I have taught at Jazzercise for 13 years. Now they are threatening to knock us down to put up a Dunkin' Donuts! Really, isn’t Telegraph congested enough without putting in another fast food drive-thru restaurant?
This will make it more unsafe and will put my boss at Jazzercise out of business. A year ago, she remodeled the place and spent over $6,000 in improvements. If they knock us down, she will be out this money and we will be without a home.
The man who put through the petition supposedly put up a sign in the Plaza prior to the initial hearing. I never saw this sign nor did any of the customers. It was eventually found lying down outside. We only found out because one of our instructors works for MoDOT and coincidentally saw the notice of a petition filed.
With more time to prepare, we would have attended the initial Public Hearing, but no one knew until it was too late.
We are now writing letters in opposition trying to save our place. This really stinks and was done sneaky and back-handed.
The public should know what kind of businessman might be moving in the area, how much more dangerous Telegraph Road will be and how an established businesswoman is about to lose everything!
Jazzercise is more than a business though, we are a close knit family because we are all healthier and happier. We have other instructors and students who have lost between 50-100-plus pounds. Women have gone off medications, lowered blood pressures, the list goes on. How crazy is it to take a place that promotes healthy living and knock it down it put up a donut place!
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