The st louis restaurant chain is still trying and failing to get enough TVs in the city to serve the people, even as it faces a massive tax bill.
The chain’s parent company, American Apparel, has been lobbying the city of St. Louis to give it a big screen in the historic downtown shopping center, and is urging St.
Louis residents to get the word out.
“The goal is to get as many of these as we can into the St. louis area, which is where they can serve a much broader audience,” said Karen Baughman, the company’s executive vice president of public affairs.
“We know the city is a very competitive market and the more we can get in there, the better.”
St. Charles County has long been one of the largest retailers in the United States, with more than 7,000 stores and more than 30 million people in the community.
In 2015, the city received $25 million in a tax break from the company.
St. Louis County’s tax code says it can only receive a tax credit if the chain has more than 100 stores and is located within one mile of a county courthouse.
The company said it wants to be close to the courthouse for most of the time it works in the area.
But the county is also planning to put up a billboard near the courthouse asking residents if they would be interested in a bigscreen TV.
St Louis County, which covers a large portion of the county, is currently planning to spend $100 million on its downtown retail district, including the Mall of America, and hopes to build a $400 million mixed-use complex by the end of 2020.
The St Louis Restaurant Association, which represents restaurants in the county and is opposed to the deal, has pushed the city and county to make St Louis a more appealing place for business and tourism.
The group has lobbied hard to get more TVs and more seating.
“You can’t get a good picture if you don’t have a good view of it,” said John Jablonski, the association’s president.
“But we’re really trying to convince the city that it can make it happen.”
The city, however, is not taking kindly to the group’s efforts.
The city has spent $1.8 million to purchase and renovate the old St. Martin’s Place hotel and restaurant in downtown St. Clair, which has seen its occupancy and revenue increase in recent years.
The building is undergoing a $60 million renovation.
The City Council has approved the deal.
The hotel is expected to open in 2021, with a total of 8,000 seats.
The restaurant is expected be open in 2022.
The deal was first reported by The New York Times.
The New Orleans-based St Louis Restaurants is one of many companies to have lobbied the city, and it has been working to get televisions in the neighborhood for a while.
The organization has been pushing to get in the shopping center since 2010, and said in a statement that the company “wants to build the perfect shopping center with the most comfortable and convenient location possible for its customers.”
The organization said it hopes to open by 2021.