Reports of the death of Eat-Rite Diner (622 Chouteau Avenue) have been greatly exaggerated.
In recent days, obituaries for the beloved late-night hangout have gone viral online — with one Facebook post flatly stating the closure as fact ("can't believe Eat-Rite is closing for good at the end of September") drawing more than 770 shares as of press time. It got to the point that Eat-Rite's long-time cook, Pat Fell, says customers began to ask him about it. He himself was worried enough to call the diner's owners, L.B. and Dorcas Powers.The good news is that it's not true. Eat-Rite has no plans to close any time soon, much less the end of September in particular, as Dorcas Powers assures the Riverfront Times.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.