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The Scoop: Vincent Van Doughnut to open second brick-and-mortar in The Grove

June 15th 06:06pm, 2016

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The Grove is about to get a little tastier. With a year under its belt in Clayton, owner Vincent Marsden plans to open a second brick-and-mortar Vincent Van Doughnut at 1072 Tower Grove Ave., in mid-October.

“We looked in The Grove before we opened the Clayton location,” said Marsden, who launched Vincent Van Doughnut as a food truck in 2013. “I like the idea of having a shop in the city and with so many people investing in the area, hopefully we’ll help fill in the whole strip.”

The Grove store will be about the same size as the Clayton location but will feature a more open kitchen and will have extended hours to serve the neighborhood’s vibrant nightlife. Marsden said he potentially will pursue a liquor license to offer hungry partiers a place for a sweet treat and perhaps beer, wine or spirit-laced concoction.

“I like the idea of liquor and doughnuts,” said Marsden. “We’ve used liquor in our doughnuts before so this gives me a good crowd to test stuff. It’d be nice to be able to fry some to order so people can have a hot cake doughnuts and a nightcap. This wouldn’t be a place to belly up to a bar, just a place to get a sweet and after-dinner drink.”

Vincent Van Doughnut will be open (maybe daily) for the morning rush, serving its doughnuts, pastries and Sump coffee to groggy working stiffs and will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights slinging its award-winning donuts to a late-night, carb-craving crowd.

 

By Kristin Schultz

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