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May 2011 Openings & Closings [Updated]

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Robin Wheeler
A pizza at Mad Tomato, the new restaurant from Vito Racanelli Jr. of Onesto
I've lost track of whether the economy is recovering, recovering but slowly, stalling or whatever. What I do know is that in St. Louis, May was a very busy month for restaurant openings, with everything from a vegan-raw food joint to a celebrity-owned bar and grill to the newest location of a chain based in, yes, Mongolia.

Closures were few, but did include St. Louis institution Beffa's, which shuttered its (unmarked) doors last Friday.

The full list of openings and closings is after the jump. As always, let us know in the comments what we've missed.

(Updates since original post are in italics.)

Openings

Adobe Red's, 3108 Olive Street
Altai Mongolian Grill, 9528 Manchester Road, Rock Hill
Blue Ocean Sushi, 6335 Delmar Boulevard, University City [additional location]
Half & Half, 8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton
I Scream Cakes, 2641 Cherokee Street
It's a Better Burger, 4881 Mexico Road, St. Peters
Joey B's Food & Drink, 189 Concord Plaza, South St. Louis County [additional location]
Las Brisas, 1135 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights
Mad Tomato, 8000 Carondelet Avenue, Clayton
Pickles Deli, 701 Olive Street [additional location]
PuraVegan, 307 Belt Avenue
PW Pizza, 2017 Choteau Avenue
Shula's 347 Grill, 411 Olive Street
Stadium Sports Bar & Grill (Lumière Place), 999 North Second Street
Three Kings Public House, 6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City

Closings

Beffa's, 2700 Olive Street
El Burrito Loco, 3611 Bates Avenue [April]
Mr. B's Bar & Restaurant, 5800 Southwest Avenue
Portabella, 15 North Central, Clayton
Provisions Gourmet Market, 11615 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur
Seki, 6335 Delmar Boulevard, University City [now Blue Ocean Sushi]
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