I'm the editor and publisher of 40 South News. Previously I was an editor for the AOL-owned Patch.com in St. Louis. At various times I edited Patch sites in Clayton, Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood, Shrewsbury, Affton and others. Before that I shot and wrote for the Principia School, in St. Louis. I live in Maplewood with my wife, Nancy.
The discount home furnishings retailer, HomeGoods, is taking over the 17,800-square-foot space at Brentwood Pointe on Eager Road, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. It’s moving to Brentwood from a Ballwin location. OfficeMax left the location on Eager Road in May 2015. HomeGoods will open this year, the Business Journal says.
The Provels kicked off the Mid County Chamber of Commerce summer concert series Wednesday night at Ryan Hummert Park with their brand of soul, R&B, and funk fusion. https://youtu.be/6QIFrpIw8zU
The concerts will continue through September on the last Wednesday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m.
June 28: All Roostered Up — rock, blues, and classic country
July 26: The Retro Band — tribute to Million Dollar Quartet
August 23: The Hot Flashes — rock, oldies, and variety (Concert for a Cause – Recipient TBD)
September 27: The Tony Campanella Band, electric blues
Beth Newman, a Maplewood resident, is one of the organizers for the upcoming ‘March for Truth,’ on Saturday, June 3, in downtown St. Louis. She says the issue affects all Americans and looks forward to a peaceful and energizing event.
“We are extremely excited to join with fellow citizens on both sides of the aisle,” she says. Marchers will meet at the corner of 18th and Market streets at 10 a.m. then walk to the Arch to rally and hear speakers. Marches are being planned in 90+ cities worldwide.
Commercial real estate agent, Bill Barnes, told 40 South on Thursday that the St. Louis Business Journal posted the wrong opening date for the Maplewood Raising Cane’s — the correct date is June 6, not June 1. 40 South quoted the Business Journal’s wrong date. It’s since been corrected. The restaurant is planning a grand opening on June 6 at 9:30 a.m. Barnes said.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy of former member, Ray Crader, who resigned on April 24 following his successful run for Maplewood City Council, representing Ward 2. Residents wishing to be appointed to the vacancy should send a letter to the board with their qualifications and their reason for wanting to be on the board to:
Secretary, Board of Education
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District
7539 Manchester Road
Maplewood, MO 63143
The letter must be received in Central Office (7539 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO 63143) by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8.
Maplewood detectives are trying to determine if a shooting on Wednesday at the corner of Lohmeyer Avenue and Sutton Boulevard was a case of road rage or the result of an ongoing dispute, Fox 2 has reported. Witnesses said that around 1:30 p.m. the driver of a white pickup truck crashed into the back of a BMW. The BMW driver then shot the pickup driver, who then drove up over the curb. The the suspected gunman was still there and the wounded man was still in the truck when police arrived. Officers arrested the suspected gunman and recovered the weapon.
The Maplewood School District held a sale Thursday from 7 – 11 a.m. to get rid of tables, chairs, book cases and lots more there won’t be room for after the ECC renovation and building that will take take place this summer. It all has to be finished in the fall.
The Maplewood fire department’s on duty crew, on Tuesday, rescued a kitten that had fallen into a storm sewer. They posted photos on their Facebook page. Smokey the kitten was rescued shortly before it started to rain. The fire department said a delay could have caused Smokey to drown if the sewer filled with rainwater. A resident took the kitten to a veterinarian, who said it was in good shape after its ordeal, KSDK reported.
Craft Beer Cellar, with a store in Clayton, will open a second location at 5760 Chippewa Street in the Southampton neighborhood, according to Feast Magazine. The owners, brothers Brandon and Ryan Nickelson, tried Maplewood first. In June 2016 Maplewood Planning and Zoning approved the request unanimously. The city council took until September to approve it, after first amending the city ordinance on package liquor stores, but then the owners said they couldn’t go through with it; not saying why. The new location will be similar to the Clayton store, though the shop’s bar will be twice the size of the Clayton bar, featuring 12 to 14 rotating craft beer taps and seating for up to 50 guests, Feast Magazine says.
Maplewood’s Ward 3 residents will have four candidates to vote on in a special election on August 8 to fill the vacant council seat. The deadline for approved petitions was May 23. Each petition needed 50 signatures approved by the St. Louis County Board of Elections. The candidates will appear on the ballot in the order their petitions were returned to Maplewood City Hall (below).
Brentwood School District’s Mark Twain Elementary has been named one of this year’s Gold Star Schools, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on Wednesday. The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels, or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. Eight schools were named statewide. In the St. Louis area, Chesterfield Elementary in the Rockwood R-VI School District and Mallinckrodt A.B.I. Elementary in the St.
A certified hula hoop instructor from San Antonio, Texas, is hosting the weekly ‘Sutton Park Spin Jam’ in Maplewood. Shelly Roper McBurnett started the Maplewood Hoop Crew group on Facebook in March. They spin hoops at the park on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. She performed at the Taste of Maplewood.