Wildflower opened its doors 26 years ago at the corner of Laclede and Euclid, but its roots began in the Central West End years before with founder and owner, Tracy Czarnec’s great grandfather. He owned a bustling city market down the street on Laclede that drew people in from all over. Later when Tracy was young, she would take adventures into the city to eat at the Greek Majestic, now the BBQ Saloon, our sister restaurant, located across the street from Wildflower.
When the opportunity to open a restaurant in the CWE presented itself, Tracy found an investor, gathered a devoted team and began to grow a community. Over 26 years, Wildflower has weathered sunny days and stormy nights, but always has provided a welcoming space to call home. When you dine with us, we are welcoming you into our family. We have been so lucky to grow with you over the last 26 years and can’t wait to continue!
Friends of Wild Flower,
It is with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that after 26 years in the Central West End I have decided to close Wild Flower Restaurant.
This is not a decision that came easy. This past year was a year of loss for many, both personally and professionally.
The pandemic shut us down completely and then made operating a business built on hospitality all but impossible, in a year when many of us passed the time in hibernation and avoiding social contact.
But for me, it is a time to move on to another chapter in my life. What will that be? I couldn’t tell you at the moment. I do know that I have made more friends through Wild Flower than I can count, and will cherish the lifetime of memories.
I am proud of what the Wild Flower Team has accomplished over the years and thankful for all the good times and connections we have made together.
Thank you for a wonderful 26 years!
Tracy Casatta Czarnec