by Ian Froeb
Barrister's opens its new location at 7923 Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton at 4 p.m. today. The pub and soccer-watching destination shuttered its original location at 15 North Meramec Avenue in Clayton only this past weekend.
Adam Tilford, who owns Barrister's (as well as Milagro Modern Mexican, Tortillaria and the new Delmar Loop hotspot Mission Taco Joint) with his brother, chef Jason Tilford, explained the reason for the move to Gut Check last week:
Tilford says the owner was not putting in the money necessary to maintain the building: no mortgage, no bills, no maintenance. So when the building was foreclosed on and their lease was up, he says it was a good opportunity for a fresh start.
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The new Barrister's will be smaller than the current one, but Tilford tells Gut Check that the space will actually be better suited for the restaurant. While the current site is narrow and "separated" (as Tilford puts it), the new space will "feel like one nice pub, kind of open and airy. Just more of the gathering place that we intended it to be."
The restaurant's phone number remains 314-726-5007.
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