A staple in the Delmar Loop announced it will host its final show on June 24 and close for business on June 25.

‘It’s with a very heavy heart, that I must inform everyone this era in the St Louis music industry is coming to an end. Saturday (June 24th) will be the final show at Cicero’s,’ Talent buyer, Jay Mumma shared on Facebook.

For nearly 40 years Cicero's has been serving up food and drinks in the Loop and for more than 25 years its maintained a reputation for booking up and coming artists and local artists.

Statement from the owners,

It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I inform you all that our last day of business will be Sunday, June 25th. After nearly forty years of serving up some of St. Louis’ best pizza, and beer, among other things, we’ve determined it no longer makes sense to continue. Our father, Shawn, put his heart and soul into a place that has become a St. Louis institution. He, and our mom, Alice, sacrificed everything our family had, and took a huge risk, to open Cicero’s. We couldn’t be prouder of them for their accomplishments.

We want to thank everyone who has patronized Cicero’s over the years. You all have played an integral role in making the restaurant a St. Louis landmark. We would also like to thank all of our employees who made our successes possible. Everyone connected to Cicero’s has had some amazing times; some good, and some bad. We hope that you can appreciate all of those times, and recognize the influence our family had in your life. That would mean the world to us.

If you are interested in continuing the Cicero’s legacy, we are looking for prospective buyers. Please contact Ron Kramer at Kramer Commercial Realty. He can be reached at 314-221-6276.

The news quickly spread across social media.