New Management for The Barn Restaurant

The Barn Restaurant at 1015 S. Sappington Road will start 2023 under new management. Brad Krueger received approval from the Board of Aldermen on December 13 to transfer the lease of the building from the current operator, Karen Mott.

Mott opened the Barn Restaurant ten years ago in early 2013, when she moved from Hilton Head SC to realize her dream of running her own restaurant. Clearly her hard work to renovate, operate, and manage the restaurant has proven to be successful. Prior to her efforts, this location had four restaurants that had opened and closed under the names of the Tea Barn, Tea Room, Barn Restaurant and Kofrom Catering. The "barn" was constructed in 1969 to expand the Thomas Sappington House complex and also serves as a gift shop.

Brad Krueger, along with his daughters, have worked at the barn for several years. He and Karen Mott are currently working as business partners and after he takes the reigns in January, Mott will continue to work as an employee. She will be there for as long as she wants, said Krueger at the December Board of Aldermen meeting.

Krueger plans to keep much of the menu and atmosphere intact and hopes to increase staff and eventually expand beyond their current breakfast/lunch operating hours. Karen Mott will retain ownership through the rest of 2022. They will then close and reopen January 13 under Krueger’s leadership.

I’ve always enjoyed their service and quality and look forward to visiting again in January. Hope to see you there!