Piccione Pastry in The Loop will close in September

Italian pastry shop Piccione Pastry will close doors at 6197 Delmar Blvd., in The Loop on Sept. 22, according to owner Richard Nix. The bakery has been open since 2013.

“We had a great almost seven year run on Delmar, and we definitely feel like the street continues to be legendary not only in St. Louis, but across the country,” Nix said. “And there are some great things to come.”

The bakery features brunch service on Saturdays and Sundays, which includes dishes like ricotta pancakes and a Piccione Benedict. Its legacy, however, will be its well-known pastry selections. In addition to a number of classic and signature cannoli, Piccione offers a number of pastries, cakes and breads.

Fans of Piccione’s food should take some solace; the pastries will still be available via Nix’s catering service, Butler Boardroom, a subsidiary of Butler’s Pantry. Nix said after the Fourth of July holiday, there will be celebrations and specials at the shop throughout the summer as Piccione heads into its twilight weeks.

Piccione’s closure doesn’t mean Nix will sit idle, though. He's currently working on other projects like 18Rails, a 14,000-square-foot event venue at the City Foundry STL slated to open in August 2020. Nix said the space will be used for everything from weddings and nonprofit events to business functions.

“It’s going to have an urban and raw feel to it,” Nix said. “What we think is going to be unique about it is that somebody can host a party in our event space, but then there’s so much more to do after the event’s over. Once they Uber, they’re in a destination.” 

Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.