If someone’s looking for yet another example of how Time Marches On, recall, please, that Al Baker’s, one of the perpetually popular restaurants of the area, was at Clayton and Brentwood. Ah, the indignity of being replaced by a Linens-n-Things, which, of course, was in turn replaced by a megapharmacy.
Al Baker was a guy with high standards, as former employees report. He’s still around (Hi, Al!) and enjoying retirement. But the memory of the restaurant lingers on, as I wrote in St. Louis Magazine.
The photo is via the Clayton Historical Society.