Monday, August 1, 2016

St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: July 2016

Posted By on Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 6:20 AM

Spring rolls at Kounter Kulture, a new Asian-inflected counter spot located in the former home of Pint Size Bakery. - PHOTO BY SARAH FENSKE
  • PHOTO BY SARAH FENSKE
  • Spring rolls at Kounter Kulture, a new Asian-inflected counter spot located in the former home of Pint Size Bakery.

The long hot summer took its toll on on more than one St. Louis restaurant — with beloved restaurants shutting their doors in what felt like greater than normal numbers. One of St. Louis' hottest neighborhoods was particularly hard hit, with the Grove losing Amy's Bakeshop, the Demo, Sweetie Pie's and R Bar in just one four-week period. Other big losses include Kopperman's, long a Central West End mainstay, and Old Standard Fried Chicken, which won raves in Botanical Heights.

See also: The Demo to Close July 9, Reopen as Gezellig

But there's good news! While there weren't that many openings this month, the ones we visited made us very happy indeed. Kounter Kulture is a great new takeout option in Lindenwood Park, while Start Bar is an awesome choice for game lovers downtown. Curious to know more about Archive Music House & Southern Grill? Stop back on this site tomorrow for the scoop. [Update: Here's our First Look, hot off the presses!]

Oh, and need another pick-me-up? The Hideaway is open again. So, not such a bad month after all.

Closings:
Amy's Corner Bakeshop (4476 Chouteau, the Grove)
The Demo (4191 Manchester, the Grove)
The Kitchen Sink (225 Union, Skinker-DeBaliviere)
Kopperman's Deli (386 N. Euclid, Central West End)
Old Standard Fried Chicken (1631 Tower Grove, Botanical Heights)
PerJax Americana Kitchen (7401 Pershing, University City)
R Bar (3960 Chouteau, the Grove)
Sweetie Pie's (4270 Manchester, the Grove)
The Wheelhouse (15 N. Central, Clayton)

See also: Old Standard Fried Chicken Is Closing July 31


Openings:
Kounter Kulture (3825 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park)
Mayana Mexican Kitchen (7810 Forsyth, Clayton)
Mellow Mushroom (3811 S. Lindbergh, Kirkwood)
Start Bar (1000 Spruce Street, Downtown)
Twisted Tree Steakhouse (10701 Watson, Sunset Hills)
Yolklore (3958 Watson, Crestwood)

See also: Mayana Mexican Kitchen Opens Today

See also: Kounter Kulture Brings Fresh Flavor — and Counter Service — to Lindenwood Park

See also: Start Bar Opens This Week, Mixing Booze and Arcade Fun

See also: The Archive Music House and Southern Grill Now Open in Soulard

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