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St. Louis' Stable Restaurant and Micro Brewery: A First Look 

Stable restaurant and micro brewery, slated for a grand opening on Saturday, June 21, gave the RFT a first look inside the grand "eatzerria" that boasts a distillery as well as a micro brewery inside its 7,800 square foot facility.
By Nick Lucchesi
A trio of lonely valets outside the Stable's front door, at 1821 Cherokee Street. Streets around the facility appeared to offer plenty of street parking.
By Nick Lucchesi
A bartender prepares a drink Thursday night. There is one working bar at the Stable now, but there are plans for four more to be built -- one outside and two on the second floor -- by the end of the year.
By Nick Lucchesi
Two servers handle a pizza. Manager Brian Boyer said the Stable will eventually offer seating for about 175 people.
By Nick Lucchesi
Renovators of the former Lemp Brewery stables found this 1818 chandelier in about 30 pieces when they began rehabilitating the old building a year ago. Reassembled, it measures more than eight feet wide more than fourteen feet tall, weighing 510 pounds. The age of the skeleton couldn't be determined, but it seems to play well with the haunted legacy of the Lemp family.
By Nick Lucchesi
The view of an on-site distillery greets diners as they walk through the door. It's still a work-in-progress, though manager Brian Boyer said there are plans to make vodka, gin, rum and absinthe.
By Nick Lucchesi
The Stable includes a small stage for live acts. To the right is "Bluesman," a sculpture that stood for years at B.B.'s Blues Jazz & Soups on South Broadway.
By Nick Lucchesi
Restaurant manager Brian Boyer, pictured here, says there will be four batches of beer brewed each day. The brewer is Amalgamated Brewing Co., principally owned by Stable owners Jesse and Sara Jones and Paul Pointer.
By Nick Lucchesi
Workers continue to renovate the outer part of the restaurant on Thursday night.
By Nick Lucchesi
Restaurant manager Brian Boyer speaks with iron craftsman Mark Bunch about wrought-iron gates created specifically for Stable.
By Nick Lucchesi
Bunch fits metal into place before it is welded on Thursday night.
By Nick Lucchesi
A sketch of the gate being assembled Thursday night.
By Nick Lucchesi
A quick look inside the distillery at Stable.
By Nick Lucchesi
Part-owner and manager of day-to-day operations Jesse Jones on the second floor of Stable. Eventually, Jones says, guests will dine and drink on the second floor. Just out of view were construction workers working on the upstairs restroom.
By Nick Lucchesi
Jones inside the hay lofts for the former stable. The mammoth building occupies one city block.
By Nick Lucchesi
A piece of scrawled history: Jones assumes someone did their own World War II record keeping.
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By Nick Lucchesi
A trio of lonely valets outside the Stable's front door, at 1821 Cherokee Street. Streets around the facility appeared to offer plenty of street parking.
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