New beauty supply store opens in Maplewood

A new beauty supply store opened recently in Maplewood in the 7400 block of Manchester Road, with a Mid County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Nov. 17. The owner, Felicia Cann-Hanson, supplied this press release. Maplewood NOW has a beauty supply store —Hair and Beauty Restore By Asylum is located at 7407 Manchester Rd. Maplewood, Mo 63143.  The grand opening, ribbon-cutting and all, for Hair and Beauty Restore was Tuesday November 17 with Mayor Barry Greenburg presenting the key to the city and remarks from representatives of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce and Maplewood’s Community Development Director, Laura Miller.

In the news: Insurance company denies Richmond Heights claim: $1.6 million in lost tax revenue due to virus

Richmond Heights City Manager Amy Hamilton said an insurance company wrongly denied the city’s claim, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Also, a Maplewood butcher, and brewer received national attention. Fox 2 — After weighing safety concerns of dining in a tent, Maplewood restauranteur makes tough call to close
Fox 2 — Restaurants on both side of the St. Louis city-county border weigh in on upcoming county COVID restrictions
KMOV — Local businesses prepare for possible civil unrest following Tuesday’s election
KMOV — Cori Bush heading to Capitol Hill
KMOV — Toys for Tots kicks off toy drive in Maplewood
KSDK — 2 St.

Title company renovating, to occupy, former comic book shop location

The building in the 7200 block of Manchester Road that once housed the comic book shop, The Fantasy Shop, and a nails salon is being redeveloped by Gateway Title Company, which will occupy the building, according to a source familiar with the location. The title company also owns the building. The Fantasy Shop has moved to 7329 Manchester Road, near Schnucks.

School board member Nikylan Knapper announces run for mayor of Maplewood

Maplewood resident and MRH School Board member, Nikylan Knapper, has announced she is running for mayor of Maplewood. The election is in April, 2021. She supplied the following announcement. Dear Community Members,

My name is Nikylan (Na-Kai-lyn) Knapper and I am running to be the next mayor of Maplewood. While some community members know who I am through my volunteer work for the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, many may not.

Toys for Tots’ Drive Coming to Saint Louis Closet Co.

Saint Louis Closet Co. is once again serving as a drop-off site for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots’ program, according to a press release. For the tenth year in a row, Saint Louis Closet Co. will be serving as an official drop-off site for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots’ program. This year, they will be accepting toys from Monday, Nov.

In the news: best shops, honored educator

A bike shop and a Chinese restaurant in our area made it onto the RFT annual ‘best of’ list, and the St. Louis American has honored the MRH superintendent. KSDK — 2 St. Louis County school districts staying virtual into January
KSDK — Man admits to using online marketplaces to rob victims of iPhones
Riverfront Times — Best Bike Shop 
Riverfront Times — Best Chinese
St. Louis American — Salute to eight excellent educators: from district superintendent to Early Head Start master teacher

Bolyard’s moving, expanding; and more in the news

Several local news outlets report that Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions is moving within Maplewood, while adding a full kitchen and seating for a restaurant. Feast — Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions to Expand in Maplewood, Featuring More Menu Items, an Open Cutting Room and More
Fox 2 — Subway employee uses dustpan to fend off armed robber
KMOV — As pandemic leads to restaurant closures across US, St. Louis sees dozens of new restaurants open
KSDK — Vacation canceled? Some refunds are taking months to process
KSDK — Man drives himself to Galleria after being shot in Richmond Heights
Riverfront Times — Boylard’s Meat & Provisions Is Expanding, Adding Restaurant
Sauce — Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions will move to bigger space down the street in Maplewood next year
STL Jewish Light — Arline Kalishman obituary
St. Louis Post-Dispatch — Missouri’s first Amazon 4-star store opens in St.

Bolyard’s to move into bigger space, Living Room to expand

Chris Bolyard, owner of Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions (2810 Sutton Boulevard) said Wednesday that his shop will be moving into the larger, former Dubliner restaurant space, across the street at 2733 Sutton. The Dubliner was a victim of the Covid 19 shutdown, closing its doors in April.  Bolyard has started the demolition phase of the buildout. Also, Nate Larson, owner of Living Room Coffee & Kitchen, next to Bolyard’s current spot, said he plans to take advantage of Bolyard’s move, beginning renovations to expand the café into the larger space as soon as it’s empty.

Cousin Hugo’s closes, and more in the news

Cousin Hugo’s Bar & Grill has closed its doors after 82 years. Owner Tommy Bahn told St. Louis Magazine it’s a good time to hit “pause.” Fox 2 — Maplewood woman speechless after receiving new minivan from her credit union
KMOV — Long-time Maplewood bar and grill closing due to COVID-19
KSDK — Maplewood mom says some neighbors want her grab-and-go donations table gone
KSDK — St. Louis mom’s alternative to timeouts turns into multimillion-dollar business
Leader Publications — Robert Lee McKinney, 89, Hillsboro

 Asador del Sur opens, Elmwood delivers pizza; more in the news

Area news in the press recently. Fox 2 — Tim’s Travels: Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream
Good Food St. Louis — Asador del Sur, a Tastes of South America on Manchester
KMOV — Taste of Maplewood kicks off Wednesday, but with a different look
Riverfront Times — St. Louis Restaurant Openings and Closings: August 2020
St. Louis  Magazine — Asador del Sur opens tonight in Maplewood

Maplewood couple launches raw pet food business

Maplewood resident Stephanie Ojeda and her husband have launched a raw pet food business — Raw Paw Feast, according to a press release. Raw Paw Feast, a premium raw pet food company, underwent its official launch in September after a successful soft rollout in late August. Founded by husband and wife team Danilo and Stephanie Ojeda, this Hispanic and Black-owned business aims to change not just how, but what dog and cat owners feed their pets. “The majority of pet owners feed either dry kibble or canned wet food,” Stephanie said. “Most pet owners don’t even realize that raw pet food is an option – and even fewer understand the true benefits of a raw diet.”

While their company may be new, their experience with raw feeding is not.

Parents Scouting info event planned with social distancing at Ryan Hummert Park

Typically every fall leaders of Maplewood/Richmond Heights Cub Scout Pack 362 spend time in the schools recruiting youngsters to join, according to the MRH Pack 362 Cubmaster. That won’t be happening this year, so as an alternative they’re planning a meeting in Ryan Hummert Park. Join the leaders of Pack 362 at Hummert Park in Maplewood on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about Scouting, the MRH pack, and how your son or daughter can benefit from outdoor experiences, fun, and learning through Scouting. This is a parent’s meeting, children are welcome, but there will not be kid-friendly programming at this event.  Please RSVP at as we will provide a Zoom link in case of inclement weather. Be sure to maintain social distance and wear a mask.  Also please bring your own chair or blanket to comfortably spread out at the park.

Asador Del Sur to open Wednesday in former Reeds American Table spot

Rob Birenbaum, the owner of the location where Asador Del Sur plans to open soon in Maplewood, says the restaurant owners had planned to open in the Spring. Birenbaum said on Facebook that the restaurant plans to open Wednesday. Q: What’s more nerve-racking than owning a restaurant during the pandemic? A: Trying to open one!!! My newest tenants, wife and husband team, Maria Giamportone and Daniel Gonzalez, made the decision in late 2019 to move from Miami to St.

Fox 2: Mauhaus Cafe is struggling, more in the news

Fox 2 reports that Maplewood’s cat cafe, Mauhaus, is close to shutting its doors. Also in the news, Boardwalk Waffles has relocated, and two were killed in a crash on Friday. Fox 2 — St. Louis area’s first-ever cat cafe on the brink of going out of business
Fox 2 — Tim’s Travels: Ways to celebrate National Vinyl Record Day
Fox 2 — Maplewood man claims $100000 Missouri Lottery scratchers ticket  
KSDK — Retro vibes, more flavors and a bigger space at the new Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream
KSDK — 2 killed after car crashes into building in Richmond Heights  
KSDK — Delivery driver’s car stolen outside police station in Richmond Heights  
St. Louis Magazine — Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream opens tomorrow in bigger, brighter space in Maplewood

Shop selling ‘everything sweet’ to take former Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream location

On Friday, two days after Boardwalk Waffles moved out of 7326B Manchester (to relocate to its new spot at 7376 Manchester), a new owner was beginning work for the small location’s new business. Shannon MacMiller plans to open a shop selling “everything sweet,” she said, including pies, cakes and cookies. Her sons and a friend were beginning the buildout work. MacMiller hopes to open in the middle of September.

City asks group helping food-insecure neighbors to remove mini pantries on city property; they start a petition

The group calling itself MapleGOOD, started to help food-insecure residents of Maplewood during the pandemic, is being asked by the city to removed three of the mini-food and hygiene pantries they stock around the city. The pantries were discussed at a recent city council meeting and council members were concerned about liability to the city. MapleGOOD started a petition to tell the city the pantries should stay. Sign the petition here. The deadline to sign is 1 p.m. Aug.

In the press: Boardwalk Waffles to move to prime Maplewood corner, famous STL chef selling Richmond Heights home

Maplewood’s Boardwalk Waffles moving to Manchester and Sutton; St. Louis County restaurants learn to deal with new restrictions, and more in the news. Feast — Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream to Reopen in Larger Space in Maplewood on Aug. 15
KMOV — ‘Seems like we’re battling our own government;’ Restaurant owners react to new StL Co. restrictions
KMOV — Safety of shopping malls questioned after deadly shooting inside St.

Immaculate Conception again not a polling place

Maplewood residents with Immaculate Conception Church as their polling place in the past will cast their vote at Maplewood City Hall on Aug. 4, as they did in recent elections. The reason is COVID-related. An official at the election commission said Monday that fewer of past election workers are willing to work the polls in the current situation, so countywide, the number of polling places has been reduced by almost 50%. Polling places that are privately owned, such as a church, can also decide not to participate.

Gina Mitten endorses Jo Doll: her letter

State Representative for the 83rd District Gina Mitten previously endorsed Jo Doll as her replacement. Doll’s campaign forwarded Mitten’s endorsement letter on Thursday. Mitten’s endorsement:

First, thank you to every resident of the 83rd for their trust in affording me the opportunity to serve as their State Representative for the past eight years. It has been an honor to be of service by representing you in Jefferson City. I am forever grateful for the support of our friends and neighbors all these years.