The problem is that the city gentrified, increased prices and ran off the creatives/innovators. The only businesses that can afford to open are those that cater to seasonal tourists… and even that’s limited. They barely last 2-5 years, going broke waiting for the BOOM. The city would have done better working to keep our creatives and existing downtown businesses in business than raising prices, running them off and trying to replace them with high end bars, restaurants and boutiques.

The problem is that the city gentrified, increased prices and ran off the creatives/innovators. The only businesses that can afford to open are those that cater to seasonal tourists… and even that’s limited. They barely last 2-5 years, going broke waiting for the BOOM. The city would have done better working to keep our creatives and existing downtown businesses in business than raising prices, running them off and trying to replace them with high end bars, restaurants and boutiques.

Is the City of St. Louis doing enough to revitalize Laclede’s Landing?

ST. LOUIS – The You Paid For It Team taking a hard look at the challenges for Laclede’s Landing on the St. Louis Riverfront. The area has been struggling for years. Many of the merchants that were there have closed up shop. Many of the old buildings are vacant or just have one or two tenants. A my…

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