Yanni’s, The Greek-American restaurant loved for its voluptuous pancakes and traditional Greek food, closed Sunday afternoon.
The popular pancake spot went through a troubled period in 2003, when St. Louis County Health Department inspectors closed the restaurant for a month after a salmonella outbreak. Thirty-five people became ill and seven were hospitalized, though the cause was never pinpointed.
The property that the restaurant is on was sold to make way for an expansion at the nearby Lakewalk Surgery Center. Florida resident Fred Paine owns the property. The building will be bulldozed sometime this summer.