by Ian Froeb
- Ligaya Figueras of Sauce reports that the sushi and izakaya restaurant Hiro (609 Eastgate Avenue; 314-721-9168) will relocate to an undisclosed address on Washington Avenue downtown due to Washington University's plans to build on its current Delmar Loop property.
The relocated restaurant will also have a new name: Hiro Pan-Asian Restaurant & Lounge. Look for the original Hiro to close sometime in November.
- Via Feast comes word that gluten-free bakery Free Range Cookies (425 South Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-882-0163) will close this Saturday, October 6. On the Free Range Cookies website, owner Linda Daniels writes, "I'll be indulging my sweet tooth by baking, blogging, and teaching classes at Kitchen Conservatory. Hope to see you virtually or actually around, friends."