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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Scape Will Close Its Doors After Easter Brunch

Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 5:16 PM

click to enlarge Scape's patio was a local favorite. - ELIZABETH SEMKO
  • ELIZABETH SEMKO
  • Scape's patio was a local favorite.

One of the loveliest patios in the city won't be around for this summer's patio season.

Scape (48 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-7227) announced today that it will be closing for good after brunch service on Sunday, April 21. The restaurant has operated out of a gorgeous space in the Central West End, which includes a terrific ivy-lined courtyard, for the past twelve years.



"We had a great run, and we'd like to thank our loyal customers, neighbors and staff for joining us over the past dozen years," owner Ted Koplar said in a prepared statement. "We'll still be open for two weeks, and we'd love to see some familiar faces and regulars one more time."

Koplar said in the statement that the company is in "advanced discussions" with parties interested in the space. And yes, that could well mean another restaurant.

“It’s a marquee location in the City of St. Louis and we are currently exploring other restaurant options and concepts that would be a good fit for the neighborhood,” said Koplar.

The restaurant is located in the heart of the neighborhood, but Maryland Plaza's central location (and foot traffic) hasn't always made for easy restaurant success in an area increasingly crowded with options. Last year, Coffee Cartel closed its doors after 22 years, and more recently, Bissinger's announced its closure. And Scape's sister space, which had a long run as Crepes Etc., closed one year after rebranding as the more casual Scapegoat. It's now an outlet of the clothing store Bonobos.

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