Openings/Closings: 21st Amendment Offers Craft Brews in Lafayette Square, Kakao Expands With Third Location
Mon., March 10: Situated in the basement at 2017 Chouteau Ave., Paul and Wendy Hamilton’s newest concept, a craft bar called 21st Amendment: The Brewer’s Bar, joins the ranks of their other projects—PW Pizza, Vin de Set, 1111 Mississippi and Moulin Events. Look for warm wood accents and plush leather inside the renovated space, where behind the bar guests can find 50 taps in addition to about 50 bottled beers. Expect to see an emphasis placed on local brews, though selections for regional breweries will help round out the beer list. Open Monday though Thursday from 4pm to 12am; Friday through Saturday from 4pm to 1am; Sunday from 4pm to 12am. 2107 Chouteau Ave., Lafayette Square, 314.241.6969.
May 2014: Award-winning local chocolatier, Kakao Chocolate, recently announced they will open a third storefront at Centene Plaza in Clayton. As reported by Sauce Magazine, the newest location will be solely dedicated to retail, including ice creams made by Serendipity and coffee supplied by various local roasters. The Fox Park and Maplewood stores will continue as production sites and will not be affected by the plans for expansion. 7700 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton.
June 2014: Midtown and Saint Louis University students will soon have a new fast-casual concept to try, called Flying Rolls. Located at 3674 Forest Park Ave., Flying Rolls will offer a wide variety of healthy rolls, which will appeal to sushi lovers and skeptics alike. Flying Rolls will offer carryout or delivery and will be the first restaurant for co-owners Clayton Park and Andrew Impagliazzo. 3674 Forest Park Ave., Midtown, 314.246.0589.
March: An Indian restaurant, called Taj Mahal, is coming to the former Booster’s Cafe location at 567 Melville Ave. in University City. The co-owners gained experience working at India’s Rasoi in the Central West End and are hoping to add a modern Indian menu to The Loop. Renovations to the previous breakfast restaurant, Booster’s, have included changes to the kitchen and the interior lighting. 567 Melville Ave., University City.
March: Dutchtown’s sustainable grocery and CSA club, Maude’s Market, recently announced they’re closing after three years in business. Retail hours are now by appointment only. 4219 Virginia Ave., Dutchtown, 314.353.4219.