Pam's Chicago Style Dogs & More Still Shuttered [Updated]

by

comment
IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
Gut Check reported two weeks ago that Pam's Chicago Style Dogs & More (6016 Delmar Boulevard; 314-721-7267) was forced to close temporarily after Ameren UE shut off its power due to an unpaid bill.

The most recent update from the restaurant itself is this post from its Facebook page on Friday, November 4:
We would love to report some promising news today. We have had several people talk numbers that would not only get us reopened but get us through the winter. However, nothing seems to get formal. We are doing everything possible and our landlords have been more then kind. We so miss all of you.
In the meantime, calls to Pam's listed number reveal that the number is no longer connected. I'm trying to contact the restaurant via email. More as I learn it.

Update: (Thursday, November 10, 10:15 a.m.) Via e-mail, owner Ben Stolfa tells Gut Check that despite setbacks, Pam's still hasn't given up hope:
When we closed or were shut down we honestly had three ideas and thought worst case we would have been back that Friday. Every time we get close to a solution it falls apart. We have a current idea working. It is an all-in idea, and we are trying to see if we can pull it off and make it through the winter. We should know by the weekend at the latest. We really do miss our extended family.

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.