This month welcomed a diverse array of new concepts in St. Louis, including a cat café, a fast-casual Latin American eatery and a bar where you pay by the hour, not the drink. The storied Amighetti's on the Hill closed following an ownership dispute only to reopen a few days later under a new name. The Center for Plant-Based Living also made headlines upon opening this month; the concept from Caryn Dugan (known to many as STL Veg Girl) is the first of its kind in the country, offering classes, events and other resources for those interested in plant-based lifestyles.

Southtown Pub and Wellspent Brewing Co. both unexpectedly shut their doors, and the acclaimed Mac's Local Eats closed its location inside Tamm Avenue Bar in Dogtown with plans to relocate inside Bluewood Brewing Co. on Cherokee Street – look for owner Chris McKenzie to start serving up smashed burgers soon.

Openings

The Center for Plant-Based Living, 131 W. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood, Missouri, stlpcl.org

Charred Crust, 105 S. Meramec Ave., Clayton, Missouri, 314.721.0393, charredcruststl.com/flavors

The Cheshire Grin Cat Cafe, 1926 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, St. Louis, Missouri, facebook.com/The-Cheshire-Grin-Cat-Cafe

Colino's Cafe and Bakery, 5141 Wilson Ave., The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.962.6030, facebook.com/Colinos-Cafe-Bakery-107101663981205 (reopening)

The Mad Crab, 8080 Olive Blvd., University City, Missouri, 314.801.8698, facebook.com/themadcrabstl

Mayo Ketchup, 2001 Park Ave., Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.696.2699, plantaingirl.com

Open Concept, 2712 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.504.5246, openconceptstl.com

Utah Station, 1956 Utah St., Benton Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.588.8099, facebook.com/utahstation1956

Closings

Mac's Local Eats (inside Tamm Avenue Bar), 1227 Tamm Ave., Dogtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.479.8155, macslocaleats.com (moving)

Southtown Pub, 3707 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, 314.833.3999, facebook.com/SouthTownPub

Wellspent Brewing Co., 2917 Olive St., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.328.0505, wellspentbeer.com

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