St. Louis-based Spiegelglass Construction Co. will begin construction on a second Fitz’s Root Beer location in early July.
The new 9,000 square-foot restaurant, which will feature both a full-service bar as well as a second dairy bar for shakes and floats, will seat 220 people inside with space for an additional 40 on the outdoor patio.
The new restaurant will be part of South County’s new Gathering Square Development located at 5228-5240 S. Lindbergh Blvd. According to Spiegelglass Construction, the new Fitz’s location is expected to open before the year’s end.
Fitz’s Root Beer was created in St. Louis in 1947 and opened its first restaurant in the Delmar Loop in 1993. This is the second location for Fitz’s owner and president Michael Alter.
“We’ve been looking for a location for quite some time and we’re excited to be part of the Gathering Square development,” said Michael Alter. “We’re worked with Spiegelglass Construction on projects before and are looking forward to their help with this expansion.”
“Fitz’s is a well-known establishment in St. Louis for a good reason,” said Barry Spiegelglass, co-owner of Spiegelglass. “Our family frequents the current location for their famous floats and turkey burgers, and we’re thrilled to be working with Michael once again on his new space.”