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St. Louis downtown trapped in 'doom loop,' marred by empty offices, break-ins and store closings: Report

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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The once bustling downtown of St. Louis, Missouri, is now stuck in a "doom loop," marred by a score of empty office buildings, thieves and retail closures, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday published a story on the "real estate nightmare" and detailed stories of boarded-up properties and occasional raids by police and firefighters searching for squatters and missing people. "It's a very dangerous place," St. Louis Fire Department Chief Dennis Jenkerson told the paper. During one of the 2023 raids, a search dog fell...

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