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Empty Bahama Breeze Site to Re-Open as Winery Behind Drury Hotel

Renovation includes a wine-making room, a barrel room.

Edgewild Restaurant and Winery is expected to open up by the end of the year at the long-empty former Bahama Breeze site, in Chesterfield. It's in Chesterfield Mall parking lot.

The Winery is to have a wine-tasting bar, food and music, according to Edgewild's website. There will also be a wine barrel room, and space for 250 patrons.

Winemakers from Missouri, California, Oregon and Washington State will supply wine and Edgewild's own label.

The Winery secured a liquor license from the city in August, to sell alcohol by the drink, by the container, and on Sundays.

The owner of Edgewild is Andy Kohn.

Contrary to earlier information, Chandler Hill Vineyards' CEO/Managing Partner Chuck Gillentine said Chandler has no part in the new Edgewild, despite Kohn being connected with both. Chandler Hill is in Defiance, MO.

By mid-October, renovation still appeared to be under way at Edgewild. It's located at 550 Chesterfield Center.

Edd Huetteman October 20, 2011 at 02:51 AM
It may be called a winery, but it is, in truth a restaurant. A winery actually serves the wines it grows. A winery allows you to bring your own snacks in. Chandler hill serves a few wines from Missouri, but most are from out of state. Boo! The wineries are becoming too commercial.
Jean Whitney October 20, 2011 at 04:28 AM
Think of it as a trip to the winery without traveling all the way to Napa Valley?
chuck gillentine October 24, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Jean, Chandler Hill does not have any ownership in Edgwild. Also, so your readers know, we do sell and make wines we grow. Thanks, Chuck Gillentine CEO/Managing Partner Chandler Hill
Jean Whitney October 25, 2011 at 12:03 AM
Thank you for clarifying that information Chuck! I've updated the article.

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