St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings June 2020

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In June, St. Louis said goodbye to the beloved Local Chef Kitchen while welcoming a few new restaurants to the dining scene. - MABEL SUEN
MABEL SUEN
In June, St. Louis said goodbye to the beloved Local Chef Kitchen while welcoming a few new restaurants to the dining scene.

To say that the last few months have been a difficult time for the restaurant business is the understatement of the decade. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the St. Louis area this March, the industry was turned upside down and thrust into a future that remains uncertain.

In such an environment — and weighing the ethical ramifications of encouraging diners to go out to eat in the midst of a pandemic — we held off on doing our monthly roundup of restaurant openings and closings for March, April and May. However, even though the number of COVID-19 cases is rising nationwide and public health experts warn that we are in no way, shape or form out of the woods, the month of June has seen a restaurant industry slowly start to dip its toe into the waters of this new, dystopian normal. Hey, at least we can toast the Four Horseman of the apocalypse with a frosty, gooey butter concrete when they thunder in on their galloping steeds.

Closings
Local Chef Kitchen,
15270 Manchester Road, Ballwin
Lulu's Local Eatery, 3201 South Grand Boulevard (placed for sale)

Openings
Zenwich,
8 1/2 Euclid Avenue
Sunny's Cantina, 6655 Manchester Avenue
Sports & Social, 601 Clark Avenue (Inside Ballpark Village)
Chicken Out, 6197 Delmar Boulevard
Barrio, 740 Demun Avenue, Clayton (concept change)
Mission Taco Joint, 105 East Jefferson Avenue, Kirkwood
Shake Shack, 8885 Ladue Road, Suite H, Ladue

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Cheryl Baehr

Cheryl Baehr is the dining editor and restaurant critic for the Riverfront Times and an international woman of mystery. Follow her on the socials at @cherylabaehr
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