UPDATE 2/8/12 – If you go to the American Girl site and look for events, the St. Louis location has events listed for the beginning of May. I am going to guess (operative word guess) that they will be doing their grand opening the first weekend in May. As of now, you cannot book Bistro reservations, but special events are scheduled.

UPDATE 10/11/11 – American Girl posted on their Facebook wall that the St. Louis store will open in the Spring of 2012. And here it is in the St. Louis Business Journal, too.

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, American Girl got the green light from Chesterfield’s Planning Commission this week to open its first doll store in Missouri.

There is no specific timeline for opening the store as of now and American Girl will not confirm this until a lease is signed, the proposed store will take over an existing space in the Chesterfield Mall. Chesterfield Mall is located in a western suburb of St. Louis and has many of the high end stores that already attract the type of shopper American Girl loves.

As always, we’ll keep you posted!