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Thursday, March 1, 2018

St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: February 2018

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 6:38 AM

click to enlarge Brussels salad at Brick River Cider Co. - SARAH FENSKE
  • Brussels salad at Brick River Cider Co.

It was a busy month in the St. Louis suburbs. Pi Pizzeria closed in Kirkwood, citing its landlord's redevelopment plans. Vernon's BBQ also saw a much-lamented closure in University City, while candy shop Rocket Fizz said goodbye to the Loop.

But more than a few exciting openings made up for it. In addition to a new location of the Shack in O'Fallon and Growler USA in St. Charles, a glamorous new karaoke lounge opened its doors in the Loop and acclaimed bartender Ted Kilgore opened his mixology-meets-dive-bar spot, Small Change, in Benton Park. Oh, and Bevo Mill got a Syrian restaurant, one founded by refugees.

Expect lots more action in March, so keep an eye on this blog for further updates. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

See also: Small Change Brings That Planter's House Magic to a Benton Park Dive

See also: Brick River Cider, St. Louis' First Ciderworks, Is Now Open

Pi Pizzeria, 10935 Manchester Road, Kirkwood
Rebel Lounge by V Style, 6100 Delmar Boulevard, West End
Rocket Fizz, 6372 Delmar Boulevard, University City
Vernon's BBQ, 6707 Vernon Avenue, University City

See also: Pi Seeks New Location for Kirkwood Eatery

See also: Majeed Mediterranean Brings Syrian Food to Bevo Mill

Brick River Cider Company, 2000 Washington Avenue, Downtown
Casa Juarez, 12710 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights
DD Mao, 11982 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights
Growler USA, 3833 Elm Street, St. Charles
Majeed Mediterranean Restaurant, 4658 Gravois Avenue, Bevo Mill
Nubby's, 11133 Lindbergh Business Court, St. Louis County
Simba Ugandan, 8531 Olive Boulevard, University City
Small Change, 2300 Indiana Avenue, Benton Park
The Shack, 2931 Highway K, O'Fallon, Missouri
W Karaoke Lounge, 6665 Delmar Boulevard, University City

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