construction in a manner that minimizes inconvenience. Koplar also stresses that all area businesses will remain open and carry normal business hours.
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"Koplar's development at Maryland Plaza in the CWE will be like nothing St. Louis has seen before.
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It is a destination where neighbors, families and visitors to St. Louis will enjoy pedestrian-friendly shopping and entertainment in a beautifully-restored area of the Central West End," said Edward (Ted) J. Koplar, President and CEO of Koplar Properties.


News | Maryland Plaza

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Ted Koplar has reached a deal with Levy Restaurants to bring a high-end destination restaurant to the Central West End.

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"I have known Larry Levy since our days together at Ladue High School, and I know that working with the company that he founded, Levy Restaurants, will be an integral piece in making our vision for Maryland Plaza a reality, creating a place that is a destination," Ted Koplar said.
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"Ted Koplar has come up with the Maryland Plaza refurbishment, which we think is just in a spectacular spot."
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Koplar is overseeing a $20 million retail, office and entertainment redevelopment of Maryland Plaza, between Euclid and Kingshighway. St. Louis approved $3.8 million in tax increment financing for public improvements for the project.
When Koplar approached WET Design about a year and a half ago, he set two conditions for the new fountain: one, that it be more attraction than a landmark; and two, that it be pedestrian-friendly. The old fountain was not accessible to the public unless you crossed the street to get to it - and not too many folks did that.
"We had a fountain there," Koplar said.
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Said Koplar: "When you come to the Central West End, it's going to be really special."
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"Chase Park Plaza certainly has an emotional attachment," says Edward (Ted) J. Koplar, president and CEO of Koplar Properties. "But the whole idea of that neighborhood, knowing what it was and what it could be, was very intriguing."
Koplar has recently closed on the former Greenberg Van Doren Gallery Building and the Medical Arts Building, which line up neatly with the former Saks Building he inherited in the 1970s. The properties are located on the south side of Maryland Avenue, between Kingshighway Boulevard and York Street. Koplar envisions trendy, street-level retail in all three properties, topped with two stories of high-tech office space.
Before solidifying the $20 million redevelopment plans, Koplar visited similar developments in other cities. He discovered that developers and builders across the nation were trying to recreate the feel that already existed in the Central West End.
"The beauty about the Central West End is that we already have what they're trying to build," Koplar says. "It's just a matter of reshaping and recreating an ambience that was once there in the past. We've just got to bring it back again."
Edward (TED) J. Koplar, president and CEO,
Koplar Properties, in front of the former Saks Building
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Sam Koplar, Ted Koplar's son, is vice president of business development for Koplar Properties.
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"If this street is in its current condition, it's going to be awfully hard to (create the kind of conditions we need)," Ted Koplar says.
The street's trademark fountain will be torn down and replaced with a new, grander one, closer to the sidewalk. The uneven and virtually undrivable cobblestones of the street will be replaced by colored granite pavers.
"This is going to be a community street," Koplar continues. "There will be somebody who is totally devoted to promotions and happenings. Whether we bring in choral groups, or ice carving championships, street entertainment...there will always be something happening."
Koplar has attempted to develop the property for years, but was held back by a dearth of parking.
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Koplar also has his sights set on developing housing in the neighborhood, as well. Phase II of his plan involves the properties on the west side of York Street-which he has already purchased. Additionally, he recently reacquired the Lindell Boulevard building in which his former television station, KPLR-TV (Channel 11), was located, along with the apartment building next door.
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The new Maryland Plaza will change that, Koplar thinks, and he says people from the entire region will take note.
"We hope it will be a destination," he says.


Maryland Plaza: KOPLAR PROPERTIES ANNOUNCES RE-OPENING OF MARYLAND-EUCLID INTERSECTION ON-TIME AND AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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"We understand the impact this intersection has on the surrounding businesses and the accessibility of visitors to the area," said developer Edward (Ted) J. Koplar, President and CEO of Koplar Properties. "We added street crews and overtime shifts in order to make the Central West End fully accessible for the 80,000 people coming to St. Louis this weekend."

"The completion of this initial phase of construction is a sign of first-class things to come, something which surrounding residents and businesses have so patiently waited for," noted Sam Koplar, son of developer Ted Koplar and VP of Business Development for Koplar Properties.
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Edward (Ted) J. Koplar, Developer and President and CEO, Koplar Properties


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