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Business owner claims Herculaneum City Officials want him out of town

(Herculaneum) A Herculaneum business owner claims city officials want him out of town.

Capital Gains Recycling has been operating in Herculaneum since 2019 when the business was granted its first business license and since that time has had its license renewed once. However, co-owner Dylan Pruitt of House Springs says the city is refusing to renew his business license for the second time.

Pruitt believes the city may be reluctant to renew the license after a spat he had with Amvets Post 42 which neighbors his business.

According to Pruitt the city has not shown proof that the property is zoned residential.

Furthermore, Pruitt states the property in question has been reported as commercial for quite some time even through county records.

Herculaneum’s City Attorney has released a statement on the matter, “Capital Gains was granted a business previously that expired October 31, 2021. A new business license was applied for and was denied due to the business not being in compliance with the City’s ordinances.”

Capital Gains Recycling has been operating without a business license since October of last year.

Lastly Pruitt mentions they do have plans to move their business in April to an unspecified location in unincorporated Jefferson County.

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