(KMOV) – For the second time in recent years, several businesses including Agostino’s restaurant on Long Road in Chesterfield, are being forced to move to a new location.
More than a dozen businesses could face a move because the buildings might soon be demolished to build a levee.
The Monarch Chesterfield Levee District is using stimulus money to buy the property to build the levee because a nearby creek poses a flooding threat.
Agostino’s will lose its lease December 31. Other businesses in the complex will have until March 2011 to vacate. For those who followed the family-run business from The Hill to Ellisville to Chesterfield, the next move isn’t clear.
The federal government is providing some relocation assistance for the businesses, but the restaurant owners say it will not nearly cover their cost of filling a new space. They also say it won’t cover the cost of lost income while customers try to find them.