Business owners open doors, unsure when to remove boards

While the doors are open for business, the boards remain on the Original Red's BBQ, which re-opened to customers on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Owner Varun Madaksira said that business owners in the West Florissant Avenue strip have been talking about the best time to remove their boards and replace windows. Madaksira's glass company advised him to wait. "It's not a war zone, but there's always one group that will take advantage of things," he said. "We're better than this. It's not indicative of the St. Louis community." Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com