ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) — This summer, food lovers in St. Louis will have plenty of new options in Midtown, as several new concepts open on Locust.
The development of the old Beaumont telephone exchange building helped spur Locust’s growth and now more excitement is to come.
“Part of the success of the neighborhood so far has been the mix of tenants and the dining opportunities we’ve been able to organize. This end of the neighborhood has a lot of momentum, but we need dining tenants to make it accessible. on foot and active,” promoter Jassen Johnson said.
Videira Wine Shop and Bar will open at the back of 2700 Locust. Owner Mykel McIntosh says he will offer local cheese, meats and wines from local vendors.
Kain Tayo will open 2700 Locust. The Filipino restaurant hails from Trenton, Illinois and will be moving to the St. Louis area, serving traditional cuisine.
Anita Cafe and Bar will open in the corner space of 2700 Locust. It is described as serving morning style drinks and small plates, with a focus on Mediterranean style drinks and food.
Nexus Cultural Cuisine and Craft Cocktails will open at 2704 Locust. Chef Ceaira Jackson worked at Eclipse at Moonrise and opened Bait STL in the Central West End. The new concept will feature elevated global cuisine and feature a lush patio.
Rick’s and Rick’s Rooftop will be located at 2639 Locust. The entertainment and music concept will open later this year. It is expected to feature bowling alleys, pinball and arcade games as well as a place for a food truck. The rooftop will be a live music venue at night.
Johnson says they’re also working to negotiate a lease with a football bar and a microbrewery.
The goal is for the new restaurants to open this summer.
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