David Sandusky, pitmaster and owner of the Belleville, Illinois-based Beast Craft BBQ, is bringing his award-winning barbecue to The Grove. Sandusky will open Beast Butcher & Block later this summer at 4156 Manchester Ave.

“I’m about building legacy and challenging the status quo,” Sandusky said in a statement. “BEAST Butcher & Block will share the heart of BEAST Craft BBQ Co., pushing the limits of St. Louis barbeque while defining its own character and attitude. I’m looking forward to firing up the new pits.”

Renovation of the existing building is underway, which once housed the headquarters of Beyond Housing. Hulse Commercial Real Estate, led by Peder Hulse, owns the property. About $22,000 has been spent so far on renovations, according to city of St. Louis real estate records.

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