When the restaurant closed in 2005, followed by the closure of the hotel in early-2007, it seemed a forgone conclusion that Cheshire Inn would soon be remodeled and reopened. And although the recession put a pause to such plans, construction is now underway to bring this St. Louis landmark, located at 6300 Clayton Road, back to life.
Straddling the boundary between the St. Louis City neighborhood of Hi-Pointe (part of Dogtown) and Richmond Heights, the property was purchased for $4 million in December by Lodging Hospitality Management. The reconstruction is also set to total $4 million, for a total of $8 million into the project. The hotel is expected to be completed in July 2011, with the restaurant opening in March 2012.
For a more detailed rundown on the history of the building and rumors on the restaurant, check out the original STLtoday.com article.