Great view from new business

The new showroom for Goebel & Company Furniture, at 7401 Manchester Road, gives a view of the intersection at Sutton Boulevard. The hand-built furniture is made in St. Louis. The building was formally (several years ago) the Monarch Restaurant. Developer David Schlafly bought and renovated the building.

Bakery is on the market

Maplewood’s Great Harvest Bakery is on the market, according to its owner, Steve Jawor. Jawor has owned the Great Harvest for more than a dozen years. It was in Olivette before moving to Maplewood, at 7360 Manchester Road. Jawor said he’s taking offers. The Kirkwood Great Harvest as been on the market for several months.

Eagle Scout awarded

Maplewood-Richmond Heights Boy Scout Troop 362 awarded its newest Eagle Scout on Saturday. Andrew McCandliss was awarded the Eagle Scout badge on Saturday at Maplewood United Methodist Church. He earned approximately twice as many merit badges as is required for the Eagle Scout badge. His Eagle Scout project was repairing the benches in the Citizens National Bank Park, in Maplewood.

Walmart closes temporarily following Stockley decision

The Maplewood Walmart closed Friday night and remained that way part of Saturday morning as protestors blocked streets in other parts of the city following the Stockley decision.  The Maplewood and Shrewsbury and Walmarts were closed Friday night; barricaded with pallets of water bottles. The Maplewood Sam’s Club and Lowe’s were also closed according to reports on Facebook Saturday morning. Protestors shut down the Maplewood Walmart in Oct. 2014 following the Michael Brown decision.

MRH superintendent responds to Stockley decision

In a statement to the Maplewood Richmond Heights community district superintendent, Karen Hall, says the MRH high school students have safe opportunities to talk through things such as race relations, following the State vs. Stockley case decision on Friday. Citing safety, she also said the day’s soccer and volleyball games were being canceled. Hall’s statement:
Once again, we find ourselves a region divided. With images of Ferguson still fresh in our minds, it is supremely important that we not allow today’s new tension and anxiety to overwhelm any among us, especially the youngsters whom we are charged with nurturing and protecting.

MRH head bus driver caught in good deed

Maplewood resident, Robert Chandler, saw head MRH bus driver, Dan Carnell (Mr. Dan) going by one of his stops a second time Friday morning and wondered why — he posted it on Facebook. Chandler said he was driving back after dropping off his daughter at the high school and was behind the bus when it stopped. “I was asking myself why it stopped where it did because they had already made their rounds,” he said, “and Mr. Dan had gone back around because one of the kids had left his water bottle at the bus stop and he went back to get it.”

Maplewood Pawn to close

Maplewood Pawn owner Gian Vianello has announced that after almost 60 years he’s closing the doors for good. On Facebook Vianello said the shop, at 7407 Manchester Road, was opened in 1958 by Jerry Bearman and managed by Fred Schuver. “They taught me how to do the right thing. They retired. Now it’s my time,” Vianello said.

MRH soccer drops one, volleyball wins

Maplewood Richmond Heights soccer dropped to 5 wins, 4 losses, and a tie on Monday following a 1-0 loss to Bayless, but paused for a team photo for Twitter anyway. The girls volleyball team won at Bayless in two sets (after being down 8-18 in set 1) to improve to 8-1, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Brentwood soccer is 4-5, volleyball is 3-4; football stands at 3-1.

Delivery truck hits parked car

Maplewood Police on Saturday reported to a vehicle accident in the 7300 block of Marietta Avenue after a delivery truck hit a car parked on the street. The contact apparently broke two windows and caused other damage. The driver of the truck stayed in the area and cooperated with police, the department reports.

Brentwood recognized for sidewalk repair innovation

The Missouri Municipal League has recognized the city of Brentwood for “Alternative Sidewalk Slab Repairs.” According to the Missouri Municipal League (below), in the past, sidewalk slabs lifted but not cracked by tree roots were removed and new ones were poured. This year Brentwood Public Works used a process to lift and level the existing slabs instead of replacing them, saving time and money.

Brentwood set to demolish city-owned houses

The city of Brentwood plans to clear three houses that border City Hall so it’s not “landlocked,” according to Brentwood Assistant City Administrator Lisa Koerkenmeier. The public works committee will consider five bids, from $27,648 to $104,487, to  remove 8758 and 8754 Rosalie and 8751 Eulalie avenues at its Sept. 13 meeting. The bids will be will be presented to the board of aldermen on September 18. Koerkenmeier said there are no immediate plans for the properties.