|Jon Gitchoff and Tara Mahadevan|
|Cardinals fans would rather GO CRAZY than have a quiet, civilized dinner at Stellina. |
We're right in the middle of the World Series, and after last night's loss, we aren't feeling too great. Having our home team in the big game is big business for many St. Louis sports bars, but unfortunately the opposite can be true for small, local restaurants who do not have televisions.
The owners of Stellina (3342 Watson Road; 314-256-1600) have felt this negative impact badly enough that they included a good-natured "rant" in their weekly newsletter about the problem.
"From Sydney Street to down the street and everywhere in between, independent restaurants everywhere are struggling," it read. "The truth is, if you aren't located within two blocks of the stadium, or have 400 TV's in your place, you are most likely looking at an empty restaurant."
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