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Yellowbelly owners unveil new event space in Central West End

Take a peek inside this new event space in the Central West End from owners of Yellowbelly.
Credit: Dilip Vishwanat | SLBJ
The Hideout will begin hosting private events later this year.

ST. LOUIS — On Point Hospitality's Travis Howard and Tim Wiggins, owners of Yellowbelly and Retreat Gastropub, will open a new event space at 210 N. Euclid Ave. on Oct. 1, next door to Yellowbelly. The duo is waiting for a couple of inspections this week but is accepting bookings for The Hideout beginning the second week of November, Howard said.

"Once we got close to opening here (Yellowbelly), and the more we developed the concept, we knew we would do something like this," Howard said. "Even at Retreat, people request tables for larger parties, and we can't accommodate that. This space is great and we can't wait to utilize it."

"The longer the space stood open, we knew it was meant for us," Lauren Wiggins, The Hideout's event manager, added.

James Beard-nominated baker Nathaniel Reid of Nathaniel Reid Bakery and Loryn Nalic of Balkan Treat Box are partnering on a special crossover menu. The two chefs worked together to create two new menu items, inspired by each of their establishments, which will be available this weekend only.
Narwhal's Crafted owners, Brandon Holzhueter and Brad Merten, are crafting a new restaurant concept called Loaded. Loaded is a "nacho-centered concept that uses different varieties of house-made chips as a vehicle to convey a whole variety of chef-inspired fare," Holzhueter said in a statement.

The 1,000-square-foot space was designed and built out by Pernikoff Construction Co. and Nick Adams of Mademan Designs. Lauren Wiggins designed the interior finishings for the space.

The Hideout, like Yellowbelly, is located inside Opus Group's Citizen Park mixed-use development on Lindell Boulevard. Howard and Tim Wiggins spent around $250,000 to revamp The Hideout and about $600,000 when they opened Yellowbelly.

A Midtown sushi restaurant has closed. BaiKu Sushi Lounge, located at 3407 Olive St. inside Hotel Ignacio and near the campus of Saint Louis University, has closed its doors. Officials with the restaurant made the announcement on Facebook Thursday. "BaiKu Sushi Lounge has closed.

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