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ST. LOUIS – A local restaurant is in desperate need of financial help.

Local Harvest operates a grocery store and two cafes in Tower Grove and downtown.

The struggling company says it needs $120,000 by next Friday to stay open. On Monday, Local Harvest posted a plea online, asking customers for help. Anyone who buys a gift certificate will get 10 percent added to the amount.

Here's the catch: the gift certificates can't be redeemed until 2015.

If the goal isn't reached by Friday, Feb. 7, Local Harvest will refund everyone's money.

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