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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mosaic Downtown & Des Peres Closed

Posted By on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM

       Mosaic on Washington Avenue. | RFT Photo
  •        Mosaic on Washington Avenue. | RFT Photo

Two of the three Mosaic Tapas restaurants, downtown (1001 Washington Avenue) and Des Peres (11925 Manchester Road) closed suddenly on September 3. Well, it seemed sudden -- St. Louis magazine reported that owner Claus Schmitz says he lost focus over the past two years.

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Mosaic first opened in 2004 at Lucas Avenue and Eleventh Street but moved to Washington Avenue shortly thereafter, where it became a place to see and be seen. Schmitz opened up the west-county outpost in 2011. It had a similar menu, but it also served brunch. His sister, Ellen Schmitz, opened Mosaic Bistro Market in Clayton in 2010, but that transformed into Coastal Bistro & Bar in 2011.

The remaining Mosaic location is at Lambert Airport and will continue to operate under a licensing agreement. Schmitz did not immediately return calls for comment.

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