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Crown Candy Owner Threatens Move to STL County After Repeated Power Outages

Owner Andy Karandzieff says his small business isn't the only one in the city experiencing reoccurring issues like these.

October 22, 2018 - 8:01 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The landmark north St. Louis malt shop, Crown Candy lost its electricity, again, over the weekend, and the owner is threatening to move to the suburbs. 

Owner Andy Karandzieff vented on Twitter, Saturday afternoon, after his restaurant lost power for the fourth time since the spring, he says. This time, it "fried" his soda compressor, which he says would cost $5,000 to replace.

Karandzieff blames Ameren Missouri for what he calls "shoddy" infrastructure on the north side. Ameren blames the eight second power outage Saturday morning on "aging equipment," and says upgrades are planned in the area next year. 

Crown Candy has been a landmark in north St. Louis for more than 100 years. 

Karandzieff has been very active on social media voicing his opinion about his electic company and "issues this city faces." One of his tweets threatened to move his business, saying "this crappy position hurts my stomach thinking about having to relocate to the county but..."

He also says his small business isn't the only one in the city experiencing reoccurring issues like these.

He walked back from that comment about relocating, saying "There are no plans to move the business but there has to be a fix for this going forward."