It appears that Restaurant Depot will be coming to the City of St. Louis. Unless you need a 100 lb. bag of sugar, why is this important?
Here’s my list of reasons:
RD, like a growing number of other national companies, recognizes the City as a great place to do business
The company provides goods and equipment that will make it easier and more profitable for local restaurants — a big part of our City’s economy to do their business
The new store will take a junkyard on Manchester and replace it with a better use
The new business will create 60 new permanent union jobs when it opens
Although it is primarily a wholesale operation, RD will also provide sales tax revenue estimated at $500,000 annually from the sale of equipment to restaurants and from the sale of food products to restaurants and others