The race for St. Louis city treasurer is getting crowded.
A year-long battle over the best way to use about $258,000 in donated tax dollars that were originally intended for a new city-operated shelter is over.
Saying he has no choice, the owner of a crumbling building in the Cupples Station warehouse complex has applied for a permit to demolish the building.
Developer Kevin McGowan, who owns the building at 1014 Spruce St. known as Cupples 7, filed his application on Nov. 9th. Streets around the building have been blocked off since late September due to safety concerns.
On Saturday, Standard and Poor's downgraded the debt of the United States a notch.
But the ratings firm continues to see debt issued by the city of St. Louis as a good investment, though vulnerable to economic shocks.
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