The Scoop: Laclede Coffee Co. closed

061710_lacledecoffeeMidtown’s Laclede Coffee Co. closed its doors last Friday and when Sauce showed up on the scene this morning, a moving crew was receiving instructions from owner Kelly Bruce about the tables, chairs and other items that needed to be hauled away. Bruce opened Laclede Coffee Co. three years ago at 3722 Laclede Ave., directly across the street from SLU’s campus, and added a wine bar in January. But she recently sold the business to a group that will be turning the space into Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe. No word yet from the new owners on projected opening date, but Bruce stated that the space will only undergo “minor changes.” More as we learn it.