As Benanti reports, the shop's 23-year-old proprietor, David Wolk, is young and may have been a bit naive. But he makes a strong case that the city is hostile to young entrepreneurs bringing their energy and ideas to the city's urban core.
We strongly suggest you give Benanti's post a read and give us your take. Is Wolk to blame for his problems? Or does St. Louis make it too hard to figure out how to stay in compliance with the myriad regulations on its books?
You can read the story here; let us know what you think.