Maplewood bus stop project seeking local artist

4 days 8 hours ago
A call has been issued for artists from across the St. Louis area to submit proposals for a public art installation that will be featured as part of the Maplewood Transit Stop Transformation project, located at the corner of Manchester Road and Marshall Avenue. Interested artists can view the request for proposal at cmt-stl.org and […]
Doug Miner

Maplewood History: On A Roll – A House, That Is.

6 days 4 hours ago
Or more accurately “That Was.”  A comment from reader and county historian Esley Hamilton in my last post started me thinking that I could generate another post with a minimum of struggle by elaborating on his comment some.  Esley said, “I have seen pictures of the twin-gabled house now at 7430 Flora being moved, but […]
Doug Houser

Elizabeth Warren campaign office opens in Maplewood

6 days 8 hours ago
The Elizabeth Warren campaign has opened an office at 2721 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood.  The Missouri state organizer John Clancy said Tuesday they’re always looking for volunteers. He’ll be in the office Monday to Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 – 6.
Doug Miner

Maplewood pastor quoted in The New York Times, and more in the press

1 week 1 day ago
An apartment owner who removed almost a block of large oaks trees prompted the Maplewood city council to determine to look at other municipalities’ tree ordinances to consider adopting one to prevent what Mayor Barry Greenberg called in its recent meeting the “wanton removal of trees” on private property, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Fox […]
Doug Miner

Carvana seeks to build car-vending building in Richmond Heights

1 week 3 days ago
Carvana Co., an e-commerce automotive seller that specializes in multistory vending machines for cars, will be asking the Richmond Heights City Council on Tuesday for a permit to construct a 93-foot tall, 10-tier building at 1201 S. Brentwood Boulevard. The proposal was denied by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission in November. Carvana’s plan for […]
Doug Miner

MRH to ask voters to approve $30 million bond issue

1 week 3 days ago
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Board of Education on Thursday agreed to ask voters to approve $30 million dollars in bond sales to pay for brick-and-mortar improvements district-wide, MRH reported. The request does not require a change in the current tax rate in order to repay the bonds. “Proposition E” will appear on the […]
Doug Miner

Almost a block of mature trees removed in Maplewood

2 weeks 4 days ago
The management at Maplewood Village Apartments, in the 7200 block of Anna Avenue, are removing approximately eight mature trees in front of the apartments. Hayley Baker, property manager for the apartments, said the trees are damaging the roofs and foundations of the buildings, and that there is new landscaping planned that will include new trees […]
Doug Miner

New restaurant coming to Maplewood, Sauce magazine reports

2 weeks 5 days ago
Food of Latin America is coming to a new Maplewood restaurant, Asador Del Sur, in the former home of Reeds American Table, Sauce reports. Look for fresh seafood and grilled meat. Also, more on the woman who fell asleep in a Richmond Heights mattress store. Blue Ridge Public Radio — Mattress Store Calls Police On […]
Doug Miner

In the press: business closing, woman falls asleep in mattress store

3 weeks ago
Two local items have made the news locally and nationally. Alton Telegraph — St. Louis area woman reportedly shopping for mattresses falls asleep on store display overnight   KMOV — Larder & Cupboard will be closing its store in Maplewood Rolla Daily News — Woman dozes, spends night after testing store mattress   Sauce — […]
Doug Miner

Stricker Auto in Maplewood sold, developer David Schlafly to renovate

3 weeks ago
Maplewood auto repair shop John Stricker Automotive is moving to Brentwood. Owner John Stricker has sold the building at 7416 Manchester Road to developer, David Schlafly. Schlafly said he plans to renovate the building, with a new glass storefront replacing the garage doors, creating an open space for either retail or studio. He said it’s […]
Doug Miner

Changes coming to 2 commercial addresses on Manchester Road

3 weeks 3 days ago
Commercial property owner, Dan Lesseg, said Thursday that Collision Express, at his property at 7552 Manchester Road, has decided not to renew its lease. The building is across Manchester Road from Maplewood Richmond Heights school. Lesseg said there is currently nothing in the works for a new tenant. Also, Maplewood business Kakao Chocolate suggested on […]
Doug Miner

Maplewood Police report shots fired on New Years Eve

3 weeks 4 days ago
Maplewood Police posted on Facebook incidents they handled on New Years Eve and New Years Day. On New Years Eve Maplewood police officers responded to 1900 Maplewood Commons for a report of shots fired at 9:10 p.m. Their investigation revealed that one of three occupants of a black, newer model Dodge Charger fired three shots […]
Doug Miner

Maplewood History: A Bill Jones Double Header

3 weeks 6 days ago
Maplewood’s premier memoirist, Bill Jones, is at it again. What better way to kick off the New Year than with a couple of Bill’s latest recollections.  Remember they are typed by his wife, Barb. MISSOURI ADULT DRIVER’S LICENSE – 25 CENTS On February 6, 1943, my dad had his driver’s license but my mom did […]
Doug Houser

Maya Cafe to become Casa Maya under new ownership

1 month ago
Maya Cafe is set to become Casa Maya. An owner of a planned new restaurant to locate at the former Maya Cafe address, 2726 Sutton Boulevard, will request a full/Sunday liquor license at the Jan. 14 Maplewood city council meeting. A public hearing is planned. See also: Larder & Cupboard to close
Doug Miner

Larder & Cupboard to close

1 month ago
Cindy Higgerson, owner of Maplewood business Larder & Cupboard, announced on Instagram that she has decided not to renew her lease and will close after the business day on Dec. 30. She said she will continue to work with local artisans and take her goods to farmers markets. See also: New restaurant requests liquor license […]
Doug Miner

Traveling Tea, Strange Donuts in the news

1 month ago
Strange Donuts owner has bought World’s Fair Donuts, which closed earlier this year. He says the shop name and all recipes will stay the same. KMOV — Strange Donuts owner buys World’s Fair Donuts KMOV — Car alarm scares off would-be carjackers after woman punched outside Maplewood Walmart KMOV — Officer injured when shoplifting suspects […]
Doug Miner

New restaurant requests liquor license in Maplewood

1 month ago
Maplewood city council is set to hold a public hearing on Jan. 14 to hear citizens’ comments for a planned new restaurant in Maplewood, Asador Del Sur, seeking a full/Sunday liquor license, according to a notice sent to residents nearby. The new restaurant is planning to take to former location of Reeds American Table, 7322 […]
Doug Miner

Police report attempted carjacking

1 month ago
Maplewood Police released a press release Tuesday regarding an attempted carjacking of a Walmart employee. Maplewood police detectives are investigating an attempted carjacking that occurred at 1900 Maplewood Commons Shopping Center shortly after midnight on December 22, 2019. The female victim just ended her work shift at the Walmart department store and was walking to […]
Doug Miner
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