HOUSTON -

Houston City Council has unanimously approved giving a tax break to Landry's.

Council gave the Houston-based company a tax abatement 10 years ago to build Inn at the Ballpark in order to create jobs, but according to an audit, those jobs never came.

The city of Houston demanded Landry's pay $140,000 worth of property taxes, but Council granted amnesty for that bill and gave Landry's two more years to redevelop a city building near downtown.

Houston businessman Tillman Fertita is the primary shareholder of Landry's. He is on the Forbes' list of billionaires.