April 17


What it costs to leave the East Side

Executives at Glazer's Inc., a major distributor of wine and spirits, told City officials in early 2010 that their operation near the AT&T Center was hemmed in. They wanted to expand, but couldn't at that location. So they worked out a deal where the Dallas company would buy 35 acres from the City at the Southwest Business and Technology Park on the West Side, build a $25-million facility, bring over their 125 employees, and add another 100 jobs. In return, Glazer's wanted a 10-year tax abatement and a SAWS impact fee waiver.

But it looks like the distributor had to pay a price for leaving the East Side: $400,000.

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