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Shop & Dine

Whether it’s major-end retailers or mom-and-pop businesses you seek, St. Charles County offers the full shopping and dining spectrum. The region’s offerings run the gamut between well-known national names in the Mid Rivers Mall to independent shops and eateries on Main Street.

Mid Rivers Mall

Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters lends itself to one-stop shopping and entertainment. It includes department and specialty stores, a variety of dining options, as well as the Wehrenberg Mid Rivers 14 Cine movie theater.

The Meadows

The Meadows in Lake Saint Louis, one of St. Charles County’s newer shopping destinations, is home to more than 30 shops. The Meadows aims to blend national retailers with culturally distinctive merchandise in a welcoming, family and community-focused environment. This open-air plaza includes a farmers’ market, summer music and movie series, street performances and concerts.

Historic Main Street St. Charles

For a unique shopping trip, head to St. Charles’ 14-block Main Street in one of Missouri’s largest historic districts. The brick street leads to more than 75 unique shops and 25 restaurants and pubs.

Streets of St. Charles

The region’s newest shopping and entertainment destination bills itself as “a 360-degree experience.” The Streets of St. Charles is slated to be a distinctive 1 million-square-foot mixed-use community with retail, dining, entertainment, hospitality, residential and offices components in a town square environment.

AMC Theatres, Drury Inn and the first Tru by Hilton Hotel in the Midwest will anchor the development. One of the main spots to grab a bite here is Firebirds Wood-Fired Grill. It offers wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Firebirds touts top-notch service paired and upscale dining at a modest price. For Mexican fare, plan a pitstop at Mission Taco Joint, which is soon to open here. It prides itself on a flavorful, varied menu of queso con chorizo, wild mushroom empanadas, barbecue duck, Baja fish, mofu tofu, milanesa and more.

Other key tenants include Bar Louie, PF Chang’s, Pieology, Wasabi Sushi Bar, U-Swirl/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Orangetheory Fitness. About half of the square footage in the project was open as of spring 2017.

In addition, a number of unique shops are located in Streets of St. Charles. They include Olivinos, which is a purveyor of specialty olive oils, balsalmic vinegars and wine; Sole & Blues, which sells men’s & women’s clothing; and MOD, which carries women’s clothing.

Historic Frenchtown District

The Historic Frenchtown District is a haven for antique lovers, with a half-dozen unique stores dotting the beautiful landscape of this neighborhood. Shoppers can find authentic furniture, glassware, linens and antiques in a variety of styles. There’s also an eclectic mix of other shops, including bridal boutiques, salons, florists, and photographers.

Dining Sampler

St. Charles is home to many locally owned and extraordinary restaurants sure to please any palate.

For those seeking a chop house, Cork & Barrel is calling your name. The restaurant features wine, beer and spirits from all 50 states. The farm-to-fork concept behind the restaurant is reflected in the design and décor, with its hallmark being some 210 wine barrels displayed within its wall.

Llywelyns Pub’s staff is dedicated to providing a warm and inviting gathering place for the community while serving up a Celtic-inspired menu that includes Irish and Scottish selections. The St. Charles location is in the old National Bank building, and the pub pays homage by offering seating in the old vault. In addition, there’s a large patio overlooking the Missouri River. Llywelyns recently opened a location in St Peters, as well.

Got breakfast on the brain? Head to Old Town Donuts in Florissant or Cottleville for handmade donuts. Open 24-7 since 1968, this family-owned shop runs three shifts a day, so the donuts are always sure to be fresh.

If environmental sustainability is important to you, you’ll feel good about supporting Prasino, an eco-friendly restaurant that was named one of the area’s top 10 most-booked restaurants by St. Louis Business Journal. This dining establishment serves hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, sustainable seafood and organic produce and eggs with a farm-to-table philosophy.

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