Fire Strikes Abandoned University City Restaurant

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Ian Froeb
Fire damage at Kramer's Olive Bistro in University City
According to multiple reports, a fire overnight struck the abandoned Kramer's Olive Bistro restaurant at 8141 Olive Boulevard in University City. Though at least one headline states that the restaurant was "destroyed" by the fire, the building remains intact, with much of the damage at the back.

KTVI reports that the arson investigators are working to learn the cause of the fire, which apparently started outside the restaurant.

Interestingly, KTVI quotes witnesses who say the restaurant has been abandoned for "at least three months." As someone who drives that stretch of Olive fairly regularly, I thought the restaurant had closed even longer ago than that -- indeed, neither the RFT, Yelp nor Urbanspoon have listings for Kramer's Olive Bistro that I could find. Did any readers happen to visit the restaurant when it was supposedly open last year?

According to St. Louis County records, the property at 8141 Olive is owned by a Chen Yan of St. Louis. More as we learn it.


Location Info

Kramer's Olive Bistro - CLOSED

8141 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


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Pasadena catering
Pasadena catering

The fire strikes abandoned university city restaurant.That's Why it is said that the restaurants should be very safe and there should be fire extinguishers.

ToTellTheTruth
ToTellTheTruth

This business has been closed for well over a year. someone attempted to start it on fire last year. Any empty buildings or homes in that area are subjected to vandalism. It may be University City, but it's not the Loop; so the city doesn't make it a priority.  

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