Joanie’s Pizzeria will close in Soulard
Thomas opened the restaurant 25 years ago, and Jeff Schneider took ownership of the pizzeria five years ago.
“I can’t speak for Jeff, but it’s been a good run. I can say that. I had it for 20 years, and he had it for five," Thomas said. "We both had a great run, and Jeff did a fabulous job."
Thomas declined to comment on the reason for the closure.
She said there won’t be many changes at Joanie’s To-Go. “We just do our own thing here,” she said. We’ve had the most loyal customers. And the staff – there were probably eight staff members that were still there from when I owned it.”
Schneider did not return immediate request for comment.
Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.
Editor's Note: This article originally said Joanie Thomas' last name was Smith. It was updated at 12:55 p.m. Jan. 15 to correct the error and to clarify Thomas' quote.
More stories like this
Remembering iconic St. Louis restaurateur Charlie Gitto Sr., who has died at 87
Longtime restaurateur Charlie Gitto Sr., the owner of Charlie Gitto's Downtown who helped make the St. ...
Owner of Di Olivas opens Hot Sauce Werks on Main Street in St. Charles
From the owner of Di Olivas Oil & Vinegar, Hot Sauce Werks is now open on ...