End of Year Means End of Remy’s in Clayton
Clayton, MO/December 24, 2017 (STL.News) – The End of 2017 will see the end of a longtime Clayton restaurant. After nearly 23 years at 222 South Bemiston Avenue, Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar will close. Their last day of business will be New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2017. Remy’s owner Tim Mallett made the announcement on the restaurant’s website and social media.
Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar opened in February 1995 offering small and large plate Mediterranean fare, including classics like stuffed grape leaves, hummus, and their signature Apple-Golden Raisin Bread Pudding, plus wine flights. It was the third restaurant Mallett opened. He was already running the Blue Water Grill (Clifton Heights and Kirkwood), which closed in 2008, and Big Sky Café, which is still open in Webster Groves. Mallett also owned and operated the comparatively short-lived Ellie Forcella Italian Taproom, also in Webster Groves.
In his blog post on the Remy’s website, Mallett wrote that he has chosen not to renew his lease for the Clayton restaurant, which expires at the end of the year. He encouraged Remy’s customers to continue to patronize other nearby establishments, saying Clayton continues to see new developments and calling the city’s restaurant scene vibrant. “And although so many positive things are happening,” he said, “it comes at a time when I’m progressing into a downsizing mode.” Mallett said he’s seen a lot of growth in the last few years at his Webster Groves restaurant. “This downsizing move at Remy’s allows me to spend more time on some great things planned for Big Sky Café in 2018,” he said. Mallett also said it will allow him to spend more time with his growing family.
Remy’s customers are invited to use any remaining Remy’s gift cards at Big Sky Café at 47 South Old Orchard Ave. Mallett’s Webster Groves eatery has been serving creative, locally focused American eats since 1992. Big Sky continues to be a popular destination for lunch and dinner, plus brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Like Remy’s, they have an extensive wine list.
Mallett closed his announcement by thanking “countless employees and managers who’ve carried the torch” at Remy’s as well as the loyal customers. “Thank you to everyone who made Remy’s ‘your place’ as much as it was mine,” he said. In an exchange with a customer on Remy’s Facebook page, Mallett hinted that some of the most popular dishes from the Clayton restaurant might find their way to the Big Sky Café menu, especially that heavenly bread pudding. They’re all still available at Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar through Dec. 31.