Culpeppers Creve Coeur to Close August 18

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       The Creve Coeur location will close August 18. | RFT Photo

Culpeppers (12316 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-469-3888) will close Sunday, August 18 after twenty-four years in business, as first reported by the Post-Dispatch. The Creve Coeur location was the local chain's second outpost out of the current five. The Arnold location, at Highway 141 and Jeffco Boulevard, closed in 2010.

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Culpeppers COO Chris Olsen tells Gut Check that the Creve Coeur location was forced to close due to an ongoing dispute with the landlord. "We couldn't come to an agreement after twenty-four years with our landlord so a number of months ago we just stopped trying," Olsen says. Is he eyeing another Creve Coeur spot? "I wouldn't rule it out but we haven't looked at that right now."

Olsen assures us that Creve Coeur employees are being taken through their choices this week and that they absolutely have the option to move to one of the four remaining locations. The original Culpeppers in the Central West End opened in 1935, and became known for its chicken wings. The Creve Coeur restaurant opened in 1989. Olsen says the area has been great to Culpeppers and invites patrons to visit them in the Central West End (300 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-2828), Kirkwood (312 South Kirkwood Road; 314-821-7322), O'Fallon (4401 Highway K; 636-442-5053) or St. Charles (3010 West Clay Street; 636-916-3105).

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Culpeppers-Creve Coeur

12316 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Mr_H
Mr_H

Used to eat there frequently. Food started to take a turn for the worse about a year ago. Last time I went in there I had to send an overcooked burger back twice and received no concession whatsoever for the fact that I didn't start eating until the rest of my party was done. I emailed management about it and never received a reply. The market has spoken. Good riddance.

Jim McClellan
Jim McClellan

It was never as good as the original CWE location.

Charlie Cochran
Charlie Cochran

Haven't eaten there in years, but the bar was always packed

David B Fowler
David B Fowler

Chains are choking local business. Don't go to chains ever.

Erica Rachel
Erica Rachel

this is as tragic as an applebees closing

Matt Blind
Matt Blind

People like good food, which they don't have... That's what happened.

Talula Crazypants
Talula Crazypants

That's sad. That was our Sunday after softball ritual! All you can eat chicken and beers.

Bill Hughes
Bill Hughes

Did not go there much. Don't have time to read-up on why.

Bart Cohn
Bart Cohn

I was there about a year ago. It was unclean, stains on the walls, the service was horrible. We left before we even ordered.

Jesda Ulati
Jesda Ulati

I liked it years ago then it went downhill.

JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

@Erica Rachel , the waitresses and waiters, the cooks, the bus boys, the dish washers. Yeah, in these times, who cares is more people lose their jobs? Sure the outfit will allow some staff to relocate to another place, but longer commutes, and shorter hours for everyone since the other places have full staff already. Who cares? Only people that would like to see Americans hold a job and support themselves.

pauliep40
pauliep40

@Bill Hughes  But you have time to comment! ASS!

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