The Scoop: Diablitos Cantina to close doors in Midtown
February 3rd 10:02am, 2017
Midtown’s Diablitos Cantina will shut its doors for good after service on Feb. 14. The closing was announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on yesterday, Feb. 2, as reported by Feast. The Mexican cantina opened in late 2011.
Gurpreet Padda is a principal at In Good Company, which owns Diablitos, Sanctuaria Wild Tapas in The Grove and Hendricks BBQ in St. Charles. He said the Diablitos’ lease with Saint Louis University is up this month, and the university intends to tear down the building at 3761 Laclede Ave., to build additional dorms.
Padda said most of the food and drinks from Diablitos will be available at sister restaurant Sanctuaria, and there is no plan currently to reopen.
“We don’t have the capacity to reopen Diablitos at this point,” he said. Diablitos’ employees will be relocated to Sanctuaria or two other projects the company has in the works – though Padda declined to share details on those projects.
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