As a music producer for two decades, Orland Watson saw a void in the St. Louis restaurant scene: an upscale, sexy restaurant in the likes of those found in Miami and LA.

In May 2019 he and longtime friend Tony Davis opened the doors to Prime 55 in the Delmar Loop.

The COVID-19 pandemic threw a wrench in both the restaurant business and the music business and Watson says it will take creativity from every industry to survive.

Watson joined us on the podcast to talk about navigating the waters of opening his first restaurant, his hopes for the future of the Delmar Loop and his advice for young entrepreneurs.

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Episode 98: Orlando Watson I Prime 55 and Rockhouse Entertainment

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