St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: May 2014

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Brisket at Sugarfire Smokehouse, which expanded to O'Fallon last month. | Nancy Stiles

There must be something in the air -- St. Louis had tons of openings in May and, by our count, no closings. If only this optimism would last the rest of the year! As always, let us know in the comments if we missed any.

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Openings:

Bishop's Post (16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield; 636-536-9404)
Craft Beer Cellar (8113 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-222-2444)
Jilly's Ice Cream Bar (8509 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-993-5455)
Lulu's Local Eatery (3201 South Grand Boulevard)
Rocket Fizz (6303 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-833-4614)
Pizzeria Mia (4501 Maryland Avenue)
Siam STL (4121 Manchester Avenue; 314-533-7426)
The Shack (13645 Big Bend Boulevard, Suite 105; 636-529-1600)
Snarf's (374 South Grand; 314-833-4828) [additional location]
Sugarfire Smoke House (9955 Winghaven, O'Fallon; 636-265-1234) [additional location]
Sushi Ai (4 North Central Avenue; 314-727-1168) [additional location]

Closings:

none

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7 comments
Kristine Haus
Kristine Haus

Jamie, have you updated them on your opening :)

marion.adams
marion.adams

At this rate there will be more restaurants in Saint Louis than people who can afford them. Wait. That already is the case. Mostly proven by the amounts of tip left. Saint Louis loves a new restaurant. Select few can keep the seats filled after 5 or 6 years of being open. And even they will have to re-invent themselves a little every single year until they are something completely different. Restauranteurs would be better off going into their project planning to shut down after the hype and open another place in the next popular neighborhood. Just like a NYC night club.

Chris Razavi
Chris Razavi

All I know is a Sugarfire opened down the street from me and the lines are crazy open to close.

Keith Wildhaber
Keith Wildhaber

Restaurants close a lot at the end of June when liquor licenses expire.

Mark Farace
Mark Farace

Johnny Gito's was very late in April, I didn't know till the end of May.

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