Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 2012 Openings & Closings

Posted By on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 4:35 PM

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Openings once again outpaced closings this month, but you'll pardon us if we dwell for a moment on those closings. This has been one of the most spectacular months for restaurant closings that Gut Check has ever seen.

You had the abrupt shuttering of Root after three weeks, the closing of the four remaining locations of the pioneering Casa Gallardo chain, the loss of Gut Check favorite Mammer Jammer and a restaurant shuttered (presumably for good) by an alleged arson.

Oh, and Monarch will close in two weeks.

Whew.

The complete list is after the jump. As always, let us know in the comments what we might have missed.

Openings

Brinco's Mexican Grill & Cantina (3108 Olive Street) Classic Dogs & More (6106 Delmar Boulevard; 314-862-2200) Crushed Red Urban Bake + Chop Shop (8007 Maryland Road, Clayton; 314-725-8007) Fuzzy's Taco Shop (8073 Watson Road, Webster Groves; 314-968-8226) Nico (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200) O'Shay's Pub (4353 Manchester Avenue; 314-932-5232) The Pump House Bar & Grill (1523 East Edwardsville Road, Wood River, Illinois; 618-216-2404) STL Cupcake (39 South Old Orchard, Webster Groves; 314-961-1111) Taste-D-Burger [food truck]

Closings

Casa Gallardo (four locations: Bridgeton; Fairview Heights, Illinois; Maryland Heights; and south St. Louis County) Five Guys Burgers and Fries (1070 Town & Country Crossing; Town & Country) [this location only] Foxy's Red Hots (11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights) Halls Ferry Inn Jazz Cafe (3425 North Highway 67, Florissant) Mammer Jammer (5124 Natural Bridge Road) Root (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights) Walkers Restaurant and Bar (6425 Gravois Avenue)

Changed Name

Pujols 5 Westport Grill --> St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar & Grill (342 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights; 314-439-0505)

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