St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: January 2018


VietNam Style, which served modern Vietnamese dishes, has closed in favor of an Asian fusion lounge, Rebel @VStyle. - MABEL SUEN
  • VietNam Style, which served modern Vietnamese dishes, has closed in favor of an Asian fusion lounge, Rebel @VStyle.

January 2018 has been a month of unexpected closings. Donut-King said goodbye after decades in St. Charles; the Libertine and Water Street Cafe both called it quits after successful runs in Clayton and Maplewood, respectively, and relative newcomers Mi Caribe and VietNam Style also closed their doors.

But all is not lost! The former home of VietNam Style already has a new concept open on site, Rebel @VStyle. The city's — and maybe the nation's? — first indoor food truck court began operating in Tower Grove South. Downtown got its first food hall, Cherokee got an Italian-inspired sandwich shop and Hamburger Mary's is open in St. Louis once again.

And hey, if that's not enough to bring back the party, the Libertine's restaurateurs, Nick and Audra Luedde, say they'll be regrouping and opening a new concept soon — and India Palace is again open, this time in a street-level location on Dorsett Road, after saying goodbye to its high-flying airport-adjacent spot. See, even a month of hard goodbyes has its good news.

See also: Donut-King Has Closed in St. Charles

Donut-King 662 1st Capitol Dr​ive​,​ St. Charles
Laurie's Place 228 N. Main, Edwardsville
The Libertine 7927 Forsyth, Clayton
Mi Caribe 3701 Lindell Boulevard, Midtown
VietNam Style 6100 Delmar Boulevard, Delmar East
Water Street Cafe 7268 Manchester Road, Maplewood

See also: Downtown's First Food Hall Is Now Open

See also: Parm Pasta & Sandwich Co. to Open on Cherokee

Court Louie 4001 Utah Street, Tower Grove South
The Eatery 211 N. Broadway, Downtown
Hamburger Mary's 400 Washington Avenue, Downtown
India Palace 12322 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights
Parm Pasta & Sandwich Co. 2619 Cherokee Street, Cherokee District
Rebel @VStyle 6100 Delmar Boulevard, Delmar East
Seoul Taco 46 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Chesterfield

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