Fans of fish dishes take note, there has been a seachange in the ownership at Oceano Bistro, which has locations in both Clayton and Chesterfield.
Founder and owner Paul Pierron has sold his stake in the restaurant, according to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The new skippers are an ownership group named BSH, helmed by Benjamin M. Bishop Jr., the president and CEO of St. Louis-based Western Construction Group. BSH already had a partial stake in the Chesterfield location, which opened in 2012.
The name might sound familiar to hockey fans. Bishop’s son, Ben Bishop III, plays goaltender for the Ottawa Senators and was once drafted by the Blues.
Pierron, who is the chief operating officer of Atlanta-based telecommunications firm FiberLight, told the paper that he got into the restaurant industry because he loves to cook, but acknowledged it’s a “tough, tough” business.
The new owners see a lot of profit in the restaurants two locations, according to the St. Louis Business Journal,. The Clayton location has revenues of $2.5 million a year and the Chesterfield version could potentially hit $3 million in annual sales.
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