ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Its not about the food its about the structure. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen took up a measure Friday that would bulldoze the iconic flying saucer shaped food joint to make way for a new business.

Thousands of facebook fans have protested the demolition since the page was created on Tuesday. But don’t look for a wave of nostalgia to save that building.

There’s a force at work stronger than historic preservation.  It’s called Aldermanic courtesy — aldermen supporting proposals that any alderman proposes for his or her own ward  

“If the Alderwoman of the 19th district is in favor of its demolition,” explains Alderman Joseph Roddy. “I would say its toast.”

The Del Taco Alderwoman Marlene Davis isn’t commenting on her bill that would classify the area as “blighted” and allow developers to raze the structure. The measure would also provide up to ten years of real estate tax abatement.

Several Alderman tell KMOX News what the alderman wants in her ward, she will probably get.

Related Links:
Del Taco Demo Goes to Board of Aldermen
Facebook Page Aims to Save Del Taco Building

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