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Midtown restaurant the Fountain on Locust announces new owners

Midtown restaurant the Fountain on Locust announces new owners

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Fountain on Locust dining room

Inside the Fountain on Locust in midtown. Post-Dispatch file photo by J.B. Forbes jforbes@post-dispatch.com

The Fountain on Locust at 3037 Locust Street in midtown has announced a change in ownership. Danni and Marcus Eickenhorst will succeed Joy Grdnic, who founded the restaurant in 2008.

“Danni has been a booster for the St. Louis region for years,” Grdnic said in a statement. “She’s been involved with projects that have made an indelible mark in St. Louis — and when we wanted someone to step into our business with the same level of love for St. Louis that we have, she really checked all of our boxes.”

The Fountain on Locust is the Eickenhorsts’ latest venture into the restaurant business. The couple joined Steve’s Hot Dogs as co-owners last year, allowing that restaurant to reopen after a previously announced closure.

“The Fountain has long been a special place for us — our cocktail before a show at the Fox or our date night dinner,” the Eickenhorsts said in a statement. “We only wanted to say yes if we could be sure that we could carry on the magic of what Joy created. We are deeply grateful for this opportunity — and are excited to see all that the future holds for The Fountain in this next chapter.”

The Fountain on Locust also announced that a new event space called the Stardust Room at the Fountain will open at the restaurant next year. 

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