You run a major Midwestern city. You've been working for two-and-half years on plans to build a new convention-center hotel downtown. Then you get a call from a local businessman who tells you he's figured out a way to build a hotel that will cost less than yours, open sooner and use... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Aldermanic President Francis Slay: "An alternative proposal, if we even stop to consider it, could further delay a process that's already taken too long and in the end could jeopardize the hotel deal altogether, which would be a disaster for downtown and the city of St. Louis."