Strange Donuts Announces Plans for Second Location

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Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-932-5851) has been on everybody's lips (quite literally) even before it opened in October. The Kickstarter-funded project made a name for itself via social media, delicious doughnuts and crazy collaborations. For its next trick, co-owner Corey Smale confirmed that Strange Donuts is ready to open a second location.

See also: Strange Donuts' 6 a.m. Opening Draws Crowd of Over 100

"There's going to be another Strange Donuts, and it'll be here pretty soon," Smale says, though he won't disclose the location. "We're super close to having final revisions of what we have to sign, so I don't want to say."

"I think so much of it is the collaboration -- doing thing that promote not only ourselves but other people who are doing creative shit. I think that's doing a lot for us," Smale says. "Last weekend we did our biggest weekend ever with Bogart's. The doughnuts are really on point right now, the vibe is right. We're just super thankful."

In the meantime, Strange Donuts is making some improvements to its Maplewood location. Smale and his partners are considering adding another door. They're also getting help from Barry Greenberg at Architectural Design Guild to redesign the front; Smale says it'll be less black and more creative and inspired.

Smale admits that it's pretty fast, but he and partner Jason Bockman are more of the go-big-or-go-home type. "Jason and I are firm believers in, if we're going to do this, let's go hard," he says. "We're super close, I'd say 95 percent close. It'll be smaller than our current store, I can say that. We're aiming for smaller -- we want the experience to be even crazier."

We didn't think that was possible, but we're excited to see what these mad scientists have in store for St. Louis.

Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. E-mail the author at nancy.stiles@riverfronttimes.com or follow her on Twitter.




Location Info

Strange Donuts

2709 Sutton Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant


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floe
floe

I have a suggestion as to where they can put it.

Mikey Bones
Mikey Bones

Yippie... Isn't that like a yuppie hippy? I don't like either. I still haven't gone to this place. I fuck with World Fair and all the old school donut bakeries.

Kenny Snarzyk
Kenny Snarzyk

Shut up and go to Krispy Kreme, Yippy, you self entitled turd.

Kristina Taylor-Murray
Kristina Taylor-Murray

It's gonna be smaller is what I heard. They want more commotion and more buzz so therefore they believe smaller will appear busier. Still awesome donuts tho!!! And I agree...just take them with u!! Who needs to sit there anyway. They are for sharing !!

Jill Buehler
Jill Buehler

I was there Thursday morning. There was no line. They explained every donut they had. Extremely nice. Not rushed at all. Donuts were very good. Its not a coffee shop but like most donut shops where you enjoy them at home or like me, shared at work!!

Todd Alan
Todd Alan

So yippee u want all places to do poor biz volume so u can spend ten min picking out a donut clearly labeled? It's not rocket science (or even trying on five pairs or jeans, or 6 colognes at Macy's), it's a friggen donut. Like soup nazi on Seinfeld, step up, order, move over pay with no lip and leave

Yippee Skippee
Yippee Skippee

Smaller the Maple wood store is small like a closet! I am not their customer I require attention and relaxation when spending my money on an over priced donut!

Yippee Skippee
Yippee Skippee

I hope they have a Location where: A) You are not rushed. B) Able review the donuts and asked what kind they are without a long line behind you. C) Ability to sit and enjoy your donut with coffee or choice drink. D) Treated like a customer versus an animal at a food trough.

Jeremy Pinson
Jeremy Pinson

Alex O'Neal Augie Km William Rapp Evie Oglesby yes.

Dean Berry
Dean Berry

I heard they're moving to chesterfield due to a non-compete clause the city just signed with worlds fair donuts Donut drive-in is considering litigation

Terry Reinheimer
Terry Reinheimer

They're already on the extreme west side of civilization...

Terry Reinheimer
Terry Reinheimer

Maybe they should talk to the people at Local Harvest and ask them about the perils of expanding too soon.

Robin Zickel
Robin Zickel

St Ann, Mo Northwest Crossings? We can only get donuts from the grocery store around here... Not the same :(

Roxy Carol
Roxy Carol

that's it, I'm moving back to Limp. No place like home.

Roxy Carol
Roxy Carol

Please pick in IL, please please please. MO gets all the good stuff. :(

wump
wump

this better be in the city and not in some totally gay inner ring suburb

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