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Insomnia Cookies to Open in the Central West End

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Late-night gooey-cookie deliveries are a great business idea -- especially if you're on a college campus. The naming generally reflects that too. Mizzou's service is called Hot Box Cookies, and the newcomer Insomnia Cookies will open this fall in the Central West End.

See also: Dough to Door, A Cookie Delivery Business in the Delmar Loop, Set to Open Soon

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Richard's Ribs in Kirkwood Closed August 23

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Richard's Ribs in Kirkwood. | Laura Ann Miller

Family-owned restaurant Richard's Ribs (10727 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood) has closed after nineteen years. Though there is no hint of it on either of the restaurant's social-media accounts, a voicemail at Richard's confirms it.

See also: Blind Tiger at Sutton Place to Close Friday, September 19

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Blind Tiger at Sutton Place to Close Friday, September 19

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The Bolo pie at Blind Tiger. | Jennifer Silverberg

Mike McLaughlin's rookie restaurant the Blind Tiger at Sutton Place (7376 Manchester Road; 314-646-8822) will close this Friday, September 19, after just a year in business. When we reviewed the pizza, ribs and whiskey joint, we acknowledged that there was some work to be done, but the pizza is just delicious. It first opened in December 2013.

See also: #91: The "Hog Mess" at Blind Tiger

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Mama's on the Hill to Open Second Location September 22

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Mama's Pasta Challenge at Mama's on the Hill. | Zach Garrison

In another expansion announcement this week, Mama's on the Hill (2132 Edwards Street; 314-776-3100) (formerly known as Mama Campisi's) will open a downtown location on September 22. The somewhat beleaguered restaurant claims to the be originator of toasted ravioli and is home to a very hefty food feat, Mama's Pasta Challenge.

See also: The 6 Toughest Eating Challenges in St. Louis and One Foolish Man's Attempt to Beat Them All

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KimCheese to Hit Creve Coeur in October

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The Kim Cheeseburger. | Jennifer Silverberg

Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant KimCheese (13435 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-485-1408) has announced that a second location will open in Creve Coeur next month. The original is inside a former Dairy Queen, but don't let that fool you. The burger is one of the best -- and we mean the best.

See also: Kim Cheese's "Kim Cheese Burger": One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

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The Market at the Cheshire Closed for Starbucks

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The pastrami sandwich at the Market at the Cheshire. | Kaitlin Steinberg

The Market at the Cheshire (7036 Clayton Road) closed on Sunday, September 8, to make way for a Starbucks. The market served grab-and-go breakfast and lunch, but management apparently wanted to eliminate any overlap within the Cheshire operation.

See also: The Market at the Cheshire Invites You to Belly Up to the Deli

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Yacovelli's to Close After 95 Years

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Yacovelli's in Florissant. | Google Street View

Yacovelli's (407 Dunn Road, Florissant; 314-839-1000) is set to close at the end of the year after almost a century in St. Louis. The 95-year-old restaurant announce the retirement of its owners this week in a press release. Yacovelli's will be officially closed on January 1, 2015.

See also: Harvest Closes June 15 After 18 Years

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Lona's Lil Eats is Now Open in Fox Park

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Offerings at Lona's in Soulard. | Paul Sableman

Lona's Lil Eats is well-known to frequenters of the Soulard Market, but now fans can get the pan-Asian cuisine every day of the week. Husband-and-wife owners Pierce Powers and Lona Luo found the brick-and-mortar location almost two years ago at 2199 California Avenue but faced major construction setbacks. However, the new Lona's is now open.

See also: Lona's Lil Eats Gets a Storefront in Fox Park

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Kitchen House Coffee Turns an Urban Farm into a Tower Grove East Coffeeshop

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Things are almost ready at Kitchen House. | Courtesy Kitchen House

Kitchen House Coffee (3149 Shenendoah Avenue; 314-732-0009) is the latest coffee shop headed to St. Louis. Paul Whitsitt and David Rodgers are opening the shop this month near their Tower Grove East home and urban farm. We spoke to Whitsitt about Kitchen House, bees and vegetable juice.

See also: Blueprint Coffee Collaborates with Local Photographer for Short Film

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Wild Horse Grill Closed September 2

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Cherrywood-smoked duck with apple, bacon, asparagus, mushroom, hash and a sherry gastrique at Wild Horse Grill. | Nancy Stiles

Along with several others this week, Wild Horse Grill (101 Chesterfield Towne Centre, Chesterfield) has closed. The Chesterfield Valley restaurant underwent a menu revamp last summer, but co-owner Tony Valenta told us that even after more than a decade, many people weren't aware of Wild Horse's existence.

See also: Wild Horse Grill Gives Us an Insider's Tour of New Menu

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