It wasn't such a bad month for closings -- two out of three Lester's locations did call it quits, though. Two specialty shops opened in Maplewood, Riverbend upgraded and Strange Donuts expanded its empire. As always, let us know anything we missed in the comments.
Avenue (12 North Meramec, Clayton; 314-727-4141) Bar Louie (103 Chesterfield Valley, Chesterfield; 636-812-4280) [additional location] Bolyard's Meat & Provisions (2810 Sutton Boulevard; 314-647-2567) Cantina Laredo (7710 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-725-2447) Earthbound Brewing (2710 Cherokee Street; 314-504-3532) Fort Taco (8106 Manchester Road; 314-555-6144) Larder & Cupboard (7431 Manchester Road; 314-300-8995) Racanelli's (6314 Delmar Boulevard; 314-727-7227) [additional location] Riverbend Restaurant and Bar (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-664-8443) [moved] Side Project Cellar (7373 Marietta Avenue, Maplewood) Strange Trap Kitchen (4659 Maryland Plaza; 314-361-9444) [inside Brennan's]
Lester's (4651 Maryland Avenue) Lester's (14810 Clayton Road, Chesterfield) The Shanti (825 Allen Avenue)