Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Cabaret at Savor closes

If you follow local restaurant news, you already may have seen the items last week on the Sauce magazine Web site (scroll down to the entries from 6/27/08) and in Deb Peterson's column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch announcing that Savor, the swanky eatery at 4356 Lindell in the Central West End, would close its doors for the final time this past Saturday night.

Unfortunately, the restaurant's closing also means the end of the Cabaret at Savor, which operated under separate management in the same building. Here's the email announcement from producer Jim Dolan:
"Closing Was Sudden, Unexpected

I am writing to tell you that The Cabaret at Savor is closed.

The Cabaret at Savor presented its last show on Saturday, June 28. The 64-seat room opened as a cabaret in October of 2006, and presented some of the top names in Manhattan cabaret, including Steve Ross, Maude Maggart, Paula West, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, Mary Cleere Haran, Craig Rubano, Jeff Harnar, Barbara Brussell, John McDaniel and many others. It had also become a favorite venue for cabaret singers and musical theatre artists from St. Louis.

It's a loss, for me personally and for all here who love cabaret. The room was a terrific cabaret space, and both the singers and the audiences liked its elegant and cozy design. Unfortunately, I learned just 48 hours prior that Savor, the restaurant, was closing over the weekend. I have been working with the building owners to keep the cabaret space upstairs open, but at this time that appears not to be an option. I am looking for a new space, and hope to have an announcement soon. My thanks to all the wonderful singers and musicians, to those who did sound and lights, and especially to our audience. You made it a great room."
Here's hoping Dolan is successful in finding another space. StLJN will have updates on his progress as the situation develops.

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