This is sad news for locals. King Louie's was my favorite restaurant in town, and many people had wonderful memories there.
I'm not sure if it is the city or MODOT (state agency for highways etc) is to blame, but it is a shame all around.
King Louie's Restaurant, which would have been open 13 years this fall, has closed and will not reopen.
Owner Matt McGuire, son of former Post-Dispatch reporter John McGuire, blamed the loss of business on construction on the Chouteau Avenue Bridge off Vandeventer Avenue.
From this article
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