|Last call. | Jessica Lussenhop|
Word began spreading rapidly last night that Lemmons (5800 Gravois Avenue; 314-481-4812), the beloved bar, pizza joint and music venue in the Bevo Mill area, is closing.
Owner Michael Gross says he came to the decision, then began telling staff members individually yesterday. He says there are many financial and personnel-related reasons for the closure, but ultimately, it came down to one factor.
"The bottom line is the owner just wore out -- I'm worn out financially, worn out physically, just the stress of running a small business," he says. "The reality is, as with anything in life, there's an upside and downside.... As soon as you can no longer see the upside, that's the time to get out."
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