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.
Arcelia's, 2001 Park Avenue
Busch's Grove [grocery store], 9160 Clayton Road, Ladue
Cairdeas Coffee, 1223 Tamm Avenue
Pratzel's Bakery, 10405 Old Olive Street, Creve Coeur
The Rotten Apple, 220 West Main Street, Godfrey, Illinois
Sleek, 999 North 2nd Street (Lumière Place)