Catching up on some news from the past couple of weeks...
- Paul Pierron, who founded Oceano Bistro (44 North Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-9400) six years ago, has sold his interest in the original restaurant and its second location in Chesterfield (16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield; 636-536-9404) to ownership group BSH, as first reported in the Post-Dispatch. Gut Check was unable to reach Pierron for further comment. According to the Post-Dispatch, the new ownership group already held a stake in Oceano.
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- St. Louis Magazine reports that the space previously occupied by Big Bear Grill (10017 Manchester Road, Warson Woods; 314-821-1000), which closed last month, will become J. Greene's Pub, owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Jason and Juliet Green.
- Sauce notes that a British-style tea shop called Mary Ann's Tea Shop is set to open at 4732 McPherson Avenue in the Central West End.