Friday, November 13, 2009

Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive and Well Downtown

Tim Bryant of the Post-Dispatch wrote an article on James Trogolo Co., one of the nation's largest providers of commercial holiday decorations, which is looking to expand its design and sales operation by opening an office in downtown St. Louis.

A location has not been chosen, but company president Jim Espy hopes to lease space by next spring to accommodate at least six to eight new employees.

Espy, a Southern Illinois native who splits his time between DuQuoin and an apartment in downtown St. Louis, said he is eager to contribute to what he said is downtown's remarkable resurgence.

"I'm crazy about downtown," Espy said. "With our little piece, I'd love to help."
The Business Journal is also reporting that Ted Disabato and Charles Nitsch have partnered to start law firm Disabato Nitsch LLP, specializing in real estate. The new firm has set up shop at 727 N. First St. on Laclede’s Landing and is seeking to add attorneys.

It's great to see the entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in downtown St. Louis. Best of luck to downtown's newest businesses; we need more startups and small businesses to follow their lead by choosing downtown!

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