New Restaurant in Old Mama Pho Space?


Inside Mama Pho, now closed - JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
  • Inside Mama Pho, now closed
Mama Pho Vietnamese Restaurant closed its doors at 3737 South Grand Boulevard last fall after only a year in business. The building at the intersection of South Grand and Chippewa -- a former McDonald's -- has been empty since then.

Now, however, the "New Businesses" section of the latest dead-tree St. Louis Business Journal (September 23-29) lists a venture called Wut a Steak at that address, and a business with that name was registered with the Missouri Secretary of State by a Jesse L. Adams Sr.

I drove by the spot today, hoping to see some evidence of what Wut a Steak might be -- besides a pain in the butt to spell-check -- but there was no signage, nor was it readily apparent that any work was being done in or outside. On the other hand, there was no longer a for-lease sign in the window. More as I learn it.

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