Founded in 1911, Famous-Barr was headquartered in Saint Louis at 611 Olive Street. Aside from being one of the shopping centers downtown, the store featured a restaurant which was famous for its French onion soup. The menu here dates from Monday, November 15, 1965. In 2006, Famous-Barr was acquired by Macy’s. The downtown store closed its doors for good in the summer of 2013.
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