PHOTOS: 9 Mile Garden opens for 28 days and has to close


Photo by Erin Achenbach

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 Mile Garden, a food truck garden in Affton that claims to be the first in the state. The food truck garden officially opened July 3.

Missouri’s first food truck garden, 9 Mile Garden in Affton, officially opened to the public July 3 after a long-anticipated wait. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, attended a ribbon-cutting event at the garden July 9 to commemorate its opening, which includes drafthouse The Canteen @ 9 Mile Garden.

However, only a few short weeks after its official opening, 9 Mile Garden and The Canteen decided to temporarily close their doors after dinner service July 30 after Page imposed business capacity restrictions to 25 percent to stem the escalating number of coronavirus infections in the region.