Since the Post Sports Bar & Grill opened in Maplewood in 2009, Owner Adrian Glass said "everything we've done was with the idea of growing" the business. The time to grow has apparently arrived, and the restaurant has found what it hopes is a home for The Post II Sports Bar & Grill in Creve Coeur.
Glass has filed a request for a Conditional Use Permit to open the eatery in the former Growlers Pub space, vacant for two years at the Farmers Bank shopping center across from CityPlace.
Glass told Patch Wednesday he "couldn't have handpicked" a better location in the Interstate 270 loop area and cited the area's lunch crowd and happy hour crowd, along with the lack of a real sports bar in Creve Coeur, as attractions.
The restaurant, which he says brings the "excitement of attending the game along with the comfort of home," is also a home fantasy sports leagues and drafts.
A public hearing on the permit will be held January 22 at the Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The decision to open in the Growlers space is contingent on the city lifting a requirement that only allows restaurant space in certain zoned areas under 2 acres to reach a total of 25 percent of the overall square footage.
The proposed restaurant in this case would take up a total of 32 percent of the existing space on the site. City planning officials are considering a city-wide move to lift the 25 percent limitation, but the existing request applies only to the Core Business District. A public hearing on the text amendment to scrap the 25 percent limit will also be held January 22.
City officials altered a similar requirement in 2012 which ultimately led to Ray's Donuts locating at the Shoppes at Westgate.
If the amendment passes and the conditional use permit is issued, Glass said the restaurant would target a June 1 opening. Further expansion into areas like Lafayette Square, Soulard or St. Charles County would be evaluated after a calendar year in business in Creve Coeur.