October 2012 Openings & Closings

Evan C. Jones
A green-chile cheeseburger at 5-Star Burgers, which opened in Clayton in October.
As has been the pattern for many, many months now, October saw far more openings than closings. In fact, Gut Check can confirm only one actual closing for the month: the Kirkwood location of Trattoria Branica. (There is one other possible closing.)

Openings included a new barbecue joint at Mad Art Gallery, the return of one of St. Louis' best-known Mexican restaurants and a new burger joint from a well-known chef.

As always, let us know of any openings or closings that we missed in the comments.


5-Star Burgers (8125 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-720-4350)
Arcelia's Mexicana Restaurant (1928 South 12th Street; 314-241-1378)
Capitalist Pig (2727 South 12th Street; 314-772-1180)
Local Harvest Grocery (12309 Old Big Bend Road, Kirkwood; 314-966-6566) [additional location]
Red Sea Café (8613 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-991-1720)
SOHA Bar & Grill (2605 Hampton Avenue; 314-802-7787)
Sugo's Spaghetteria (243 Harvard Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-659-4640) [additional location]
Sultan Palace Bakery and Cafe (5144 South Grand Boulevard; 314-875-9652)
Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina (South Brentwood Boulevard & Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; 314-863-1150)


Market Grill (728 Lafayette Street) [new format; new name to follow]

Closings, relocations and more after the jump.

Location Info

Five Star Burgers

8125 Maryland Ave., Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant

Arcelia's - CLOSED

1928 S. 12th St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Local Harvest Grocery

3108 Morgan Ford Rd, St. Louis, MO

Category: General

SOHA Bar & Grill

2605 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Market Grill - CLOSED

728 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Trattoria Branica-Kirkwood

451 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO

Category: Restaurant


6800 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Sir's Bar-B-Q - CLOSED

6714 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


161 Long Rd, Chesterfield, MO

Category: Restaurant


7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant

Sapore Italian Café

Baxter Road & Andersohn Drive, Manchester, MO

Category: Restaurant

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