South St. Louis restaurant F&B’s Eatery closes
ST. LOUIS – F & B’s Eatery, the casual sandwich and burger restaurant in St. Louis’ southern Lindenwood Park, has closed.
“I made the very difficult decision to close F & B’s Eatery 1.0,” said owner Michael Pauk in a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page Monday morning. “That decision was not a light one to say the least. I worked almost every day for 6 years and a global pandemic has shown that it has become impossible for me to move forward in this small space.”
He indicated that the restaurant might return at some point. “The recent relaxation of capacity constraints has given me a glimmer of hope that F & B’s Eatery 2.0 could be a possibility,” the publication said. “I’ll rest for a while and weigh my options.”
The store had to temporarily close for a short time during the pandemic, in one case due to COVID-19 exposure and in another due to “excruciating, long-term injury from the restaurant business,” according to other Facebook posts in March and April. respectively.
Pauk did not immediately respond to messages left on Tuesday.
With over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Pauk opened on Hampton Ave. in September 2015. 3453 F & B’s (which stands for “Food and Beverage”). Here hot and cold sandwiches as well as homemade beef burgers and fresh-sliced fries were served and served beer, wine and mixed drinks. The restaurant, which was already in a small space, only had four tables and 12 seats inside due to COVID-19 restrictions, plus outside patio seating, roadside and pickup options.
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