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The Mainlander

St. Louis, MO
Bar & Restaurant
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7700 Bonhomme Ave.
St. Louis, MO
Opened in the 1960s
No longer in operation.

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The Mainlander restaurant was notable for its use of a Witco-designed tiki water fountain used as its signature tiki: the design appeared on its advertising, matchbooks, and even in the form of its souvenir mugs, which are highly collectible today. It was operational at some point during the 60s, after which it became a non-Polynesian restaurant called Lautrec's. There was a fire in the building in 1978, and an office building is now in the location.

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August 7, 2015, 8:24 PM
I worked at the Mainlander back in the mid 70's and again for Lautrec's. The Mainlander was not doing weel when the original owners came back and took over. Things went fairly well for almost a year and then down hill. It was closed and not long after a man named Richard Gordon opened Lautrec's. Actually Talouse Lautrec's. It did burn in 78 and was a total loss. The building set vacant for years and some time in the 90's and office building was erected.