January 2013 Openings & Closings

Jennifer Silverberg
Wasem Hamed, owner of Kaslik Restaurant, in the kitchen of his previous restaurant, Layla
We'll begin the January 2013 accounting of openings and closings with some news from our friends at Sauce: Kaslik Restaurant is now open, serving Middle Eastern cuisine, at 8141 North Lindbergh Boulevard in Florissant. Owner Wesam Hamed was previously an owner and the chef at Layla Lebanese Restaurant (4317 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-5500). He confirms to Gut Check that he is no longer involved with that restaurant. Kaslik is open from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Its online presence is not yet up and running; however, you can reach the restaurant at 314-972-8282.

The first month of the new year saw two more restaurants join the Mercantile Exchange downtown. It also saw the farewell of a sushi standby in Clayton.

The complete list is after the jump. As always, please let us know in the comments of an opening or closing that we might have missed.


Cini (374 South Grand Boulevard; 314-531-4433)
Dynasty Hibachi Steak, Seafood and Sushi Buffet (6710 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; 314-781-8888)
Jet's Pizza (14940 Manchester Road, Ballwin; 636-220-8929)
Kaslik Restaurant (8141 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-972-8282)
MX Movies (618 Washington Avenue; 314-222-2994)
Takaya New Asian (634 Washington Avenue; 314-727-8264)


Cose Dolci (425 South Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-799-2157)

Name, Format Change

The Press Box Bar & Grill became Scarecrow (1095 Chesterfield Parkway, Chesterfield; 636-536-9440)

Closings, permanent and temporary, on the next page.

Location Info

Jet's Pizza

14940 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO

Category: Restaurant

MX Movies

618 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Film

Takaya New Asian

634 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


374 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


1095 Chesterfield Parkway, Chesterfield, MO

Category: Restaurant

Whipt Cream - CLOSED - CLOSED

Edison Ave. & Chesterfield Business Parkway, Chesterfield, MO

Category: Restaurant

Pazzo's Pizzeria-CLOSED - CLOSED

140 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO

Category: Restaurant

Thai Pizza Co.

608 Eastgate Ave., University City, MO

Category: Restaurant

Capitalist Pig

2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

J.R. Crickets

3737 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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