Salt Restaurant Files for Bankruptcy [Updated with Comment from Salt]

Salt opened in April 2011 to rave reviews, including from Riverfront Times, which named it 2011's "Best New Restaurant". In February, founding chef and co-owner Wes Johnson appeared on NBC's Today, and Salt was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's "Best New Restaurant" award.

Johnson left Salt and its ownership group in May. In August, the restaurant's landlord, Ta Daa LLC, sued to evict Salt, stating that American Larder's failure to pay $51,025.97 in rent and late fees as grounds for terminating the lease. Salt had subsequently paid up, but Ta Daa proceeded with thesuit. A hearing on the case was scheduled for this morning but has been postponed.

More as we learn it. In the meantime, here is the petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection that American Larder (Salt) filed:

Salt Bankruptcy Petition

Location Info


4356 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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