ST. LOUIS — Many restaurants in the St. Louis area have had to change to adapt to the new 'normal' as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Unfortunately, some restaurants had to shut their doors permanently during the pandemic.
Here’s a list of the restaurants that made the decision to close:
• 5 Star Burgers - Creve Coeur
• BRAVO! - West County Mall
• Cousin Hugo's Bar & Grill in Maplewood announced on Sept. 9 it would be closing due to the pandemic.
• Cusanelli's shut its doors on Aug. 30. “Due to covid and unforeseen circumstances we will be closing permanently on Sunday the 30th. We thank all our customers for supporting Cusanellis through out the years it has been our pleasure to serve you all,” it said on Facebook.
• Dubliner in Maplewood – The restaurant posted in April that COVID-19 forced it to close for good.
• Feasting Fox in St. Louis' Dutchtown neighborhood. It announced the closure on Sept 1.
• Gamlin Whiskey House - announced its closure on May 22. “The weight of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic were simply too much to bear,” the owners wrote on Facebook.
• Melting Pot in University City - closed on April 9 due to the franchise owner's desire to retire, which was accelerated by the pandemic, according to its website.
• P.F. Chang’s in Richmond Heights – This restaurant closed its doors at the end of March when its lease experience.
• Ryder's Tavern - announced its closure on Facebook on May 15.
• Roux Royale Bar & Bistro - announced its closure on Facebook on Sept. 29. "With the events of 2020 we don’t believe the odds are in our favor to make it through the winter months. Winters have been hard every year, but unfortunately with the unpredictability this year has brought and the craziness of life we feel it is time to move on," it wrote on Facebook.
• Sub Zero Vodka Bar – announced its closure on May 22. “The weight of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic were simply too much to bear,” the owners wrote on Facebook.
• Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill - "Unfortunately, economic conditions and other factors brought on by the Coronavirus have forced me to close the restaurant permanently," it wrote on its Facebook on March 31.
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