Bailey's Rooster Expands to South Grand

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

David Bailey recently announced plans for a second Rooster location, set to open next summer in the growing Tower Grove neighborhood. The former 3,000-square-foot Hamiltonian Bank & Trust building will be rehabbed and expanded to include dining room seating for over 200 people, a 2,400-square-foot outdoor patio and a spacious bar. The lower level will be transformed into a bakery, where only organic flours and sugars will be used for the company’s various breads, pastries and desserts.

Drawings of the new 3150 South Grand Blvd. Rooster location by SPACE architecture and BedroomsByBrynne.com

Drawings of the new 3150 South Grand Blvd. Rooster location by SPACE architecture and BedroomsByBrynne.com

“My wife and I have lived in Tower Grove for the last eight years and have hoped to open a restaurant in this neighborhood since we moved here,” says Bailey in a press release. “TG is near and dear to us, and so are the people that live here. TG is a walking and biking neighborhood, but with easy access to Grand Avenue and the highways, making it a perfect spot for a family-friendly place like Rooster.”

Unlike the location Downtown, the Tower Grove spot will offer a dinner menu as well as additions to Rooster’s popular breakfast and brunch offerings. Bailey credited this change to the size of the new kitchen, which will be six times larger than that of the current location.

The corner lot on South Grand and Juniata is nearly an acre, which Bailey hints will allow plenty of room for future developments. Bailey’s restaurant group already has five establishments in St. Louis, with the next being Small Batch, a vegetarian and vegan concept slated to open this fall.

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