Market Street staple The Orbit Room has closed its doors after more than 20 years in business.
Tipster Nancy P. first alerted us to the closure, which we confirmed with a visit to the bar, located at the intersection of Market, Hermann and Laguna streets.
According to Sarah, who was packing up the space today, the bar officially closed its doors yesterday. It's been sold to a new owner, she said, following the passing of owner Jay Johnson last month.
Though we don't yet know details on who the new owner might be, a fresh project looks to be in the works for the Orbit Room space, which has been operation at 1900 Market St. since 1993.
Known for its signature offering of craft cocktails and thin-crust pizzas, the Orbit Room was ahead of the curve on the food-and-drink pairing that's since become a citywide trend.
Stay tuned for what might be next for the space as the new ownership takes effect.