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Friday, January 14, 2011

Report: Riddle's to Become Three Kings Public House

Posted By on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 9:30 AM

click to enlarge Derek Flieg, former Riddle's manager and partner in Three Kings Public House - TOM CARLSON
  • Tom Carlson
  • Derek Flieg, former Riddle's manager and partner in Three Kings Public House
Delmar Loop institution Riddle's Penultimate Café & Wine Bar closed its doors for "vacation" in October of last year and never reopened.

Once owner KT Ayers confirmed that the Riddle's closure was permanent, speculation about the space's future began. It was too prime a piece of real estate to sit empty, but would it reopen as Riddle's -- or something else?

The answer, it appears, is something else.

George Mahe reports on Relish that Riddle's will become Three Kings Public House. Behind the effort are the trio of Derek Flieg (a manager at Riddle's), Ryan Pinkston and Derek Deaver. The menu will be upscale pub fare. According to Mahe's report, the partners plan a March opening.

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