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Galleria's BlackFinn Grille to Open in March

The business, which will operate where Mark Shale once stood, had originally been scheduled to open in the fall.

BlackFinn American Grille is expected to open in late March at the Saint Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, the company stated Wednesday in a news release.

It will employ nearly 200 hourly workers and be located where Mark Shale once operated.

“We are thrilled to be opening BlackFinn here in Richmond Heights and excited about the team that we’re building to serve our Guests,” operating partner Byron Wofford stated in the release. 

“The location at the corner of Clayton Road and Brentwood Boulevard has a long history as a community gathering spot, dating back to the Westroads Shopping Center in the 1950s.  BlackFinn will be a continuation of that history; a comfortable and fun place to gather with business associates, friends or family any time.”

The restaurant—whose menu includes such offerings as Queen City Chicken and Iron Skillet Mac and Cheese—initially intended to open in the fall.

Not all of the hype has been about food.

In January, several St. Louis-area bloggers pushed back against the company after it offered gift cards and other items in exchange for regular plugs on Facebook and Twitter, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

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