I finally spoke with someone at the restaurant today. Turns out there will be a soft opening next week. (Translation: Call before you visit. It may be friends and family only. If you can attend, be prepared for screw-ups.) The official grand opening will be Thursday, July 19. For more info, call 314-588-7864.
I haven't forgotten about the other proposed new restaurants on Washington Avenue. We'll take a look at these -- or the lack thereof -- in the next couple of weeks.