Southwest Avenue heading east from Maplewood was closed for almost a year, beginning April 2015, for MSD to trench and install large storm sewer pipes. It reopened in March but was rough following the work by MSD. The city of St. Louis has now laid asphalt, smoothing the way.
Sandblasting the inscriptions is complete on the Ryan Hummert Memorial, now all it needs is the bronze sculpture of Maplewood firefighter Ryan Hummert to be installed. The city continues to take donations for the cost of the memorial, Maplewood City Manager Marty Corcoran said by email Thursday.
Sports Authority Inc. will no longer reorganize, as previously planned in March, which would have saved the Brentwood location from closing — a fate other area locations faced. Sports Authority now is abandoning plans to reorganize, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.
MSD informed the city of Brentwood that contractor J.H. Berra plans to tunnell from Russell Avenue at Brentwood Boulevard to the Norm West Park area. Once that portion of the tunnel is complete, they will turn the bore machine around and bore from Russell Avenue at Brentwood Boulevard to Collier Avenue, according to the city.
Maplewood City Council at its meeting scheduled for Tuesday is set to vote on a liquor license for Twin Peaks, installing electricity infrastructure on Sutton Boulevard for outdoor events, a sign for a new Porsche dealership and Maplewood’s second approved Airbnb.
The most popular article of the past week was about the fired cook throwing Molotov cocktails at The Post Sports Bar. That was followed by a look at the Prop Y election results showing that one precinct didn’t vote for the proposition, and after that were two posts on the under construction Ryan Hummert Memorial.
In the news this week — Brentwood’s Sophia Rivera qualifies for the Olympic Trials, Schlafly Bottleworks expands its production, a firm leaves Richmond Heights for downtown, MRH’s Joe’s Place and an attempted arson at The Post Sports Bar.
After several days of making proofreading corrections to the biography of Ryan Hummert, and description of the events of July 21, 2008 on the Ryan Hummert memorial, a worker began sandblasting the words into the monument on Friday.
The city Richmond Heights received an automated message from Ameren that there will be a power outage on the 7500 block of Wise Avenue on April 24 (Sunday) starting at 6 a.m. and lasting for about six hours to repair a utility pole, the city reported on Twitter and Facebook.
A number of years ago a man presented himself at a Maplewood citizen’s (who we’ll call BH*) front door and said he was a spelunker. He told BH that he knew there was a cave in the vicinity and would BH mind if he had a look in his backyard.
The MRH Proposition Y passed in every voting precinct in Maplewood and Richmond Heights but one in the April 5 municipal elections. The results are now certified and posted on the St. Louis County website.
At the Richmond Heights City Council meeting Monday evening, the newly-elected mayor, Jim Thomson was sworn in, in addition to new council members Joan Provaznik (District 1) and Danny Hebenstreit (District 4). Megan Moylan (District 3) and Rick Vilcek (District 2) were re-elected.