Brian Hobbs still plans to open a wine bar (at one time to be called Chateau Maplewood) possibly at the J&E Office City location — 7326 Manchester Road — in spite of contractor Patrick Jugo’s information that the buildout job was shut down in November, and this publication’s report that the wine bar subsequently wouldn’t open.
Hobbs corrected 40 South through Twitter on Wednesday.
Jugo had said the client had monetary issues and that he and the building owner are pursuing new tenant options.
Hobbs was general manager at Bar Les Freres in Clayton for four and a half years before leaving to start up Chateau Maplewood.
Maplewood city council approved the conditional permit in August 2017.