Sadly, the first month of the new year saw a spate of high-profile closings: Sleek, the Lumière Place steakhouse from celebrity chef Hubert Keller; Lafayette Square Mexican restaurant Arcelia's, after 20 years; and Pratzel's Bakery, after nearly 100 years.
Here's hoping the rest of the year brings happier news.
The full list of openings and closings is after the jump. As always, please let us know in the comments if we missed a spot.
Stella Blues, 3269 Morgan Ford Road [reopening under new ownership]
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, 3229 Washington Avenue
, 2001 Park AvenueBusch's Grove
[grocery store], 9160 Clayton Road, LadueCairdeas Coffee
, 1223 Tamm AvenuePratzel's Bakery
, 10405 Old Olive Street, Creve CoeurThe Rotten Apple
, 220 West Main Street, Godfrey, IllinoisSleek
, 999 North 2nd Street (Lumière Place)