Bowood Farms is getting a makeover. The farm and shop that is also home to Cafe Osage will be undergoing renovations for the foreseeable future.
Co-owner Lizzy Rickard says that despite the construction, both the shop and the restaurant will try to stay open as much as possible.
Phase one of the changes is already underway; the part of Cafe Osage that bleeds into the Bowood Farms store is already sectioned off and will become a bar and seating area with more two-top tables. The space will also give easier access to those who want to just get a drink to walk around the store or get drinks to go.
Phase two will see a renovation of the interior of Cafe Osage, including its main dining room. The existing bar space will be removed, the floors will be upgraded and the walls will get a fresh coat of paint. These changes will create what Rickard says will be a quieter and more pleasant dining experience.
Because Bowood Farms has served as the entrance to the restaurant, the Cafe Osage entrance on Olive Street that typically is closed has been opened for use during the renovations.
While the shop and restaurant will mostly remain open, both spaces will have to close at certain times for different projects. Look for updates on closures on Bowood Farms' social media accounts. The team also plans on sharing pictures and inspirations for the new space along with hints of what's to come.
"We're constantly evolving," Rickard says. "The number one goal of this is to create the best guest experience we can."
Cafe Osage, 4605 Olive St., Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.454.6868, bowoodfarms.com