Robust Wine Bar & Cafe's highly anticipated new Edwardsville location opens today with dinner service at 5pm at 126 N Main Street in the former Erato on Main space. We dropped by a special preview party Wednesday evening and captured all the excitement and a first look at the space in the slideshow above.
“With the growth and stability of our brand and offerings we are excited to take this next step towards the future of Robust,” Robust owner Stanley Browne said back in late May when he and his team first announced the news. “We have spent the last few years priming ourselves for continued expansion and Edwardsville is exactly the kind of community in which we feel our concept will flourish.”
Robust, an award-winning wine bar, shoppe and café, opened its flagship location in Webster Groves in September 2007. The Downtown at The MX location opened its doors in late December 2012.
Chef Brendan Hickham is moving from the MX location to serve as the general manager at the Edwardsville location and will also oversee kitchen operations. Hickam held previous posts as DeMun Oyster Bar’s executive chef and as chef de cuisine at Salt in the Central West End.
Joseph L. Hemp will continue as executive chef for all three locations and for Robust Catering.
Robust Wine Bar, multiple locations, robustwinebar.com
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