Downtown STL Deli Moving 2 Blocks East
St. Louis, MO/April 06, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – A favorite downtown deli is moving to new digs that once housed another favorite downtown sandwich shop. Pickles Deli at 701 Olive Street is moving to 200 North Broadway, the space once occupied by Monty’s Sandwich Company. Pickles owner Sean Olson told the St. Louis Business Journal of his plans to move the deli.
We told you back in February that Monty’s was shutting down after owners Steve May and Joel Williams had been unable to come to terms on their lease with the building’s new owners. Mariner Real Estate Management of Kansas City had purchased the property last year for $12.7 million. They closed March 3rd and the space has been vacant since.
The fate of the downtown building where Pickle’s Deli currently operates is behind their move as well. The deli is currently in the Union Trust office building, a 14-story high rise at Olive and North 7th Streets that dates back to 1893. It was designed by Louis Sullivan and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The famous Chicago architect pioneered the use of steel-frame construction in skyscraper design. Sullivan also designed the Wainwright Building, a 10-story red brick office building at 709 Chestnut Street that’s considered one of the very first skyscrapers in the world. The Union Trust building is currently undergoing a $55 million renovation at the hands of local developers Amy and Amrit Gill. The Gill’s Restoration St. Louis plans to turn the property into luxury apartments and a boutique hotel, complete with rooftop restaurant and basement pool.
Olson told the Journal that the Gills had hoped Pickle’s could be part of the renovated building, but that would have required the deli to move to a temporary site for about 18 months. He opted instead to make a permanent move to the North Broadway location, about two blocks east of their current location. That move is expected to happen before summer.
Pickle’s Deli opened their flagship location at 22 North Euclid in the Central West End in 2007, offering “build your own” sandwiches with a variety of meat, cheese, and bread options, soups, salads, and classic deli sides like potato salad and coleslaw. They quickly became a local favorite, garnering top status in numerous polls, including eight consecutive years as St. Louis’ No. 1 Delicatessen (RFT Restaurant Guide 2009-2016). Olson opened the second Pickle’s Deli in downtown St. Louis in 2011. The downtown location is also their catering and box lunch facility. It’s only open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., offering both breakfast and lunch.
Owner: Sean Olson
701 Olive Street – current location
200 N. Broadway – new location
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: (314) 241-2255
Central West End
22 North Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 361-3354