ST. LOUIS, MO/March 18, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) A historic restaurant, in a historic building in the historic district of Soulard burned Friday, March 17, 2017 at approximately 6:00 pm. St. Louis’ finest, The St. Louis Fire Department responded to the alarm preserving the structure of the building, but the inside appeared to be an unconfirmed total loss.
The establishment is known as Soulard’s Restaurant and Bar located at 1731 South 7th, St. Louis, MO. Soulard’s has been in business for more than 40 years according to the establishment’s website.
According to an employee, they were cleaning backed up grease and food and a fire started quickly spreading. Employees vacated the facility to safety after calling 911.
According to the company’s website, they call the fire “devastating.” Being present for the tragedy their description is a reasonable one. They have not provided any further details.
Tim Badock is the owner of Soulard’s Restaurant & Bar. Another member of the Badock family, Dan Badock, owner of Lewis & Clark restaurant located in St. Charles, MO suffered damages from a fire on March 8, 2017.
Friends interviewed at the scene felt confident that Badock would reopen after repairs are made stating that Badock is a dedicated restaurateur, however, that has not yet been confirmed by Badock.
Soulard’s Restaurant is considered a fine dining steakhouse with seafood options. Their online reviews range, but it is around a 4 to 4.5 star rated restaurant with a long history. Certainly, many local residents will be hoping for further information about Badock plans.
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