(KMOV) – Making way for new development in St. Charles could for some local businesses to move, or go under. It’s a battle of progress, versus years of family business.
Local business owners say they fear expansion will be the final nail in their coffins.
St. Charles says it needs to expand West Clay so that Lindenwood University can put in a town center complete with a new Schnucks and other retailers.
But this development could come at the expense of several local businesses.
Before the city breaks any ground, it is creating a task force to help business owners find a new place in the city.
The project would also allow the St. Charles Post Office to relocate, freeing up space for SSM/St. Joseph health center to expand, ensuring that it will remain in St. Charles.