The dilapidated 1930s Standard Oil gas station was in the perfect spot - a corner not far from the Missouri Botanical Garden, a medical school and a beautiful park.
That was enough to catch Ben Poremba's eye. In November 2012, he decided to turn the vacant St. Louis gas station into a wine bar and eatery, Olio.
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