Construction is expected to begin next month at the future home of Sugafire’s O’Fallon restaurant.
The nationally recognized St. Louis barbecue operation anticipates opening near the end of February, according to spokeswoman Megan Brown, of Green Olive Media.
This will be the company’s first metro-east location. It currently has six others.
“It’s very exciting. It’s great for the city, and we expect that they will be very busy,” Ted Shekell, the city of O’Fallon’s community development director said in July when the restaurant announced its plans. “O’Fallon has had a good history with barbecue restaurants, as we had Super Smokers and 17th Street here before.”
The 3,800-square-foot restaurant will be located at 1405 Green Mount Road on the north parking lot of the Green Mount Professional Building, known as the Blade Building.
“Sugarfire is an award-winning restaurant known for its succulent brisket, pulled pork and ribs, as well as its signature sandwiches and sides that shine light on (partner Mike) Johnson’s dynamic capacity,” Brown said. “With six locations (and counting), Sugarfire has consistently been ranked best barbecue in St. Louis, and Johnson continues to establish himself as culinary master and renowned competitor.”
Sugarfire opened in Olivette, Mo., in 2012, and has since expanded on the west side of the Mississippi to downtown St. Louis, St. Charles, Valley Park, Washington, and O’Fallon, Mo.