The Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah) will be closing its doors December 23 after nearly three years in St. Louis' Fox Park neighborhood.
The eatery and neighborhood gathering spot served North African and Middle-Eastern inflected food at the corner of Shenandoah and California, earning praise from critics and drawing a host of regulars. In October 2015, executive chef Dale Williams came aboard.But owner Brooke Roseberry indicated in a press release issued this morning that it just wasn't enough.
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.