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The Scoop: An American Place to close

October 21st 03:10pm, 2010

102110_AmPlaceRumors had been swirling that An American Place would be closing and today, Sauce received confirmation from chef-owner Larry Forgione that indeed he would not be renewing the lease for his St. Louis restaurant. “It was a five-year renewable. I would have considered extending it a little bit, but not for five years,” said Forgione.

The fine dining establishment, located downtown in the Renaissance Grand Hotel, will likely shutter its doors the first or second week in November, Forgione stated. Any hope that the “Godfather of American Cuisine” would open another place in the Gateway City? “No. I’m headed to Vegas,” he responded. “But it was a nice run. I’ve been here for five and a half years. And it was fun being here.”

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3 Responses to “The Scoop: An American Place to close”

  1. The Scoop: An American Place to close | Saint Louis Fun Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 8:34 am

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  2. Downtown John Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I hate to see a neighborhood business fail. But I must say, we had a very expensive, very poor dining experience at An American Place. It’s a beautiful room, but the service was bad from the minute we arrived, and the portions were tiny (we had to take our guests out for burgers after a 5 course meal). After that, I couldn’t recommend it to anyone, let alone return myself. We were so looking forward to it, I wish I had been left with a better impression.

  3. Sauce Magazine Blog » Blog Archive » The Scoop: Riddles is the latest in a string of local restaurant closings Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    [...] An American Place, the fine dining establishment in the Renaissance Grande Hotel downtown, is also set to shutter its doors within the next week or [...]

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