under new ownership | Baumann’s Fine Meats in Brentwood is operating under new owners. Long-time employees and managers Kenny Clifton and John O’Leary assumed ownership from Ann Lucas, who had purchased the business from Bob Baumann with her husband Jim in 2008. The shop has been in operation since 1946. … Having opened in 1957, Rigazzi’s is the oldest operating restaurant on The Hill, and it will change hands to new local owners. Corey Christanell and Donn Ganim purchased the St. Louis restaurant from longtime owner/operator Joan Aiazzi.
The Brothers Beer & Bourbon House has launched with two storefronts: 10453 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur and 3880 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in Sunset Hills. The endeavor was created by brothers Danny and Jeffery Gustafson and Bob Sears, and both locations were formerly franchise locations of BeerSauce Shop, which were also managed by the trio. The new brand will shift the focus away from a retail shop to offer more of a lounge experience. Both locations offer a bar with at least 16 draft beers and about 80 whiskey options.
Corona is partnering with the Glass Recycling Foundation to bring an interactive eco-friendly experience to the StL. This fall, the Corona Crusher is making the rounds at around 20 bar and restaurant patios in the region. The machine will allow guests to witness the recycling process that turns glass into sand, which is then used to make new glass bottles, containers and fiberglass or finds a new purpose in landscaping, construction or even coastal restoration.
opens + closes
Maplewood is home to a new plant-based cafe and bakery. Looking Meadow Cafe is now open at 2500 Sutton Blvd. in the former home of Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios. … Also new in Maplewood, Burger Champ is open at 2704 Sutton Blvd. The burger spot was opened by restaurateur Chris Kelling as a sister location to Pizza Champ. … Honeymoon Chocolates has closed its storefront in Clayton. The chocolate company is shifting its focus to wholesale and will move its manufacturing to an off-space location in Chesterfield for the holiday season. … Chicken Out has shuttered its location on the Delmar Loop. Originally opened in June 2020 by Mike Johnson, Ben Hillman and Charlie Downs, the fast casual fried chicken restaurant will continue operations at its location in Kirkwood at 10463 Manchester Road.