wild flower restaurant & catering in the central west end in st. louis photo courtesy google maps

Wild Flower has closed its doors in the Central West End

Long-standing Central West End staple Wild Flower Restaurant & Catering held down the corner of Euclid and Laclede avenues at 4590 Laclede Ave. through many changes in its surrounding neighborhood, but has announced that after 26 years it will close its doors. The update, written by owner Tracy Casatta Czarnec came yesterday, April 14, via Facebook

“This is not a decision that came easy,” Czarnec said in the note. “This past year was a year of loss for many both personally and professionally. The pandemic shut us down completely and then made operating a business built on hospitality all but impossible, in a year when many of us passed the time in hibernation and avoiding social contact.” 

She concluded by thanking Wild Flower’s customers for a wonderful 26 years. “I am proud of what the Wild Flower Team has accomplished over the years and thankful for all the good times and connections we have made together,” she wrote.

Wild Flower’s website directs longtime fans to Czarnec’s other restaurant, The BBQ and Whiskey Saloon (4900 Laclede Ave.), which will be serving some classic Wild Flower dishes, like golden chevre, signature garlic chicken and country club fried chicken. 

Requests for comment were not returned.

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