Grand opening includes appetizers while waiting in line, entertainment.
The 12th American Girl store in the nation started its grand opening party Saturday in Chesterfield Mall, and continues through Sunday. Tented caterers prepared appetizers for customers awaiting their number to be called to enter the store. A radio station broadcast from the site, and entertainment in the vein of facepainting and ballon art circulated through the overflow crowd. See the accompanying photos, inside store photos from Wednesday and a photo gallery of shoppers. Sign up for Chesterfield Patch free newsletter for updates. Click here
One month only until store opens in Chesterfield Mall.
American Girl officials confirmed Monday that everything is on track for the April 21 opening of its first store in the St. Louis area, at Chesterfield Mall. Chesterfield Patch was promised a sneak preview of the new 11,000-square-foot store just days before its opening, so we'll provide photos and details here on Patch. Sign up for your free updates here from Chesterfield Patch Officials said there will be a big tent outside the store housing activities for families, and some entertainment—more information to come on that. Included in the PDF portion of the photo gallery here, is a sample menu for the store's Bistro. Options include traditional tea service with tiny sandwiches, meal entrees, soups, desserts, pasta and salads. The high-end…