Openings/Closings: The Shack to Take Residence in Frontenac's Recently Shuttered The Pig

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Openings

Feb. 20: Super small sandwich joint The Little Dipper joined the Cherokee neighborhood last Friday in the shotgun spot which formerly housed Small’s Tea and Coffee and have already been selling out items to newcomers. According to Sauce, Thomas Eversmann and Jason Paul are the owners behind the six-seat dining spot and will be serving a menu of sandwiches—featuring bread from local bakeries Companion and Fazio’s—soups, salads and snacks. The Little Dipper sandwich named after the restaurant gives guests a take on the Chicago-style wet sub featuring Italian beef and giardiniera veggies that will be dipped in beef pan jus. 2619½ Cherokee St., Benton Park West, 314.625.3530

Photo courtesy of The Shack

Photo courtesy of The Shack

Closings

Feb. 21: After less than a year in business, The Pig (originally known as The Salted Pig) closed its doors to the public. Co-owner Michael Del Pietro—who is also known for his Italian eateries Sugo’sBabbo’sVia Vino Enotica and Tavolo V—was not able to make get his barbecue concept the support needed to stay put at the Frontenac spot. As first reported by St. Louis Magazine, the location will not remain vacant for much longer with OG Hospitality Group’s second location of The Shack moving into its place. The Shack is a breakfast, lunch and “sometimes dinner” concept with its original location in Valley Park. The new location is expected to open in the next 45-60 days. 731 South Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac

March 14: The last days for Jennifer’s Pharmacy & Soda Shoppe in Clayton are upon us. Owner Jennifer Rich’s pharmacy will be moving from the current location to The Oxford Building in Clayton at 141 N. Meramec Ave., but the old-fashioned soda shop known for its handmade sodas, floats and more will not be coming with her. 30 N. Central Ave., Clayton, 314.862.7400

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