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The Scoop: Niche reopens in Clayton on Nov. 1

September 20th 03:09pm, 2012

Yesterday Gerard Craft announced via Twitter that he will be closing Niche’s Benton Park location on Oct. 18 and reopening the restaurant at its new home in Centene Plaza, located on the southwest corner of Forsyth Boulevard and Hanley Road in Clayton, on Nov. 1. The orange banquette that lines the east wall at the old Niche will be brought over to the new spot, next-door to Pastaria. Much of the rest of the new décor has been locally sourced: The flooring is made from reclaimed Missouri wood, and the bar is enveloped with Missouri limestone (pictured below).

The kitchen at the new Niche is a European style set-up where the chefs work closely in stations and can easily communicate without shouting. In front of the kitchen, there is a counter with four seats where patrons can enjoy an extended tasting menu. On the west wall of the new space (pictured below) are the beginnings of a mural, which will eventually be a scene of Bethlehem Valley, a farm in Missouri. The mural is being painted by Peat Wollaeger, a local graffiti artist.

Can’t wait until Nov. 1? Visit Niche now; Craft has alluded to “fun dinners” coming up at the 1831 Sidney St. location.

By Julie Cohen

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One Response to “The Scoop: Niche reopens in Clayton on Nov. 1”

  1. John D. Says:
    November 2nd, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Did this open yesterday? It did not look ready to when I went by at 5:30. Also noticed the ‘coming soon’ sign has been gone for a couple weeks . . .

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