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The Scoop: Jimmy’s on the Park closes after more than two decades

January 5th 12:01pm, 2016



The opening of the new year sees the closing of an institution. Jimmy’s on the Park shut its doors yesterday, Jan. 4, after 21 years of serving diners, as reported by St. Louis Magazine.

In a message posted to the restaurant’s website, owner Jimmy Kristo thanked the “hundreds of employees” as well as “valued clients and friends.” He citied the overhead of maintaining and filling a large restaurant and increasing rent as the reason for the shut down, but he said he is determined to finish the restaurant’s two-decade run with integrity. “We were a quality operation and first class all the way,” Kristo said. “We’ll close down properly.”

Kristo has no immediate future plans. Gift certificate holders will receive a refund.

By Kristin Schultz

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5 Responses to “The Scoop: Jimmy’s on the Park closes after more than two decades”

  1. Tanya Says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I will miss you, Jimmy!

  2. Alyssa Says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Deciding not to provide your employees sufficient notice before closing your business is not what I’d call “First class.” Very selfish and inconsiderate in my opinion.

  3. Jeri Layton Says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    We first tried Jimmy’s last month and LoVED it!
    Too little, too late!
    Best to the owners and staff that you’ll find a new adventure and dream~
    Happy New Year!
    Jeri Layton

  4. Jason Mathes Says:
    January 5th, 2016 at 8:50 pm


    We will miss you and your restaurant in our neighborhood more than you will ever know! Your business was always first class, food excellent, service professional and atmosphere welcoming and friendly. Our family will grieve this unexpected news as if we lost a close friend.

  5. Jody Ditto Says:
    January 7th, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I really hate this. Spent many evenings there with great friends.

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