The Opus Group® Announces Completion of and First Retail Tenant at Ceylon Luxury Apartments

​The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the completion of Ceylon Luxury Apartments, a six-story, 120-unit residential and retail development in the downtown business district of Clayton, a major suburb of St. Louis. Smoothie King is the first retail tenant on the building's ground floor.

"We're incredibly pleased to add to our portfolio of work in the St. Louis market with a residential and retail option that echoes the character of Clayton in a modern and relevant way," said Ryan Carlie, senior manager, real estate development, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. "From the overall architecture, down to the smallest design features, we were inspired to create a building that not only fit in with the Clayton aesthetic, but elevated it."

Tempering demand from a young, vibrant workforce, Ceylon offers residents a variety of layouts including studio, alcove, one- and two-bedroom units. All units include high-end modern finishes, including stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops with tile backsplash, expansive windows, private balconies and large closets.

Ceylon features two levels of underground parking and two amenity decks for residents – the East amenity deck, overlooking restaurant row on Central Ave., and an interior courtyard, offering a serene space for residents to gather. In these shared spaces, residents have access to a club and game room, a commercial grade kitchen for entertaining, conference room, outdoor grill and fire pit. The residence also features a state-of-the-art fitness room with Fitness On Demand™, 24-hour package lockers in the mail room for greater flexibility in retrieving packages, a Starbucks on demand coffee bar and video enabled building access technology for enhanced security.

Situated in between the Old Town neighborhood and downtown Clayton, the architectural concept uses the building as a transition marker between the unique regions of Clayton. By taking into consideration the flow from the Old Town neighborhood into downtown, Ceylon's design and construct is a nod to both communities' cultures and bonds.

"Ceylon now joins one of the many exciting residential and retail offerings to which Clayton is home," said Clayton Mayor Harold Sanger. "Projects like Opus' continue to make our neighborhood one of the most sought after in St. Louis, with residences, businesses and retail stores that combine work and play for our citizens."

Smoothie King will occupy 1,377 square feet of the 13,297-square-foot retail space. Chris Zoellner and Jared Hancock of Balke Brown Transwestern are marketing the remaining 11,900 square feet of retail space for lease.

Opus Development Company, L.L.C. was the developer and Opus Design Build, L.L.C. was the design-builder. Opus AE Group, L.L.C. was the architect and structural engineer of record, as well as the interior designer. Ceylon builds on the successful completion earlier this year of Citizen Park, a luxury residential and retail development in the Central West End.

About The Opus Group

The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in industrial, office, residential, retail, healthcare and institutional projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers speed, cost savings and best overall value for clients. For more information, visit and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter.