See?<br><br>”A judge last week ordered the St. Louis Redevelopment Co., owned by ex-felon businessman Giro Katsimbrakis, to reimburse $135,000 to four neighbors whose property values suffered from his neglect. The judgment affects only one Katsimbrakis property, at 2927 Sidney Street in Tower Grove East, but it should help motivate residents around his many other derelict properties to start fighting back. Blight profiteers like Paul McKee and Nathan Cooper could be the next lucky defendants.”<br><br>That’s one property. St. Louis has thousands of properties in similar or worse condition, many are owned by the city.

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"A judge last week ordered the St. Louis Redevelopment Co., owned by ex-felon businessman Giro Katsimbrakis, to reimburse $135,000 to four neighbors whose property values suffered from his neglect. The judgment affects only one Katsimbrakis property, at 2927 Sidney Street in Tower Grove East, but it should help motivate residents around his many other derelict properties to start fighting back. Blight profiteers like Paul McKee and Nathan Cooper could be the next lucky defendants."

That's one property. St. Louis has thousands of properties in similar or worse condition, many are owned by the city.

Editorial: St. Louis residents are fighting back against blight profiteers

The era of carefree, wanton neglect of derelict buildings by large-scale St. Louis property owners is about to end. St. Louis residents are taking advantage of a Missouri law that
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