Restaurant Roll Call: January Openings and Closings [Updated]

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A crêpe at Lola - CRYSTAL ROLFE
  • Crystal Rolfe
  • A crêpe at Lola
The first month of the year saw more closings than openings, by my count. Let's hope this doesn't set the trend for 2010. As always, if I missed the news of an opening or closing, email me or leave a comment on this post.

Update: (Tuesday, 2.2, 9.41 a.m.) Sauce Magazine reports on the opening last week of Market Grille in Soulard, thus rendering my "more closings than openings" intro gambit irrelevant.

Openings

Lola, 500 North 14th Street
Market Grille, 728 Lafayette Avenue
Olive Street Smoke House, 1227 Castillons Arcade Plaza, Creve Coeur
Red L Pizza
, 9769 Clayton Road, Ladue
Sweet Basil Thai Cafe, 903 Pine Street
Trattoria Branica, 138 Chesterfield Towne Center, Chesterfield [third location]

Closings

Companion [Central West End location only]
Deluxe Fine Food & Spirits
Iggy's Mexican Cantina
[St. Louis University location only]
Park West Grille
10th Street Italian
Velocity Café & Cyclery

Closed to Relocate

Lampert's Plush Pig Barbecue
(to Rock Hill? -- see blog post)
Mai Lee (from 8440 Delmar Boulevard to 1467 South Hanley Road)

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