Urban Chestnut changes dog policy after scathing Post-Dispatch article

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Change has come for Urban Chestnut Bar and Restaurant in St. Louis. Dogs are no longer allowed.

After nearly two years of a dog-friendly policy, where patrons could bring their well-behaved dogs in on a leash, Urban Chestnut has become a dog-free zone.

Urban Chestnut seats customers at community tables and, up until a couple days ago, dogs on the floor. But a scathing St. Louis Post-Dispatch article written after a reporter saw a dog urinate inside the restaurant made co-founder David Wolfe realize he was in violation of a city code.

I asked Wolfe why dogs were never an issue before. "They must not have been here when there were dogs. I doubt they were overlooking their code."

Urban Chestnut has passed health code inspections.